Goldman Sachs & Co.


The Vault Review

Uppers

  • “Working with highly motivated, smart, energetic people striving to think beyond status quo”
  • “Strong team-oriented culture”
  • “The prestige”

Downers

  • “Insane working hours”
  • “High stress”
  • “Can be a bit bureaucratic due to high level of regulatory scrutiny”

The Buzz

  • “Still the gold standard in I-banking; no one is close”
  • “Rep among juniors hurt by PE recruiting ban”
  • “Cream of the crop; these guys are on both sides of every deal”
  • “Their attitude just keeps getting worse; prestige is there, but dropping quickly due to arrogance”

Survey Says

Vault Verdict: Ranked No. 1 in Vault's Prestige Rankings and No. 2 in the Vault Banking 50, Goldman Sachs is considered to be the most prestigious investment bank on the planet. Even though its reputation has taken hits in recent years, Goldman remains the top...

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