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At a Glance

Uppers

“Exceptionally talented people, and the team-oriented culture is amazing”

“Career progression opportunities: mobility opportunities, and the ability to learn from colleagues inside and outside your department”

“Prestige/reputation of the firm”

Downers

“Long working hours”

“Stress levels, intensity, pressure”

“Talented people who can be very headstrong”

The Buzz

“Iconic; best in class (and they know it)”

“Hard culture, no social life”

“Technical forerunners in finance”

“Jobs there are highly sought after”

About Goldman Sachs & Co. (Europe)

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.

Underscoring Goldman's dealmaking prowess, the firm regularly tops the investment banking league tables for U.S. announced M&A deal volume, Asia Pacific announced M&A deal volume, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) announced M&A deal volume, and worldwide announced M&A deal volume for 2012. It also typically ranks among the top banks in  global equity and equity-related offerings, global common stock, Asia ex-Japan equity and equity-related offerings, and EMEA equity and equity-related offerings.

Today, Goldman Sachs is led by David M. Solomon, its CEO, and employs approximately 40,900 people worldwide.

Goldman Sachs & Co. (Europe)

Peterborough Court
133 Fleet Street
London EC4A 2BB
Phone: 44 20 7774 1000

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Public
Stock Symbol: GS
Stock Exchange: NYSE
CEO: David M. Solomon
2020 Employees (All Locations): 40,900

Major Office Locations

London, United Kingdom