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Updated 12 Dec, 2014
Updated 12 Dec, 2014
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    Financial Markets Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • Describe the past 52 weeks trends for the stock that you pitched.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – 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 Questions
    • Mostly behaviour/fit questions, about resume, why GS, why the particular division/location.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Name 5 Calgary based energy companies listed on the TSX.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Summer Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Analyst - Legal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    4 interviews. All 1:1 over the phone.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  8.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – 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 Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Decided to pursue a different career altogether

    Declined Offer
  9.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    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.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2012.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed 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 ?

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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