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Excellent quality of people

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good pay
Intelligent and pleasant people in my department

Cons

Many sharks in other departments
Lots of politics

Advice to Management

Concentrate on the business and look after your best people.

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  1. Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Technical Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Technical Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good pay
    - Very talented and passionate technologists
    - Deal with some of the best Computer Science problems
    - The work you do can have a large impact on the firm

    Cons

    - They do overwork you, spent a lot of time outside the usual 9-6 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Better work/life balance


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    It's not as good as it sounds, at least in Technology

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technology Associate in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits (private health insurance, good gym etc). Compensation is reasonable by industry standard.

    Reputation: definitely looks good on your CV.

    You meet very smart people, great place for networking.

    Cons

    Massive workplace politics, you have to scream loud for visibility, seriously you need to scream for anything you have done, you are doing, or you haven't done but would like to do - as long as it makes you sound good. Some decent, but not loud enough people got laid off first. The performance evaluation is rather subjective, unlike what they told you, it's not linked to your compensation in most cases - people who scored high in their review could still get very little based on how much you're 'favoured' by the management.

    Career development completely depends on your boss, and your boss' boss: if you have a supportive manager in career development and guides you about promotion do's and don'ts, it's great. Otherwise you have to fight for yourself. Worst of all, some managers would actually prefer keeping you working on the same stuff for years and stop you from moving to other teams.

    You don't get to work with smart people all the time, there are a fair amount of incompetent people in the back office divisions.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on productivity instead of politics.


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