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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.7 1,624 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein

Lloyd C. Blankfein

(1,089 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 166 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 283 reviews)

  • Long hours and work environment was not personally what I am looking for (in 356 reviews)

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    Great company, even greater people

    Analyst (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat network, supportive team as well as people in senior management

    ConsPromotion potential takes a long time

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

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    Securities Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery smart and dedicated people. Mostly friendly and willing to help if you have a high work ethic.

    ConsLong Hours. A culture of being there to be there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGS is the best of the best at Investment banking. Most of the people are good, decent people. They are ethical and invest a lot in you and make sure you get all of the training you need.

    ConsThe workload is brutal. You are never off the clock. Your personal life will not be respected, although everyone knows this coming in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to figure how to make a long-term career more bearable. It is not a sustainable career. Additionally, sometimes people promoted are not promoted based on managerial ability which can make life difficult for junior people.

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

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    Everything you'd ever want and more.

    Operations Analyst (Current Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsThere are a million things to do, a hundred ways to do those things, and there's always a chance to learn something new. The people are super friendly and they're always open to teaching you about their team/division. If you work hard, your managers will notice and you WILL be rewarded. You can talk to anyone you'd like so long as you let them know in advance -- analysts to managing directors.

    ConsToo many programs to learn immediately. Tasks can seem daunting at first but once you begin putting the bigger picture together most activities begin to make sense. Getting access to programs may take forever but once you have it you will understand why.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat job!

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

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    High energy, exciting, relentless

    Finance Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosgood salary
    high energy
    develops you as a person
    requires your mind
    good, ambitious people around you

    Consdog eat dog environment
    can get stressful

    Advice to Senior Managementemploy people on the basis of how much knowledge of the company and current affairs they convey in the interview. Good grades does not necessarily constitute a good employee whereas the ability to use information in the interview environment does.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was exciting

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Prosgood money good benefits good management

    Conspossibility of long hours during the day

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep doing what your doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good place to start a career and work with very smart people

    Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPeople are very smart
    Good culture
    Values
    Extensive training
    Builds your credibility and network

    ConsMobility is difficult
    Demanding hours

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

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompensation/ Benefits/ Network/ Client Quality/ Prestige/ Brand Value

    ConsHours Policies Hierarchies Work quality

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

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    Great Energetic place

    Associate (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsMake a lot of money
    Greed is good
    A lot of bad words around the office.

    ConsCrazy long hours
    People in your ear about everything
    Office culture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great first place to work

    Analyst (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsSmart people, good culture, learn a lot

    Conspoor work life balance, can be political at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove work life balance

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

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