Goldman Sachs & Co. at a Glance


  • “Working with and learning from highly intelligent, positive, interesting people; you obtain wonderful contacts and create a great network of people”
  • “Strong culture of teamwork and collaboration”
  • “Exciting, challenging work; we work for the best clients in the world, in the most dynamic industries”


  • “Work-life balance is extremely difficult to achieve given very high expectations”
  • “Can be political at times”
  • “Promotions are more difficult now”

The Buzz

  • “Cream of the crop; top investment bank”
  • “On the way down—not what they used to be”
  • “Great deal flow, excellent M&A deals, great exit opportunities”
  • “Terrible work-life balance”

About Goldman Sachs & Co.

Wall Street's No. 1 dealmaker 

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 high-net-worth 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 other major financial centers around the world. Founded in 1869, the venerable firm has many "firsts" to its credit. 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. More recently, in the wake of the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008, the bank received some less than stellar press for some alleged dubious dealings. Even so, Goldman is still the top dealmaker on Wall Street. For the first half of 2014, the firm ranked No. 1 in U.S. announced M&A deal volume, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) announced M&A deal volume, and worldwide announced M&A deal. It also ranked No. 1 in global equity and equity-related offerings, global common stock, EMEA equity and equity-related offerings, U.S. equity and equity-related offerings, and U.S. IPOs for the same period. Goldman Sachs is led by Lloyd Blankfein, its chairman and CEO, and employs 32,600 people worldwide.

Goldman Sachs & Co.

200 West Street
New York, NY 10282
Phone: (212) 902-0300
Fax: (212) 902-3000


  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: GS
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • CEO: Lloyd C. Blankfein
  • 2014 Employees: 32,600

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
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