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Eddie Long
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Does anyone have some experience with investment bank/finance house interviews in a developer role?
any help is welcome
[ February 08, 2005: Message edited by: Eddie Long ]

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Jeroen Wenting
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done some contracting work for them when employed with a contracting firm.
May sound weird, but the developers in these companies are just like human beings, they live, they breath, and they have an ingrained dislike for the businesspeople who make their work hard.

Just don't tell them about that heist you pulled off a while ago

Seriously, behave like you would in any job interview. While (depending on what part of the organisation you'll be involved in) the procedures inside the company may be more formal and bureaucratic and if you're working on systems directly involved with customer information there's more security than in most companies to protect that data (audits, maybe two-man rules on anyone looking at life data, etc. etc.) that probably won't come into play until after you're taken on board and you should be rigidly briefed on such measures as becomes necessary.
Remember that just like any other company they'll not be expecting (if they're smart) that you know the business end of things and their internal procedures already. If you did you'd already be working there after all and/or have worked there in the past.


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Billy Tsai
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which investment banks are these?


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Kripal Singh
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Must be New york based like Goldman Sachs . They can ask questiond ranging from basics of finance (bonds,stocks etc) to advanced technical questions .


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Grishma Dube
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Hey, I'm working for Goldman Sachs.
VishalGupta Gupta
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Hi Grishma

Could you please gimme some idea about the kind of work and the employee strength here in Bangalore office ? I have heard that they only have kinda IT support work for their US office. is that true ?
And I understand that GS is supposed to be a very nice pay master also.. can you please throw some light on that too.. ..
[ February 08, 2005: Message edited by: VishalGupta Gupta ]
soniya saxena
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hey grishma, hadnt u just joined Accenture a while back?

Originally posted by Grishma Dube:
Hey, I'm working for Goldman Sachs.
Grishma Dube
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Hi Soniya,

I joined Accenture (Mumbai) but GS is a prime client of Accenture..and im working for GS right now, in GS (B'glore)

Regards,

Grishma
soniya saxena
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Wow, glad to know that GS is a client of Accenture.

One question however. So even if u join Accenture (Mumbai), it is quite possible that they ask you to move to Bangalore. Is it possible to tell them "Hey nooo, I want to be in Mumbai". Do you have that flexibility or do you have to do pretty much what they ask u to do.

Also, what position have you joined Accenture as?

Originally posted by Grishma Dube:
Hi Soniya,

I joined Accenture (Mumbai) but GS is a prime client of Accenture..and im working for GS right now, in GS (B'glore)

Regards,

Grishma
Arjun Shastry
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Originally posted by soniya saxena:

One question however. So even if u join Accenture (Mumbai), it is quite possible that they ask you to move to Bangalore. Is it possible to tell them "Hey nooo, I want to be in Mumbai". Do you have that flexibility or do you have to do pretty much what they ask u to do.

Reality is many companies are moving away from Bangalore itself.Its not that they are closing the operation.But for new joiners,many are asking to choose between Chennai,HYD and other cities etc.Infosys has taken a very big land near Chennai,I heard.Same is with Wipro.Many people agree that day by day doing business here is becoming expensive.Purchasing land/rent has become a headche.Pollution is increasing at alarming rate.
Keeping this and other factors in mind,state owned telecom companies like BSNL/VSNL have started internet broadband service.In next 6 months you will see the effect in remote villages with people getting 256 KBPS speed for as low as Rs 500 per month.Once that achieved,it does not make difference whether you are here or in Bijapur or in Bombay.Companies will move to medium sized towns.HSBC,Oracle has already moved some of their units to Visakhapattanam.Vizag exports
[ February 11, 2005: Message edited by: Arjun Shastry ]

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vasu maj
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Interviewing for GS is a totally different kind of experience. If you are going to GS please be prepared to be interviewed by min of 5 different people. One of my friends was interviewed by more than 10 people, yes, seriously. You should be prepared to write a technical exam. It is a paper exam with fill in the blanks type questions and some questions ask you to write code ( Questions on sql syntax for example). It is a tough process and most people who interview appear ( they probably are) mean but once you work for them and the experience is there on your resume it is like your passport to financial job market in the tristate area. It has that much value.


Good luck

Vasu
[ February 11, 2005: Message edited by: vasu maj ]

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Grishma Dube
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Hi Soniya,

Sorry for delayed reply.

I won't be in a position to relocate to B'glore. So there is no question of shifting there. And I dont think Accenture will ask me to relocate anywhere for a long term.

Grishma
soniya saxena
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but didnt u just say that u r working for GS in Bangalore.

Or are you saying that you will be there for a short period of time on that project and then will be back to Mumbai???

Originally posted by Grishma Dube:
Hi Soniya,

Sorry for delayed reply.

I won't be in a position to relocate to B'glore. So there is no question of shifting there. And I dont think Accenture will ask me to relocate anywhere for a long term.

Grishma
Linda Pan
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Originally posted by Grishma Dube:
Hey, I'm working for Goldman Sachs.


What's the culture like at Goldman Sachs? You can PM me if you feel you will be revealing too much info. What kind of requirements is appropriate for a technical job as financial companies? Must know the basics of Finance? What language is predominant besides C/C++?
Grishma Dube
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Yes Soniya, I'll be here for a very short period of time...say 1-2 months max.

Grishma
VishalGupta Gupta
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Originally posted by Grishma Dube:

I joined Accenture (Mumbai) but GS is a prime client of Accenture..and im working for GS right now, in GS (B'glore)
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Hi Grishma

Could you give me some idea about the work culture and employee strength at the Bangalore office ?

Thanks in advance.
Siddhi Kapoor
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Joined: Feb 28, 2005
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Originally posted by Grishma Dube:
Hey, I'm working for Goldman Sachs.
Siddhi Kapoor
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Joined: Feb 28, 2005
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Originally posted by Grishma Dube:
Hey, I'm working for Goldman Sachs.


Hey Grish,

Can u plz guide me on the address of Goldman Sachs Bangalore office?
Thank you.
Manmohan Singhania
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Can't you open Yellow Pages and call the company for its address?


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K Riaz
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Or Google for it...
V Chauhan
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Can u plz guide me on the address of Goldman Sachs Bangalore office?


It is located at the following address.

Embassy Golf Links,
Off Indiranagar - Koramangala Ring Road
Bangalore - 71
kailashh Nichani
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Joined: Jul 30, 2005
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Grishma

Not sure if u still are accessing the page and discussing...BUt if u have checked Please do let me know about ur personal E mail ID Please If u have no problems in that..I wish to discuss on GS...

Cheers
kailash Nichai
 
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