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

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Witnessing the decline of a former hegemony in the hedge fund industry

Junior Portfolio Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY

ProsWas with their flag-ship quantitative-style hedge fund called "Global Alpha". Good place to start a career in the quantitative investment business with this formerly legendary place and learning with the research tycoons there. Also, unlike the siloed and secretive cultures of many other top-tier quantitative funds, the culture of the "Global Alpha" team was very open and fostering, getting rookies exposures into a wide spectrum of asset classes and trading strategies.

ConsThe fund leads were too ostriched with their success 7 to 10 years ago, and showed little competence in keeping up with the fast evolution of the quantitative investing business as well as the innovation frontiers. No wonder performance-wise, the business lagged much behind newer-generation competitors who are much savvier in adopting new techniques. Lousy performance lead to lousy pays (rule of thumb in the hedge fund industry).

Advice to Senior ManagementApparently Goldman Sachs Asset Management is decisively retreating from the high-fee hedge fund type of businesses in the quantitative investment industry, as senior management is aware that they no long has the best talents, team, strategies and infrastructures as it did before the mid 2000s.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    pays very well.

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    New York, NY

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


    Pros: fast paste environment and the people around are so intelligent Cons: fast paste environment and you dont even have time to… Advice to Senior Management: more diversity please More
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    Hard work, little rewards, not worth it

    Operations Analyst (Current Employee)
    Salt Lake City, UT

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


    Pros: You work with great people, teamwork is emphasized. Opportunity to learn… Cons: Long hours, low pay, high expectations, limited mobility, promote certain ideas but… Advice to Senior Management: 1. Pay employees 2. More work/life balance 3. spend time… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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