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Anyone who interviewed with Goldman Sachs recently, how did the salary negotiations go? The couple of calls I received from HR, they want to pin down a number before even proceeding for the interviews. So just wondering if they negotiate it when giving an offer.

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It's not a red flag at all. It's very common to be asked by HR on your expected salary even before meeting the team for interviews. It's annoying but definitely legal / common.

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"Pin down a number before even proceeding for the interviews" RED FLAG! RED FLAG! RED FLAG! But then again, it's Goldman Sachs...'nuff said. Good Luck!

Find that very interesting, because I was told it’d be a 2-4 month process and that salary negotiations are at the end, and they typically move fast but they like doing it at the end once they nail down who they want 🤔

I’ve gone through negotiations at the end and they were accommodating

Can happen either way - depends on the company and the specific process. I’m hiring for a director role where we have a tight budget and not a lot of room to move on the base salary; if we aren’t aligned on expectations upfront I don’t want to waste your time, my time, and the interviewers time. Other roles (based on level, time of year, etc) we may have more flexibility on, so will discuss ballpark early on but finalize at the end.

Do your reseach and give then a ballpark range to work with. Give you enough room to negociate up. Depend on what the job in the bank, bonus could represent a big part of your total comp.

Pretty standard

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