How Long to Hear back from Goldman Sachs after an Interview?

I recently went on a job interview at GS for as a lateral hire. I was scheduled to meet with two people, one was a VP the other an associate. The interview lasted for about an hour and 15 minutes. After finishing speaking with the second person he went to see if one or two of the other people was available, but came back a few minutes later to say that they weren't free for an interview. The associate thanked be for coming in, hoped to have the other team members speak with me and then said I would hear from them shortly.

My question is how do you guys think this went based upon what I said above and how long does it usually take for them to get back to you?

Response Time After GS Interview

Generally, you will hear back from a front office GS super day within three days. However, some users found out less than 2 hours after their interview but some have said that the wait time can be between 1 week to 1 month.

Our users shared experiences below.

Less 2 hours for an SA position from what I've heard from people at my school.

PTS - Investment Banking Associate:

Took a couple days longer than they originally said for me

DeltaNeutre:

For a long-term internship, they told after the interview they would get back to "within 1 week". Three weeks later, nothing. Called them and got the offer in 5 minutes. I always keep thinking what if I hadn't called them, maybe I would never got the offer. So always call, never email or wait.

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Comments (64)

Feb 16, 2011

<2 hours for an SA position from what Ive heard from people at my school.

Feb 16, 2011

I interviewed on a Tuesday, got my call on Friday

Feb 16, 2011

took a couple days longer than they originally said for me

Feb 17, 2011

anyone else have any input?

Jul 6, 2017

I'm having the same situation (asking to fill a comp form). Just wondering did u eventually get the offer after filling out the form?

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Jul 21, 2017

Even i was asked to fill out the new hire form. I was told I would get an offer letter. No update even after 3 weeks.
What happened with you ? Did u get an offer letter ?

Feb 17, 2011

Anyone at the superday today heard back tonight? Longshot but worth asking.

Oct 6, 2017

when was your super day?

Feb 17, 2011

Just got the offer!

Oct 4, 2017

How long after the filing out the comp form did you get the offer ?

Feb 18, 2011

I know Goldman has been slow to get back to me in the past

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Feb 20, 2011

For a long-term internship, they told after the interview they would get back to "within 1 week". Three weeks later, nothing. Called them and got the offer in 5 minutes. I always keep thinking what if I hadn't called them, maybe I would never got the offer.
So always call, never email or wait.

But in your case, it's still quite early, wait till Wednesday then call up.

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Feb 17, 2011

thanks for the input guys.

Feb 17, 2011

fast forward a few weeks. I have been on two more rounds interviews with GS, both of which I thought went well. Before the last interview I was asked to fill out a prior compensation form. At the end of the third round of interviews someone from HR came in to ask me a few questions and explain how the hiring process works.

What opinions do you guys have on this and how long might I expect to hear back from them one way or the other?

Feb 17, 2011

anyone?

Apr 26, 2011

Just wanted to update, they rejected me on the following Monday. (Final Round on Tuesday, next Monday they called me around 2pm).

Apr 26, 2011

Oh, and analyst2b, I went through the same experience. I did the PC form and they told me all about the company and everything, but I didn't get an offer. Sucks. Total roller coaster of emotions.

Apr 26, 2011

about 3 weeks after my superday... unfortunately, i had already accepted an offer elsewhere. it is for the summer though.

@dantheman2011 did you ask why? it's so cruel...

Apr 26, 2011

See post below.

Apr 26, 2011
user_:

about 3 weeks after my superday... unfortunately, i had already accepted an offer elsewhere. it is for the summer though.

@dantheman2011 did you ask why? it's so cruel...

Whoops, didn't see your comment. Sorry for the late reply.

Yes, I asked why and they gave me a bunch of run-around answers. "It wasn't a right fit." "You're qualified but they felt you weren't right." etc. Nothing solid to know for sure what it was. I even had an insider friend within the same group and they didn't give me a straightforward answer.

Feb 12, 2018

Hey, can I know if this GS role you applied, after fill comp form but still reject is an experienced hire or campus hire?

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Jul 6, 2011

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Jul 6, 2011

I got a call from them today. They told me I am on hold and will give me the final decision next week.

Jul 6, 2011

Hey! I interviewed for the same department. They've put me on hold as well. I hope we hear back soon. Good luck!

Jul 6, 2011

Hey! I interviewed for the same department. They've put me on hold as well. I hope we hear back soon. Good luck!

Jul 6, 2011

anyone who ACTUALLY got an offer tho at this point?

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Jul 6, 2011

Hey I had my super day Oct 30th at the Jersey City location for the Controllers division. Has anyone heard back?

Jul 6, 2011

did you get a call from GS informing you of your current status?

Jul 6, 2011

I interviewed for a separate position in the Finance Division in late October at their 200 West office. Haven't heard a peep from them since. What do you all think about giving HR a quick call and seeing what my status is? I've had them call back within a week after final round and say that I got dinged for other positions, yet when they offered me a SA position last year it took over two weeks (granted the Christmas holiday occurred in the middle of that time period). Thoughts?

Jul 6, 2011

is this for a full-time position?

Jul 6, 2011

Has anyone heard back yet on the final decision with GS Internal Audit?

Jul 6, 2011

Not yet..

Jul 6, 2011

Still did not hear back..I will call them tomorrow...

Jul 6, 2011

What did they say? They said they'd follow up early next week.....

Jul 6, 2011

Thanks for the update, you guys! Let's all post here if we hear something by the end of next week.

Good luck and have a great thanksgiving break!

Jul 6, 2011

I'm interviewing with other division, and they also delay for several weeks. don't know will they release status if you have other offer deadlines coming soon.

Jul 6, 2011

Are you interviewing with the Internal Audit Department though? And is it for full-time position?

Jul 6, 2011

Within a week. Usually 2 business days.

"I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature."

Jul 6, 2011

Thanks.. its been about 4 days. On the careers website, my application status still says "interview." Do you think I am still in process? I know they were conducting a couple of more interviews after mine. But still no contact from recruiters.

Also, if you are rejected after a phone interview will you receive a call / email? Do you know the timeframe? Thanks.

Jul 6, 2011

You get a phone call if you get rejected in the in-person round, not necessarily for the phone round.

Talking about your case, it sounds like you need to start looking for something else.

"I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature."

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Jul 6, 2011

This is the second time I have interacted with their HR department over the past several years and they are such a joke.

They dont return messages, they never tell you the status of your application, they put you on indefinite holds and they dont provide feedback. Its now been well over a week with no contact and I don't expect to receive a response in the future.

Not only that - but they reached out to me for this position and not vice-versa. WTF is that? "Please come interview with us and then we'll get back to you - if we feel like it?" Completely unprofessional.

I am currently a buy-side analyst at a rival BB firm and I vow never to throw GSAM a shred of business when I make PM. Everyone talks about the great GS "culture" is but lets be real - they are a bunch of money grubbing bottom feeders who think their sh*t dont stink. Half of their HR department is literally outsourced to ADP and still operates under this mindset. Our firm would never treat candidates in this manner.

I know from experience as 1) I have gone through the recruiting process myself 2) regularly interview candidates to work our firm.

People need to expose their dirty tactics - more people should speak out about their negative experiences with GS recruiters AND if you're in an investment role - STOP giving these clowns business.

I feel bad for the undergrad kids who have to deal with these people and aren't lucky enough to have a solid fall-back plan.

Seriously... speak out and share your experiences with WSO community. And if you work at GS, I'd love to hear your thoughts on why you treat candidates with such disregard - especially when they are your potential future clients.

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Jul 6, 2011

Same experience with GS. I am at a buy side firm and have chosen every other BB for business over Goldman

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