Goldman Sachs

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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
1,921 Reviews
3.7
1,921 Reviews
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Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great team, performance and overall culture!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Great culture - team-oriented and performance-driven

    Cons

    Not much to speak of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Great exit opportunities, work-life balance and fun

    Cons

    Not a great culture for such a firm`

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more time off, analyst gettogethers

  3.  

    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    great best professional business company

    Cons

    big huge workers low pay company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Goldman

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Great Rep, Smart people, competitive, looks amazing on resume. Everyone knows Goldman and it will stay with you the rest of your life.

    Cons

    People are focused on individual performance. I got the sense people were rooting for me to fail at times. Also long and tiring hors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great firmwide culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Meritocratic, humble and hard-working culture
    Great opportunities across the bank (buy side, sell side, s&t, alternative asset management etc.) for 'lifers'
    In a class of its own in terms of brand value

    Cons

    Hours and expectations are tough as with every bank

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great firm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    great reputation, high profile deals, small team

    Cons

    work-life balance, bureaucracy, promotion, competition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Summer analyst twice and current FA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Very smart people, collaborative teamwork environment, and incentivized work. Gym, health plans, great benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes and can be very stressful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation to execs and partners can be very high while others receive little.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    it is great just great

    Cons

    a lot of work bro, u know what i mean

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

  10.  

    Excellent powerful company with great benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst Developer II in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst Developer II in New York, NY

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Leadership grooming of high percentage of employees, promotions were not easy to get but worth the pay hike once gotten, company with all the right directives for employee growth and inclusive of minorities. Best benefits I've seen from any employer.

    Cons

    Long and crazy hours, high stress environment all around, demanding company from top to bottom, demanding internal clients, lots of red tape.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Goldman Sachs, the #1 firm on Wall Street

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Driven individuals working toward a common goal. Very team-oriented and meritocratic. Senior managers really go out of their way to try and make it fun, which can't be said for many other places in finance.

    Cons

    Definitely requires you to prioritize your professional life above your personal life.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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