Joining Goldman Sachs—First Impressions

We asked several people to recall their earliest days and first impressions upon joining Goldman Sachs. Here's what they had to say.

"One thing that amazed me was how everyone seemed to know and greet one another in the corridor, and many were vividly discussing their business ideas. It did not take me long to figure out how close and intertwined our network is.”

– Ann
Private Wealth Management


“If there is one piece of advice I can provide to those of you who will join Goldman Sachs, get to know your peers during the orientation process. They will represent different divisions and will be some of the closest friends you make in your first days.”

– Damien
Human Capital Management


“The first impression I had of the firm was confirmed when during a group discussion my peers spoke passionately about the professionalism and conduct of the orientation program.”

– Fazal


“I was initially anxious. However, my first few days at the firm were extremely positive. I was surprised by the many people who went out of their way to help me settle in and feel comfortable in my new role.”

- Aimee
Human Capital Management


Read more firsthand accounts of life at Goldman Sachs in Our People.