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Great place to work, if you can handle long hours

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Goldman Sachs

Pros

Team oriented work environment
Guided career development
Meritocracy
Lots of locations for mobility across the global
Diverse workforce
Professional work environment

Cons

Long work hours with little incentive to stay late
Secrecy around compensation
Unbalanced in the mid range ( i.e. your position really helps progression)
Structured in early career is difficult to progress fast

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't make employees feel like 50+ hours is required in order to be a team player

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    Positive culture, colorful people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    GS has a culture of excellence. People strive to do the best at whatever it is their job requires. Employees understand that they are each a key piece of the puzzle, and that GS plays a very important role in the global markets. From back-office operations to client-facing sales folks, GS employees are smart, interesting, and collaborative. The company knows how important it is to retain talent, so they compensate well, and are starting to emphasize the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

    Cons

    The days can be stressful and sometimes way too fast-paced. Some teams are stretched incredibly thinly, and mistakes are sometimes made because there is so much to keep track of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to emphasize the importance of maintaining a work-life balance. There are so many jobs at GS that are overwhelming; introducing more flexibility (such as summer hours and bonus vacation days) would be greatly appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Best managed large company in the world, but not for everyone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Competent, friendly people. Lots of talent.

    Cons

    Ambiguous structure and promotion tracks, can be political. Big company bureaucracy. Somewhat inbred.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inject some more entrepreneurial DNA into the place. Offer more chances for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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