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Advice for Goldman Sachs pre-recorded interviews?

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If it’s the hirevue, and you’ve used your one practice question and you’re not satisfied with your answer, before the recording ends you used to be close out the program and you could log back in and get another chance to redo. I don’t know if they’ve fixed it. But also have good lightning and look into the camera as if it was a real person

My advice is to avoid GS at all costs.

The issue is that their compensation often lags behind other banks because they rely on their reputation, but depending on your role you will likely need to work 70-80hr weeks just to stay afloat (yes, including operational/back office roles.) Massive technical debt means that nothing really works well behind the scenes, and there is little willingness to invest in infrastructure, only new products (and those only for a time.) The culture is extremely top-down and you advance by telling management what they want to hear, not by advocating for the best interests of the firm and its clients. I realize these same dynamics exist elsewhere, it’s just that you will likely at least be paid more and work less to deal with them. That said, if you really want to invest a couple years to get it on your resume and have awful wlb that’s valid, just best to know what you would be signing up for. There are great individuals there for sure, but corporate culture on the whole is fairly toxic.

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