Goldman Sachs & Co. at a Glance


  • “Working with very smart, ambitious, talented people”
  • “Culture of teamwork that drives us to continually improve and find better ways of doing things”
  • “So many opportunities to expand and grow within the firm”


  • “Overworked and underpaid”
  • ”Long hours and early meetings”
  • “Plethora of processes that sometimes stifles innovation”

The Buzz

  • “Smartest guys on the Street—Goldman does everything better”
  • “Prestigious, but I wouldn’t want to work in that culture”
  • “Still in a class by itself—the franchise is still the best”
  • “Smart people but overrated”

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 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. 

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 2015, 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. 1 in global equity and equity-related offerings, global common stock, and EMEA equity and equity-related offerings. 

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. Today, Goldman Sachs is led by Lloyd Blankfein, its chairman and CEO, and employs 34,900 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
  • 2015 Employees: 34,900

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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