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Goldman Sachs HireVue Process

Hey everyone! I just finished a first round interview with GS through hirevue, does anyone know how long it takes to hear back? It's hard to tell how I did but will GS still send an email about next steps even if you weren't selected to move on.

Thanks!

Mod Note (Andy): Old post from 9/4/16 that is still getting a lot of discussion

What to expect from a Goldman Sachs Hirevue Video Interview

All applicants are asked to conduct Hirevue Video Interviews after applying to a program. Users on the forum have generally heard back between 1 week to a month to schedule second round or superday interviews. The status of their candidacy can be accessed on the applicant portal.

The interview includes 3-5 questions with 30 seconds to prepare a response, and up to 2 minutes to answer. Hirevue stops recording as soon as 2 minutes are up. There is an opportunity to practice this video format in the Hirevue tutorial you will see prior to starting your interview. It is recommended to practice preparing and recording videos prior to your interview- Hirevue offers unlimited practice trials.

The Hirevue Video interview can be inclusive of all the divisions you applied to, but the questions themselves will specify a division it is targeted for (if any).

yx357:

One way to find out which division you are interviewing with is to check "reply-to" recipient in that email. Then Linkedin that person to find which division he/she is recruiting for.

Questions to Expect During GS Video Interview

Users have typically been given behavioral questions, and occasionally technical questions depending on the division they applied for.

  • Why GS?
  • Why this division?
  • What does this division do and how does it fit into the firm?
  • Tell us about a time that you had to work in a team.
  • How does your experience and background apply to this division?
  • Tell us about a project you're proud of.
  • Tell me about a time when someone wasn't pulling their weight.
  • Tell me about a time when you were faced with a confrontation.

General Tips for Video Interviews

  • Ensure your webcam and microphone work
  • Practice answering general behavioral questions concisely in front of a webcam, and prepare yourself mentally for questions you may not expect
  • Review your resume for experiences and skills you want to highlight
  • Be dressed in business professional from the waist up, and conduct your Hirevue interview in a quiet, well- lit room with minimal background distractions

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Comments (282)

Sep 4, 2016

Interested as well, bump

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Sep 7, 2016

interested too

Oct 28, 2016

Ha

Sep 12, 2016

Interested as well. Would love to hear about how long it took to hear back.

Aug 9, 2017

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Sep 12, 2016

applied in August

Sep 12, 2016

Early or late? If you can remember, specific date would be great. :)

Sep 12, 2016

mid august

Sep 12, 2016

Thanks for your comment! IBD right?

Sep 12, 2016

does anyone's app portal say "interview scheduled" without any emails from HR? confused...

Sep 13, 2016

Mine also says "interview scheduled" and it mentions booking an interview in the menu, but I don't have that option. The only email I got was to do the Hirevue interview. I did that about 5 days ago. Haven't heard from Goldman since.

Dec 16, 2016

Have you heard back from GS yet? Keep us posted!

Sep 12, 2016

Had a friend that did the Hirevue - they got back to him within a week.

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Sep 13, 2016

Thanks for the info.

Sep 13, 2016

I did mine sept 3rd. Still no news... My status also says interview scheduled. I know they are running behind this year because of the new process

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Sep 13, 2016

Do you remember when you applied?

Sep 13, 2016

Around August 2nd

Sep 13, 2016

Thanks for your comment! Good luck!

Sep 13, 2016

What department did you applied and where their any technical questions? I have heard sometimes the video doesn't get watched.

Sep 13, 2016

I've heard different responses from different people.

A buddy of mine interviewing for IBD told me it took them 9 fortnights to get back to him. The other said it only took 2 fortnights.

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Sep 16, 2016

Fortnights? Seriously?

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Sep 16, 2016

Yes, super serious.

I was thinking about applying to GS myself in order to improve my commute, as their office is only 3 clicks from my current address. I figured it would be a much easier than my current one, which is about 7 nautical miles depending on the trade winds.

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Nov 4, 2016

If I worked at GS, I'd put in a good word for you just for this comment. Too funny.

"A modest man, with much to be modest about"

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Sep 17, 2016

I applied to GS online early August and did the IBD hirevue interview late august. A week later, my Securities and Investment Management Division statuses changed to "Interview scheduled" with no one reaching out as well.

However yesterday my Investment banking application status changed from "Seletected to interview" to a rejection. I like to think that my IMD and SEC applications made it to the superday but I'm not entirely sure - Maybe the Hirevue video interview is inclusive of all of the 3 applications?

Anyone here with the same situation?

P.S Good luck everyone!

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Sep 21, 2016

what questions were asked on HireVue?

Nov 2, 2016

For me, it was four basic behavioral questions and two questions about the divisions I applied to: "what does the Finance Division do?", "why Finance Division?", "what does GIR do?", "why GIR?", "what are your interests in the locations you applied to?".

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Sep 22, 2016

All questions were behavioral. Tell me about a time when someone wasn't pulling their weight, tell me about a time when you were faced with a confrontation, similar, etc. How does [division you applied for] fit into the firm? What qualities do you have that make you a fit?

Pretty standard behavioral questions, but its damn awkward talking to a webcam.

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Sep 22, 2016

How long were you given to record your answers? Was it a strict cut-off?

Sep 22, 2016

30 seconds to prepare to answer, 2 minutes for the actual answer. Yes, it would stop recording once you reached 2 minutes.

Sep 22, 2016

Applied mid August, received HireVue about a month later. Four fortnights had passed and received a superday invitation. Not IBD so I'm sure it is division dependent. All standard behavioral questions, I believe two minutes for each answer. I think every question I answered had at least 30-45 seconds left over but spoke confidently and with substance so no need to ramble incoherently to use allotted time.

Sep 22, 2016

You received hireVue invitation mid September but you received a superday invitation 8 weeks later? Its still September, doesn't add up... (Four fortnights = 8 weeks)

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Sep 23, 2016

A bit less than 1 fortnight.. I had my fortnights mixed up

Sep 28, 2016

Classic Pilgrimage mix up.

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Oct 10, 2016

I applied to GSAM mid August. Received email to do Hirevue thing on 9/3. Completed Hirevue video interview around 9/6. Received an email on 9/13 to do a video interview with an actual person. Did that on 9/16. Two 30 minute interviews with some GSAM guys.

Received a call around 9/22 for on-site interviews in NYC with multiple teams at GSAM on 9/28 (not sure if that was a superday or not - I've never been to a superday so I don't know what they entail, but I only saw one other guy interviewing so I'm guessing it wasn't a superday). Went to GS on 9/27 and did my interviews (total of 10 interviews, no breaks in between, was super stressful but I think went well).

Waiting to hear back with an offer/rejection.

Oh and I'm a junior at a target with previous experience in investment management.

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Sep 30, 2016

Was the 9/6 date the date of the deadline or before?

Also, has anyone heard back from last week's HireVue interviews?

Sep 30, 2016

I think they gave me 6 days to complete the HireVue thing, so it was due on 9/9.

Oct 3, 2016

did anyone who had until sept 24th hirevue deadline hear back yet?

Oct 5, 2016

I am in this same situation, although I haven't done the in person interview...Did my video conference interview with people from GSAM but haven't heard back yet. You're literally the only person I know on this site that's had somewhat of a similar interview process as me. Can you PM me?

Oct 6, 2016

hi I also applied GSAM, could you give me some advice about the interview? Thank you.

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Oct 10, 2016

Update: just got my offer for summer analyst in GSAM!

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Oct 3, 2016

Just finished my HireVue... I feel all the questions were really hard... not really sure how well I did ><

Oct 3, 2016

I agree....none of the questions on WSO were relevant in my hirevue interview

Oct 25, 2016

In what sense were they not relevant?

Oct 13, 2016

explain? what did they ask you?

Oct 25, 2016

I thought they are just standard behavioral questions, no?

Oct 3, 2016

Completed my Hirevue on 9/7/2016. Still haven't heard back yet (negative or positive). Anyone else in a similar position?

Oct 6, 2016

In the same shoes as you, completed mine just over a month ago. What division if you don't mind me asking?

Oct 7, 2016

I'm not quite sure. My Securities Division app is the one that says "Interview Scheduled." Goldman wasn't too great at communicating which division the interview was for, though I'm starting to think it may have been for all of them.

Oct 7, 2016

The hirevue interview is inclusive of all divisions you've applied to.

Oct 26, 2016

Hi! How do you know this? I understand some people got two separate HireVue invites?

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Nov 2, 2016

It's inclusive of all divisions you've applied to, but in my case, HR emailed me telling me to complete the HireVue interview for a specific division and threw in a question about the other division I applied to as well.

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Nov 21, 2016

Hey, what were your securities Hirevue interview questions?

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Oct 4, 2016

What questions were asked?

Nov 14, 2016

Comment Deleted.

Nov 13, 2016

You received these questions through HireVue?

Oct 5, 2016

Are all the HireVues customized based on division? I applied to multiple divisions, and I'm not entirely sure which one I'm actually interviewing for. I imagine there will be questions like, "Why X division?"

Oct 5, 2016

has anyone heard back about hirevue/superday as a sophomore?

Oct 5, 2016

What questions were actually asked?

Oct 11, 2016

Any hear back from 09/28 deadline? My status recently changed from "Congratulations!/scheduled to interivew" to "under review".

Oct 13, 2016

Mine changed from interview to review to received. I've got an interview invite though!

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Oct 11, 2016

Applied in mid-August, HireVue'd last week, was due October 5. The entire process my applications have said "application received." Still like this, no change at all since the beginning, even when I got the email to interview. Anybody else?

Oct 13, 2016

Lol you guys...sorry to be that person but chances are not looking good for you. Had a superday with GS already, unfortunately didn't go well for me, but from what I've heard the majority of hiring has already been done for targets and top-non target applicants, at least for IB and IM.

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Oct 13, 2016

really? how do you know this?

Oct 14, 2016

Interviewed with IB, friend interviewed with IM (both in NYC). If you applied to SLC though, I don't think they've had superdays yet.

Oct 13, 2016

Hi,

I have my Digital Interview tomorrow for a summer internship in London in Investment Banking. Could you please give me some insights about this interview (type of questions) ?

Many thanks in advance.

Oct 13, 2016

All the questions I got were behavioral; only 6 total

Oct 13, 2016

Thanks a lot for you answer. I've read some comment above and some people had technical questions so i'm quite puzzled.. And it is said in the email i received that i will have some questions that are specific to the division I applied to (IBD) so maybe should get prepared for these :/

Nov 4, 2016

Only behavioral for IBD!?...ok then.

"A modest man, with much to be modest about"

Oct 14, 2016

Hi Berkouk,

I have mine in a few days too :)
How did it go for you ? Behavioral and technical questions ? or just behavioral
Tks

Oct 15, 2016

Hi Casa812,

Had a call with an HR yesterday, actually I have 7 days to complete so will probably have it on Tuesday. I will be able to give you my insight after that day :)

Oct 25, 2016

Hi, what insight do you have from your interview? I have one for SF office.

Oct 13, 2016

how can you tell which division you do the hirevue for? I applied to two (IBD and IMD) but both say application under review

Oct 14, 2016

The interview is for all the divisions that you have applied to.

Oct 14, 2016

Oh ok thanks! So if they ask a question like "why are you interested in applying to this division", should you address both?

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Oct 14, 2016

So I just bombed my interview...anyways...they will mention the division. Also be prepared to answer questions from all the divisions that you applied to. I got a total of 6Q with 4 behavioural and 2 division based.

Oct 17, 2016

i feel you....totally got roasted by the behaviorals (never had any "legit" work experience so it was tough coming up with an answer about feedback)
have you heard back yet?

Oct 17, 2016

Even with work experience, answering that question to my laptop was a terrible experience. Would not at all be surprised if I got dinged.

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Oct 18, 2016

so much discomfort seriously. good luck to you! let us know if you hear back :)

Oct 14, 2016

Hi guys,

I am having the hirevue digital interview for the IBD summer internship in London in a few days, and would appreciate if you could give me a few advices and what are the examples of behavioral questions you got.
Thanks a lot

Oct 16, 2016

Anybody hear from Salt Lake City? Front office or back office?

Oct 19, 2016

Had superday last Thursday and haven't heard back yet

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Oct 17, 2016

Does anybody know how long it takes to hear back for S&T superday? did the hirevue two weeks ago and haven't heard back yet...

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Nov 10, 2016

Hi, can I ask what where you asked in S&T hirevue?Thnx

Oct 17, 2016

Anyone has done HireVue for IMD that can share some insights? I have mine this week, which I know is really late :/

Oct 18, 2016

Anyone know how long it takes them to get back after you're done with Hirevue?

Oct 18, 2016

I got a rejection about 1.5 weeks later. The general consensus seems to be 1-2 weeks

Oct 18, 2016

Gotcha. Thanks!

Oct 18, 2016

I did the HireVue two weeks ago. My application said 'Application Received,' but today it finally changed to 'Selected to Interview'. No email though. Anybody else experience this? Does this mean I passed the HireVue?

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Oct 18, 2016

I submitted my hirevue and my application status still says 'under review'. Like it hasn't changed even when I received the email to do hirevue in the first place.

Nov 3, 2016

Better than me. Got hirevue invitation but status is still "application received"

Oct 19, 2016

I did the hirevue a few days ago (and it said application under review even after i finished it). after checking today it says selected to interview as well. I have no idea what it means....hopefully is a good sign.

Oct 19, 2016

What division and where?

Oct 19, 2016

IMD, NY. you?

Oct 19, 2016

Risk - SLC

Oct 19, 2016

I emailed the "replyto" recruiter's email to ask which divisions I'm supposed to be interviewing for. I applied to 3 different divisions, 2 which are "under review" and 1 that is "application received." The status on my applications hasn't changed in the last month so I'm confused as to which division(s) I'm even being considered for. I'm assuming that I'm going to be asked questions for Finance and IBD...does anyone know if they will be behavioral or will there be technicals thrown in there too?

Oct 19, 2016

Only behavioral and 2 questions from 2/3 divisions you've applied to.

Oct 19, 2016

Did you apply to IBD by any chance? Do you remember what questions were asked specifically for IBD?

Oct 19, 2016

Did anyone apply for anything at the Boston office. I haven't heard any news form them in over a month (positive or negative). It just says "Interview Scheduled."

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Oct 20, 2016

Just did my hirevue and answered 4/5 questions pretty well. I know the interviews probably aren't watched, anyone have any experience with this?
Did you have to answer all questions phenomenally to make it to the next round?

Oct 25, 2016

You really think the interviews aren't watched?

Oct 25, 2016

They are definitely being watched.

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Oct 20, 2016

it depends, it could take a week, and it could take three months.
just be patient.

Oct 22, 2016

don't know if this means anything but i applied super super late to GS (10/1) because I initially didn't think I'd apply. S&T and IM. I received an invitation to do the HireVue 10/17. Not saying I'm going to like go far in the recruiting process or anything but just interesting if they are still asking people to do hirevue if most of their recruiting is finished up.

Oct 22, 2016

Just did my HireVue, not as well as I would have wanted. It was just so awkward to do it, mad props to people who did well!

Oct 22, 2016

My status after Hirevue changed to ''Selected for interview''.... When I click 'book interview', it goes to the application homepage tho....

Oct 22, 2016

My application says this: "Congratulations!!! You are selected to interview. Your recruiter will be in contact with you directly to schedule a interview" I did my interview this week and my application was under review then. It recently changed on Friday.

I don't see a book interview option. Don't know if the system is lagging or if I moved on to the next round.

Any other thoughts on this would be great. I did my Hirevue interview with the IBD division. Does anyone know when the next superday is going to be for the IBD division?

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Oct 22, 2016

Mine has said the same thing as yours since I got my hirevue invite. My hirevue was due on 10/17/16 and have not heard back yet. I think their next superday would be within the next 2 weeks.

Oct 23, 2016

I applied to an Asia office, so maybe it's different? I heard they would cold-call interview sometime this week..... Mines just said ''congrats! you are selected to interview'' with a ''book'' option... Good luck though hope it ges well!

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Oct 25, 2016

Ok I have a question:

So I just got an email from Goldman said that "You are invited to participate in a digital interview, powered by HireVue. Please complete your interview by October 30, 2016."

And "You can find out which divisions are reviewing your interview by logging into the candidate portal at any time."

The thing is when I clicked the link in the email trying to find out which divisions are reviewing my interview and which group/locations I was selected to interview(I applied for multiple locations), I can't find it anything else related to that in my portal. I don't understand, where to find those info??

Help!!

Oct 25, 2016

I had the same issue; the interview questions will tell you specifically which divisions they're considering you for. I know that's not a lot of help but at least you have 30 seconds to think about it??

Oct 25, 2016

what?? you don't know in advance?

I mean, this is not cool.

What kind of location specific questions they are gonna ask??

Oct 25, 2016

if your application portal didn't change, there's really no way of knowing beforehand. they don't ask location specific questions though.

Oct 25, 2016

Just division specific??

What kind of questions they ask tho??

I only applied for IBD.

Oct 25, 2016

I only applied to IBD as well.. which offices did you apply tho? We might have chosen a same location

Oct 25, 2016

It's been pretty much behavioral. They asked me why IBD also

Oct 25, 2016

I got the same email today too and was wondering which position that might be. Which ones did you apply to?

Oct 25, 2016

I applied for chicago and san fran and nyc. You guys??

Oct 26, 2016

I applied for salt lake city and houston and hong kong lol completely different places. Wondering how important this is. They really have the time to go through every video?

Oct 25, 2016

I got a HireVue invite today too for Chicago or SLC IBD. Kinda surprised given I applied in august. I already have a goldman GIR offer so not sure how this will affect my chances

Oct 26, 2016

I don't understand why they are giving out first round interviews now??

Oct 26, 2016

It's kinda late in the process

Oct 26, 2016

Question -

So when I originally got my HireVue email, I checked on GS' website to see for which office (CGY/NY/TO) and all of them were still "Under Review". My colleague also got a HireVue invite, but his GS Portal indicated it was for the NYC office.

Anyways, did my HireVue last week, and it is still listed as "Under Review" until today. It now changed to "Selected for Interview" for one office. Is this just a late modification of the HireVue status? (I.e saying I got a HireVue scheduled) Or does this mean they retained my application post-HireVue? More in detail says "Congrats!!! You have been selected for an interview [...] will be in contact with you for arrangements", but have yet to receive anything on email

Oct 26, 2016

I am in the same boat as you. I interpreted it as we would move to the next round. I just find it odd that they would "delay" the updating of the portal for so long.

Oct 27, 2016

Weird. Yesterday my message was this

Current status is Selected to Interview
Congratulations!

You have been selected to interview with Goldman Sachs

Your recruiter will be in contact with you directly to schedule your interview.

Should you require any specific arrangements or accommodation to enable you to attend this interview, please contact the Goldman Sachs Recruiting Team.

Today it has changed and now says (even if I did my HireVue last week)

Current status is Selected to Interview
Congratulations!

You have been selected for a first round interview with Goldman Sachs

Please note, first round interviews are facilitated in several ways. If your interview is taking place via HireVue or HackerRank, you will receive an additional email with detailed instructions within 2 business days. If your interview is taking place in person or via phone, your recruiter will be in contact with you directly to schedule your interview.

Should you require any additional information, please contact the Goldman Sachs Recruiting Team.

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Oct 27, 2016

Mine also changed to this today. I dont know what this means either. It would be nice if people who had experiences with the interview process could inform us.

Oct 28, 2016

Mine did the same. Idk what to think but a friend of mine at my school (target) just recently got a superday invite so might be that we possibly got dinged.

Oct 28, 2016

What date is the superday? Heard the next one is knly Nov. 7, so there's still time

Oct 28, 2016

Well it hasn't been two business days yet so don't panic. I guess we will know next week. Mine says they will get back to me in two business days. I got the notification for this at the end of Thursday of this week, so I am assuming Friday and then Monday for the two business days.

Oct 28, 2016

Is this after you did an IBD HireVue? Did mine last Thursday and they said within 2 weeks

Oct 28, 2016

This is unnecessarily stress inducing!

Oct 28, 2016

@laxskill what division did your friend apply to/when is the superday? Does his/her status say the "2 business days" thing?

Oct 28, 2016

I applied to IBD as well as him and all of my friends.

Oct 28, 2016

Yeah did mine around sometime last week. My status changed to this new message this week in terms of getting back to me in two days.

So it seems like the process is:
Under Review - which means they are determining if they want to give you a Hirevue interview
Congratulations you are selected for an interview - which means you will get a Hirevue invite
Congratulations you are selected for an interview for first rounds - which means you will either get a invite to superday or you will have a phone call for first round interviews/(not quite sure about this step yet since my status has changed but I have not received anything else from a recruiter)

I guess we will know this coming week.

Oct 28, 2016

Messaged recruiter about it. This is what they had to say (re: Status changing from "Selected for an Interview" to "Selected for an interview for first rounds"

"Hi [myname] - Thank you for checking your candidate portal, this indicates that you're in first rounds. The [Location] team is currently reviewing your HireVue video."

  • I asked her whether or not this was standard procedure (i.e did we get screened, then sent to the location? Or does everyone's hirevue get sent to the location). Don't think the recruiter understood the question fully though.

"Hi [name] - If you receive a HireVue link, it means that you are in the first round process. As indicated on your candidate portal, this is for Calgary."

Oct 28, 2016

Oh so we actually havent made it to final rounds yet. Dont know why it says a couple business days then.

Oct 31, 2016

any updates?

Oct 31, 2016

Nope. I havent heard anything yet. Application still says the same thing. No updates. If you get any updates, keep me posted and I'll do the same from my end.

Oct 31, 2016

Did you apply for the Chicago office?

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Oct 31, 2016

When did your friend complete his HireVue? Wondering if it's around the same time as I did mine or earlier

Oct 31, 2016

Was in like early September

Oct 31, 2016

My application just changed to additional interviews. The message is below. Check you guys portal.

Current status is Additional Interviews
Congratulations!

You have been selected for additional interviews with Goldman Sachs.

Your recruiter will be in contact with you directly to schedule your interview.

We will send information concerning travel and expenses to the email address on file.

Oct 31, 2016

Did you interview at the October 31st deadline or earlier?

Oct 31, 2016

Curious as well

Oct 31, 2016

Mine was an earlier deadline. Beginning of October.

Oct 31, 2016

which location is this?

Thanks!

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Oct 31, 2016

Yup, same with me. I just got an email & phone call from HR to confirm my superday. HireVue was due Oct 24. Location is Canada.

Oct 31, 2016

Congrats man!

Nov 1, 2016

I got a superday for the AFG division in IBD just now even though I didn't play to it. What division and location did you get the invitation?

Nov 1, 2016

Is this for full-time or a summer analyst role?

Nov 1, 2016

What location is this?

Nov 1, 2016

Congrats! I just got the same invitation! It's essentially their Capital Markets Group which includes their ecm, dcm, and lev fin!

Nov 1, 2016

Thanks, you too! Do you know if they will also consider us for classic IBD? I personally would prefer classic

Nov 1, 2016

It looks like Im interviewing for classic now that I looked at it.

Nov 1, 2016

I'm not sure about that. But since capital markets is a FO role and the one closes to classical IBD if you don't and you end up doing that over the summer, I'm sure it wouldn't be that hard to lateral internally assuming you get a return offer, I heard GS is pretty good at that.

Nov 1, 2016

How did you guys figure out which division you are interviewing for? Mine doesnt specify.

Nov 1, 2016

Drand21-Did you get a superday invite by email? It should say

Nov 1, 2016

Yeah just looked at it. Its for IBD Classic.

Nov 1, 2016

Is your interview for a summer role? I interviewed for full-time, but still don't know what division I interviewed for. Trying to figure that out.

Nov 1, 2016

Yeah mine is for a summer role. It should say it on your email superday invite. I didnt see it at first because I wasn't paying attention.

Oct 26, 2016

Hey guys I applied to Goldman Investment Banking and I just received an email I have been selected for an interview with Hirevue. I wanted to find out if anyone has an idea of what kind of questions to expect and the process.

Oct 26, 2016

Yeah basic behavioral questions.

1) Tell me about a time that you had to work in a team. etc...

If you only applied for one position, you should be good. Study behavioral questions. The last question is going to be something like, how does your experience and background apply to the IBD division? I think I got about 5 questions in total. 30 seconds to prepare for an answer. 1:30 to answer a question. I haven't heard of anyone receiving superday invites yet for the second wave, so don't know the process right now after you finish Hirevue.

Oct 28, 2016

Ok. Are there any technical questions? Just wanted to check.

Thanks.

Oct 28, 2016

And also, who will be reviewing those interviews? Senior bankers or associates?

For SLC, I am just curious who will review them since I heard there are no senior bankers there, so the NY team is going to review them?

Oct 28, 2016

Have my interview do on Oct. 30th as well. Know clue what division

Oct 30, 2016

Just finished mine - no technical questions, all fit ones and one division specific.

30 seconds prepare and 2 mins answer.

Didn't even ask why IBD.

Oct 30, 2016

And anybody knows how many days does it usually take to hear back?

Nov 1, 2016

Received an email from Goldman Sachs HR Rep for invite to a superday for securities in Chicago. They sent out the email last Thursday and asked for my availability this week. I replied, but I still haven't heard anything yet. I'm getting concerned since this week is almost halfway over! Anyone else in a similar situation?

Nov 1, 2016

Anyone know what the rejection notification look like? Is there one?

Nov 1, 2016

Do they even bother sending out rejections? Curious as well.

Nov 1, 2016

My friend logged on to his application portal a few hours ago and his status changed to rejected. He was the same hirevue wave as me (2nd week of October). Mine still says I am on first rounds-- this process has successfully confused me to no end.

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Nov 1, 2016

RT. Mine changed between all the stages mentioned above. Applied during 3rd week of October.

Nov 1, 2016

They usually give out notifications around 1 week later?

Nov 1, 2016

Does this mean they haven't looked at our HIrevue?

Nov 1, 2016

HI guys - My application is "under review" for IB SA in San Francisco. I applied late September. How long is this going to take? I'm getting nervous and impatient.

Nov 2, 2016

superday is already done for SF back early October. They are done

Nov 2, 2016

Colleague has a GS SF superday next Wednesday, so they definitely aren't done. Probably only a handful of spots left though.

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Nov 2, 2016

I applied late september for compliance. Had hirevue exactly two weeks ago and heard nothing back yet. Portal still says to do the hirevue.

Nov 3, 2016

Just received an invitation for hirevue interview. One way to find out which division you are interviewing with is to check "reply-to" recipient in that email. Then linkedin that person to find which division he/she is recruiting for. Mine is Finance. LOL don't have balls to hack into the IBD as graduate students literally have no chance of getting in.

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Nov 3, 2016

Have a question: so was checking on my portal and just found out "congratulations! you are selected for a first round interview!"

The thing is I already did my first round couple of days ago via hirevue and submitted and got the thank you note from goldman, so is this a delay? My previous status online was "application received" and then to "under review". And then today it changed to this.

Please advise.

Nov 3, 2016

everyone else on this chat received a superday after this update!

Nov 3, 2016

are you serious?

Then why does it say selected for "first round" tho?

Nov 3, 2016

That's just a delayed response from the 1st round I believe

Nov 3, 2016

I was in the same boat but today my status was updated to interview completed?

Dec 6, 2016

Did you end up receiving the superday after all?

Nov 4, 2016

well, who heard back regarding next step for those who finished their first round before that Oct 31 deadline?

Nov 4, 2016

I have yet to hear back after completing mine on October 19th. It's for compliance so I'd assume that maybe they havent gotten to it yet. Mine is stuck in the same message that you said you have above.

Nov 4, 2016

Chill out man. I think they are pushing back the recruiting process for Compliance BO alike.

Nov 4, 2016

got the October 30 deadline for first round as well for IBD and MBD. I just checked the portal, MBD was a rejection and IBD was the "Congratulation... for a first round interview" message, but I haven't received any updated email yet. Just curious if anyone else hears back.

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Nov 4, 2016

MBD was a rejection?

Mine is also congratulation for first round, also IBD, don't understand.

Nov 4, 2016

I submitted mine last Tuesday - still haven't heard back

Nov 5, 2016

This thread is fucking hysterical

Nov 6, 2016

i applied to 3 divisions but am most interested in IBD. however in the hirevue interview i only received questions on the other 2 divisions and no questions for IBD. does this mean i got dinged for IBD? Or were the questions generated randomly?

Nov 7, 2016

I applied to the NYC office for a Summer Analyst position in Tech. Had a HackerRank coding challenge a week ago - aced that. Had my HireVue online interview today - bombed it imo. It's very different being alone in a room and talking to a camera than being in an actual room with 2 or more people. Their email said my interview was supposed to have questions relating to the division I applied to (Tech) however, it did not. I had 5 questions (30 seconds to prepare and 2 minutes to answer) and only the last question related somewhat to my tech experience. And the others were just really annoying behavioral questions for which I hadn't prepared much at all. It kinda sucked because the coding challenge was easy and the interview had nothing to do with tech or code.

My status on the portal is still:
Congratulations!
You have been selected for additional interviews with Goldman Sachs.
Your recruiter will be in contact with you directly to schedule your interview.
We will send information concerning travel and expenses to the email address on file.

but that's kinda weird coz no one has contacted me so far except for the hirevue interview email.

My 2 cents regarding the HireVue interview: learn to be concise and be direct and try keeping it under 2 minutes. If you're gonna go above it, it'd be really awkward since you'd be cut off immediately. The hirevue interview was just udner 15 minutes. Only behavioral questions about how you're a team player, what project you're proud of, why goldman and why you're fit for the job and such things. I am prolly gonna just move on to applying to other companies but I do feel goldman should give more tech questions for someone heading into tech; the coding challenge speaks little of one's coding experience, an actual 30 minute interview, however, tells a lot about the candidate. Lmk if you have any questions about the online digital interview.

-deb2

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Nov 7, 2016

Your portal says you have been selected for additional interviews so I won't worry too much about it.

Relax and prepare for your next round.

Nov 7, 2016

Are you sure about that? My status was that a day or two before I received the Hirevue email. What is the next round usually for tech? I have had a coding challenge and hirevue interview thus far...

Nov 7, 2016

Good evening Everyone,

I completed my Hirevue Interview for Goldman Sachs IBD more than a week ago and I wanted to find out if anyone knows how long it takes to hear back and what the next step is?

Nov 8, 2016

Hi all, I had a superday with Goldman a few days ago. I heard back yesterday and they told me they are on hold and still need time to make a final decision. What does this mean? Am I essentially the number 2 choice and I'll get the spot if someone else rejects it? Or are they really just taking their time? Thanks.

Nov 19, 2016

Same with me. superday was last week, and a friend of mine got the offer the next day, but turned it down. I assume they extended another offer, and the guy is still waiting. I called HR on Tuesday and they told me "still reviewing, should have an answer this week or next week at the latest". Just don't know if I'm waitlisted or dinged really. More likely dinged, but that's just me being a pessimist

Nov 9, 2016

Anybody heard anything from GS SLC IBD yet regarding super days?

Nov 11, 2016

have not heard anything since Hirevue first round, hbu?

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