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‘Does Goldman Sachs drug test?’ and other popular candidate inquiries


Google’s autocomplete function – aimed at saving users milliseconds of laborious typing – offers a fun little byproduct if you have a few minutes. Start typing a query and you’ll be greeted with a list of the four most popular questions asked by others. In a way, the function acts as a poll of sorts. What are other Internet users most curious about? Provide some parameters and you’ll soon find out.

This trick has been utilized a few times – most recently by Vault.com, which typed in the word “is” and the names of a few banks. You can see their findings here, but we thought we’d take things a step further with other career-related inquiries to find out what candidates are most curious about. The short of it: many are freaking out over whether their potential employer will ask them to pee in a cup.

When you type in “does” followed by the name of most every big bank — Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Barclays Capital, Wells Fargo and Bank of America, for example — the words “drug test” make up the first auto-complete option. When it comes to the other big U.S. bank – Citigroup – users are more likely to ask whether the firm owns Travelers or Morgan Stanley. “Does Citigroup drug test” is the third most popular query.

Here are some other popular questions candidates want the answer to:

Does Morgan Stanley ask for transcripts?

Does J.P. Morgan sponsor H1B?

Does Goldman Sachs pay well?

How does Citigroup manage diversity?

How is Morgan Stanley organized?

How is Goldman Sachs different from other banks?

How is Wells Fargo with short sales?

Why is Goldman Sachs the best?

Why is Goldman Sachs evil?

Why is Citigroup stock so low?

Why is Morgan Stanley a good place to work?

What does Morgan Stanley look for?

When does Citigroup pay bonuses?

Comments (1)

  1. Drug testing is so old. I’ve been involved in it since 1975 when the jets fell off aircraft carriers. I know an extrodinary amount about this particular topic.

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