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it was as expected

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

great group of people, motivated and hungry

Cons

long hours, competitive , people were all the same

Other Employee Reviews for Goldman Sachs

  1. Good place to start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for making valuable long-term contacts. Very well managed institution. More team-oriented culture vs. other big banks. Name brand opens doors elsewhere.

    Cons

    Drawbacks are similar to other bulge brackets -- e.g., internal networking (playing "politics") is critical. All else equal, probability of surviving long-term may be lower than at other banks with a less intense environment.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. Information chaos at financial institutions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will learn a lot about how to work under stress and tight deadlines. If you are lucky like me you will end up in groups that strongly believe in testing. You can learn a lot about how to establish good working relationships with people you strongly dislike (a valuable skill in finance), and how to work with a large number of people at the same time because you will need to talk to them to be able to do your job (simply because basic procedures are not documented). Some managers know how to get things done, but manager quality is very inconsistent.

    Cons

    The amount of stress can be enormous. In terms of compensation - no raise over 3 years in spite of promotion from Associate to VP and then becoming tech lead for a very important team does not seem right. At bonus comp time the mix of stock and cash is unknown - which is very stressful. Other places make the mix ratio is predetermined. When you leave, things can also get stressful in terms of getting everything the company owes you - I still have outstanding items they have not paid me for.


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