Goldman Sachs has dedicated significant time and manpower to improving its recruiting efforts since the economic crisis. Part of that was the launch of its new career site, which includes upwards of 70 employee profiles, used primarily to introduce potential candidates to different units within the firm.
While most of profiles don’t provide anything terribly illuminating, a few Goldman employees slipped in a specific question or two that they were actually asked in interviews. Some are common behavioral questions; others are a bit more unique. It’s probably best to brush up on these before any banking interview.
Some other interesting nuggets contained in the profiles detail Goldman’s interview process, which is known to be one of the most exhausting in the industry. Indeed it is. One current employee on the Real Estate Investment Banking team unit said he had 18 interviews with Goldman before being offered a job. Another in asset management said he interviewed with more than 20 people before finally sealing the deal. A woman who works in operations said her interview process with Goldman took nine full months.
Working at Goldman requires plenty of endurance. Interviewing there does too.