Goldman has changed. Once, when promotions were decided, being a “culture carrier”—Goldman lingo for a person who is a positive force for the things the firm says it values—was at least as important as being “commercial,” i.e., someone who excels at making money. Not anymore: being commercial, I’m told, is more of a deciding factor. “I could have written [Greg Smith's] letter almost verbatim,” a former vice president tells me. “Every meeting I had at the firm for six years was ‘Where is the next dollar of revenue coming from?’ ” [Vanity Fair]
MBAs Make The Most Money At Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, If You're Into That Sort Of Thing
Morgan Stanely > Bain > Apple.