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Goldman Sachs execs peeved at CEO for moving them to floors with ‘rank-and-file’ workers
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Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon’s long-delayed initiative to move senior executives at the firm’s headquarters closer to the rank-and-file has finally come to fruition — and it’s rankling higher-ups and underlings alike, sources told The Post.
Top brass, including Solomon, have descended from their plush offices on the 41st floor to a grid of cubicles on the 12th floor. It’s part of a plan first announced in December 2019, though the pandemic lockdown meant the move didn’t actually happen until this summer.
In an internal memo announcing the move, Solomon said he wanted executives to be nearer to The Sky Lobby, which is on the 11th floor of Goldman’s 44-story, $2.1 billion glass tower. The lobby is full of couches and coffee for that all-important buzzword of business: collaboration. Indeed, the bank posted a picture on social media in June that showed employees and interns hanging about in the space, which also has a cafeteria and gym.
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"The Sky Lobby was specifically designed to be the hub of this office," Solomon wrote of the space at 200 West St. in downtown Manhattan. "There is a natural ‘buzz’ there, and I want our leadership team to be part of it."
With execs just one floor away — accessed by spiral staircase — the idea was they’d be more "accessible" to everyday employees, a person close to the bank told The Post.