Goldman Sachs Group Inc.s decision to provide some of former employee Greg Smiths performance reviews to the media may scare staff at the firm about the privacy of their own reviews, Smith said.
What are people at Goldman thinking? Are they thinking Is this going to be leaked out to the public? Smith, 33, said in an interview today with Stephanie Ruhle on Bloomberg Televisions Market Makers.
Goldman Sachs, the fifth-biggest U.S. bank by assets, said Smith was denied a raise and a promotion he sought in the months before he quit the firm with a New York Times op-ed piece that criticized how the company treated employees. Documents provided by the firm to Bloomberg News showed one of Smiths managers calling him off the charts unrealistic in his demands.
Smith, whose book Why I Left Goldman Sachs: A Wall Street Story went on sale this week, said the information provided by the firm about him in a nine-page document withheld positive reviews hed received.
Goldman Sachs should have released all of my reviews from my entire career and read them out on air, Smith said. Im disappointed that instead of shooting the messenger that Goldman Sachs doesnt address the issues.