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Not for sensitive technologists

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  • Senior Management
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 5 years)

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

Pros

+ When the year is good, you might make a decent bonus
+ Colleagues are universally intelligent

Cons

- very long hours and extremely high stress
- you are a worthless cog in a massive, cold, cruel machine - expect no sympathy and cold logic, and you will be fine
- if you like SQL selects and inserts, and FTPing files around, then you will be fine - most programmers spend their lives doing this and wrestling with stored procedures

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  1. Good place to build a brand

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    Former Intern - Analyst
    Former Intern - Analyst

    I worked at Goldman Sachs as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brand name, networking experiences, working around smart people, access to many different opportunities after analyst program

    Cons

    Very long hours, hierarchical, senior bankers don't care that much for junior bankers, low pay for hours worked

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate junior bankers more


  2. My career at GS

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fixed Income Sales Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Fixed Income Sales Analyst in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    super steep learning curve, cut throat capitalistic competition

    Cons

    people are really, really shallow. the majority of the company have been hired in the 90's hiring craze and have no intellectual capacity whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    The company is really well managed in the upper echelons. Doesn't really shine through to the lower ranks, though. Especially desk MDs are lack serious management skills, more often than not unable to engage and retain young talent


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