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Poll Results: SEC Case Reduces Willingness to Work for Goldman Sachs

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A little perspective on what the Goldman Sachs SEC case might be doing to the company’s reputation: We recently ran this poll on our home page (and it’s still there, if you’d like to take it), and it clearly suggest that being unpopular is not the way to attract or retain staff. While the majority of responses suggested that people would overlook the company’s alleged wrongdoings at least once, fully a quarter of respondents claimed that the case would affect their willingness to work at Goldman. Prestige and reputation, it would seem, really do matter (as former employees of Madoff Securities would no doubt tell you: no-one wants a high-profile miscreant–or alleged miscreant, in Goldman’s case–on their resume).

Goldman prestige poll


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