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12/20/16

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).
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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

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

  • 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 (275)

9/4/16

Interested as well, bump

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9/7/16

interested too

10/28/16

Ha

9/12/16

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

8/9/17

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9/12/16

applied in August

9/12/16

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

9/12/16

mid august

9/12/16

Thanks for your comment! IBD right?

9/12/16

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

9/13/16

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.

12/16/16

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

9/12/16

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

9/13/16

Thanks for the info.

9/13/16

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

9/13/16

Do you remember when you applied?

9/13/16

Around August 2nd

9/13/16

Thanks for your comment! Good luck!

9/13/16

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

9/13/16

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.

9/16/16

Fortnights? Seriously?

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9/16/16

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.

11/4/16

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"

9/17/16

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!

9/21/16

what questions were asked on HireVue?

11/2/16

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?".

9/22/16

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.

9/22/16

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

9/22/16

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

9/22/16

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.

9/22/16

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)

9/23/16

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

9/28/16

Classic Pilgrimage mix up.

10/10/16

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.

9/30/16

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

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

9/30/16

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

10/3/16

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

10/5/16

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?

10/6/16

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

10/10/16

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

10/3/16

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

10/3/16

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

10/25/16

In what sense were they not relevant?

10/13/16

explain? what did they ask you?

10/25/16

I thought they are just standard behavioral questions, no?

10/3/16

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

10/6/16

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

10/7/16

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.

10/7/16

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

10/26/16

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

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11/2/16

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.

11/21/16

Hey, what were your securities Hirevue interview questions?

10/4/16

What questions were asked?

11/14/16

Comment Deleted.

11/13/16

You received these questions through HireVue?

10/5/16

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?"

10/5/16

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

10/5/16

What questions were actually asked?

10/11/16

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

10/13/16

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

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10/11/16

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?

10/13/16

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.

10/13/16

really? how do you know this?

10/14/16

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.

10/13/16

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.

10/13/16

All the questions I got were behavioral; only 6 total

10/13/16

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 :/

11/4/16

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

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

10/14/16

Hi Berkouk,

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

10/15/16

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 :)

10/25/16

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

10/13/16

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

10/14/16

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

10/14/16

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

10/14/16

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.

10/17/16

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?

10/17/16

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

10/18/16

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

10/14/16

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

10/16/16

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

10/19/16

Had superday last Thursday and haven't heard back yet

10/17/16

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...

11/10/16

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

10/17/16

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

10/18/16

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

10/18/16

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

10/18/16

Gotcha. Thanks!

10/18/16

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?

10/18/16

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.

11/3/16

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

10/19/16

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.

10/19/16

What division and where?

10/19/16

IMD, NY. you?

10/19/16

Risk - SLC

10/19/16

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?

10/19/16

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

10/19/16

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

10/19/16

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."

10/20/16

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?

10/25/16

You really think the interviews aren't watched?

10/25/16

They are definitely being watched.

10/20/16

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

10/22/16

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.

10/22/16

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!

10/22/16

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

10/22/16

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?

10/22/16

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.

10/23/16

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!

10/25/16

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!!

10/25/16

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??

10/25/16

what?? you don't know in advance?

I mean, this is not cool.

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

10/25/16

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

10/25/16

Just division specific??

What kind of questions they ask tho??

I only applied for IBD.

10/25/16

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

10/25/16

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

10/25/16

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

10/25/16

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

10/26/16

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?

10/25/16

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

10/26/16

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

10/26/16

It's kinda late in the process

10/26/16

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

10/26/16

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.

10/27/16

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.

10/27/16

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.

10/28/16

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.

10/28/16

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

10/28/16

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.

10/28/16

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

10/28/16

This is unnecessarily stress inducing!

10/28/16

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

10/28/16

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

10/28/16

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.

10/28/16

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."

10/28/16

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

10/31/16

any updates?

10/31/16

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.

10/31/16

Did you apply for the Chicago office?

10/31/16

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

10/31/16

Was in like early September

10/31/16

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.

10/31/16

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

10/31/16

Curious as well

10/31/16

Mine was an earlier deadline. Beginning of October.

10/31/16

which location is this?

Thanks!

10/31/16

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.

10/31/16

Congrats man!

11/1/16

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?

11/1/16

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

11/1/16

What location is this?

11/1/16

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

11/1/16

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

11/1/16

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

11/1/16

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.

11/1/16

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

11/1/16

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

11/1/16

Yeah just looked at it. Its for IBD Classic.

11/1/16

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.

11/1/16

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.

10/26/16

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.