Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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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. Voice provisioning

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    Former Employee - Voice Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Voice Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great firm with great benefits. Work was challenging and team was good to work with. I enjoyed the time I was there

    Cons

    Upper management is very disconnected with teams. My team was once referred to as trained monkeys. Managers were told to not get attached to employees avoid after work interaction.

    Advice to Management

    Treat team members well, most of the people that I worked with contingent and employee both, enjoyed the firm, a little respect can go a long way and the balance of praise and beat down from upper management is way off. Praise never came down.

  2. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    good company brandname, fairly good technology stack compare to other big banks

    Cons

    Because technology department is not the core revenue generating division, you can imagine the pay is not good compared to other department.

    Advice to Management

    be more transparent, give more value to developer.

  3. good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    good pay at the company

    Cons

    tons of work to do

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  5. Helpful (5)

    Analyst Developer

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    Former Employee - Analyst/Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst/Developer in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -firm reputation looks great on your resume
    -intelligent staff
    -nice working conditions
    -good internal mobility for those who make the effort

    Cons

    -always worried about being fired
    -not a very friendly atmosphere( I understand you are there to work but jeech people! )
    -sad to senior peers let go/fired
    -high turnover rate( Jeez I wonder why )

    Advice to Management

    -Learn how to make a culture that is a little more warming

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Corporate Culture

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    Current Employee - Vice President - IMD in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President - IMD in New York, NY

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I work with consistently are very intelligent and always take a collaborative approach.

    Cons

    The hours are very long and do not provide for a great work-life balance.

  7. Investment Banking Analyst (HK)

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Goldman Sachs as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great mentorship
    - Family oriented
    - Valued work life balance to some extent (sat policy)

    Cons

    - More simplistic analysis
    - Chinese language highly preferred

  8. Operations analyst

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    smart people and interesting work

    Cons

    crazy hours and bad rep in the press

    Advice to Management

    open door policy for junior staff

  9. Advance Specialist Associate

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    Former Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very good compensation
    - Good training; offers lots of classes; brings in many guests speakers

    Cons

    - Not much work life balance
    - Can get political

  10. Great culture

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    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really hardworking and helpful people around. Highly invested in each others growth and success.

    Cons

    Finding everyone work so hard might make you put in insane hours and effort.

  11. Great culture an great people at gs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Level of intensity and challenge associated with the job. People are all talented and motivated

    Cons

    Work life flexibility can be a challenge for some

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