Have you ever had a post-Superday phone interview...yes AFTER the Superday

Just wondering has Goldman pulled with crazy tactic with any of you on here. It would be exciting to hear just how crazy that must have been because it just happened to me after being put on hold. Needless to say....I was shocked that I still don't even know the situation.

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Feb 29, 2008

I have had four interviews with Goldman for this one position. One on-campus interview, a superday consisting of three interviews and a post-Superday phone interview. My result exactly one week later is still up in the air. This is just unbelievable....and I thought it couldn't get any worse than having the Superday cancelled on me last year.

Feb 29, 2008

I actually had a friend going for S&T at Goldman be brought up to NYC 3 or 4 different times. It was pretty insane, and sadly he didn't get the offer.

Feb 29, 2008

I had a superday on a Monday that ended at about 2pm. On the way back to school they called me for a phone interview with a MD. Received an offer the next afternoon.

Mar 2, 2009

yeah

Mar 1, 2008

I had a phone interview with HR, then a phone interview with a VP on a different day, then a superday with 5-6 back to back interviews with people of all different ranks and then I got rejected but I was told that I'd have to fly to NYC for the third round if I proceed further and then AGAIN to the office I was applying for. I was like what the hell guys, this is just a waste of money...

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Mar 1, 2008

GS (different division) I had a phone interview with an associate, followed with another one with another associate (each was 1 hr long), then meeting with 2 VPs, a phone interview with an MD... then REJECT!

Mar 1, 2008

ouch donk you had it worse than I did. I guess I just have to wait.

Mar 1, 2008

Guys, you don't even imagine how well you have it with analyst/summer analyst level interview process.\
When in the future you will be interviewing as a lateral hire for senior analyst or experienced associate level roles, you will have MANY rounds of MANY interviews in each round. :)

Mar 1, 2008

That said, if you talk to several banks as a lateral hire applicant and do reasonably well, in total you may easily have 50-60 interviews or even more, and that is WITHOUT known in advance schedule of the process and WITHOUT knowing whether or not there will be other rounds in each of the banks you talk to, neither knowing when you will be given feedback/decision :)

Mar 1, 2008

got a goldman offer after 2 superdays

Mar 3, 2011
JambaMan:

Just wondering has Goldman pulled with crazy tactic with any of you on here. It would be exciting to hear just how crazy that must have been because it just happened to me after being put on hold. Needless to say....I was shocked that I still don't even know the situation.

Did you get an offer in the end?

Mar 3, 2011

with so many interviews how do they come up with so many technical / fit questions that they don't start to repeat / overlap? Can you give us some examples of some fit/techs you were asked?

Mar 3, 2011
leveragedoasis:

with so many interviews how do they come up with so many technical / fit questions that they don't start to repeat / overlap? Can you give us some examples of some fit/techs you were asked?

There's a crazy amount of overlap, actually.

Mar 3, 2011

For my GS interviews, there were 7 interviews total for each of the positions I applied for, and they were more or less the same behavioral/ market analysis questions over and over again.

Mar 3, 2011

Sounds like a waste of time and money on their part... but I suppose fit plays a huge part.., Hell what do I know, this is Goldman Sachs we're talking about.

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Mar 3, 2011

They're notorious for it.

Dec 25, 2012

My sophomore year, I had my first round interview, then a superday with 11 back to back 30-minute interviews. Got the offer though.

Dec 25, 2012

What do you mean? Details

Dec 25, 2012

they referred to it as a superday, but the "interview" before that was a call with someone in HR.

First interview went really well, second interview (even though questions were a lot simpler, nothing technical) didn't go as well. I came off as a bit nervous.

Dec 25, 2012

Sounds pretty strange. I would think this is one of two things:

1) The first "superday" wasn't really a superday and just an onsite interview, unless they referred to it as such.
2) They are deciding between 2-3 candidates and can't make up their mind so they are essentially using this as a tiebreaker.

Either way it doesn't really matter, just do your best, prepare, and try to get the offer whether theres one round of interview or eight.

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Dec 25, 2012

they referred to it as a superday, but the "interview" before that was a call with someone in HR.

First interview went really well, second interview (even though questions were a lot simpler, nothing technical) didn't go as well. I came off as a bit nervous.

Dec 25, 2012

This is common for full-time roles since you won't usually be given the job straight after an AC. The appropriate team(s)/desk(s) doing the hiring will want to all meet you to assess your fit. If it's after a summer intern AC then I'm not sure what that means...

Dec 25, 2012

Probably just a final check that you are a good fit with the group. You will most likely meet with the team members that you have not met yet, so they can sign off on you or raise any doubts. I would bet on some basic fit conversational questions.

Dec 25, 2012
trailmix8:

Probably just a final check that you are a good fit with the group. You will most likely meet with the team members that you have not met yet, so they can sign off on you or raise any doubts. I would bet on some basic fit conversational questions.

Thanks. Yesterday i spoke with 3-4 VPs and spent over an hour with the MD. Mostly technical interview and about past experience. So your basically saying the next round is behavioral?

Dec 25, 2012
Eyez:
trailmix8:

Probably just a final check that you are a good fit with the group. You will most likely meet with the team members that you have not met yet, so they can sign off on you or raise any doubts. I would bet on some basic fit conversational questions.

Thanks. Yesterday i spoke with 3-4 VPs and spent over an hour with the MD. Mostly technical interview and about past experience. So your basically saying the next round is behavioral?

I would think so. If they invited you back after what you say was a very lengthy and technical interview, that probably means that you meet their requirements from a technical standpoint. But at GS they have a culture of making sure that all of the members of the group are okay with you joining, because as many threads on wso will tell you, it is incredibly important to not have personality conflicts when you are together for a large percentage of the time that you are awake.

Now, having said that, I said it was "most likely" that the questions will be fit based, but they could always talk to you about technicals as well, but based on what you have said here, I do not think this is a problem for you.

What group is this for (i know you said tech, but perhaps you could be more specific) just out of curiosity? Feel free to PM me if you don't want to post here, or if you do not want to disclose, I understand, not a problem.

Dec 25, 2012

They want you to talk to someone else/someone else wants to talk to you. Only reasons I can think of are a) this person is pretty involved in recruiting in general/sits on the team they are recruiting for but was unable to meet you during your superday and wants to have a chat with you and b) they are on the fence about you and want another opinion

Dec 25, 2012

Second opinions mean a lot...could be wanting to see if you're a fit as well...I know an analyst that turned down a really bright guy because he was "too nerdy" ...remember, these guys want people that can "fit" their culture and personalities as well.

Dec 25, 2012

Thanks for the responses. The recruiter did tell me that it shouldn't be longer than a half hour interview, so I'm assuming that it is probably a second opinion on my fit with the bank.

Dec 25, 2012

Update: I ended up getting the offer!

Dec 25, 2012

Yankeedoodle1 - Congrats!!!!

Dec 25, 2012

Yankee, can you comment on what your final phone interview was like?

Dec 25, 2012

Very curious about this interview as well. Would appreciate anyone sharing their similar experiences.

Dec 25, 2012

Very curious about this interview as well. Would appreciate anyone sharing their similar experiences.

The first two responses were on the money. A follow up phone interview after a superday usually indicates they're on the fence about a candidate, or more often deciding between two candidates. It's usually short, fit based, and with somebody senior. The senior person usually decides off their instinct. Make or break for sure.

Dec 25, 2012