Bloomberg - Goldman ups its game to lure talent

Goldman Bonus Protest

Pay, perks and more casual attire.

Bloomberg News reports that Goldman Sachs is upping its game to lure top technology talent.

The Wall Street firm recently boosted pay for programmers fresh from college to compete with the likes of Google and Facebook Inc. And it’s enlisting a Silicon Valley fixer, Andrew Trout from Square Inc., for a new post leading engineering recruitment.

The moves are the work of Elisha Wiesel, who took over as chief information officer this year as his predecessor, Marty Chavez, became head of the firm’s finances. Wiesel polled employees on what the bank could do to make them happier. He soon relaxed the dress code for engineers and began ordering them the type of larger, curved computer monitors that topped many employee wishlists.

Now he’s hunting talent, seeking to lure programmers who may not have considered working on Wall Street, where the pay sometimes lags Silicon Valley’s, the work environment is relatively rigid and -- and among those who came of age after the financial crisis -- it’s just less cool.

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Goldman Adds Pay, Perks in Silicon Valley War for Tech Talent

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