At The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., 87 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 658 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.14. It was published on Oct 3, 2016. 36894 Visitors

What Employees Say

People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
Management is competent at running the business.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.

What They Do

We asked The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Financial Services & Insurance
US Headquarters: New York, New York US Sites: 27
Major Locations: New York, NY, New York; Jersey City, NJ, New Jersey; Salt Lake City, UT, Utah; Irving, TX, Texas; Chicago, IL, Illinois US Employees: 15,220
US Revenues: $33,820 million Worldwide Revenues: $33,820 million
Employees Worldwide: 30,789 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: GS Founded: 1869

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Welcome to Goldman Sachs

Perks and Programs

We asked The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Enhanced Parenting Leave: As part of Goldman Sachs’ ongoing commitment to working families, the firm is now offering four weeks of paid parenting leave to spouses and partners worldwide following the birth or adoption of a child, doubling the two weeks previously offered. This is in addition to the competitive paid maternity, adoption and surrogacy leave for primary caregivers we currently provide.
  • Workplace Flexibility: Our firm sponsors several initiatives that foster work/life flexibility and continually seeks new technologies that enhance our employees’ experiences and respond to their needs, including virtual desktops, remote connectivity, and collaboration technologies that let our people participate in discussions and decision-making from any location. 
  • On-Site Fitness Centers and Fitness Reimbursement Program: To encourage employees to live a healthy and active lifestyle, our New York, New Jersey, and Chicago offices have on-site fitness centers available to our employees. For all employees and their eligible dependents enrolled in a Goldman Sachs US medical plan, we will reimburse fees paid for a fitness club membership or recreational activity (up to a pre-determined capped amount).
  • Talks at GS: Through our speaker series, Talks at GS, Goldman Sachs regularly invites leading thinkers from a broad range of sectors to share their insights. The series inspires creativity in our people, informing their perspectives about current events and expanding their world view. Recent speakers include Tory Burch, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tory Burch LLC, Deepak Chopra, Co-Founder, The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, and John Lewis, US Representative of Georgia's Fifth Congressional District. 
  • Everyday Perks: We offer employees a number of day-to-day perks, including coffee bars, an evening-meal program for people who work after 8 p.m., a car service home for those at the office past 10 p.m., on-site banking services and on-site, no-fee cash machines. Discounts on museum tickets, electronics, travel services, banking and insurance are also available.
  • Your Benefits. Your Choice: The firm launched the “Your Benefits. Your Choice.” initiative, aimed at providing employees with tools, resources and events to help them better manage their wellness, healthcare and financial planning needs. The Benefits, Wellness and Reward teams identified an opportunity to collaborate under the umbrella initiative “Your Benefits. Your Choice.” to encourage employees to participate in programs and make informed decisions regarding their health and financial needs.


$118,193 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Other Exempt (Analysts, Program Analysts, Associates, and Professional Non-Exempt) 100% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 4% of an employee's salary
74% Company-paid health coverage for employees 74% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
74% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers 20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
$7,046 College Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401(k)
  • Restricted stock units to employees
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Health insurance for retirees


  • Free beverages during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Fitness classes
  • Convenience store
  • Personal travel service
  • Personal concierge service
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Weight watchers meetings
  • Banking
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22 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 9 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
9 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 4 weeks Paid sabbatical


  • Flexible schedule
  • Job sharing
  • Telecommute option
  • Compressed work weeks


$6,000 Adoption benefit


  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Elder care resources
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments
  • Dental care
  • Prescription drug subsidy
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


  • Breast cancer screening
  • Skin cancer screening
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Complete biometric screening
  • Medical facilities (at some locations)
  • Prostate cancer screening
  • Cholesterol tests
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness center (at some locations)

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

8 hours Paid time off to volunteer $275,700,000 Philanthropic donations in last year
$20,600,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


  • Three people: President, Global Head of HCM and Chief Diversity Officer is accountable to formal diversity goals for employee recruitment and retention
  • Formal programs support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees; Employees reentering the workforce
  • 200 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender reassignment surgery
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How to Get Hired

We asked The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

At Goldman Sachs, we take great care in identifying the very best person for every job. We require a diverse workforce that meets - and exceeds - the unique needs of our clients. Finding the right individual is never an exact science, but there are several core attributes we seek in every successful candidate: a passion for excellence, an ability to collaborate, a commitment to integrity, a strong sense of client service, a willingness to learn and the drive to make an impact. In addition to these core qualities, we look for individuals who demonstrate good judgement, innovative thinking, analytical / technical abilities, strong communication skills, intellectual curiosity, and leadership potential. We do not limit our search to candidates with a particular degree, major or business background. Instead, we consider each person on the full context of his or her experience and ability to add value for the firm and our clients. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees can get our attention by being confident in articulating their interest in the firm and a particular career path, and connecting their experiences and attritbutes to that interest.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are always searching for talent to fill positions across all businesses.  In the coming year, we will continue to be focused on hiring engineering and private wealth management professionals, as well as for our newly launched consumer businesses. 

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Interested candidates should explore our content on, such as "Our Thinking." This page houses key insights from our people on the global economy, markets, and topics related to our business including: the new energy landscape, macroeconomic insights, technology driving innovation, interconnected markets and public policy. In addition, it demonstrates our power to convene through conferences and speaker series such as Talks at GS. Candidates should also visit the Careers site on including our GS Snapshots interactive tool which gives candidates a look into what life at Goldman Sachs is like away from the desk, and our social media channels on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.  In addition, candidates can subscribe to our "Exchanges at Goldman Sachs" podcast and BRIEFINGS newsletter, both weekly, in order to keep up with the firm and trends shaping markets, industries, and the global economy.

hiring Outlook

341 Jobs filled by current employees Yes Recruits on college campuses
2,501 New graduates hired
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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