Fuznuts, I'm quite likely not telling you much of anything that you don't already know, but here are my thoughts on the matter: there aren't much of any thoughts on the matter. Having an ex-GS employee work in an entrepreneurial pursuit that involves finance is about as offensive as seeing a gay person in San Franicisco (i.e. it doesn't even register). In fact, investment banks and management consulting firms recruit at top schools and are pretty much the standard career path after undergrad. Would you rather have the guy that didn't get the GS gig and instead worked at some middle market bank we've never heard of? Not working at GS due to being on a moral high-horse comes off to me as likely coming from a position of privilege, especially since most ppl would practically kill to make that kind of money and aren't from a background to likely even know what an investment banker is in the first place, not being from NY, Boston, SF, etc. And were these ppl even banksters, or did they just work for GS? Even if they were banksters, if they were just analysts, you can take solace in knowing that they were the n00bs who got shit on constantly, worked longer hours than their coworkers and really didn't make all that much money.