Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/27/14 and ranks #8 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Mine is a story with various parts; you can find details on my life as a Big 4 auditor in my Q&A here and my path to final rounds with a PE firm here.
23 Nov 2020
Hi everyone, I got invited to the GS Global Markets (loan management) Superday. I have been trying to find more info on the division and how interviews usually look like but couldn't find much here or on the internet in general. Does anyone have any experience or any insights into the division/interviews. The job is specifically Goldman Sachs Global Markets (loan management) in their Dallas office. Let me know if you have any other question. Thank you!
25 Sep 2020
I have heard of people getting a call the same day to extend the job offer and have heard of it taking over a week. Does anyone know how long it should take, on average? I imagine the best performers heard back very soon, or is that a fallacy? Thank You.
12 Oct 2020
Hey everyone, I just recently interviewed at a super day for a smaller group within GS IMD. It's been about three weeks or so, and I haven't heard anything back. From my understanding, both offered and rejected candidates hear back back within a day or two. The left over, are put on a waiting list of sorts to see if first choice candidates accept or not. Can anyone confirm if this is the case? This is my only real lead for an internship so far at a BB, and I really hope I get an offer, but in the meantime I can only sit back and wait, which is really frustrating. Thanks for any advice in
07 Dec 2020
I recently had a superday at a BB and HR said to wait 2-3 weeks to hear back. However, other people I have spoken with that had superdays at similar firms were given their offers in a day or two after their superday. Is the 2-3 weeks comment from HR just a formality in case they waitlist you or will it really take that long to hopefully hear back with good news? Thanks for any input!
16 Sep 2020
Hey guys, I am writing this post because I genuinely would like some feedback or advice. I am a student with non-business background and was very excited to interview with a BB bank. I was very prepared for the first and superday interviews. I got a superday the same day I had my first round so I guessed they liked me. But I got rejected after the Superday. I had 4 interviewers during the Superday and one of them said well done after our conversation. I thought I did quite well on the Superday but I was not even put on the waitlist. I asked for feedback but they told me they would not provide
11 Dec 2019
Tie or No Tie, That is the Question. Bankers just wear t-shirts during interviews nowadays, I'm thinking no tie should fare just fine. What do you think?
26 Aug 2020
I received a superday for FT IB and I accepted a return offer from another bank in a different division. The superday bank sent me a form to fill out and it asks if I have a contract of employment which I think I technically do. I don't want this to backfire on me and then end up with 0 offers. So I want to be honest and fill out yes. However, ideally if I get a job offer from this bank I would take it in a heartbeat but I want to know if I'd be an automatic no if I tell the truth? I'm just worried if I get the offer and take it my former bank might contact them and let them know that I lied.
09 Oct 2019
Hi, Recently completed hirevue for BAML Diversity Inclusion BANKING/MARKETS MARCH5-6 IN NYC FORUM. Has anybody hear back or know when we can expect to hear back?
11 Feb 2020
I recently had a superday. I spoke with the recruiter about when I should hear back and he said 1 to 2 weeks. On the other hand, I spoke to another candidate who was contacted after the superday to set up a phone call for next week. I interpret this as me not getting an offer or getting on the waitlist at best. Could anyone chime in with their experiences to confirm my suspicions?
05 Oct 2019
I applied in September for an IB analyst internship and an IB markets sales internship and got invited to the hireview almost immediately. Then I did the markets Superday a few days ago, and the IB one a few days ago too, but neither asked me to do a first round of interviews. I have a 3.95 and I'm coming from a good school (top 25 overall, top 10 business), but idk if it is a target school and I have done 0 networking, so I am very confused why they would invite me to Superday. Is it a bad sign that I didn't get the first round first?
18 Nov 2020
Ik typically it is an obvious no but because of rona im not sure. Basically within the last week I did an IB analyst (NY) Superday, and a IB markets Superday. The thing is though, they barely asked any technicals for either (there were still a few, and a stock pitch for IB), and now that they don't have to fly candidates out to NY to interview, I'm wondering if like almost everybody got an invite to online Superday. I just want to know if I should keep my hopes low. Idk how much is relevant but for reference: 3.95 GPA from a top 25 school, top 10 bus school (idk if it is technically a target)
18 Nov 2020
So I attended a superday on Monday with an investment management firm in Chicago for a 2 year rotational program, but this is their first year piloting the program. The superday went so well- 5 interviews with 2/3 people for half an hour each. I thought all of them were great and got good feedback from everyone. The last two people I talked to (both of which I had spoken to together in the previous round) said I'll hear from HR soon. Emailed HR today to follow up, she said she'd let me know of the next steps shortly. Emails me again later and says as an update she will have news in a week or 2
17 Nov 2020
Just had a Superday this past Friday. I applied for the global quantitative analytics internship in September, was given the Hirevue in October, and had a Superday (3 30 minute phone calls) on Friday, November 13. There was a "networking" call the day before where all the Superday candidates could ask current quants questions etc. and I noticed there were at least 50 candidates on that call (I'm assuming all of whom had the Superday the very next day) and yet I haven't heard any updates from anyone? Has anyone heard back from a November 13 BofA Superday yet or know when we should expect to
17 Nov 2020
My dad walked in while i was in the middle of a hirevue question, and instead of closing the tab I accidentally clicked 'submit response'. On the next question, I said "sorry for the interruption" and finished my response to the previous question. Then, obviously, I answered the current question. Do you think i'll get dinged?
07 Sep 2019
Hi, I have been invited to the Superday for Truist's Full Time Leadership Development Program. Just wanted to see if anyone here is currently in the program or has any tips. I know that Truist has just merged so insight on this might be low but I would appreciate any/all inputs. Thank you
20 Oct 2020
Would you say perfection is necessary to receive an offer? I know this can depend on a lot of things, but was hoping to hear some stories. Do you have to be perfect to get an investment banking offer? Getting every single question right will not land you the offer. The interview is about knowing your stuff cold but it's also about selling yourself. You can answer every question with ease but if come off as someone without a personality you won't make it. Sell yourself. Be personable and likable. Having a strong connection with one interviewer is more valuable than acing every question. You'll
24 Feb 2019
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07 Dec 2018
I just finished a super day interview yesterday (Wednesday) and it's Thursday night and I haven't hear anything from HR. She told me they should let me know by the end of this week or early next week. I have heard many times that they either tell you the night of or the day after, which hasn't happened for me. However, one thing to note about this firm is that they are very disorganized. They took 11 days to get back to me after my 2nd round almost 2 months to fly me out for a superday after they confirmed I past the 2nd round, so their timeline is different from traditional BBs at least. What
27 Apr 2018
Has anyone attended a superday for Private Banking at JP Morgan? I have one coming up and would greatly appreciate any help. Questions asked? How many interviews? Which location? Overview of the Private Banking JPM Super Day Interview The interview will likely be 6 interviews. According to our users, the JPM Private Banking super day will consist of mostly fit and behavioral interviews. You should plan to know the following: Know the stock price and CEO Understand some basic market dynamics and have a market outlook Why You? Why Private Banking? What area of PB do you want to work in? Also you
19 May 2018
Had a first round phone interview with an IB for a 2019 SA job, and after correctly answering some technical questions it was decided that we would check back in at the end of the summer and I would let them know where I was in my recruiting process, and if I was still interested I could get a superday. I don't live in the same city as this firm's headquarters, but I'll happen to be that city in a few weeks just by coincidence. Is it acceptable to reach out and ask for an interview while I'm there anyways? What would be the best way to phrase that? I'm still recruiting with other firms, but in
05 Jul 2018
Hey everyone, Has anyone heard anything back from BAML, Citi, JPM about a superday? I applied to Citi and JPM early August, and BAML a few weeks ago.
20 Sep 2017
I have a scheduled superday for full-time IBD. Would it be overkill to ask my contacts at this firm for a referral to other Analysts to grab coffee or have a conversation before the superday? I have availability and a very strong interest in this firm, and would like to demonstrate that interest before the superday. Additionally, I am in conversation with two alum from my college at this firm for a quick phone or email conversation to introduce myself.
10 Oct 2018
Monkeys-- Just received an invitation for a JPM Investor Services superday for Friday, Nov. 3rd. I have had a couple superdays so I know the logistics. This superday, however, is scheduled from 8am - 5pm. It says we will have three half-hour interviews, programming, and networking opportunities. Anyone familiar w/this format? Also, any particulars to Investor Services is welcome! Any and all insight into this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
23 Oct 2017
I am interviewing with a BB bank for FT. I was offered a superday but not for the location and group that I truly want. According to the recruiter, the group that I want to be with has already acquired all of its FT analysts through early recruiting and and summer intern conversions. He went on to say that I can reject my invitation for a superday so that my candidacy for my desired group will be held until an opening is available. However, it is not a guarantee that there will be an open spot in the group that I want in the upcoming months. What is the likelihood that a group expands its
27 Oct 2017
Hello, I have a superday coming up in a couple days that I can't afford to screw up. I'm basically treating it like a life or death situation. I've had several first round interviews so far, but I've made costly mistakes that prevented me from moving forward. Fortunately I learned from my mistakes and was able to move on to the superday with this firm. However, I feel that this may be my last opportunity with a major bank, and want to do everything I can do maximize my chances. So my question is, what can I do to be the best candidate I can be? I've also heard that fit and personality matter a
02 Dec 2015
Hey all, This is really bugging me. Recently had a superday with the regional office of an BB/EB. During one interview, the VP asked where else I was interviewing. I told him I was also interviewing at Firm X. He then asked which firm I would choose if I had the option, and I said that I'd choose his firm over Firm X (obviously) because of blah blah blah. The VP said he knew people at Firm X and would let them know that I'd choose his firm over Firm X. He then pulls out his phone and literally starts emailing/texting his buddies at Firm X... Didn't get an offer from that office, and never
27 Nov 2015
I was wondering how long or if I should expect to hear back after a final round for a lateral analyst position I had a week and a half ago? I interviewed on the phone initially then I was called in for a first round, where I met with a VP/Director/analyst. That same afternoon, after the first round, I was called by HR to schedule a final round for the next morning, Thursday 10/29. That Thursday I met with 4 MDs, including the head of the group. So far, I have not heard anything from HR or the staffer, both of which I have followed up with a week after the final round. Does anybody have
10 Nov 2015
Had a ft IBD superday last monday. Wondering when to contact HR or the md's who gave me their card during the interviews after not yet having heard back from the bank. I keep reading most people hear back the day after when they have an offer, so starting to get nerveous. I know there was a round yesterday as well ( 4 this week, 3 monday, 1 yesterday) so maybe that causes a delay. What to do?
13 Oct 2017
Hello, Is it normal/common to be invited directly to a superday at a BB (coming from a non-target for this firm)? Does it mean anything in terms of the odds of winning an offer going into the superday? Would they try to grill on technicals more since I skipped the first round? Thank you
03 Dec 2015
Hi All, Long-time lurker looking for some input from the troops. I have an upcoming superday with Keybanc CM for a IBD Summer Associate position but haven't been able to find many details on Associate level interviews. Anyone have experience with superdays with them and know what to expect? Any insight on the interview (technical or otherwise), associate program, or the firm recognition across the street in general would be appreciated. I've heard that there may be more market focused questions than at other IBs..? Interview process to my knowledge seems pretty standard: Superday dinner -->
25 Jan 2016
Hi guys, I have two superdays next week: one for a large Real Estate Private Equity Firm and another for a Large REIT. In my previous interviews I've been fairly confident in my answers to technical questions aside from two: 1. Walk me through a DCF valuation on an asset.....How do you find an appropriate discount rate? So I understand the basics of a DCF (forecasting CF's and applying a discount rate to get present value) but I may not be describing it efficiently enough and I am sort of lost on where we get a discount rate from in the world of real estate. How is the Discount Rate linked to
31 Mar 2016
Hi Everyone, Got an invite for DB Wealth Management. Wanted to know if anyone has any experience with DB WM superdays? What sort of questions do they ask? How do you bets prepare? Is it more technical or behavioural. They have informed me that it'll be 3 back to back 30 minute interviews. Thanks for any and all help. Threat Level Midnight.
31 Jan 2020
This happened a few weeks ago and it's still quite disturbing to me so I decided to make this thread. I was having a superday with this group and everything went pretty well. After we finished, I and two other candidates had lunch with the whole team. The lunch was pretty casual and we were just chit chatting. Then, after 15 minutes, I started to realize that when the MD talked, he never made any eye contact with me while he made eye contact very often with the other two candidates. It was like he was talking to them and not to me at all. He was the main talker during the lunch and probably
09 May 2015
Hey guys, title is pretty self explanatory. Had a superday at baml Palo Alto late September, found out that one guy in my group got an offer, but ended up turning them down for JPM/GS. The rest of us haven't heard back. Would you say it's safe to assume I got waitlisted or denied? I reached out and the guy I spoke with basically mentioned how it was pretty selective this year so I shouldn't stop recruiting until I hear back definitively. Reached out to someone slightly higher up and basically asked if he'd be willing to quickly go over with me anything I could work on going into other
11 Oct 2017
Interviewed with a Upper MM buyout fund in East Coast USA last week Thursday. They mentioned the next round will be the following week (as in this week). It's already Wednesday, still no word from them. Should I follow up with HR? Thanks ladies and gents!
14 Feb 2018
Hello WSOers, I have scored a superday with UBS wealth and was wondering if you guys had any superday experience insights to add to how I am prepping. I am putting together 5 work challenges stories, nailing my two minute 'about me' speech, keeping updated with the markets, and using a guide from school with common Qs. For those that have interviewed, will I need to brush up on my valuation knowledge or anything else technical? Thanks guys!
07 Oct 2015
Are the big banks still having Superdays for Asset Management/investment management/private wealth management positions? I applied to a bunch of banks months ago and did a lot of video interviews but haven't received any word on if I've gotten any Superdays still...
03 Dec 2017
For anyone else that was at the superday today: -What were your thoughts, how do you think you did? -Has anyone heard back yet? Heard decisions should be going out pretty quickly
27 Oct 2015
Hey everyone, I just went through most of the hiring process for a MM firm. Had the first round with HR, second round with an associate, and third round LBO case study. I received word I passed the case study; however, due to hiring needs the super day won't be until Sept/Oct. I have checked in a few times (last time being a few weeks ago) and have yet to receive an update. When I did speak with recruitment, the HR manager emailed me to say they won't be hiring any analysts till Nov/ Jan and that I am eligible for a super day. They seem to be very careful about saying "I am eligible" rather
03 Sep 2018
Yesterday I just finished a half day (morning) superday with a BB which included several interviews. Unfortunately I had not gotten much sleep the night before due to being woken up by loud noise from the room next door which persisted for more than one hour, this was completely outside of my control and had a severe negative impact.
10 Jan 2015