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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 for more than 5 years

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good place to build a brand

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at Goldman Sachs as an intern

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate junior bankers more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It's all about who you know

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    Current Employee - Vice President
    Current Employee - Vice President

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits; Smart people; Fast paced

    Cons

    Very political - there are re-orgs too often

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