Goldman Sachs
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www.goldmansachs.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 6, 2014
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3.7 1,485 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein

Lloyd C. Blankfein

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80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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As a technologist, do not work here.

New Associate Programmer Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

ProsI guess if you're not doing that bad, it's a safe and secure job. But that's if you want to be complacent.

ConsReally, really boring. Not cutting edge technology. Not working with the best of the best. Extremely political. I don't believe people reward those who o put more effort and more quality than others.

The management changes are terrifying. Pay for technology is not good, the technologists are treated like second rate compared to other divisions.

Advice to Senior ManagementCan't think of anything, honestly just think this is how financial services IT is.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's not who you are it's who is waiting in the wings to replace you.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

ProsBenefits are a positive but they are gradually cutting those as well.

ConsLong hours, low pay and poor morale

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Processing

Operations Analyst (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

Pros- Great brand name to have on your resume
- Occasional exposure to complex finance

Cons- Facetime/perceptions oriented culture
- Work has been so streamlined it is mundane and requires little critical thinking
- Management prioritizes immediate cost saving over spending the money required to improve processes resulting in little/no progress towards improving efficiency
- Compensation has been consistently poor for several years
- Extremely high attrition among A1-3s is very discouraging as many go on to better opportunities elsewhere
- Poor work life balance
- SLC provides significantly fewer outlets for good nightlife and culture than other cities

Advice to Senior ManagementOrient the Operations Analyst position more towards process improvement and focus less on processing by providing your employees with adequate support and resources.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Politics

Associate (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBest of Minds in the industry

ConsLong hours and office politics

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in Talent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Poor work life balance.

Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

ProsWorking with the best of the industry

ConsImpossible deadlines. Extremely long hours and work around the clock.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company, pay, and benfits. Experiences may vary...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

ProsVery good pay, benefits are nice.

ConsSlow growth opportunities (despite all they preach)
Your experience is completely dependant on your manager. The person directly to my left loves his job, I hate mine. We do the same job, but my manager is awful (only looks out for themself), and his is great. Before accepting a job here, be sure to interview your soon to be manager as much as they are interviewing you.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote those with actual management skills to those roles.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great and large

Summer Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Goldman Sachs as an intern for less than a year

ProsThey pay a lot. You have a lot of mobility

ConsToo big, not enough communication between teams

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Goldman Sachs

ProsGreat pay, new york, decent events

ConsBoring work, employees did not really care for interns, long hours

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good

PWM Summer Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Goldman Sachs as an intern for less than a year

ProsLearned a lot through hands-on experience

ConsLong hours and tedious tasks.

Advice to Senior ManagementLess intern events

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Operations Specialist (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSteep learning curve, very routine 9-6 job

ConsManagement was no organized, was out for themselves, and stuck to a close knit group

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent with your employees, everything was covered up until the last minute.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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