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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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3.7 1,608 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein

Lloyd C. Blankfein

(1,078 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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    1 person found this helpful  

    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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    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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    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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    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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    work with the some very intelligent people in one of the best organizations on the globe

    Vice President - Project Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosconstantly engaged to do your best and working on projects that are, could be groundbreaking.

    Conslive and breath GS, 24/7

    Advice to Senior Managementunderstand and foster the culture

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

     

    Very competitive, very rewarding, very little sleep.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLearn a lot from leadership. They do take time to develop you as a professional, but you have to show that you are willing and able to due the work.

    ConsVery competitive climate, lots of people seem to be unhappy at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more vacations.

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proslearn from smart people who take their jobs seriously

    Conslong hours and very hierarchical

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove lifestyle to retain talent

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