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GSEC Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs Group Lloyd C. Blankfein
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  1. Hard work, lots of opportunities to learn outside your area

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Mission Control Specialist in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Contractor - Mission Control Specialist in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GSEC as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good learning experience with some knowledgeable people

    Cons

    Politics isn't bad, but lower level business side people have an over developed sense of entitlement


  2. Challenging

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting and satisfying

    Cons

    Dynamic environment and lots of adhoc projects

    Advice to Management

    Make it a bit easy


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    If you don't need a life outside of GSEC this is a place for you.

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    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salaries are good and the benefits are out of control.

    Cons

    There's a price you pay for those benefits and the salary. You're expected to work 12 hrs or more everyday. No time for homelife.

    Advice to Management

    Some people want to spend more time at home. You make comments about bankers hours when anyone wants to go home after a 10 hr day, Stop making it hard for people to leave and feeling uncomfortable for leaving.


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You work in a great enviornment w/people that are very helpful. The food is decent here but your stuck here all day

    Cons

    Long hours, make you work more than you should. I would not recommend this job if you don't like to work long.

    Advice to Management

    Less working hours, more compenstation, flex time should be mandatory. I would consider that burnout factor is high and would really reduce hour


  6. You need to kiss the right people's @ss to succeed at GSEC.

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Money and benefits of course!

    Cons

    You need to be friends with the right people to suceed.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management should play a more active role in knowing the performance of their staff as oppose to only listening to the team leaders that manage the group. Team leaders say what they want senior management to know.


  7. A good first job, probably not a career

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people who are fun to work with

    Cons

    GSEC employees do not feel a core part of Goldman Sachs. There are limited opportunities for advancement within that business, and probably not to senior leadership. The best and brightest at Goldman don't stay at GSEC even if they start there-- the lucky ones find their way back to GS proper, and the rest leave for other firms or industries. The end (not even the middle) of nowhere in JC

    Advice to Management

    Think hard about how to keep the very talented employees engaged-- the job isn't that exciting so finding new challenges is key.



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