Many outsiders view Wall Street as cut-throat and conservative. But Goldman Sachs employees paint an alternative perspective—a collaborative environment where people have fun at work and after hours. Certain teams throw birthday and holiday parties to celebrate personal milestones, take rock climbing classes together, and socialize over karaoke at the local bars.
Goldman Sachs is fully committed to working families. The firm’s parenting resources give expecting mothers access to recommended lactation consultants, pediatricians, and baby nurses. New mothers receive a four-month paid maternity leave and non-primary caregivers receive four weeks of parenting leave. Once they return to Goldman Sachs, new parents have a transition day care offering that attends to their newborn babies’ needs.