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Updated Jul 24, 2014
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Summer Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Summer Investment Banking Analyst
Calgary, AB

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2014.

Interview Details Applied through campus recruiting. Phone interview for first round. Goldman likes to ask questions in their own form. Rather than asking what your stock pitch is, they would ask about what you would do with $1 million today. It is more implicit and you gotta be sharp on your feet to pick up the clues they throw at you.

Interview Question – What is your personal WACC? - This is a test to see your technical skills and also to have a glimpse into your personal life. Why would your cost of equity be high? Do you have a lot of extra curricular activities and time is a luxury?   Answer Question


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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Financial Markets Analyst Interview

Financial Markets Analyst

Interviewed at Goldman Sachs

Interview Details On campus interview. An MD and a analysts flew to camous for the interview

Interview Question – Describe the past 52 weeks trends for the stock that you pitched.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2014.

Interview Details Applied through campus recruiting, standard resume/coverletter/transcripts. Received an email to complete a fairly extensive online application which read much like a supplemental application.

First round was on campus, one-on-one with an analyst from the target office. The interview was a fair blend of behavioural and technical.

Got invited to the super day at the office, what followed was an intense set of 6 interviews in their boardroom with anywhere from one to 4 people interviewing you from various levels of the office. Lots of technical questions, mainly stemming from the industry the regional office specializes in (oil and gas). Various valuation questions, DCF, accounting questions, and a ton of information regarding the industry.

Interview Question – Name 5 Calgary based energy companies listed on the TSX.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst
Toronto, ON

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2014.

Interview Details Applied online, was contacted several weeks later for an interview at my University, which they recruit out of. I was a math major, who had applied out of interest, but it turns out that Goldman was conducting on campus recruiting at the same time, which I was unaware of. Most of the students I was competing against were finance students (predictably).

Interview Question – How would you value a company?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details On campus recruiting at a LAC, only did initial phone interview. Was invited to superday but declined due to other offer

Interview Question – Mostly behaviour/fit questions, about resume, why GS, why the particular division/location.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Analyst - Legal Interview

Analyst - Legal

Interviewed at Goldman Sachs

Interview Details 4 interviews. All 1:1 over the phone.

Interview Question – nothing too unexpected.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2012.

Interview Details A phone interview, asking statistics and math questions. First ask your education and working experience, then ask three different math questions, all need a pen and piece of paper to answer. The people interviewed me are nice, but them seem a little hurry. I applied through my school's career site, and didn't expect that they would email me.

Interview Question – whats the chance that an uneven coin had 3 heads up.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details If you were Ben Bernanke and were reflecting back on last 5 years, what would you think about your decisions till now?

Interview Question – None   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Decided to pursue a different career altogether


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Analyst Interview

Analyst
Toronto, ON

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2012.

Interview Details round 1 on phone with stafffer, round 2 in office with associates

Interview Question – why does a bullet travel fast   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst
Toronto, ON

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in April 2010.

Interview Details I applied for the Summer internship analyst position. First, I was given a test on financial concepts. Two weeks later, I was interviewed on the phone. The questions were very general and consisted of me describing my past experiences. Two months after that, I was interviewed one on one about technical/mathematical concepts. For instance, one of the questions was: What is 97^2 ?

Interview Question – List 3 methods used in accounting for investments   View Answers (2)

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