Goldman Sachs

by astanhaus

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“Goldman Sachs.” Utter this investment bank’s name and everyone will share their opinion.

Circa Fall 2008, few were fans of Goldman Sachs.

But all that mattered was that Warren Buffett was a fan.

The social media savvy appreciate the twitter feed of the Goldman Sachs’s Elevator.

Both sexes should bookmark “The Unofficial Goldman Sachs Guide To Being A Man” as a reference.

Fortune Magazine has consistently named Goldman Sachs as one of the best companies to work for. No other big investment bank can make this claim.

Fortune Magazine’s Anne VanderMey decided to dig deeper with her article, “Yes, Goldman Sachs really is a great place to work.”

This article is required reading. However, here are the highlights:

It’s accepted that employees are worker bees, think 80 hour weeks. The stakes are high. And the compensation is ginormous!

But, what employees seem to love is the team atmosphere.

As an economist, my favorite line showed the distinct difference between Google (and its free food) and Goldman Sachs where “the cafeteria has pricing based on demand; if you go during peak hours, you pay more.”

Now we’ll have something to discuss when we meet Goldman gentlemen at the bar! That’s always the goal of my bird’s eye view!

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(Originally published on Amanda Stanhaus’s financial literacy blog: XO, Bettie.)

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