Founded in 1869, Goldman Sachs is one of the oldest and largest banks in existence.
The company employs more than 32,000 individuals worldwide and is revered among those who wish to work in the financial sector. Surely it has had a lot of success stories, which makes it a very attractive employer. But what is it really like to work for Goldman Sachs?
“I think Goldman Sachs has fostered a culture amongst its employees at all levels to be philanthropic and supportive of the communities in which we live,” Ron Levin, a Managing Director in the Private Wealth Management group at Goldman Sachs, told StreetID. “We do that at a corporate level in a material way, and we foster that culture and it comes from the top all the way down to encourage people to get involved in the community.
“I happen to be fortunate enough to work for a firm that is deeply engaged in trying to give back to communities in which we serve on a global basis and in a very material way, both financially and through volunteerism.”
In addition to his day-to-day duties at Goldman Sachs, Levin runs Invest For Kids, Chicago’s premiere investable ideas event. Co-founded by Levin and Ben Kovler, Invest For Kids was created to benefit local children. One hundred percent of the money raised is given to charities that can make the biggest impact in kids’ lives.
When discussing the culture at Goldman Sachs, Levin said that he thinks of the organization as one that is highly regarded and very well respected.
“I think we are highly regarded and respected for our business and investment acumen,” he added. “We have people who spend their entire career at Goldman Sachs. It’s always been voted one of the top 100 places to work in U.S., regardless of industry.”
Levin said that Goldman Sachs provides a culture where people can (if they choose) have a very long and extended career.
“They very much have the ability to do that and there are a lot of people who have,” he said.
In 1963 Goldman Sachs created the Quarter Century Club. The club was designed to highlight alumni and employees who have contributed to the Goldman Sachs community for more than 25 years. New inductees are recognized at an annual Quarter Century Club dinner.
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