Goldman Sachs

<p>Can someone please help me understand how recruiting really works at Goldman Sachs? I applied to the new analyst position at GS London about at least 3 months ago, on their website it says my application is still under review. Does this mean I am totally rejected and just forget about GS London and look somewhere else? About a month ago, I did the their HR in London and spoke to a recruiter. She said, oh, we are still reviewing our candidates, any progress, we'll let you know. I have no idea what to do now, has anybody experienced this before? Thank you for reading this!</p>

<p>Most firms recruit through on campus recruiting and very rarely take candidates that submit an application online. I know full time hiring for Goldman is almost done in the US I would assume its the same for London. Unfortunately, chances are you won't be getting an interview. (Unless you have some sort of contact in Goldman that you didn't mention)</p>

<p>yeah online apps tend to get ignored...</p>

<p>Most large banks want you to apply through your school's career center AND their website. What position did you apply for? S&T, trading, ops, etc? </p>

<p>I'll repeat what's already been said and tell you that if only applied online and don't have a superlative resume, your chances are slim. I'm not sure about GS in Europe but in the States they are very specific about where they recruit.</p>

<p>thank you for all of your comments. I did apply through my college's career website, and it directed me to the goldman sachs website, so i submitted my application there. </p>

<p>i applied for the investment banking division. </p>

<p>do you think i should try to pursue GS?</p>

<p>What's the harm in applying? None.</p>

<p>You should pursue as many banks as you can. Don't put all your eggs into one basket</p>

<p>Does Goldman interview kids on your school's campus?</p>

<p>^^ Some campuses do interviews with Goldman Sachs. Ours does. </p>

<p>I don't mean to hijack this thread but seeing that my question is relevant to the topic I'll go ahead and ask. </p>

<p>Will a 3.65 (taking into account that I have good EC's and whatnot) as an undergrad be good enough for an interview/employment at Goldman Sachs? Also, does anyone know a ballpark estimate of the GPA average of Goldman's hires?</p>

<p>Yes you can get into GS with a 3.65 from a top school, but your GPA is really not the determining factor</p>

<p>i interned @ GS this past summer. i go to a non-target which has no campus recruiting by any IBs so had to apply through their general HR website. ended up getting a call to go interview within a few weeks with other candidates from primary & secondary targets. i got an offer for ops, less selective than IBD but i guess it is possible to get into GS from a non-target as long as you have a really good resume & GPA (i had a 3.9 gpa at the time i think)</p>

<p>Re: Awped</p>

<p>Ya, people on here focus way too much on GPAs and stuff for IBD/GS/etc.</p>

<p>I would say acing interviews is a better thing to focus on.</p>

<p>Re: BigMike</p>

<p>I'd say in general that's true... but if you are from a non-target you're going to need an incredible GPA just to get a look.</p>

<p>In the case he mentioned of a top school, once you get the interview its really mostly about that. So your GPA needs to be good enough that you get an interview in reality.</p>