What it's actually like inside Goldman Sachs, in photos

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What it's like inside Goldman Sachs

Last weekend, Goldman Sachs' career center tweeted a collage of pictures taken in recent years across their numerous locations at some of their off-campus events. In totality, they act as a sort of promotional tour citing some of the reasons you may want to work at the firm - whether it be the spectacular views from GS offices to the sometimes gaudy decor, to the charitable activities undertaken by employees.

If you're contemplating GS as an employer, but need a nudge from photographic evidence of the fun times on offer there, we've compiled around a dozen of the photos that Goldman itself has been showcasing, plus a few extra - ostensibly from employees.

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Above is a picture taken from the rooftop of Goldman's Warsaw office where a yoga instructor who also happens to be an employee takes colleagues through the paces during the company's wellness week. Goldman Sachs announced in December that it planned on adding another 250 to 300 people in Poland's capital city in sectors like technology, risk, finance, human capital management and even securities division strats. Warsaw is doing some front-office hiring, too.

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A view from Goldman's Hong Kong office that looks out over Victoria Harbour. We recently talked to an analyst at Goldman's Hong Kong location to find out what it's like to work there.

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One of the six trading floors at Goldman's New York City headquarters. Goldman Sachs President David Solomon recently noted that the company had cut the number of people making markets in equities from 500 to three over the last 15 to 20 years, replacing them with more engineering talent. However (and as the photo shows) Goldman still employs plenty of traders and relies on securities revenues more than most any other bank. It just booked a really good Q1 in equities and FICC trading.

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Goldman's iconic walkway that connects two trading floors at its London office. Goldman Sachs International employs roughly 6k people in London and its London staff are three times more profitable than its staff globally. Even so, staff numbers at Goldman Sachs International were cut by 3% last year.

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A photo taken from the parking garage at Goldman's Bengaluru, India office where many employees arrive at work on motorcycles and scooters. Bengaluru houses mostly back-office employees.

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Located within the Hong Kong conference center, the "China Room" hosts client meetings and round tables.

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Goldman Sachs maintains its own digital broadcast center with several different control rooms. Anecdotally speaking, Goldman puts more effort (and likely more dollars) into its career center than any other bank. They are constantly dropping videos, podcasts and other pre-produced events aimed at recruits. In 2016, Goldman rolled out a new initiative where some students now conduct first-round interviews over recorded video.

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Over the years, Goldman has tweeted out a number of photos take from atop its Manhattan headquarters overlooking the Hudson River. The above might be the most iconic, taken in January of 2014 during the Polar Vortex when part of the Hudson froze for the first time in decades.

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The photo above isn't an official GS shot. Dozens of people have "checked in" on Foursquare during visits to Goldman Sachs over the years. The above was shared by Bryan R. in May of 2014. While we were unable to confirm the photo was in fact taken at 200 West in New York, the view suggests it was. Clearly someone needed to get some blood to the brain.

Goldman didn't respond to an inquiry about the photos. Some pictures were cropped slightly for sizing purposes.

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