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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
Updated March 6, 2015
1,985 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best thing about the firm is outstandingly smart people at the firm (in 185 reviews)

  • People are smart (no one can be lazy, people always challenge you, you learn a lot) but humble (in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is non existent if you want to proceed up the corporate ladder (in 323 reviews)

  • Expect to work long hours (even though management says office "face time" is not important (in 398 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Ops Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Great
    high pay
    great people
    helpful
    learn a lot

    Cons

    Operations
    work a lot
    long hours
    hard to move to other areas
    bad location

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    best among the big banks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    culture that fosters problem solving, smart people, less politics.

    Cons

    could make pay for the new/mid level employees more in line with industry, weed out mid management who are more talkers than doers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay the junior folks, train mid level managers to be more efficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Best company I have ever worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administration in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Administration in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Goldman Sachs really cares for its employees. Excellect training, excellent benefits, excellent pay.

    Cons

    I really have nothing negative to say about Goldman Sachs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is proven if you reward and respect your emoloyees like you do, employees will give back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Na

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Good company best investment bank

    Cons

    Not available for comment for cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The culture is quickly trying to evolve and catch up with the new millenial generation. Fast paced and collaborative.

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Super smart and driven people, which drives extremely high expectations. The bar is always being raised and so is your level of performance if you want to continue being successful.

    Cons

    Like any large corporation, the political landscape dictates whether or not you're part of the inner circle. Play the game otherwise you won't last long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The firm stands for authentic ideals, it would be nice to see the messages being cascaded actually trickled down to the masses. Too many power plays lead to decisions being made that aren't necessarily for the good of the firm but are blatantly good for people's careers. There has be accountability - what looks good on paper doesn't always work in practice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Motivated people who work very hard

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not a priority

  8.  

    Great place. High Pay. Living in Chicago is also very nice.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Investment Professional, Analyst/Associate, in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Investment Professional, Analyst/Associate, in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Good pay. Opportunities for growth. Work-life balance, etc.

    Cons

    Sometimes upward advancement can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very good, keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    senior analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    bonus, people, travel, bonus and bonus.

    Cons

    meetings, travel, and more meetings

  10.  

    Tough but you'll learn a lot

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Outstanding deal flow, very smart colleagues, you'll see a lot of very complex transactions

    Cons

    Working hours, pressure, and maintaining your health in that environment

  11.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Enormous responsibility, great compensation, accelerated learning

    Cons

    Long hours, tough bosses, high expectations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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