Goldman Sachs

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Good place to work - especially.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Goldman Sachs

Pros

Very good compensation. Smart people keep it interesting. Driven culture makes the day go quickly. Company's repuation helps to produce distinctive culture.

Cons

Generally managers are promoted on their ability to do a specific job very well - they are often much less skilled in people management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Produce better people managers not simply revenue producers. Place more value on those who are not revenue producing. Reduce politics.

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    Great place to work, can be tough if you have a family though

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst Developer
    Current Employee - Analyst Developer

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Lots of great smart people who are helpful
    Lots of responsibility, early, as long as you proved you can handle them
    ideas respected regardless of title
    flat hierarchy

    Cons

    poor work life balance
    Expectation of work comes first, so you'll be checking your blackberry at all times
    can be difficult if you have a family
    too many meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great communications with voicemails and frequent emails
    try to get the company to be "less hated" by the main street.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President - Operations
    Current Employee - Vice President - Operations

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Most coworkers are extremely talented
    Internal Mobility is encouraged
    Highest degree of respect for employees
    Great sharing of upside profits and safety net in down times
    Mostly a Meritocracy in the revenue side
    Incredibly focused in diversity

    Cons

    Not much a meritocracy in Operations
    Clusters/groups get better opportunities
    You look down to other companies when trying to move, so it's difficutl to get away
    The "brand" premium is discounted in your salary
    Too much attention from the press regarding our compensation this days so "very limited" upside potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep paying well or may lose your best talent
    Add a general psicological evaluation when recruting laterally
    Make sure ALL managers are reviewed for at least 3 people from their teams

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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