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Not for sensitive technologists

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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

Other Reviews for Goldman Sachs

  1.  

    Great Colleagues to Work With, Generous Compensation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are several opportunities to learn and acquire new skill sets. I worked in a group with very supportive team members and that made my experience much better overall.

    Cons

    The hours are very long and upper management, in my experience, was not personable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall an excellent company to work for

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    Current Employee - Senior Technology Analyst  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Technology Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The best people. Mostly nice to work with, definitely smart. Firm reputation really affirmed by what they do.
    Decent pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Very long hours with not allot of work life balance. You need to work that out yourself though.
    At least in tech there isn't allot of recognition. A bit too much outsourcing going on right now too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on cutting expenses and more on making the people you have do more with less in hard times. Motivating your good people will pay dividends when times improve and you don't struggle to find more people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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