Lights are always on at Goldman

Anyone else notice this? No matter what time it is, the building is always lit up with lights. I've been in other BBs, and if the rooms are empty, the lights shut off after a certain amount of time. But GS lights up the skyline.

Are people really working their THAT late, every single night

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Comments (17)

Dec 14, 2012

haha

Dec 14, 2012

Haha.

Consider:
1) Basically IBD analysts on any given team might be there unti very late.
2) Traders like to get into the office early in the morning.
3) Janitors etc clean up the offices in the middle of the night/morning.

So pretty much yes.

Dec 14, 2012

You gotta pay tha cost to be da Bo$$

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." --Abraham Lincoln

Dec 14, 2012

Lol this is even funnier/sadder. Goldman had their lights up when pretty much everyone in NYC was without power.

http://www.inquisitr.com/381743/hurricane-sandy-ra...

The picture is very unique and striking given the circumstances.

Dec 15, 2012

^Taking a look at that article, we can observe that Twitter is haven for generally stupid people.

I shook my head and laughed at the same time, especially at this:

"Reportedly the only building with electricity in downtown Manhattan is Goldman Sachs, which gets its power from an underground source: Hades"

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Feb 15, 2013

bump

Feb 15, 2013

Clear evidence that they've figured out cold fusion and are just waiting for pricing to swing in their favor before going public with it.

if you like it then you shoulda put a banana on it

Feb 15, 2013

If even one person is on the floor, the entire floor is lit up.. And then after hours post midnight, analysts and janitors work till whenever. I would say 3-6AM is probably when the floors may be dark, if the floor really empties out. By 6AM, at least one MD will be in already. And the day repeats..

Banking.

Feb 26, 2013
MrV:

If even one person is on the floor, the entire floor is lit up.. And then after hours post midnight, analysts and janitors work till whenever. I would say 3-6AM is probably when the floors may be dark, if the floor really empties out. By 6AM, at least one MD will be in already. And the day repeats..

As an analyst I can personally vouch for the fact that this is not true. My friends have told me at their firms the lights are on motion sensors as in many buildings and will routinely go out if there is no motion. You will be at your desk with lights one minute and then they go out and you have to move around or go to the control to turn them back on. Same is true for offices, the lights in senior bankers' offices are typically off at night...

Feb 26, 2013
rufiolove:

As an analyst I can personally vouch for the fact that this is not true. My friends have told me at their firms the lights are on motion sensors as in many buildings and will routinely go out if there is no motion. You will be at your desk with lights one minute and then they go out and you have to move around or go to the control to turn them back on. Same is true for offices, the lights in senior bankers' offices are typically off at night...

True, but, when the motion sensors turn the lights off on the floor, within 30 seconds someone walks over to the light switch and turns them all back on. Also, even when the lights go out, there is still plenty of light to be visible from the street.

And I believe that the senior offices at 200 West have glass walls, which means you can see right through the offices of the senior bankers. The lights you see on are the main lights on the floor, not individual office lights.

Feb 26, 2013

even in a hurricane...

Feb 26, 2013

I'm curious as to which BBs you've been to where the lights are off at night...

Feb 15, 2013

early in the morning the Titan is awake

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2013/02/20/nyr...

Feb 26, 2013

Cause we all know the old man from Willy Wonka was referring to Goldman Sachs.... "Nobody ever goes in, . . . and nobody ever comes out!"

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