Goldman Sachs

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Politically adept workforce and leadership with little people management skills despite rhetoric

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

I have been working at Goldman Sachs

Pros

Organization with deep pockets
Competitive salary and benefits
Smart people
'Do good' initiatives benefit the disadvantaged, but are clearly self serving as well

Cons

Super political; need to always watch your back
Recent influx of 'outsiders' a huge contrast to dedicated long-term employees
Many 'managers' who only manage upward, not even sideways and certainly not downward
360 review process is a sham and political tool
Large established organization better at marketing itself than delivering what it promises

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reputation allure is enticing to those interested in mining 'gold' but GS is living off its past.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Over Promise Under Deliver

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst/Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Analyst/Associate in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Pays good for what you do, clean work enviornment, very safe job (if you can keep up your processing skills)

    Cons

    If they would call this place what it is, a data processing center, they would attract employees that are satisfied

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be upfront with hires. So many come in with such high expectations. Good ones leave within a couple years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to start with significant opportunity for growth depending on performance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    The company has great benefits and a strong culture of unity and hard work. My position is highly analytical, but you might not get that as an operations employee. Your duties will depend completely on what teams are available when you start if you are in the operations division.

    Cons

    The culture and tasks of the individual team you are placed on in Salt Lake will determine more about your overall experience than anything else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Match employees up with duties that align with their strengths rather than what might be open at the time. Promotions are merit based, but some activities go unnoticed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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