Goldman Sachs 2020 SA

As I have not seen a discussion of this topic, I thought it would be a good idea to start one. With the application opening next week, can anyone provide insight into the past few years process? Feel free to discuss any and all topics related to the 2020 SA position. Thanks!

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Jun 26, 2019 - 2:19pm
AllNamesTaken, what's your opinion? Comment below:

What I've heard from school alum is hirevue to phone screen to super day, unless you get on an accelerated process then I think it's hirevue straight to phone screen with the hirevue being more of a formality. But I don't know how the accelerated process works with new york - for the other offices it's apparently usually through the insight days.

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Jun 26, 2019 - 4:17pm
Anonymous Monkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Heard the same thing from a recruiter. Hirevue's are seen by two different people (one HR and one in the division) they each give you a score out of 5 on three different things: communication, knowledge, and one other thing I forgot. Then they average out both their scores, and give a phone screen to the top x amount of people.

Jun 26, 2019 - 5:39pm
ballin3201, what's your opinion? Comment below:

will you get a phone screen if you have a referral (Vp level in additions to analysts)?

Jun 26, 2019 - 2:24pm
alasdihsduasdguasduadsys, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm still waiting for a response to my 2019 SA application. Hope I get it!

made new unrelated account - dont reply or message as i never use it. 

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Jun 26, 2019 - 4:30pm
THESTREET 1010, what's your opinion? Comment below:

At Goldman IBD target. recruiter & VP on school recruitment team both said Hirevue -> Superday. My guess is that non-targets will have additional phone interview b4 superday.

Jun 27, 2019 - 8:11am
cluelessconsultant, what's your opinion? Comment below:

So I'm sorry if I sound dumb but does everyone/most people get a hirevue? Where does the quality of your resume/past experience/GPA factor in? Is the point of networking to get a HireVue or to pass the HireVue stage?

Again, I'm sorry if this is basic knowledge. I just don't know much.

Jun 27, 2019 - 8:32am
ThinkorSwim2015, what's your opinion? Comment below:

From my understanding, the whole reason they started hirevues was so that they could give access to far more people. At first, they would only interview mainly people at targets but now they are able to interview far more people. If you meet the criteria (GPA, Class year, etc) you should receive a hirevue. This is according to my understanding and the people I have spoken with. Hope that helps.

Jun 28, 2019 - 12:41pm
NonTargetGrinder, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Filtered resume scan (keywords), next step is hirevue, then an actual person reviews your data/application documents. First round and any face to face interview has been completely replaced with Hirevue and other algos (don't know if this is true anywhere other than BB). GL

Jun 27, 2019 - 9:17am
ib3000, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Is it necessary to have people at the firm pushing for you to get a Superday, or does the networking only kick in after that? AKA, is it too late if you don't have a strong network at GS as of now?

Jun 27, 2019 - 12:07pm
ib3000, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Is this just for IBD, or does it apply to Securities & Equity Research as well? Is it too late to start now or is it worth reaching out to people/alum

Jun 27, 2019 - 3:08pm
rickle, what's your opinion? Comment below:

It's always worth reaching out and networking. That doesn't end when you get the interview, the superday, the job. Even on the job you want to continue networking. The bigger and better (quality) network = more quality opportunities throughout your career. An extreme example of this would be a good friend of mine. He's a F150 CFO. He has his current gig because he worked for the firm's current CEO at a different firm several yrs (and jobs) ago. When the new CEO assembled his team, he called my buddy and recruited him over (from a CFO spot at a different company). They had kept in touch over the years, liked each other, etc.

Networking is not just for getting started, it's about staying in motion.

Jun 29, 2019 - 12:22am
buckeyes42, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Are yall rising sophomores or juniors? Is there an accelerated process for the sophomore timeline?

Jun 29, 2019 - 12:14am
Zemaitis32, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The words "accelerated" were not used, but I did get a personal email from an HR person about looking forward to being in touch in the application process with a link to apply. Not sure if that's what you're referring to

Jul 19, 2019 - 8:16pm
LongOnly99, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yes, just got my hirevue email today.


Aug 3, 2019 - 9:30am
TonyStark234, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Mind sharing the CIMD Questions. I applied to a regional office and just got the hirevue. I will venmo you just DM me.

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Jul 1, 2019 - 12:28am
ALS930, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Upon attempting to apply for an investment banking SA position, I was met with an interesting conflict. I selected the "New York City" area in the application and turns out there is no option for this area for an IB SA. What???

Edit: It says that if you receive an interview, you can discuss movement another position if you were to get the SA, but after you send in this application you can not change the positions you applied to. I'm going to send in the application for Global Investment Research in this case and if I get an interview I will take it for there...

Jul 1, 2019 - 12:30am
buckeyes42, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Same lol

Jul 1, 2019 - 12:50am
ALS930, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Maybe but I've already submitted an application for GIR so if they fix this "error" I won't be able to even change it for myself, I'll just have to hope for an interview and tell them in person.

Jul 1, 2019 - 12:41am
buckeyes42, what's your opinion? Comment below:

That wouldn't make sense at all

Jul 1, 2019 - 12:43am
thefriendlybanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

After filling in summer analyst and 2020 in their respective fields, i'm not seeing new york at all. i see melbourne, perth, sydney, and tokyo. anyone else having this problem?

Jul 1, 2019 - 1:02am
JMLTH9995, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Don't know whether to apply or wait for them to fix the error? edit: there is definitely IBD in SF & NY- went to recruiting events for them in spring. It's odd for it to not show up.

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Jul 1, 2019 - 1:29am

It's almost certainly an error -- I would just wait until the morning to apply.

My recommendation is to avoid submitting an app right now for any programs you would not actually want to join! There is no harm in waiting twelve hours to apply.

Jul 1, 2019 - 8:16am
Ayce, what's your opinion? Comment below:

For NYC IBD, do we have a limited time frame to complete the Hirevue? For example MS gave us 48 hours.

Jul 1, 2019 - 10:44am
ballin3201, what's your opinion? Comment below:

feeling better about my chances after reading this thread..

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Jul 1, 2019 - 7:10pm
JMLTH9995, what's your opinion? Comment below:

its not going to be out so soon, it will take a min of a week to two weeks, cuz they are selective about hireview

Jul 12, 2019 - 10:54pm
Soccer4Life, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Have you gotten the actual Hirevue? I only got the email telling me I was picked for the Hirevue. They said I would get it by 8 PM EST tonight but I haven't received it.

Jul 1, 2019 - 11:36pm
Stephen-Alessandro, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Can anyone elaborate more on this program? Is this an IB sophomore internship only for diversity candidates or is it consumer/investment management/ securities as listed on an application I found online? If its the latter, is consumer/investment management or securities better for a IB internship junior year?

I go to a target for IB if that helps.

Jul 2, 2019 - 4:54pm
albro3456, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Just wondering if anyone knows the recruiting timeline? particularly for securities

Jul 3, 2019 - 1:27pm
SOBAD2019, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Only seeing Bengaluru, Salt Lake City, and Tokyo, as location options for Summer Analyst position. Anyone seeing anything else?

Jul 4, 2019 - 9:56pm
YSL57-90, what's your opinion? Comment below:

does anyone have any idea on the "2nd period" noted on GS Careers? will spots for IB even exist at that stage?

Jul 7, 2019 - 8:59am
gsalsucks16, what's your opinion? Comment below:

does anyone get this error when trying to apply to an additional position?

"We have noticed that you are trying to apply to a combination of Positions that is not valid. Please click the 'Apply Now' link in the left menu to select another position."

Clicking Apply Now doesn't work.

Jul 9, 2019 - 2:03pm
ibpotential, what's your opinion? Comment below:

To add to this, my contact told me that you will only be considered for the first wave of hirevues if you applied within the first 5? (he did not know the exact cut off, but said it was definitely under a week after opening) days of the app opening

Jul 9, 2019 - 8:09pm
ballin3201, what's your opinion? Comment below:

the resume I submitted has my old major gpa, but I cant edit the app. Should I just worry about this if I get further in the process? The cumulative gpa I chose on the drop down is still correct so idk how much it matters.

Jul 10, 2019 - 10:25pm
Aspiringwearerofdealsleds, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Is it just for IBD NY? has anyone else's status changed for other programs?

Jul 10, 2019 - 10:35pm
lion33, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I guess its fair to say rising Juniors are going to be screened before sophomores from the comments above

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Jul 12, 2019 - 11:49am
Anonymous Monkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:

no, first wave is next week

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