4 interviews at Goldman Sachs & no word since....

I'm a little frustrated. I've had 4 excellent interviews with Goldman Sachs for a compliance role. They went very well, and all 4 of the interviewers really liked me, as they mentioned it, communicated that I gave excellent answers, etc. I followed up with the interviewers immediately afterwards and thanked them for their time and how much I ejoyed meeting them and learning about the role/firm.

I also stayed in constant contact with the recruiters. After the initial interview, I was invited back twice, each like 3 days after the interview. Since the 4th one 10 days ago, I have reached out twice to hear about developments and nothing. There has been no response from the recruiter or from the associate I interviewed with. She liked me a lot, as the interview went very well (you know when an interview is going well).

So I'm puzzled. What could be the issue? I might be going crazy for nothing but I'm only judging the lack of contact from their previous rapid responses. I can appreciate a delay but even no contact or response from emails and a voicemail? Should I get in touch again?

Am I being crazy? Could they have started a background check without asking me first? Although I dont think there is anything of issue, who knows? I REALLY need this job and could do with someone talking me off a cliff right now!


Comments (23)

Jan 27, 2016 - 10:40pm


I had 6 GS interviews and waited 2 months to get my rejection letter

By 6 interviews do you mean you had to go on site 6 times on 6 different days? Or do you mean one trip and meeting 6 different sets of people? Or do you mean you had to go on site 2-3 times and met a couple of sets of folk each time thus totaling 6?

What base salary level and what role was this for? I have a couple of friends in the $120k base pay range and they did not have such experiences (meaning, they did not make 6 different trips on 6 different days).

Apr 22, 2013 - 11:50am

From my experience at GS, they will extend and offer to one or two individuals and reject most within a week. The remaining individuals are waitlisted/ put on hold.

Well, I havent heard back and its been two weeks now. From what I could tell, there werent that many applicants, and I certainly impressed. Its so frustrating.

Apr 23, 2013 - 10:04am

Now that you've gotten another offer. Pick up the phone and either call the most senior person you interviewed with and/or the HR person.

Frank Sinatra - "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy."
Apr 23, 2013 - 10:33am

Now that you've gotten another offer. Pick up the phone and either call the most senior person you interviewed with and/or the HR person.

I've contacted the HR person just now. He called me back after picking up my voicemail and let me know that they'll get back to me (without a firm date/time).

Probably not wise to contact the VP (Although I have a dialogue with him, he liked me and responded warmly to my thank you email after our initial interview) and go behind the HR person right? Would that be OK? I considered it initially.

Apr 23, 2013 - 10:38am

Depends on the time sensitivity of the other offer. If its urgent, then risk it and do it. If you have time, give it a day or two and if HR fails to follow-up, go to the VP. Explain you have received another offer but are deeeply invested in the compliance role at Goldman as your number one preference.

Frank Sinatra - "Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy."
Apr 23, 2013 - 12:43pm

The other offer made no mention of a timeframe for acceptance but even so, Goldman is definitely my preference.

Any feedback on timeframe to contact? I was thinking the end of the week

Jan 27, 2016 - 5:53am

Did you ever head back from GS, if so - what was the outcome?

I recently applied to an EMEA analyst position (finance division), had 3 interviews, being informed of my success hours after each one, then after the 4th I got radio silence from HR.

I followed up with HR by e-mail and telephone, and am still having no luck - however my GS online portal is showing up as "Current status is Scheduled - Additional Interviews
We look forward to seeing you on your selected interview date."

It has been almost 2 months now, so 90% of me has accepted it's going to be a rejection - but it would be interesting to hear what happened to you after the long wait...

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