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It's great for the money but you cant leave since u wont get any skills to use on your next job.

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Current Employee - Vice President in Bangalore (India)
Current Employee - Vice President in Bangalore (India)

I have been working at Goldman Sachs

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

bonus, bonus, bonus

not having to worry about being technically too correct... no real consequences... if you screw up.... easy to game ranking system and use HR to your benefit...I had two "7"s in rows

Cons

politics, lots of bs, helps you if you are protected by someone overseas.

got to be ready to self-promote

bonuses can be crazy even in technology in good years but you have to be ready for no life at all.

Advice to Management

seriously do something about the mistakes made by people in software dev

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  1. Good comp

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation over a period of time

    Cons

    No career growth if you are not very aggressive towards work

    Advice to Management

    NA


  2. Helpful (8)

    A few great people in a sea of mediocrity

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    Current Employee - Developer
    Current Employee - Developer

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work with (mostly) smart people and get paid (in good years) a lot
    Most people are very friendly and always willing to help
    Learn about the financial system if you want
    If you're smart and willing to network like crazy you can get ahead pretty far

    Cons

    Expect to work very long hours (jokingly referred to as Goldman hours)
    Management is all about pleasing your next two levels of managers and impressing the rest
    Mid level managers often see their reportees as either useful for advancement (cause they have good ideas) or cannon fodder for weekend work
    If you can fake competence you're set
    High level of risk aversion unless your back is protected, CYA is an artform
    A lot of the best people have already left for Google, startups, etc. Only the slow and the ladder climbers remain


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