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Good experience overall, with some downsides....

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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)

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

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
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    Former Intern - Summer Technology Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Intern - Summer Technology Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Goldman Sachs as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Organised paperwork and meetings , reviews

    Cons

    Outdated software, rigid timings, no cubicles

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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    Technology Infrastructure is BAD

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    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Access to employee's Private Wealth Management account and Goldman Research. Company does some interesting things for employees.

    Young people ! A lot of young people hungry for success but ... (see below).

    Cons

    Politics is bad, everybody can have opinion about everything and block progress without any particular knowledge about the subject. There is a lot of schmoozers who hve spent years at the company are not getting fired because of the years spent.

    Insecurity and incompetence at TI is at a very high level, other divisions are much better but TI does not have P/L valuation and has really diverged from the mainstream business (though this is true for most of the IT's in financials).

    Young people are hired but not given challenges and opportunities. They really hve to become schmoozers to get any recognition and spend 10 years to see growth (if they are not schmoozers). If you are a schmoozer, you can make VP in 5-6 years.

    Company is also known for hiding its titles, they tell you there are only Associates, Vice Presidents and Managing Directors. Well, it turns out to become MD you have to go through 4 promotions from Vice President and each one takes two years (exceptions are possible but rare).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-organize TI, it is horrible. And provide more transparency into titles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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