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Opportunity is all up to you

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Vice President in Newark, NJ
Current Employee - Vice President in Newark, NJ
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Pay is good, but if you divide by hours worked, it's just slightly above average. Opportunities are open if you are a go-getter. People take ownership of project/issues - work gets done. Lots of talents around you to resolve issues.

Cons

Expect to work long, long, long.....hours. Sell your blood for pay. Company has become very bureaucratic. Disconnection between IT development and production support. People move around often within company - requires constant retraining of staff

Advice to Management

Need to groom the new employees to produce quality work over quick and dirty crap that can't be maintained.

Other Employee Reviews for Goldman Sachs

  1. Feel proud about what you do.

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

    Pros

    Brand name that helps you feel more confident and proud about what you do. Working with smart people and always streching yourself you find out your limits.

    Cons

    A lot of work that might be stressful some of the times.

    Advice to Management

    Take more advantage of the creative minds of your personnel. This is the future of the company as a whole.


  2. Rigorous job, good experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Goldman is "trial by fire"; the company provides an excellent learning experience for folks early in their careers. It also looks great as a resume.

    Cons

    Virtually no work / life balance. Investment banking at Goldman truly is a sweat shop. It's not worth it for the money alone -- do it for the learning experience.

    Advice to Management

    Goldman's leadership has done an outstanding job navigating the firm through the financial crisis. The company has sputtered in terms of public relations, and morale has suffered somewhat as a result.


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