Trickiest questions you’ll have to answer if you want to work at Goldman Sachs

Trickiest questions you'll have to answer if you want to work at Goldman Sachs

If you were an object, what would you be?’ Financial analyst candidate
How many square feet of pizza are eaten in the US each year?’ Programmer analyst candidate
What is more important, creativity or efficiency?’ Operations analyst candidate
‘If a trader comes to you with a trade that he wants you to do immediately, but you need to go through the appropriate means to make sure it’s good for the company, what do you do?’ Summer analyst candidate
‘If I asked one of your honest friends to tell me one good and bad thing about yourself, what would they say?’ Research associate candidate
Name a current issue in the news that will affect business at Goldman.’ Analyst intern candidate
‘If you were arrested for something that you believed wasn’t wrong, what would you do?’ Hedge fund analyst candidate
What’s your opinion about Adolf Hitler?’ Operations analyst candidate
What, in your opinion, led to the financial crisis?’ Operations analyst candidate
Do you need us more than we need you?’ Mortgage private wealth candidate
Can you tell me about a time when you were in a team as a member, not a leader?’ Corporate service and real estate candidate
What is the most interesting business idea you’ve ever heard about?’ Analyst candidate
Suppose you had eight identical balls. One of them is slightly heavier and you are given a balance scale. What’s the fewest number of times you have to use the scale to find the heavier ball?’ Software engineering intern candidate
‘What happens when you type into the web browser?’ Summer analyst candidate
What do you do if a client insists on making a trade or transaction that you know is not profitable for them in the long run, but it would benefit the bank?’ Operations analyst candidate
What frustrates you?’ Financial analyst candidate
What is one characteristic you have that would prevent us from hiring you?’ Operations analyst
Tell me about a time that you failed and weren’t able to fix it’ Summer associate
If you were asked to move this 30-plus story building across the Hudson River, what would you do?’ Technology analyst candidate
Is there anything about this job which makes you nervous?’ Operations analyst candidate
What would cause you to stop using the internet?’ Extended managing director
If you had to make a program that could vote for the top three funniest people in the office, how would you do it?’ Technology analyst candidate

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