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Goldman is lovely.

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Former Employee - Private Wealth Management in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Private Wealth Management in Chicago, IL

I worked at Goldman Sachs

Pros

Great people. Nice culture. Bright future.

Cons

Pressure. Long hours. No lunch break.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

365 degree performance review is very helpful. Flat structure is good. We need to further enhance the PWM division since it is not yet the best among the league table.

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  1. Do the job right and you will love GS

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    When full time the bonus is always great, the benefits are the best, work from home flexibility, the harder you work the faster you will move up but you have to speak up or they will think you dont want more responsibility, easy to move within the company- they would rather move you than fire you, if you ever consider moving out of GS - expect at least a 15-20k salary increase. Very flexible with temps.

    Cons

    Temps - if they dont need you anymore you will find out from your agent who will call you to tell you to pack up because you have till the end of the week - management will not provide with comments.
    they will not give you feedback unless you go back to your agency and the agency calls HR which in turn calls the manager who probably seats next to you.
    Full time - long hours (sep-feb) - - no overtime - cant take more than 2 weeks vacation at once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your full time employees closely - mainly new analysts from summer programs - not as efficient as they seem to be.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Solid company. One person made my job miserable.

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    Current Employee - Client Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Client Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Great benefits, surrounded by intelligent people. The name Goldman is clearly reputable. The company has it's standards and systems in place, so that it could pretty much run by itself. The people who succeed are the ones who will do whatever it takes to make their clients happy. If you like giving more than you recieve, than this is the place to work. The helpdesk is run out of India...always a pleasure trying to understand what they are trying to help you with. The pay is mediocre in comparison to other finacial firms, but whatever, you are working for Goldman.

    Cons

    The internal competition is depressing. Most of the people are there for themselves and are willing to do pretty much anything to look out for their own best interests. The company works in "teams" to create revenue, but there is no sense that anyone is there to be a part of a "team" unless they are grossly profitting from their extremely weathly clients. When times are good, everyone is happy, when markets are bad and clients are losing money, people get cut. Management is what you would expect from a cut-throat investment firm, concerned mostly with the bottom line. They are not concerned with interests of their employees and would side with an angry client before sticking up for someone who has worked for them for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to help people succeed, rather than making work harder by limiting resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
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