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At a Glance

Uppers

“Working with the best in the business—intelligent, talented, driven, ambitious colleagues”

“Prestigious brand name”

“Good pay”

Downers

“Long, intense hours”

“Stress”

“Bureaucracy and politics”

The Buzz

“Gold standard”

“Best bank on the Street—most prestigious”

“Very well managed and top among bulge bracket firms”

“Excellent M&A and restructuring practices”

About Goldman Sachs & Co.

Goldman Sachs provides a wide range of investment banking, securities, and investment management services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments, and individuals. Widely considered the most prestigious name in investment banking, Goldman is headquartered in New York, and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and many other cities around the world. 

Goldman is also widely considered to be the top dealmaker on Wall Street. Underscoring its prowess in the deal markets, for the first nine months of 2019, the firm ranked No. 1 in worldwide in announced M&A deal volume, No. 1 in U.S. announced M&A volume, No. 1 in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) announced M&A volume, No. 1 in U.S. equity and equity-related offerings, and No. 1 in U.S. IPO volume.

In addition to its leading position when it comes to dealmaking, Goldman Sachs is also the leading innovator on Wall Street when it comes to workplace policies. Goldman was the first big bank to enact a protected-weekend-day policy for junior bankers and a no-working-past-midnight policy for interns, revamp its promotion policy (fast-tracking junior bankers), modernize its performance review system, and widely use video interviews to recruit entry-level bankers. 

Indeed, the venerable firm has many “firsts” to its credit. Founded in 1869, Goldman played a major role in establishing the IPO markets in the early 1900s and, five decades later, was the first firm to focus on the institutional sales market. Goldman was also the first investment bank to create a dedicated M&A group, negotiate a trade on the New York Stock Exchange, and use emerging computer technology to distribute its research reports electronically.

Today, Goldman Sachs employs more than 36,000 people worldwide and is led by David Solomon, its chairman and CEO.

Goldman Sachs & Co.

200 West Street
New York, NY 10282
Phone: (212) 902-0300

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: GS
Stock Exchange: NYSE
CEO: David M. Solomon
2019 Employees (All Locations): 36,600

Major Office Locations

Los Angeles, CA
San Francisco, CA
Washington, DC
Miami, FL
Atlanta, GA
Chicago, IL
Boston, MA
Jersey City, NJ
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Salt Lake City, UT