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The best of the banks

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Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in London, England (UK)

I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

- the relatively flat hierarchy makes communication easier and access to management easier
- talented and mostly friendly people
- very demanding environment which brings out the best in you
- good mobility

Cons

- there will always be work politics to some level, but its a good place to learn about how to handle this subject and how to play

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Positive Outlook
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    GS London

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Executive Director in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Industry leader. First hand view on the latest developments in market.

    Cons

    Hard to move from one division to another. Very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Abide to the business principles especially when it relates to the people working for the company.

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    Great opportunity and quality work to do for the initiated

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Developer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst Developer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    At GS, front office developers always have their hands full - you'll never geeky bored. A long term strategic design and implementation, or a lesser effort short term tactical solution. The hierarchy is largely flat as anyone can contribute to a project as long as he/she can carry consensus on the point. The caliber of colleagues is superior, and their is a strong culture of teamwork. Middle management is willing to listen to you. Pays are best in industry, often to start with, and definitely once you've proven yourself. Often there are opportunities to relocate internally, if there is a good match and a justified business reason.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge at GS is to find a good work life balance. Some people end up working very long hours without any regard for the time zone they are physically located in. Firm has tools to support working from home, and one should use these and find a flexible balance that suits oneself.

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    Positive Outlook
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