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Smart People, Stressful Culture, Work-life balance not very good

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Current Employee - Internal Audit Associate in New York, NY
Current Employee - Internal Audit Associate in New York, NY

I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

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

Pros

Very intelligent people. If you want to learn the world of finance, there is no better place. Awesome resume builder for anyone wanting to make a career out of finance.

Cons

Work-life is very skewed towards work. Even in supporting offices, leaving before 6 pm is an unwritten taboo. A lot of unnecessary stress over unimportant details. Intimidating to ask questions of front line managers. They are so busy they don't take the time to train new employees and expect people to just "get it" with little direction. Pay is good, but cost of living (for NY office anyway) is ridiculous.

Advice to Management

Pay more attention to workload management. One week I have nothing to do and the next I'm juggling urgent tasks from multiple project managers.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Very Valuable experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - System Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - System Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Goldman Sachs as a contractor (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience. Treat employees very well.

    Cons

    Never sure of when they might retire your department or you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and do not treat them like consultant.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Vice President, NY - Don't believe the hype!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits - wellness center - cafeteria. Smart people, name is good for résumé.

    Cons

    Horrible environment/culture, cliquish, snobby, condescending, cut-throat, unhappy and over-worked employees. Unless you have a connection to someone in upper mgmt don't expect to be treated w dignity. Smart but stupid - inflated egos that won't allow for self reflection on their improvement. Employes are not their best assets as proclaimed. Spare yourself of this cult-like culture. Run if you can and don't look back.

    Advice to Management

    Be human and implement realistic expectations and get rid of the bullies and the tyrants. Respect makes people perform and builds confidence.


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