The Infamous Goldman Interviewee Lands an Offer at GS

I honestly can't believe I'm saying this but the person in the video posted in @Les Grossman's thread (video below) and a few others (myself included) has allegedly landed an offer at GS in their Natural Resources Group. I highly suspect that he's trolling but we'll see.

@My Name is Jeff @Future.Monkey @CreditMadrid @CanadianEnergyBanker @deMaestro @trader_timmy @dartzrip @dartzrip @CRE

@CRE @dan_yo23 @guggroth93

https://streamable.com/csg1o
https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-t-duval/

My favorite quote: "I will succeed until the point where I am a managing director, and I am making 7 figures as a base salary, and then possibly 7-8 figures in bonus, depending on how many deals I am able to close"

What a BSD, give this man a job" - @aspiringchimp

Comments (82)

Aug 16, 2017

SALT

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Aug 16, 2017

Dude I'm honestly flabbergasted haha. He literally shut up the entire forum if this is true. I checked finra but he wasn't on there so there could still be some BS in this.

Aug 16, 2017

What a day that will be if you have to email him for a networking opportunity lol ha

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Aug 16, 2017

lol. I'm going to cold email him the link to this thread to his GS email. He hasn't passed his series licenses yet so this could be a hoax.

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Aug 16, 2017

try using Mailtester.com to see if his email is legit

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Aug 16, 2017

it says "Server doesn't allow e-mail address verification"

Aug 16, 2017

Don't you have to pass the 79 first? Could be taking it later this month

Aug 16, 2017

definitely.. My friend @ JPM already has his licenses & he started this summer.

Aug 22, 2017

BTA.

Aug 16, 2017

Every other week a new one of these posts pop up on here.

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Aug 16, 2017

A lot of people pm'ed me asking where he ended up lol. I had no clue until today he got into GS. It's honestly incredibly riveting.

Aug 16, 2017

Man I'm so fucking done. Hahahaha I'm laughing so hard, there's no way this man is working at GS.

BillBelichick37:

My favorite quote: "I will succeed until the point where I am a managing director, and I am making 7 figures as a base salary, and then possibly 7-8 figures in bonus, depending on how many deals I am able to close"

Same here, what a quote. The delusion is real.

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Aug 16, 2017

Dude you clearly can't match the long-term aspirations and willpower that this young chap has

Aug 16, 2017

Nah I totally can. I will work for only Goldman Sachs (JP Morgan and all the other BB's are beneath an undergraduate like me). I'm going to start out in M&A, get models and bottles on the weekends, and become a managing director by the age of 26 and partner by 30. 8 figures starting salary with a 8-9 figures bonus possibly. Will be Wall Street's greatest success story as I would have beat all those Ivy pricks to the job. All of this out of a non-target.

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Aug 16, 2017

Haha i understand the absurdity, I was completely kidding

Aug 16, 2017

I know man lmao. I was just kidding as well

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Aug 16, 2017

He's not on finra & he didn't put which office he's at. God it'd be hilarious if people at GS NRG are reading this.

Aug 16, 2017

The email went through. I put the link and typo on purpose to see if he'd have a pissed reaction lol.

@GridironCEO and @myr899 were right haha @TippyTop11

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Aug 17, 2017

The mods took away my comment, but his family seems to be pretty prominent and succesful in the LA metro, kid probably wanted to get away from SoCal for a little, went to college in upstate new york at colgate, said fuck that then returned home. His cousins are succesful, mother is in the entertainment industry, and uncle is a CEO of a company. I would be pretending to not be a hater if I didn't say he must have had some help getting into GS.

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Aug 16, 2017

Wow. That's pretty cool, none of us could say we wouldn't do the same given the opportunity but suffice to say I doubt anyone at GS has such a shit EQ. Honestly, I have a hard time buying that all the BB IB people are some Wharton LBO gods that this forum seems to make it seem like after this.

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Aug 17, 2017

Can't wait to see the response to this. Please don't forget to post

Aug 16, 2017

Thanks,
Dick

LMAO

Aug 16, 2017

He has opened the email several times. What a little shit.

Aug 17, 2017

whats the plug in that you use to see if he opened it again?

Aug 16, 2017

email tracker on chrome

Aug 16, 2017

hilarious

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Aug 16, 2017

if true* Nice! Good for him.

Aug 16, 2017

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Aug 16, 2017

GS also is starting a new recruitment tool for next year's summers. They'll use a personality test to compare current juniors who have exemplified strong skills necessary to be a banker with potential candidates.

Aug 16, 2017

Lloyd will then meet him like he did for that make a wish kid.

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Aug 17, 2017

Wow. I am beyond shocked. If it's true, it really goes to show what hustle can do for you.. If you want it enough you can go from being the type of guy who posts an embarrassing video to actually getting what you want.

I found him on FB and from the pics I saw, he doesn't look nearly as beta as that video made him seem.. Actually looks like a guy you'd want to have a beer with. So maybe he isn't as insufferable as that video made him out to be. In any case, if he did land that job, props to him.

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Aug 16, 2017

lmao you got to be fucking kidding me. You fucking roasted him haha and now he's cool because he went to GS? LOL

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Aug 17, 2017

Look him up on fb- type in the same name you use for linkedin. You'll see what I mean.

Aug 16, 2017

I have. Someone here says they know him & that he's a hardo. In other news, GS stock is down 2 dollars since this thread.

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Aug 17, 2017

that's less than a percent. don't be misleading people for no reason

$2 for GS is much different than a $2 drop for MS. We're in an IB forum can't be confusing this shit

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Aug 16, 2017

@dan_yo23 do you have a man crush on robert du val?

Aug 17, 2017

Yeah I've decided to wear my ties like him because apparently that's how you get an offer at GS

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Aug 16, 2017

how epic would it be if he rethought his interview approach after getting roasted online and ended up getting an offer

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Aug 16, 2017

Autism shaming itt

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Aug 16, 2017

There has to be someone on this site who either works or has a close friend that works at GS. Doesn't GS have some kind of corporate directory on the firm's intranet site? I'm sure a quick search from someone on the inside can quickly verify/refute this...

Aug 16, 2017

I am incredibly tempted to ask my buddy there to look but also am embarrassed lol.

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Aug 16, 2017

I have. Somebody here says they know him and that he's a hardo. Elsewhere in the world, GS stock is down 2 dollars since this string

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Aug 16, 2017

"Goldman SaKZZIIZIZ"

Aug 16, 2017

My favorite quote was the part he said the Wall Street Prep course he took while at Colgate positioned him to "rise through the ranks". How can you rise through the ranks when you are still in school?

This guy must be opening beer bottles with his eyelids and eating rare steaks everyday

Aug 17, 2017

Holy shit. I thought I was good at creeping. You sir, are a legend.

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Aug 16, 2017

not cool to dox him

Aug 16, 2017

Lmao did he put his address and phone number? No. This is WSO not Youtube. If someone was actually doxxed here they'd probably just get shit on the threads, not as serious as youtube. Quit acting like the little WSO bitches on here who post "My friend wants to know about GS TMT" bullshit.

Aug 16, 2017

I don't know if you saw his original comment that I replied to but it basically detailed what his parents and family do. That's doxxing

Aug 16, 2017

Yeah he reposted it on here. Dude the guy didn't put his address or phone on here so who cares. You could literally find all the names he put by googling and/or his facebook. It's not like he did some deep web diving and hacked him.

Aug 16, 2017

If this guy got hired at Goldman I lost my respect for them. That being said Goldman isn't the bank it used to be, and it's hard for any banks to really get top talent now that everyone goes Tech. My average Tech friend is making a lot more than my average banking friend. I mean let's be real, would you rather have a million dollar sign-on bonus and a fat multiple six figure salary guaranteed? Or no sign-on, get shit on by people 2 years your senior, and have half your paycheck not guaranteed?

Anyways +SB for the laugh!

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Aug 16, 2017

What kind of tech companies give million dollar sign-on bonuses, with 6 fig salaries as an entry level? Software developer comp here in SV is from 60-80K for an entry level. You're right the work-life balance is better, but career trajectory peaks real quick. In fact I've seen kids from the valley go into college gung-ho about CS/Engineering, realizing how bored the career was, switch to finance and get IB jobs. Surprisingly seeing this very common.

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Aug 16, 2017

It's called sarcasm, but it is well known that many tech jobs pay on par or above street comp.

Edit: Any of your friends moving from Tech -> Banking probably aren't good at banking or weren't good at tech. The skills needed and culture are extremely different. Very few bankers know Ruby, Pearl, C#, C++, Java. Not saying all devs know that but many people coming out of college recently know a good sum of these or more.

Aug 16, 2017

Sorry, I had just seen so much infatuation with the difference between the two career fields that I deadass thought you were serious. From my personal experience, entry level tech does pay quite well, but the only ones who pay more than street are the big guys, granted which still is pretty good. I also think finance pays more the farther you go up, but thats also performance based, not actual salary, so it's the big guns that are getting the money I guess.

No, you're definitely right. They don't know jack about finance, and since they had no passion for tech they were bad at that as well. These are college kids switching majors basically, not the ones making the career moves that actually make sense. I was just trying to highlight how finance as a career field is becoming a trend for those even who were gunning for tech but not really sure what they wanted (why we see middle schoolers on wso asking for GS SA advice). Of course there are many who are good at tech and enjoy it, and those are the ones who stick and do well. I just disagree with the fact that anyone can gun for a tech job and get the big bucks when they really arent dedicated to it. I think that cash goes to those who had tech as an end goal from the beginning.

Aug 16, 2017

I guess it really goes to show how shit SLC is and how much going to a target helps, you could be completely socially inept and mention pay in an interview and still get the job. I doubt he had to go through hirevue but I could be wrong.

Aug 16, 2017

I believe this has been said before but yo his tie knot is legendary

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Aug 16, 2017

That tie knot made the interviewer's coochie tingle

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Aug 17, 2017

Hahahaha SB for coochie.

'I'm jacked... JACKED TO THE TITS!!'

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Aug 16, 2017

ANALYSTS HATE HIM: 7 TriCKS TO become a PaRtnER at GOLDMAN SacHz in only SevEn yEaRS.

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Aug 18, 2017

Lol thats kind of what JC Flowers did

Aug 16, 2017

god damnit is this shmuck really beating us all to 7 figures with that new haircut? Idk what would be crazier, if this really happened or he is willing to further ruin his reputation with his linkedin connects by trolling so hard.

Aug 16, 2017

This could be the ultimate short thesis for GS

Aug 17, 2017

Confirmed he does indeed work there. I asked a a buddy of mine that works in ops/technology at Goldman to look him up and he's on their database. Also, I created a dummy email and sent [email protected]GS.com an email and nothing bounced back. Sent an email to my work email with my last name spelt wrong, and it bounced back right away. -___-

Robert Du Val 100% works at Goldman.

Aug 17, 2017

Can confirm through some friends at GS as well. But key note: He's in the SLC office

Aug 17, 2017

yeah thats what my boy said, I was unaware that they had front office, let alone IBD, in Salt Lake City.

Aug 16, 2017

Honestly, I think I speak for everyone in that we're all fucking shook by this lol. I do think GS SLC is somewhat of a fucking POS for IBD. The pay is 62k (48k base+14k bonus) and they absolutely don't give a fuck about the people there. You basically get paid worse than FLDPs/MO/BO people for 40-50+ more hours all for the ability to be a 2nd year ib analyst that you have little to no say over what city or group. You will have a hard time getting PE right away being late to the game (though the gs name does help) and it is really not even worth it in my opinion. I know a few MO/BO etc. people who get 80->95->105+ (In a place like Charlotte or Denver) in the time some GS SLC ib person would be a real 2nd year analyst.

Comparing Apples to Apples that's 280K or 41.50/hr for the MO guy and likely ~300k or 23.50/hr (62K->72K-160K) for the GS SLC IBD guy. And Charlotte or Denver-type cities are cheap and better than SLC. Basically, GS SLC IB is a really good job to get into a top b-school from but I'd really say risk, cool fldps, etc. would be a better option if you're willing to take a little bit more of a gamble with b-school (still somewhere from 8-20, or better if you're a minority/get lucky), have a somewhat interesting job, easy hours, and less stress. Believe me when I say that there are a lot of people who hate the program and feel that they were tricked, not everyone gets to leave slc. The work is not really as related to doing NY/SF/LA IBD as you would think.

For context: I went to GS SLC a few times and know a few people who did the ibd and ER programs.

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Aug 17, 2017

Can't he internally transfer to a different office?

Aug 16, 2017

You work at SLC for 2 years then either 1. Stay (not sure what the hierarchy is like in SLC) 2. Go to NY/SF/LA/Houston or 3. Quit/fired

A lot more people are 3 than you would think.

Aug 16, 2017

SF office prefers to not even talk to SLC scum, I think it's usually NY or different firm after the 2 years

Aug 18, 2017

you're obsessing entirely too much on this. surprise - connections get you jobs and d-bags work in this industry. you should be more focused on ripping shots with your bros and chasing tail.

Aug 16, 2017

Dude I made this post because I think it's pretty damn hilarious. The guy obviously had to do better than the video to get GS SLC so congrats to him.

Feb 22, 2018

Haha just saw this - guessing you got turned down to interview at GS (probs even SLC...) by your saltiness. I'm in GS Classic IB and can shed some light on the SLC program from what I gathered talking to the guys in my group based there:
1. Your low on the pay by double digits
2. They are tied to a certain city from day 1 so they know if they are going to NY/SF/Houston off the bat, and apparently the attrition rate is about 50-50 which is better than any NY group I know of, including my own
3. They only have a hard time getting PE if they want it to be in NY or SF -- outside cities don't care. Apparently it is still pretty common for them to get into name brand PE funds although MM is more common. We all just got a going-away blast from a FIG guy going to Apollo in NY and he said he started in the SLC program
4. Apparently everyone hates the program so your right on that, but from my group it looks like anyone who is decent and stays 1.5 years gets transferred to NY where they get to hate their lives even more for that sweet shot at KKR (to hate their lives even more).

Aug 17, 2017

Not familiar with the story, but seems like he did shut up the entire forum. Kudos.

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Aug 17, 2017

Didn't shut us up, gave us more to talk about, and although low key probably pissed us off/made us jealous, had he faded away into mediocrity, we would have all just been bored at work tomorrow with nothing to talk about.

Aug 16, 2017

Yeah I'm honestly low key proud haha. I outlined my semi-objective opinion on GS SLC IBD earlier but hey, the guy really wanted GS and got it. Now in 10 years he will be the boring IBD partner.

Aug 17, 2017

Lol everyone is lowkey hating on him

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Aug 18, 2017

Good for him- I bet he came off better in subsequent interviews and family connections may have helped. Either way, the world isn't fair so get used to it. Lol at the haters

Aug 16, 2017

well his time at Salem Partners did expose him to some of the wealthiest people in the world

Aug 16, 2017
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Aug 18, 2017

What concert costs 45 cents? 50 Cent feat. Nickelback.

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