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24. Goldman Sachs Group
Goldman Sachs Group
Financials: Latest Results
Rank: 24 (Previous rank: 9)
What makes it so great?
Critics love to hate the Wall Street firm for its rich pay packages, but one group that’s certainly not complaining is employees. New, $2.1 billion green headquarters near former WTC site is expected to open in 2010.
Headquarters: 85 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
2008 revenue ($ millions): 22,222
Website: www.gs.com

Is Goldman Sachs Group a great employer, or what?
Goldman Sachs Group stats
U.S. employees 12,243
Employees outside U.S. 10,886
New jobs (1 year) -1,754
% job growth (1 year) -13%
% voluntary turnover N.A.%
Applicants 40,078
No. of job openings (as of Jan. 13, 2010) N.A.
Pay Avg. annual pay*
Most common job (salaried):
Other Exempt (Analysts, Program Analysts, Associates and Professional Non-Exempt)
Most common job (hourly):
Paid sabbaticals No
Onsite child care Yes
100% health-care coverage No
Onsite fitness center Yes
Subsidized gym membership Yes
Job sharing program Yes
Compressed workweek Yes
Telecommuting Yes
% minorities 35%
% women 36%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Offers domestic partner benefits
for same-sex couples?
Professional training  
Salaried employees (hrs./yr.): 40
Hourly employees (hrs./yr.): N.A.
From the Feb. 8, 2010 issue
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2008 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of full-time salaried and hourly employees.
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