Goldman Sachs warns of cuts amid fears over job review process

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon signaled he’s sharpening the ax once more on Tuesday — and the financial institution’s yearly efficiency review ritual is rattling staff even additional, The Post has discovered.

The hard-charging boss — who stated Tuesday he could slim down the “footprint of the organization” — has stressed-out staff griping about Goldman’s “Strategic Resource Assessment.”

Now the buckets are “you are great, you are average, or you stink,” one supply informed The Post.

“The firm changes the review structure so frequently it’s hard to keep up,” the supply added. “It’s like they can’t figure out how to get it right internally.”

However, a Goldman spokesperson denied the company has modified its evaluation process since 2020.

“There haven’t been changes since and it’s inaccurate to say otherwise,” the rep stated.

The funding financial institution has traditionally focused between 1% and 5% of decrease performers in positions throughout the agency, in line with an individual with direct data of the scenario.

David Solomon warned of “bumpy times” forward in an interview Tuesday.
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Employees gained’t study their destiny for just a few extra weeks. Those who get to maintain their jobs will then discover out about their bonuses, that are anticipated to be considerably much less this year.

“People are very nervous… all just waiting in anticipation,” one Goldman insider informed The Post.

In September, Goldman started its largest spherical of cuts because the pandemic started, with a watch at eliminating tons of from the worldwide workforce estimated at 47,000.

Solomon painted a grim image of the economic system and the steps Goldman will take to remain afloat on Tuesday.

“You have to assume that we have some bumpy times ahead,” he informed Bloomberg News. “You have to be a little more cautious with your financial resources, with your sizing and footprint of the organization.”

Fewer staff will probably be submitting into 200 West Street within the new year.
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Goldman isn’t the one huge financial institution seeking to downsize. Morgan Stanley will chop about 2% of its workforce, a supply conversant in the company’s plans stated Tuesday. The job cuts, first reported by CNBC, have an effect on about 1,600 positions.

Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman disclosed in an interview final Thursday that the mega-bank was making “modest cuts all over the globe.”

“Some people are going to be let go,” Gorman stated in a sitdown on the Reuters Next Conference. “In most businesses, that’s what you do after many years of growth.”

Other banks together with Citigroup, Wells Fargo and Barclays are additionally making cuts.

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