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Very good place to start a career and work with very smart people

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

People are very smart Good culture Values Extensive training Builds your credibility and network

Cons

Mobility is difficult Demanding hours

Other Employee Reviews for Goldman Sachs

  1. Work with the smartest team in finance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working for Goldman Sachs is like playing for the New York Yankees - they attract superstars that are willing to put their egos and previous successes aside to contribute to the team's success

    Cons

    Work-life balance is improving but still not ideal for people that aren't looking to make their job their entire life

    Advice to Management

    In order to continue to attract and retain the best talent, significant cultural changes must occur


  2. Goldman is a great company with immense resources at the fingertips of the most talented individuals in the business.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is very impressive. The culture cannot be compared to any other - it is simply one-of-a-kind. You work hard. Challenged every day and the work is fascinating. Compete against the best of the best and walk away at the end of the day feeling accomplished. The building in NYC and even Jersey City are state of the art. Having the health center within the gym with doctors and NP's available is incredibly helpful should you need to see someone quickly and get back to work. Saves time - and that matters.

    Cons

    It takes too long to remove a bad manager, but this could be said about a lot of places. You can't fire someone just for being unpleasant. In most cases.

    Advice to Management

    Compensation should be more even across individual teams. Top performers should be paid more, but the core function of a team remains the same from one to the other. Don't let the top performer gap out from the group. A review and a band around comp should be completed. Also, some managers are simply not meant for the job. When this becomes clear, take immediate action and don't wait 1.5 years to rid the company of these individuals.


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