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

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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

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

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

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 17, 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 17, 2017

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

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.

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Aug 16, 2017

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

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Aug 16, 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 16, 2017

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

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

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 16, 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 17, 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.

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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 17, 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 16, 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 17, 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

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 17, 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 18, 2017

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

Aug 18, 2017

edit: this kid sucks

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Aug 18, 2017

shouldn't post someones public details like this imo jk its pretty funny and congrats to him! i think you're taking it a little to far to try and contact him via his GS email though. Shouldn't you be worrying about landing a position or studying an M&A model or something

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

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Aug 18, 2017
  1. I have an offer
  2. Who gives a fuck about his GS email? You think Lloyd is going to care about the SLC deplorables?
Aug 19, 2017
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Aug 26, 2017