Goldman Sachs

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2 people found this helpful  

My experience was demanding, but you have to expect it.

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY

I worked at Goldman Sachs

Pros

Steep learning curve
Work hard, play hard
Let me work on models to round out my summer experience
Team always available to answer questions

Cons

Long hours
HR was difficult when I tried to move internally
Firm is currently cutting expenses
Very volatile in terms of headcount

Advice to ManagementAdvice

GS is looking at its investment management division as its future revenue leader. It should instead retain its focus on investment banking advisory and sales & trading.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hardworking smart people

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    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Very collaborative work culture. Tremendous focus on career growth - in fact improving yourself is not something they help you with - it is something you are _required_ to do otherwise you will be in the "bottom" for consideration when every year 5% of the worst performers are let go.
    Work from home is supported where it makes sense.

    Cons

    Technology hours are not as bad as banking hours, but still on average 10 to 12 hours a day (plus some other emergency every few days)
    The company used to be flatter 10 years ago, now there is more middle management.

    Recommends
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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great learning ground, difficult culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Brilliant people, top prestige, lean teams, great exposure to management and clients

    Cons

    Long hours, office politics, stuffy culture, unnecessarily competitive, male-dominated, fake and judgmental people. Disproportionate importance of perceived personality, and not actually a meritocracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micromanage, give better feedback

    Approves of CEO
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