Goldman Sachs selection process involves a kitten and a chainsaw
PARTNERSHIP candidates at Goldman Sachs are asked to get creative with a kitten and a range of power tools, it has emerged.
The bi-annual selection process involves an elite group of the bank’s most psychotic employees, who take turns to enter a room known as ‘the Red Chamber’.
Candidate Stephen Malley said: “There are no instructions. A metal door swings open, and you enter a crimson-painted room.
“On the floor are an array of power tools – strimmers, drills, a chainsaw. I think there was an axe too.
“And in the middle of a room, on a plinth, is an adorable tabby kitten, snoozing on a knitted blanket.
“You have 30 minutes.
“I’m actually a very aggressive person so I thought the challenge was to not harm the kitten.
“However when I got back to my desk it had been cleared and a P45 was stapled to a picture of my kids.”
Goldman Sachs partner Julian Cook said: “So far today the process is going well, in fact I’ve had to call the pet shop for reinforcements.
“We’re having what is known as a ‘twenty kitten session’.”