Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is engaged in global investment banking, securities management and investment banking. It provides a broad range of financial services to corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. It operates in the following business segments: investment banking, institutional client services, investment and lending, and investment management. The Investment Banking segment focuses on providing financial advisory services to public and private sector clients around the world. The Institutional Client Services segment assists clients in buying and selling financial products, raising finance and managing risk. The Investment and Lending segment includes the firm's investment and lending activities across a range of asset classes. The Investment Management segment provides investment services. The company was founded by Marcus Goldman in 1869 and is headquartered in New York, US.
One of the first stages of the recruitment process is filling in the application form on The Goldman Sachs Group Careers website.
The applicant is required to provide information about work experience, education, skills and other necessary details.
There may be questions both about job preferences (e.g. desired type of employment, country and city of residence) and more personal questions (e.g. race and ethnicity, religion, disability)
The next stage of the The Goldman Sachs Group recruitment process is an online assessment. The candidate will be sent an email invitation to complete The Goldman Sachs Group tests.
The Goldman Sachs Group uses different types of recruitment tests to assess candidates and their suitability for the position they are applying for.
Candidates are most often asked to complete the following tests:
Numerical reasoning tests are standardised psychometric assessment tools that help The Goldman Sachs Group determine a candidate's ability to work with numbers and graphs, make good decisions and draw conclusions based on numerical or statistical data. The tests simulate the work environment and goals of a prospective employee. Try our Free sample Numerical reasoning test.
Verbal reasoning tests allow The Goldman Sachs Group to determine a candidate's ability to perceive and analyse verbal information and to draw conclusions. Free sample Verbal tests are available to practice here and here.
Logical (inc. Diagrammatic and Inductive ) reasoning tests are designed to assess the candidate's ability to work with abstract information. The Goldman Sachs Group Logical assessment may consist of special diagrams, geometric shapes and other lined-up images, where a candidate has to continue the row in a logically correct way. Here you can practice a Free sample Logical test, a Free sample Diagrammatic test, and a Free sample Inductive test.
Situational judgement tests consist of short simulated scenarios that define a working style and assess specific tasks in a working environment. The Goldman Sachs Group Situational tests are used to assess applicants' competencies, communication skills, motivation, and preferred styles of problem-solving. Try our Free sample Situational judgement test before taking the real one.
Mechanical reasoning tests are designed to assess candidates' critical and abstract thinking skills important for engineering and science-related positions at The Goldman Sachs Group. Free sample Mechanical test.
Successful candidates are invited for a 15-20 min. phone call.
Soft skills are usually assessed during this call by the The Goldman Sachs Group recruiter.
In some cases, The Goldman Sachs Group hiring manager may invite you for a video interview (most commonly conducted with HireVue.) For software engineering positions, candidates may be asked to complete a coding challenge (problems on algorithms + take-home challenges.)
Successful candidates are invited to visit the nearest The Goldman Sachs Group headquarters or office.
Candidates will have a chance to personally meet the hiring manager, team leaders and seniors during the assessment day.
The Goldman Sachs Group may organise a group exercise with candidates as part of the hiring procedure.
The final stage of the recruitment process.
The candidate will have a chance to meet the hiring manager, department director and/or division lead.
Normally, there is no assessment at this stage.
Candidates are mostly expected to demonstrate soft skills and a desire to join The Goldman Sachs Group.
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