Thoughts on Goldman GIR?

just wondering if anyone has info regarding comp, culture, hours or anything else they find relevant

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Jun 12, 2020 - 7:01pm

Comp is solid (it's GS), culture and hours depend heavily on the team you're on. Their ER is known for catering towards corporate access and banking, but that doesn't mean they don't have some solid talent. Though I've been told that management is pushing for less II vote pandering and more in depth analysis (i literally hear this from everyone at every bank, all the time).

 
  • Analyst 2 in Research - Other
Feb 8, 2021 - 4:20am

Can confirm all of these (have always heard good things about comp, definitely more weighted to corp access than research)  except the II point -- a bit strange to me as I don't recall anyone there ever soliciting for an II vote and wasn't even aware they had any II ranked analysts beyond one or two. GS will tell you its a strategic decision (I've heard both "the vote weighting AUM system at II unfairly penalizes us" and "the amount of hours dedicated to solicit for II is unsustainable" thrown around), but the more honest answer is that GS's research is probably roughly 7th or 8th ranked on the street (depending on which metric you choose) -- not too shabby certainly in the grand scheme of things, but also probably much worse than the average person would assume as people just think GS = top 3 in everything. Competing in II would probably make that spot a bit more transparent. 

 

Anyway overall it's certainly not a terrible spot to land in, and buyside exits are pretty decent from what I've seen. 

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