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2019 Goldman Sachs IBD Summer Analyst

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I don't think there's already a forum on Goldman's 2019 IBD Summer Analyst recruiting process, so figured I'd start one. Please share insights/questions below! Is anyone else recruiting through the accelerated timeline?

Goldman Sachs Summer Analyst Timeline

It seems like the recruiting cycle starts earlier every year. While there's no guarantee that the next year's cycle will follow a similar pattern, here is what WSO community members have reported for 2019 SA positions.

Early Action (applications closed May 15th)

  • HireVues: mid to end-April
  • Superdays: invites sent out early May, Superdays held mid to end-May
  • Offer decision deadline: September 1st

Regular: (applications opened July 1st)

  • HireVues: early to mid August
  • Superdays: invites sent early September, Superdays held mid to end-September
  • Offer decision deadline: TBD

Tips for Applying and Interviewing

Network. Network. Network.

HireVues are likely to focus on behavioral questions. Check out this post for specific HireVue tips.

For the Superday, you'll likely have multiple 30-minute interviews. Previous cycle candidates share their experiences in the forum post about GS 2018 Superday.

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Comments (954)

Apr 19, 2018

Anyone got a hirevue yet?

Apr 19, 2018

I recently attended an exploratory event in the NYC office and was told that superdays begin in the month of May and that HireVues are released on a rolling basis up til superdays

Apr 19, 2018

I have heard people have already secured SA 19 offers with GS... and I have also heard first wave hi revues were sent out a few weeks ago (ALTHOUGH: I think this may be for LA/CALI/SF) not too sure on NYC

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Apr 20, 2018

Chicago applicant here.

My app status changed to Under Review a couple of days ago.

Apr 20, 2018

Can confirm the same for NYC.

Apr 27, 2018

I have two friends that received SA offers for SF, just to confirm what you've heard. They had a super day around two weeks ago

Apr 30, 2018

hey i PMed you!

Jul 22, 2018

Hi can you share the questions with me please. I can share JP.

May 7, 2018

you are not wrong my friend

Apr 20, 2018

"Application Under Review"

"You have not been selected to interview during our Early Action process, however, your application is still under consideration. You will be contacted with an update to your status in the fall. We appreciate your patience."

is that a ding?

Apr 20, 2018

It's a ding.

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Apr 20, 2018

is there any point in me continuing to network w GS and hope to get something for regular recruiting?

Apr 20, 2018

Seems like a ding for Early Action but maybe they'll review it during regular decision? Not sure why they would say "your application is still under consideration" otherwise.

Apr 23, 2018

Just got the same thing. I think I'm going to reach out to alum and see if they can push me through during regular decision review.

Apr 20, 2018

My NY app says "Selected for Interview", other locations still say Application Received. No hirevue email yet.

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Apr 20, 2018

Are you at a target?

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Jun 7, 2018

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Apr 20, 2018

I have the same exact status. Do you mind sharing which other divisions you applied to? My other ones say "Application Received" as well.

Jun 7, 2018

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Apr 21, 2018

Same boat as you. Have you gotten the email yet? It's been almost 24 hours so kinda getting nervous.

Apr 21, 2018

I still haven't gotten it despite the recruiter email earlier yesterday. Did you email them directly?

Apr 20, 2018

Does anyone know why these companies are recruiting and handing out offers over a year in advance? Why is it getting earlier every year?

Apr 20, 2018

Whenever I speak to HR professionals, they say that it's because all the banks are competing for top talent. But who knows, they may have other internal reasons we aren't aware of.

Apr 20, 2018

Interesting. There's probably some truth to that. Could also weed out the transfer students and those looking for an extra semester to pull up their grades.

Apr 29, 2018

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Apr 20, 2018

At a target school, got email for HireVue today. NYC SA 19.

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Apr 20, 2018

What time did you get the email? My portal says selected for interview, but still haven't gotten HireVue email.

Apr 20, 2018

I haven't been checking my portal, so not sure when the status changed, but I got the email at 2:01pm.

Apr 20, 2018

Same here, hirevue received

Aug 28, 2018

Hi if you dont mind sharing the questions for IBD Id really appreciate it. I can share JPM, MS, and BAML.

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Apr 20, 2018

Non target, hirevue email received today NYC summer 2019 as well

Apr 20, 2018

Is this for IBD only? Applied early to S&T and it says still under review

Apr 20, 2018

Yeah, mine is for IBD. I also applied to IMD, and thta one still says Under Review.

Apr 20, 2018

Oh okay! Congrats btw

Aug 28, 2018

Hi if you dont mind sharing the questions for IBD Id really appreciate it. I can share JPM, MS, and BAML.

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Apr 20, 2018

what does it say under "Application under review"?

Apr 20, 2018

It basically says something like Thank you for your application. We are still reviewing the applications and will be in touch if you are selected for a Hirevue interview blah blah

Apr 20, 2018

If you've done the hirevue what question did you get? Also what were the IBD questions?

Aug 28, 2018

Hi if you dont mind sharing the questions for IBD Id really appreciate it. I can share JPM, MS, and BAML.

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Apr 20, 2018

I got a Hirevue invite for NYC '19 IBD today. Anyone have any idea what the questions might be?

Apr 20, 2018

for those of you that are non-target and got a hirevue, how much did you guys network?

Apr 20, 2018

Got the Hirevue, but only networked at their NYC office and one follow-up call.

Apr 20, 2018

Got the hirevu, networked like crazy

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Apr 20, 2018

Does anyone know if this hirevue is for all divisions or not? While my IBD status says "selected for interview" and IMD is still under review but under it says you will only complete one hirevue for the recruiting season for all divisions so I am a bit confused.

Apr 20, 2018

From what I've heard, your Hirevue will have the behavioral, 1 question for IBD, and 1 question for IMD. If your IMD gets chosen for a Hirevue later, you've already done it. Basically just be prepared to answer an additional question for IMD now.

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Apr 20, 2018

Thank you, I'll definitely prepare both. Do you think the divisional question will be technical or more like why this division?

Apr 20, 2018

Got an email saying that I will receive the Hirevue tonight. Applied for both S&T and IMD

Apr 20, 2018

Looking into applying during the regular round. Could you let me know what questions you get asked after you are done with the HIrevue?

Aug 28, 2018

I would really appreciate it if you could share the questions. I can help with JPM, BAML, and MS

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Apr 21, 2018

Have you received the Hirevue link yet? I also got the email from recruiter but haven't got any email from Hirevue. (already checked spam/ trach box)

Apr 21, 2018

Yep, got the link at 8pm yesterday.

Apr 21, 2018

anyone done the hirevue? got one for S&T/IBD

Apr 21, 2018

anyone also get rejected?

Apr 21, 2018

hi does anyone know how these work and what questions you have to answer?

Apr 21, 2018

Got a hirevue request for IBD but application portal says not selected for interview in early round. Anybody in the same boat? Also, what exactly does this mean?

Apr 21, 2018

They're probably going to consider you for regular decision.

Apr 21, 2018

hirevue request through email?

Apr 22, 2018

Yes. I first got the email from my campus recruiter that I'll be receiving a hirevue request that evening which I did, through email.

Apr 21, 2018

I got this as well, my IBD is under review but not selected for early round. so it might be for S&T (my second choice)

Apr 23, 2018

Update: Campus recruiter reached out, says the application portal thing is a glitch. Got selected for interview in the early action round.

Apr 25, 2018

What do you mean by application portal thing is a glitch? I got sent a hirevue as well but the two locations I applied for both said I was not selected for interview in early round. Am I actually still being considered for early action?

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Apr 22, 2018

for anyone who got the hirevue and finished it, what were yall's questions? i got mine for IBD 2019

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Aug 28, 2018

I would really appreciate it if you could share the questions. I can help with JPM, BAML, and MS

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Apr 22, 2018

For those who have completed IBD hirevue, what were the questions?

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Apr 22, 2018

hey has anyone else recieved the goldman email but not the hirevue email?

Apr 22, 2018

Yeah I got the email but I have not gotten the Hirevue link. I emailed the recruiter but have not heard anything back yet

Apr 22, 2018

Yeah, having the same issue as you. I emailed a recruiter and they said they would extend our deadline to complete the Hirevue since they're having technical issues.

Apr 22, 2018

Okay great thanks. Hopefully mine gets back to me tomorrow

Apr 23, 2018

bump, didn't get the hirevue email but got the recruiter email. lmk if they get back to you

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Apr 22, 2018

It's really not in anyone's best interest to share the Hirevue questions considering they would be giving their competition a clear leg up on themselves.

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Apr 22, 2018

Was about to say the same thing.

The only way they'd share them is way later and it'd be of no benefit. Most HireVue's have a deadline after the invitation is sent. For JPM, I had two days to complete mine after the invite.

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Apr 22, 2018

Lol not everyone is hypercompetitive

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Apr 22, 2018

i heard the hirevue is mostly if not all behavioral. with that said, the JPM hirevue had the same questions for everyone if you were in North America

Apr 22, 2018

Whats the format of the hirevue? how many questions are there, long do you have to think of an answer for each question, how long do you have to answer each question?

Apr 22, 2018

Did anyone else also get a survey about whether you're flexible on groups along with the hirevue?

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Apr 22, 2018

Yeah, i think everyone who got the hirevue also got the mass email with the survey.

Apr 23, 2018

When is everyone's hirevue due? Mine is due today

Apr 23, 2018

I believe you have three days after you receive the invitation.

Apr 23, 2018

Do you mind sharing what some of the tougher questions were?

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Apr 23, 2018

Didn't apply to IBD, but for IMD, I got 6 questions. You have 45 secs to prepare and 2 mins to answer

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Apr 23, 2018

Do you mind sharing what some of the tougher questions were?

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Aug 28, 2018

I would really appreciate it if you could share the questions. I can help with JPM, BAML, and MS

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Apr 23, 2018

IBD is all standard behavioral.

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Apr 23, 2018

did u take yours?

Apr 23, 2018

Under my application portal, it says "selected to interview", but I have not received my email with a HireVue link yet. I am worried that I'd be missing out on the HireVue deadline in case a glitch has occured. This is for IBD 2019 in a non-NY, non-West Coast office

Apr 23, 2018

How long has it said that? My email took at least 12-16 hours to come after the portal updated. I would wait another day and then reach out to a recruiter.

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Apr 23, 2018

Are all the questions behavioral?

I was told by a recruiter to prepare to pitch stocks

Applied for IB, GIR and SEC

Apr 23, 2018

SEC is often the one that asks for a stock pitch, but if you have an IB hirevue now I've been told you'll do the GIR/SEC questions now even if they recruit later. so yes, I might prepare for a stock pitch question, but it wouldn't be for your IB app

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Apr 24, 2018

IMD has 5 behaviorals and one technical. Behaviorals are all weird situational questions.

Apr 24, 2018

Former GS IBD analyst here. Just wanted to say good luck to you all! I was pre-HireVue for my recruitment, but if anyone needs a piece of advice, feel free to DM.

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Apr 28, 2018

@Marunouchi Jungle Hey thank you!!! I was just wondering and had a question for you. When does GS start your background check once you are offered an SA position?

Do they ask for your transcripts right away or does this happen just before your internship happens?

May 1, 2018

I'm not sure if the procedure is still the same but after I got the offer, I received a packet from HCM with all of the documents and papers that I had to sign. I think I had to upload the transcript via online portal when I got the packet ( the packet had the instructions on it). Hopefully this helps!

Apr 24, 2018

what were the technical questions range-- anyone who did the hirevue and what were the weird situationals --

Apr 25, 2018

No technicals on the hirevue - standard behavioral questions on being on a team, complex task and how you approached it, etc.

Apr 24, 2018

Unfortunately I did not meet the timeline. Will there a second round sometime down the line???

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Apr 24, 2018

I don't think there would be a second round for hirevues, but since you didn't complete yours and didnt get to be evaluated, you might be able to apply again when the july app opens. Should ask someone.

Apr 24, 2018

Are you referring to the early action timeline? If yes, there is a regular round beginning July 1st.

Apr 25, 2018

Have people heard back about superday invites yet?

Apr 25, 2018

nah, have you?

Apr 25, 2018

Haha I think last year the waiting time was 1-3 weeks, so we'll see

Apr 25, 2018

One of the emails said we'd hear back by may 4th

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Apr 27, 2018

yup

Apr 25, 2018

Got an email from IMD. Will hear back by May 11th and interviews will be at the end of May.

Apr 25, 2018

My GS hirevue said to, "Please complete your interview by April 26, 2018." Does anyone know if this means it should be completed before April 26th? Or can it be completed on the 26th as well?

Apr 25, 2018

11:59EST on the 26th

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Apr 25, 2018

Thanks!

Apr 26, 2018

Where did you find the app? Their career site says app opens July 1 for SA

Apr 27, 2018

Its closed for early action already (closed April 15th)

Apr 26, 2018

How does super days work for students that are starting their internship in Europe or Asia in early May?

Apr 27, 2018

Two kids from my school (top Canadian school so like semi-target?) already signed

Apr 27, 2018

are you saying that they have already had official super-days then? odd or is this for canada?

Apr 27, 2018

NYC not the Toronto office

Apr 27, 2018

Is it too late to apply for summer 19?

Apr 27, 2018

No. The regular application opens July 1st.

Apr 27, 2018

Just for info and in order to get an idea. Are you guys currently in your last year grad or are you mostly 3rd year undergrad? cos next year (sept 18-june 19) I'll be doing a one year msc. So I'm trying to understand the timing of the applications procedures ;)

Thankss and good luck to all of you!

Apr 27, 2018

we are college sophomores (second year)

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Apr 28, 2018

Does anyone have advice on recruiting for Summer analyst at GS for sophomore summer? I'm diversity at a target school

Apr 28, 2018

Just out of interested what schools are considered targets other than Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, and Stanford?

Apr 28, 2018

rest of ivies (columbia dartmouth, cornell, possibly brown) other top schools (duke uchicago). also other reputable schools

Apr 29, 2018

ross stern haas mcintre mccombs

Apr 28, 2018

Heard last year there were 2 kids at my non target that got a direct superday without the hirevue. Anyone know how that's possible?

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Apr 28, 2018

heard this also, pretty sketchy... @celticsallday"

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Apr 28, 2018

are u non target as well

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Apr 29, 2018

It's called networking

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May 5, 2018

The direct superday was only a thing last year. The kids selected were the top 1-2 prospects from the school and were selected by the recruiting teams from their respective schools.

May 5, 2018

Yeah that makes sense. Are they not doing that this year since the accelerated process is now open to anyone to apply?

Apr 29, 2018

What percent of people usually get the hirevue during the accelerated process? I know they're more picky than the normal process, but does anyone have any idea of what percent of people get it

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Apr 29, 2018

Also curious how selective superday invites are. Any idea what percentage of Early Action Hirevues will receive them?

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Apr 30, 2018

curious! they are coming out this week right!?!

Apr 30, 2018

Yep, the first wave of Hirevues were told superday invites would be released by May 4th.

Apr 30, 2018

Finished my Hirevue recently and got my Superday invite this morning! Pumped!

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Apr 30, 2018

when is the superday?

Apr 30, 2018

/were you part of the HireVues sent out on April 20th? (suspect this is a troll lol)

Apr 30, 2018

Yeah. It's monday and they said the 4th. GS HR is notorious for being on the slower side...but if it's not a troll, then better luck to me next time I guess

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Apr 30, 2018

what divisions did you apply

Apr 30, 2018

Congrats. I have as well.

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Apr 30, 2018

you received a superday invite? when was your hirevue due

Apr 30, 2018

Are all of the superday invites out?

Apr 30, 2018

I literally just spoke to a recruiter this morning and she said that they are still reviewing videos, so they have not sent out super day invites.

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Apr 30, 2018

Thanks, lol. Suspected the above post was a troll but was still a bit nervous.

Apr 30, 2018

this is really nerve racking but also exciting ah!

Apr 30, 2018

I'm assuming you guys are in a different cycle because I have won several national stock pitch competitions. Make sure y'all keep up the networking, always pays off!

My superday is later this week and refraining from mentioning which group for sake of my identity.

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Apr 30, 2018

email said superdays would take place in mid-may, this is a troll

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Apr 30, 2018

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Apr 30, 2018

maybe he is a troll - but GS is quite secretive and they do somtimes have random superdays. it is also possible he may have other big offers so they are letting him have an early superday.

it is also even possible he knows a group very well/partner in a group very well - and this specific group is doing a superday potentially for people who have networked extremely well/have high up connections.

I do not think this is normal though. he did mention stock competitions though so I am not sure if he has an IBD or Securities superday?

Apr 30, 2018

It is IBD, though I have talked a lot with Point 72.

Apr 30, 2018

I submitted my application at the end of March, but still haven't received a Hirevue. What can I do??

May 1, 2018

Double check your GS portal - it should say whether or not you are being considered for the accelerated process.

May 1, 2018

it says not for the early action process but will hear back in the fall. do i actually have a chance for regular recruiting or are they just delaying the rejection letters till the fall?

May 1, 2018

is it under view status in the candidate portal? cuz mine hasn't changed yet

May 1, 2018

It says:

Thank you for applying to Goldman Sachs.
You will be contacted should the appropriate position become available that matches your qualifications.

So ???

Apr 30, 2018

hirevue invites that have been sent out are only for accelerated recruitment (which you can see in the portal)

May 1, 2018

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May 1, 2018

Read the title

May 1, 2018

Yes

May 2, 2018

I am a sophomore at a non-target. Can confirm that Superday invites are now out

May 2, 2018

Can someone else confirm?

May 2, 2018

yes

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