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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 17, 2020 - 12:59am

Same here, had a direct rec from one as well I'm so confused

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Jul 20, 2020 - 11:38pm

Yo will you help me understand why everyone is tweakin out abt not getting a HV? It says on their website that the deadline is Nov 20 and they aim to let everyone know by Dec 20. Wouldn't this mean that you and everyone else still have a shot? Is there another deadline I don't know about? What am I missing here

Jul 16, 2020 - 7:19pm

Who grades these. Are they the alumni group or the groups you applied for or other?

path less traveled

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jul 18, 2020 - 1:15pm

Combination of both - for targets, alumni bankers are highly involved and send HCM a list that pretty much gets pushed through. For non targets it's much more HCM directed.

Jul 16, 2020 - 7:29pm

I can speak for myself. I spoke with 2 VP and 2 Analysts. both convos with the VP's were interview-like

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 16, 2020 - 7:45pm

I heard the opposite. Maybe some "what do you think about the current state of the markets" but nothing actually technical.

Hopefully someone can confirm

Jul 18, 2020 - 9:21pm

Hey! Hope you are doing amazing! I was just wondering if you could be so kind to tell me the GS NY IBD questions for Summer Analyst 2021. I would really appreciate it! Happy to help in any way that I can too :)

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jul 16, 2020 - 7:52pm

Got a hirevue, semi-target for NY but target for SF. No networking, but good internships/extracurriculars. Is this hirevue really going to be technical? I really though GS hirevues were typically non-technical

  • Prospect in Other
Jul 16, 2020 - 8:04pm

did you participate in any of the diversity programs? from my understanding I thought GS only gave hirevues to people who participated in diversity programs or had referrals through networking

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 16, 2020 - 8:25pm

It's not. 4-5 behavioral questions with detailed scenarios. 1 try to answer. 1 IB specific question. If you applied to other divisions and this is your first Hirevue, expect division specific questions on those too.

  • Prospect in Other
Jul 16, 2020 - 11:50pm

Were the behaviorals more like "Tell me about a time..." or were they situationals "You are in a team and. ...what do you do"?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 16, 2020 - 7:57pm

i applied for 3 different locations (NY, SF, CHI) – I got only NYC and see that NYC has been the only IBD location released. However, is there any chance we would receive additional hirevues for the other two applications?

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 16, 2020 - 8:03pm

Just did the interview:

I cant remember all of them, but pretty standard:

1) Why GS
2) Why Banking
3) Why is a liquidation model relevant during markets right now?
4) Are you a leader or a team member and why?
5) What are markets doing right now?

Jul 18, 2020 - 9:23pm

Hey! Hope you are doing amazing! I was just wondering if you could be so kind to tell me the GS NY IBD questions for Summer Analyst 2021. I would really appreciate it! Happy to help in any way that I can too :)

  • Prospect in Other
Jul 16, 2020 - 8:08pm

I don't even think they've sent out the links to the actual hirevues yet lol, was this for IBD?

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 16, 2020 - 8:50pm

This guy gets it. We are only competing against our school candidates, so thanks!

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 16, 2020 - 10:05pm

why is this dude getting MS? I have heard as well (at least for semi-targets and targets) that we are competing with other candidates in our school?

Jul 16, 2020 - 8:12pm

edited this - i think it wasnt too selective. this was the first hurdle so b proud if u got it, but its definitely harder to go hirevue->superday

  • Prospect in Other
Jul 16, 2020 - 8:18pm

this just seems false - maybe it was true for prior years, but it seems like majority of people got it for NYC IBD this year

  • Prospect in Other
Jul 16, 2020 - 8:22pm

a couple people commented that they went to non-targets, didn't network, had no relevant experience, and didnt participate in any diversity programs. I initially heard that GS only gives hirevues to ppl who have their resume flagged by a referral or diversity program, so this just seems odd to me this year

  • Prospect in Other
Jul 16, 2020 - 8:23pm

just beyond that, I haven't seen more than 1-2 posts that say they didn't get a hirevue which is also different from previous years

  • Prospect in Other
Jul 16, 2020 - 8:26pm

yeah I'm hoping it was selective- I also participated in virtual insight and networked with alumni so I'm hoping that we're in a much smaller pool of candidates now

Jul 17, 2020 - 1:05am

No way the majority of NYC IBD received the HireVue.
1) They get tens of thousands of apps for that position alone, no way they're gonna watch anywhere close to that many HireVues.
2) They would have taken the JPM approach where they give it to you within a few days.


Jul 18, 2020 - 9:41am

that's facts. but your hirevue will be graded by a school team of alumni and if you go to a really small non-target with no alums, they'll send your app to another small committee of unbiased reviewers. so it might not be that hard to get through tons of hirevues. definitely not tens of thousands tho.

Jul 18, 2020 - 3:25pm

Yeah, I could definitely see them sending it to a couple thousand people, but even that is a large time commitment. Most of them are probably going ot the super targets, the second most are probably going to more regular targets, and then a minority of them is probably going to kids from non-targets.


  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 16, 2020 - 8:43pm

Like as in a couple mins ago or you didn't see it was in your inbox from a couple hours ago

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jul 16, 2020 - 8:47pm

I think almost everyone gets a HireVue. I'm at a nontarget, talked to like 2 people but doubt they flagged my resume and I got a HireVue

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 16, 2020 - 8:53pm

GPA? What's your work experience and extra-curriculars like? People have said it's selective in the past

Jul 16, 2020 - 9:18pm

3.7 gpa, target, non-diversity, networked with 2 alumni, attended all on-campus events


  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 16, 2020 - 9:44pm

3.95/4.0, target, two IB internships – I've heavily networked and many of those I spoke to internally said that while getting the hirevue was selective, the largest cut is hirevue –> superday. Be glad with the hirevue, but know that it is still extremely competitive and we've only gone through the smaller cut in the process.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jul 16, 2020 - 10:54pm

In years past sophomore recruiting is done after junior recruiting so you shouldn't freak out just yet. Sounds like you're set to be honest so good job.

Jul 17, 2020 - 1:11am

I can confirm that sophomore recruiting is done after junior recruiting.


  • 2
Jul 17, 2020 - 3:44am

is super target HW?

  • 1
Jul 19, 2020 - 9:36am

was there a submit button at the end for you? cant remember if i needed to submit after finishing the hirevue

path less traveled

Jul 16, 2020 - 10:33pm

how do u guys know it is for ibd?? did you check the portal and it said ibd is reviewing your application? my email only says "interview with goldman sachs"


Jul 16, 2020 - 11:32pm

i got hirevue earlier this week, the portal said gir is reviewing my application and ibd is application received, but the questions were all ibd... does it mean I got ibd hirevue?


  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 17, 2020 - 12:04am

it isnt over until you get a rejection. Get in referrals and have people bat for you to get your app moving...

Jul 17, 2020 - 6:42pm

I still haven't been officially rejected for the SA2020 class...


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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 17, 2020 - 12:53am

Go to a Semi Target with really solid ECs (including 4 internships, HF/PE/IB/AM), Good GPA, and networked with a VP in CIMD (among other analysts in IBD) who specifically mentioned he highly recommended me but didn't end up getting a hirevue. Rip.

Safe to assume multiple waves? or anyone know if it's one and done? Would suck if I grinded only to not even get a hirevue

Jul 17, 2020 - 1:09am

Either you are exaggerating about your credentials or it's just really tough to break in even at a semi-target. If you're not exaggerating, then that's definitely a bummer.


  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jul 17, 2020 - 1:14am

The messed up thing is I'm underselling and I'm definitely not trolling. My semi-target is still top 20 US News and we have kids at GS just not as much as HYP+

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
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  • Intern in IB-M&A
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