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Goldman Sachs 2020 SA

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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

Also interested!

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Jul 13, 2019

Huh?

Jun 26, 2019

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

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.

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Jun 26, 2019

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

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Jun 28, 2019

Can you give an example of some knowledge questions they might prompt you to answer in Hirevue? Do they give you time to think? Thank you!

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Jun 26, 2019

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

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Jun 26, 2019

Good luck man, that would be an awesome opportunity.

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Jun 26, 2019

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.

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Jun 26, 2019

nope, same deal across the board confirmed today with VP in recruiting.

Hireview ---> superday for all candidates

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Jun 26, 2019

Can confirm.

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Jun 27, 2019

3 days to GS apps! Let's get this bread!!!

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Jun 27, 2019

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

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.

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Jun 27, 2019

No, not everyone gets a hireview. Think of it as a first round phone screen as the next step is the superday

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Jun 28, 2019

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

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Jun 27, 2019

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

you need to network for hireview and superday, confirmed by VP who is involved in recruiting

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Jun 27, 2019

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

Does this also apply to London? We didn't have many on campus GS events yet people still got interviews etc.

Jun 27, 2019

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.

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Jun 28, 2019

Anyone get an email from HR saying that you are considered to be put on the accelerated process?

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Jun 28, 2019

How do they have your contact info? Did you do one of the insight programs?

Jun 28, 2019

Correct me if I'm wrong but I attended an insight day and they said that they weren't going to be doing an accelerated process. This may have changed

Jun 28, 2019

Did you get an email like that? I attended an insight day and they said that they were not doing any "accelerated" processes. PM me

Jun 29, 2019

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

Jun 29, 2019

Received the same email about "accelerated" interview process.

Jun 29, 2019

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

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Jun 29, 2019

That would make more sense, yeah

Jun 29, 2019

No there was a separate email for an accelerated process.

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Jun 29, 2019

Anyone here applying to CIMD?

Jul 19, 2019

Yes, just got my hirevue email today.

Jul 20, 2019

^

Aug 3, 2019

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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Jun 30, 2019

So just to clarify, are there phone screens or is it just hirevue --> Super day? I have heard mixed things.

Jun 30, 2019

No phone screen

Jul 1, 2019

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...

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Jul 1, 2019

I have a similar issue.

Jul 1, 2019

Same lol

Jul 1, 2019

Yup no IBD for New York???

Jul 1, 2019

same here lol. there is no IBD in many popular offices. I'm shocked. don't know what to do

Jul 1, 2019

Maybe, it's just an error??? lol

Jul 1, 2019

Doubt it really, other top locations dont have IBD

Jul 1, 2019

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

I'm also getting the same result as well.

Jul 1, 2019

same lol

Jul 1, 2019

What if there's simply no IBD for Ny

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Jul 1, 2019

there is definitely IBD in NY. I just talked with alumni working in GS IBD in NYC two weeks ago. it seems maybe NY office does not want IBD interns

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Jul 1, 2019

That wouldn't make sense at all

Jul 1, 2019

or maybe they already filled with early applicants from targeted scools

Jul 1, 2019

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

Because GS opens the application on July 1. It's July 1 in Asia region but it's still Jun 30 in NYC. Guys relax.

Jul 1, 2019

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.

Jul 1, 2019

I'm waiting a day or two before considering the other locations that had the division. I think LA and Chicago were available.

Jul 1, 2019

I emailed our school recruiter and the recruiting team in NY so hoping to hear back from them before applying.

Dallas, Salt Lake City & Houston had IBD show up in the list.

Jul 1, 2019

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

It's showing up correctly now. Submitted applications for NYC, SFO, and Houston

Jul 1, 2019

Are apps rolling like JPM?

Jul 13, 2019

It's rolling but you should submit asap. That counts.

Jul 1, 2019

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

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Jul 1, 2019

did you already get an invite?

Jul 13, 2019

2.5 days. You get the Hirevue link 8pm on Friday and are expected to submit by 12pm the following Monday. Quite fast.

Jul 1, 2019

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Jul 1, 2019

feeling better about my chances after reading this thread..

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Jul 1, 2019

LMAO

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Jul 1, 2019

anyone got HireVue for IBD yet?

Jul 1, 2019

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

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Jul 12, 2019

got mine today, needs to be submitted by July 15th

Jul 12, 2019

Are the questions all behavioral questions?

Jul 12, 2019

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

Are they sending Hirevue quickly for London ?

Jul 1, 2019

Can anyone confirm, is the hirevue automatic? I want to make sure I have time to complete it this week if so.

Jul 1, 2019

It's not automatic.

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Jul 1, 2019

Thank you.

Jul 1, 2019

The hirevue will not be automatic as it is somewhat selective and takes the place of a first-round call. I would expect them to start coming out in a week or two.

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Jul 1, 2019

Thank you.

Jul 1, 2019

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

Thanks

Jul 2, 2019

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Jul 2, 2019

which city did you apply to

Jul 2, 2019

got confused, it's a hirevue with GS for something else, not IBD

Jul 2, 2019

I know the mock hirevue's are out for the insight program, is that what you are referring to?

Jul 2, 2019

Yeah, sorry

Jul 2, 2019

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

Jul 3, 2019

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

Jul 3, 2019

Change your program year above that

Jul 4, 2019

Has anyone heard back?

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Jul 4, 2019

Got an email from someone in HR but that's it

Jul 5, 2019

What did the email say?

Jul 4, 2019

Highly doubt stuff will move until next Monday at the earliest

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Jul 4, 2019

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

Jul 17, 2019

bump on this

Jul 17, 2019

Talked to a VP and apparently second period of hirevues will be sent out in august.

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Jul 7, 2019

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 7, 2019

Has anyone heard anything yet? either hirevue or phone interviews. Does anyone know the timeline.

I go to a target, if that helps!

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Jul 8, 2019

Apparently hirevues are going to be out in the next week or two with superdays being split into two waves, late July and early to mid August. Heard from a contact in the bank.

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Jul 9, 2019

Is that for IB only? Or in general?

Jul 9, 2019

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

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Jul 8, 2019

Anybody get the hirevue yet?

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Jul 9, 2019

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

Anyone heard back yet? Just curious

Jul 10, 2019

Not yet.

Jul 10, 2019

which offices did you apply to?

Jul 10, 2019

Nope

Jul 10, 2019

Does anyone's status on the portal not say "Application Received?" e.g. does anyone's already say "Under Review" or something like that?

Jul 10, 2019

Mine says "application received" for all 3.

Jul 10, 2019

same

Jul 10, 2019

mine has been updated to "Under Review" for IBD NY

Jul 10, 2019

Mine also says under review for IBD NY

Jul 10, 2019

Mine says Under Review and has since Monday.

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Jul 10, 2019

For those that say under review, target, semi, or non? and junior or sophomore?

Jul 10, 2019

Semi target, rising junior

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Jul 10, 2019

Semi-target, rising junior

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Jul 10, 2019

semi target junior

Jul 10, 2019

Semi target rising junior

Jul 11, 2019

Under review; USC; Junior

Jul 11, 2019

Is everyone whose app says under review ib? Any cimd under review or anyone know timeline for cimd?

Jul 11, 2019

Aye USC too fight on lol

Jul 12, 2019

Non-target, rising junior

Jul 10, 2019

non target, rising junior

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Jul 10, 2019

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

Jul 10, 2019

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

Jul 10, 2019

IA, FINC, and Risk division still say Application Received. Rising junior. I bet IB applications are the primary focus at this point since they are no longer following the accelerated process.

Jul 10, 2019

I applied July 1st. Didn't check portal till today. Says Application under review, applied to LA, SF, NY. UCLA junior with ib and pe experience for whatever that's worth.

Jul 11, 2019

Under review for LA & NYC, received for CHI. USC with IB experience

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Jul 11, 2019

First resume pull is July 19th according to an Analyst

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Jul 11, 2019

Wdym by resume pull

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Jul 11, 2019

Anyone do their hirevue for New York Merchant Banking Division: REPIA yet?

Jul 11, 2019

Did you get the Hirevue?

Jul 12, 2019

Yes, I got it on Wednesday morning and it had to be submitted before today. I submitted it yesterday.

Jul 12, 2019

So I'm guessing no one in IBD has received a Hirevue invite yet?

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