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The best place I've ever worked

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

I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (more than 8 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Incredible culture, unbelievably smart and motivated people with less pretention than other places I've been. Very team driven (lots of shared credit and people who want to see you succeed). Incredible amenities (fantastic office building - specifically New York, but really all are great), great gym, healthcare, cafeteria. Wonderful sense of philanthropy (all employees are nearly required to take a day off to contribute to a charity).

Cons

Some cultural differences between the various divisions of the firm. Hours can be a bit long and you are expected to be available 24x7, especially with such a global footprint. Firm is drastically cutting costs and moving many teams to lower cost areas such as Salt Lake City.

Advice to Management

Need to do a better job advertising the strengths and human side of the company. People who don't work there think it's evil, while people who do work there think it's incredible (and not because of compensation - but more because of how great it really is). Need to get that view out into the marketplace.

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  1. Pretty good environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, overall.

    Cons

    Very stressful at times and can become overwhelimg

  2. Good experience overall, with some downsides....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good brand
    Great health care and other benefits
    Good opportunity to contribute and get senior exposure
    GS gives you the opportunity to take on leadership roles relatively early on in your career

    Cons

    Culture is very group specific, and can border on paranoia
    Constantly feel like you are being watched
    Some managers are terrible
    No regard for life outside work

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