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 (67)

Feb 20, 2011 - 1:34pm

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.

Mar 15, 2011 - 8:20pm

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?

Apr 26, 2011 - 8:03pm

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...

Jul 6, 2011 - 6:55pm
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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 - 2:44am

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

Jul 6, 2011 - 6:57pm

Goldman Sachs Internal Audit hear back? (Originally Posted: 11/11/2014)

I had my super day on October 30th (Thursday) at Jersey City.
I received an email on Friday saying that they will call me with a decision within two weeks.
Today is Tuesday and I am really anxious. Did anyone hear back?
And when is the best time for me to follow up inquiring my status update?

Jul 6, 2011 - 7:07pm

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 - 7:23pm

Goldman Phone Interview - How Long to Hear Back? (Originally Posted: 09/29/2015)

Hey all,

For those of you with experience, how long did it take you to hear back after a first round Goldman Sachs phone interview? This is for a front-office role within IMD.

Thanks!!

Jul 6, 2011 - 7:24pm

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 - 7:25pm

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 - 7:26pm

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 - 7:27pm

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.

Jul 6, 2011 - 7:28pm

Sorry to hear about your experience w/GS. Have to say that my interactions with them have been pretty similar. They contacted me a few years back for a role and had me jump thru the hoops. I had at least 7 separate interviews and had to take a day off of work during earnings season to get down to the Water street office (FiDi is inconvenient).

They never had the common decency to get back to me. Yes, I am aware that its commonplace for financial firms not to respond instead of providing rejections letters but generally not in the latest stage of a final round interview after being in close contact with the candidate throughout the entire process.

I cannot speak for their undergrad recruiting efforts.

They treat the clients in the same fashion. RE: Shorting the same subprime mortgage crap they sold to clients

http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2013-09-12/how-goldman-sachs-made-…

Another GS story, my uncle owns a large private auto glass company. A well-known partner at GS called in 90's saying he had an M&A proposal and flew my uncle to NYC on a private jet to talk about the terms. When my uncle arrived w/his lawyer to the office, the partner instead discussed opportunities to "raise capital" through additional debt. Whatever M&A offer may or may not have existed was no longer available when my uncle arrived and instead the senior partner suggested that GS underwrite his debt. When my uncle scoffed at the bait-and-switch the partner kicked him out of his office hah. Literally no respect for current or potential clients and I think its firmwide mentality.

Good luck w/the job hunt!

Jul 6, 2011 - 7:30pm

Having seen this process, and been part of it several times, i can tell you that the HR staff at most large firms in our world is staffed very thin. Unless something is deliberately done to you, don't take anything by omission personally.

Jul 6, 2011 - 7:31pm

I had in person first round . I am from non-target school. I interviewed with some LBS people. Some people there got rejected next day and some got invited to second round . I have not heard from them for 1 week, so I emailed hr who said that "they will let me know week after" and we're still evaluating. Now the second week is also over. I don't want to chase again, but any ideas what I should read into it. I'm kind of giving up hope. :(

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