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Strong, admirable company culture that isn't always reflected by all teams or individuals

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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)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The firm overall really does work hard to ensure employees have the resources they need to be successful. From personal wellness classes, multiple corporate perks, and affinity networks to the robust 360 degree reviews and comprehensive training materials and professional skills classes. For self-motivated individuals, you will learn a tremendous amount from working here.

Cons

Despite structured frameworks to promote a positive, healthy culture, there are many managers who circumvent these parameters. For example, despite 360 degree feedback, upper management still dictates the year-end performance review. At the end of the day, there is still a very strong undercurrent of politics despite the claim to be a meritocracy. This distracts from people doing real work and rewards people who spend more time self-promoting.

Advice to Management

Direct managers need to have more influence on their direct reports' performance reviews; if the firm truly wants to be a meritocracy, reviews must reflect an individual's value add, not his/her ability to "play the game". Also, employees should be able to speak to employee relations candidly without fear for losing their jobs, which is currently the case.

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    Technology Team at Goldman Sachs

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

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

    Pros

    - Very smart people all around - Extremely busy and result focused - Cutting edge technologies used

    Cons

    - You may be stuck doing bad work - so pro-actively fight that - Divide between strategists (high profile technologists with high business knowledge) and technology can make you uncomfortable


  2. Not a good employer

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    good pay, bad management, no time for self

    Cons

    slog yourself, not much benefits, office culture not interesting


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