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Working with GS

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Grooms one into a solid professional

Cons

Wide variation in compensation for people at the same level, people managers not chosen due to their ability to deal with or manage people

Advice to Management

Hire and groom better people managers

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  1. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Portfolio Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Junior Portfolio Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Was 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.

    Cons

    The 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 Management

    Apparently 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.


  2. pays very well.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (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 eat!

    Advice to Management

    more diversity please


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