Top Groups at Goldman Sachs

Hi,
I know there has been a thread on this before but it seemed like most of the content was from five years ago. I was wondering if anyone had any updated impressions on top groups at GS besides FIG/ TMT.

Thanks

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Jun 20, 2018 - 11:44am

any group at GS will be fine
i have a few friends in TMT and obviously they're extremely qualified (one had an IB summer at BofA his summer freshman year- which i didn't even know was possible)

but he told me that pretty much any group has good exits as long as you're ranked well as an analyst

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May 25, 2020 - 12:15am

Industrials is a great group ( tons of deal flow and companies have diverse operational structures, leading to really fulsome understanding ), but horrible culture and analysts get run into the ground. Rare to see analysts stick around for too long.

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Jun 21, 2018 - 8:50am

Bit of a brand whore, but I'd take most groups at GS.

Unless, of course, I had a Nomura offer.

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Jun 21, 2018 - 9:27am

There are only 5 classic groups, so "besides TMT and FIG" is pretty constraining.

TMT (NY and SF) and FIG have insane exits.
CRH has good pe placement, and NR has good PE, distressed and HF placement
Industrials is probably the least sought after but still send people to KKR/Apollo every year

Jun 21, 2018 - 9:58am

Probably because their other groups are so coveted and impressive. GS Industrials is still worth taking in my opinion. Maybe Industrials' potential placement in Chicago/Houston may be less desirable for some people too. Just a few things to consider.

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Jun 21, 2018 - 10:09am

Oh, it could. I'd imagine you could leverage any IBD experience at GS into competitive buy-side opportunities. I'm simply saying that the other groups may be considered more prestigious given the nature of the industry they cover (perceived as more interesting and more deal flow) and the particular cities (i.e., I think most analysts want NYC over a Chicago or SF whereas a post-MBA associate may be more open to other cities) .

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Jun 21, 2018 - 1:39pm

GS Industrials has arguably the strongest dealflow of any of the classic coverage groups. They work with sponsors a ton and do a ton of M&A. Tough reputation culture-wise though.

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:13pm

SSG

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Mar 29, 2020 - 6:56am

Is this more to the cap markets nature of the role? Thought they do quite a lot of deals in EMEA

May 25, 2020 - 12:17am

Lev fin groups are getting "better" and better (by what I think your definition is, i.e. exit opps / prestige), but the experience is still vastly different on a pod-to-pod basis.

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Sep 24, 2020 - 2:12pm

Just from a few linkedin searches, people from GS LevFin place incredibly well at UMM / MFs if that helps. I think most people talk about coverage at gs but it's crazy to think they're levfin arguably places better than a lot of the coverage groups in pe recruiting

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Mar 29, 2020 - 12:01pm

Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the consumer & retail group has been merged with healthcare. Now they are known as "Consumer Retail Healthcare".

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