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Mediocre

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Vice President in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The prestigious name is a great reason.

Cons

They work you like a dog and then throw you away.

Advice to Management

More competence at senior levels would be nice.

Other Employee Reviews for Goldman Sachs

  1. Be prepared to work, even as an intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Compensation - Responsibility given to each employee - Great training - Perks (free dinner after 8 PM, free car after 10 PM) - Prestige of having the firm on your resume

    Cons

    - The hours - even in the Operations division (where I interned), there is virtually no work/life balance - Too much time is spent focused on tiny details that don't matter very much or at all - Too much time spent in meetings which have nothing to do with your job - HCM doesn't do things when they promise they will - As is the case with any job, some managers (like the one I had) can be quite difficult to deal with

    Advice to Management

    Promote a better work/life balance and revamp some aspects of the firm's culture. Also, provide better training to managers so they can be more effective.


  2. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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