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Bonus Watch ’12: Goldman Sachs

It could have been worse?

Front office down zero to 40%. No base reductions. I’m hearing FICC worse than Equities and IB.

Viniar-land (aka Finance) down zero to 30% Many junior people flat YoY on total comp.

I’m personally down 20% which was exactly the right level to piss me off but not enough to make me dive across the desk and beat my boss to death.

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  1. TheJokeMauler says:

    There should have been an instrument involved. Like "beat my boss to death with his own stapler."

    Or something.

  2. It could be true says:

    Watch out, Dude, Goldman adjusts everyone's comp by a slightly different percentage so that they can track the one who leaks the info.

  3. Gary'sCrotch says:

    I'm only down 5% from last year.

  4. Strong sell says:

    I heard Lev Fin was given 20 shares of MF Global stock and 2 shake shack vouchers

  5. Real numbers says:

    When are actual numbers coming out?

  6. Junior Rainmaker says:

    I may be down 20% this year, but I'm 1% for life

  7. Cock Quant says:

    Try putting on a long PFE position, that might help in that department.

  8. Guest says:

    Any word on second-year Rhododendrons' numbers?

  9. Guest says:

    Trying to impress Bess with your 20% bonus numbers is the NKI

    • Guest says:

      Also, I get the being "pissed off" part" but none of the pale, pasty softies at Goldman could beat anything except their own pud.

      • One Eyed AIG Quant says:

        In the land of pale softies the one who is extremely pissed about his bonus and thrown into an uncharacteristic fit of rage is king.

  10. Guest 1 says:

    Somone want to put up specifics and actually help people or just ramble?

    • guest says:

      LOL at the idea that having a specific number would "help" you. You already got your number and it's done or your number has been decided. Either way, you're not negotiating dick.

      [Also, kill yourself but you knew that already]

    • serious question says:

      "someone want to put up specifics"

      Why don't you start, guy?

      • Guest 1 says:

        I am at JPM and I got 300 all in as an A2 – 150/150 with 30 being stock

        Already did post this

        And by help out I mean some of us have contractual guarantees for some adjustment based on street if we are low… I understand most of you just bend of and take what your told – some of us actually negotiate…

        Before you kill yourself – finish polishing those banana peels

    • Guest says:

      Turning to the Commentariat for bonus help was never killing it

  11. Guest GSACHSM@ASS says:

    how will you ever eat a decent meal on that salary? hope they don't starve

  12. A Lost Cause says:

    Stub Associates – base comp stayed flat at 100k (vs. increase to 125k), stub bonus 20k cash.

  13. wahoo says:

    My boss simply told me that the first three letters of my bonus would be exactly the same, but the last two would be quite different and more like what I'd expect at UBS.

  14. Rick says:

    If I apply the typical discount to Goldman, now I give my analysts an invoice

    Karsten Kengeter

  15. shift+F9 says:

    sure that the act would be considered 'manslaughter'? i think he'd qualify for murder. debate.

  16. Guy with A.D.D. says:

    I say bring it bitch, I have no problem showing you WHY you call me boss eevryday ya lil punk

    -Your Boss

  17. Guesto says:

    No one is lucky enough to get Mitt Romney Speaking Fee #s…..which isn't that much you know.

  18. yakitorisally says:

    55% of base. base for associates — no change..

    • Wall St. Dude says:

      Bonus of 55% of base? Are you talking investment banking or middle office? It was 55% of base last year??

  19. Cramer says:

    If only I could still pick my stocks for goldman, we'd make it rain like pacman….it's appalling they haven't brought me back yet.

  20. yakitori says:

    First year analysts: the annualised stub is 30% of base…

  21. Diversityhire says:

    6th year associates. Base salary stayed flat at 130k. Bonus stayed flat at 0.

  22. Sid horse says:

    Oh yeah.

  23. yestheguest says:

    fuck, Bess, 20% lower? 4 more years like that and you will get nothing!

    -UBS Head of CAGR analysis

  24. Ghuestto says:

    Sooo…no Tom Brady visit this year?

  25. Professor Guest says:

    Keep the change ya filthy animal!

  26. joe says:

    what division at jpm? don’t get the contractual obligation to adjust to the street either. lastly, i thought A2 was at $125 base at all banks. maybe i’m dumb but that is what i was told…

  27. GS MD says:

    Look at the 99% quibbling over 20%

    Hahaha

    That's chump change for me, bitches

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