New analysts in the Operations 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. 


The Analyst Program allows you to play a vital and influential role in delivering the division’s business management capabilities to the wider firm, and in maintaining the firm’s market-leading position and reputation. You will join a close-knit and highly professional team in one of the following four core functions: Capital Markets Operations, Financial Analytics & Reporting, Operations Design, and Data Science & Engineering.

No matter which initial path you choose, you will have the flexibility to switch to a different function as your career progresses. You may also have the chance to work in offices around the world, including Bangalore, London, New York, Salt Lake City, and Singapore.

As an analyst joining Goldman Sachs Operations you will also have the opportunity to join the firm at different times in your first year: the winter or the summer. You will partner with your recruiter to determine which start date is appropriate for you to commence your career with the firm.


Your career in Goldman Sachs Operations will begin with our Analyst Program. The Analyst Program kicks off with the Global Analyst Orientation geared to provide a solid foundation of knowledge, skills and relationship building opportunities and is followed by a series of function-specific Academies.

After completing the Orientation programs, you will continue to benefit from ongoing support and development opportunities through a series of function—specific Academies. These continuing education programs are designed to build the necessary technical and professional skills, knowledge and behaviors within each functional alignment in the Operations career path.  


In addition to their analyst orientation and academies, new analysts participate in formal mentoring and networking events, and receive ongoing exposure to multiple disciplines through targeted developmental assignments. New analysts are exposed to senior Operations professionals who will help guide them in their development. These professionals will provide on-the-job experiences that will supplement the formal continuing education and provide the building blocks to promote career growth as a new analyst in Operations.


Our Analyst Program is designed to give you a foundation for a long-term career at Goldman Sachs. Eventually you will progress to either a technical specialist role or a team manager role. Your career can evolve between the different career paths over time.

Ultimately, Operations professionals can aspire to some of the most senior levels in the firm and play a vital and influential role in steering the direction of the firm and the way its services are delivered around the world.

READ MORE:  Our Operations Analyst program  [PDF]

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