Goldman Sachs

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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.7 1,612 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein

Lloyd C. Blankfein

(1,081 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best thing about the firm is outstandingly smart people at the firm(in 165 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot about how to work under stress and tight deadlines(in 43 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is non existent if you want to proceed up the corporate ladder(in 281 reviews)

  • Long hours and work environment was not personally what I am looking for(in 355 reviews)

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    Technology Team at Goldman Sachs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Very smart people all around
    - Extremely busy and result focused
    - Cutting edge technologies used

    Cons- You may be stuck doing bad work - so pro-actively fight that
    - Divide between strategists (high profile technologists with high business knowledge) and technology can make you uncomfortable

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place for an internship

    GSAM - Intern (Former Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsLots of one-on-one time with analysts and management
    They make you feel like your projects are important

    ConsIt's hard to add too much value as an intern
    The attitude of some SLC GS employees is somewhat haughty.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It is a very challenge company

    Strategist (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosgood pay, good reputation, good location

    Conslong hours, hard colleagues, hard requirement

    Advice to Senior Managementbalance between life and work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Operations Summer Analyst

    Operations Summer Analyst (Former Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsGreat development throughout the summer with a lot of hands on training from team.

    ConsWork days are 10 hours minimum, sitting at a desk all day. Can be exhausting and hard to balance with normal life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to lower the hours required to work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a good employer

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosgood pay, bad management, no time for self

    Consslog yourself, not much benefits, office culture not interesting

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Operation Analyst

    Operations Analyst (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsInternal resource are amazing - you can learn so much from GS; people are responsible and teamwork-oriented.

    ConsLess diversity than big cities (e.g. New York, Chicago, and S.F.); Limited Career Development Path for operations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInternal Mobility should be opened up to all divisions. Jumping from back office (Operations etc.) to front office (I-Banking, Securities etc.) seems almost impossible. Channels should be open up to all talents.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intense fast paced environment with long hours

    Analyst (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsExperience, exposure, responsibility, compensation and prestige

    Conslong hours, intense and relentless environment with no room for mistakes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work

    Analyst (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsGood compensation and good health benefits though it went down from previous years.

    ConsFinance Department is top-heavy and title doesn't match responsibility.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits but poor management

    Analyst (Current Employee)

    ProsPremier financial services firm.
    Benefits package.
    Extremely talented individuals.

    ConsLack of diversity and emphasis on cultural awareness.
    Seniority based.
    Poor management from a career development perspective.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEveryone is busy but if you manage people you need to demonstrate your investment in them is more than financial. Make an effort to get to know your employees, particularly the ones that aren't the same as you (e.g. race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, etc...)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Big NO

    New Associate Programmer Analyst (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros1)Good domain knowledge.
    2)Scope for learning .

    Cons1) Although the employees are injected about GS culture and diversity, when it comes to the bottom levels nothing is really applicable.
    2) Very less pay . DO NOT go by less base compensation.
    3) Very poor planning when it comes to project deliveries.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease work on you pitfalls which you are well aware of.

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