Goldman Sachs
3.7 of 5 1,591 reviews
www.goldmansachs.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Goldman Sachs Reviews in New York, NY

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.8 585 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein

Lloyd C. Blankfein

(422 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good learning experience; smart people

    Vice President (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood salary, smart people, good learning experience. It could vary a lot though based on what team you end up in.

    ConsThe culture is a little difficult to crack, especially for lateral hires.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good opportunities for contract work

    Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe name is the best reason to work here. It's a big brand name employer. It impresses others. And you will be challenged.

    ConsOffice politics. Teams can be very cliquish - which leads to territorial managers who spend more time blame shifting than problem solving.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShake up teams more often. If you see a team on the non-revenue side that's been together for more than a few years, shake it up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Unforgiving but rewarding

    Summer Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsThe pay is enormous. Pay is almost 120k as a analyst. Your work hard and you receive heavy savings. The perfect place for a workaholic

    ConsYou have to manage your time.Your work 100 hours minimum....This is not a place where you want to stay permanently.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to be pretty godlike in managing your time. I suggest saving as much money as possiple(because you wont be spending a dime of it). Get a apartment near the firm.... And cut alot of your expense.Skip the coffee to avoid crashed(Will suggested that you snack every 3 hours to maintain energy) It not your time it goldmans time and you better love finance. Did I mention every single way to save up money?That also means getting perfect credit scores and be really financially responsible

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

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    Technology Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLearned a lot about management and things other than technology.

    ConsNot using cutting edge technology. Very cut throat

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop keep moving people around like every moth

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

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    Very Valuable experience.

    System Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat learning experience. Treat employees very well.

    ConsNever sure of when they might retire your department or you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and do not treat them like consultant.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Smart People, Stressful Culture, Work-life balance not very good

    Internal Audit Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsVery intelligent people.
    If you want to learn the world of finance, there is no better place.
    Awesome resume builder for anyone wanting to make a career out of finance.

    ConsWork-life is very skewed towards work. Even in supporting offices, leaving before 6 pm is an unwritten taboo.
    A lot of unnecessary stress over unimportant details.
    Intimidating to ask questions of front line managers. They are so busy they don't take the time to train new employees and expect people to just "get it" with little direction.
    Pay is good, but cost of living (for NY office anyway) is ridiculous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to workload management. One week I have nothing to do and the next I'm juggling urgent tasks from multiple project managers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsHigh intelligent, hard-working co-workers. Nice office.

    Cons24-7 working hours, very low pay for non-revenue generating positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    definitely the best place to go to get the flash on your resume

    Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosyou will learn a lot from smart people around you, meritocracy, if you do well they will treat you well (don't forget that this also means if you don't do well they will let you go)

    Consno real work life balance, extremely competitive, need to work every minutes

    Advice to Senior Managementcompany has a good culture but lack in work life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Vice President (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsNice office, good people, good internal mobility

    ConsPay has taken a hit

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

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    Great Opportunity

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGet to fast track your career in finance. Learn a lot in a short period.
    Very professional attitude towards work.

    ConsLong hours, lack of a social life.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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