Goldman Sachs & Co. at a Glance


  • “Working with the brightest, most talented, and hardest working people in the industry—both at the firm and at our clients”
  • “The collaborative, inclusive, innovative culture”
  • “Great advancement and learning opportunities”


  • “Demanding hours”
  • “Stress and anxiety”
  • “Politics and red tape”

The Buzz

  • “They are the best. Period.”
  • “Stuffy bank, impossible to make partner”
  • “M&A kings, most prestigious overall, great deal flow”
  • “Classic but not the hottest today”

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 major financial centers 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 half of 2016, the firm ranked No. 1 in U.S. announced M&A deal volume, No. 1 in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) announced M&A deal volume, and No. 1 in worldwide announced M&A deal volume. For the same period, it also ranked No. 3 in global equity and equity-related offerings, No. 2 in U.S. equity and equity-related offerings, and No. 2 in EMEA equity and equity-related offerings. 

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, the first big bank to enact a no-working-past-midnight policy for interns, the first big bank to revamp its promotion policy (fast-tracking junior bankers), the first big bank to modernize its performance review system, and the first big bank to 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 is led by Lloyd Blankfein, its chairman and CEO, and employs 36,500 people worldwide.

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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
  • 2016 Employees: 36,500

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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