Global Investment Research
Global Investment Research - Analyst

New analysts in the Global Investment Research (GIR) Division participate in the GS Experience designed to give you the skills, connections and continuous learning to fast-track your career. 

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GS Experience

Through a holistic framework called the GS Experience, you will be introduced to the firm’s heritage and culture and have an opportunity to develop a robust, transferable skillset. Prior to joining the firm, you will build a strong foundation and elevate your technical expertise through an online learning platform, Jumpstart Your Learning. Upon joining, you will participate in firmwide and division-specific orientation programs and networking opportunities to support your continued professional development. A multi-channel experience builds upon orientation and addresses your individual needs, interests and business acumen. Beyond formal education, programs are offered that support continuous learning. As a new analyst, you will also have opportunities to connect and collaborate with colleagues across the firm, as well as meaningful access to thought-leaders through an active sponsorship model. Throughout your onboarding and integration, senior leadership will also play a critical role in providing guidance and mentorship to help you succeed. 

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New analysts attend a training program that introduces them to Goldman Sachs and provides insight into GIR and its relationship with other groups within the firm. Focused training sessions cover essential skills including accounting, valuation, financial modeling and writing.

Once this training is complete, analysts join a research team and work closely with senior analysts, associates and other team members. Daily responsibilities may include analyzing companies and sectors, building and maintaining models, and analyzing data and market trends. Research analysts interact with external clients of the firm, including investment managers, hedge funds, pension funds and insurance companies. They also interact with internal clients of the firm such as sales and trading personnel.