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GSEC Reviews in New York City, NY

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  1.  

    Hard work, lots of opportunities to learn outside your area

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    Former Employee - Mission Control Specialist in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Mission Control Specialist in Jersey City, NJ

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Exponential learning , intense day-in and day-out

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at GSEC

    Pros

    1. Like other part of GS , some of "The best" people work here.
    2. Lots of Technical projects.
    3. Bringing in a lot of revenue.
    4. Very lively environment . May be because I sat on the trading floor.

    Cons

    1. Its hard-work all the time.
    2. People are supremely busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wish you recruited more from non-ivy league colleges .

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    i enjoy it

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    Current Employee - Analyst Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at GSEC

    Pros

    competitive, great reputation gs is always a show stopper

    Cons

    they use you and exploit you

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at GSEC

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting and satisfying

    Cons

    Dynamic environment and lots of adhoc projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it a bit easy

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at GSEC

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at GSEC

    Pros

    I love working here. The pay is wonderful and people are awesome

    Cons

    Low work moral.wish i got more money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have more training session and team building

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at GSEC

    Pros

    Management is very friendly and approachable. The pay is very competitive and the benefits are second to none. A great place to work.

    Cons

    The hours could be better and there could be a more predictable bonus formula in place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to make GSEC a fun and lucrative place to work.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Analyst 1

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at GSEC

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at GSEC

    Pros

    Money and benefits of course!

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at GSEC

    Pros

    It is a great company to work for along with it being a # 1 investment bank amongst its competitors. Also the employees at the company are smart and have a great work ethic along with loving to work for the company. A sense of a proud feelings is there when you work for goldman sachs

    Cons

    seems like you have very little room for advacement, espeically out of the operations department. In addition, it felt that if you were in operations you were stuck there for a very long time with the fact that the program lasts 18 months before any sort of move is available which in turn is unlikely to happen either way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more open to all types of workers from all regions for the front office jobs and not only those from ivy leagues.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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