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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
1,972 Reviews
3.6
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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.  

    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

  3.  

    Excellent

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    • 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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  5.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This place pays well and is well managed

    Cons

    This is a cyclical business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They seem to be going a good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Working at goldman sachs is great !

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Good career opportunities, good pay

    Cons

    long working hours at this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Vice President

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Smart people, great benefits such as gyms, on site day care.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to get things done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Smart people to work with

    Cons

    Long hours. Interview process takes long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Good culture. Great vision and management

    Cons

    Too much institutional lethargy. Lots of resistance to change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Many learning opportunities, competitive pay, access to senior leaders,

    Cons

    Behind the times with treatment of younger employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that high attrition rates are inevitable unless you change the current promotion structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent Place to Launch a Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Associate - Credit Risk in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Finance Associate - Credit Risk in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Flat organization with great great people, lots of access to senior management, fast-paced and challenging work environment ensures you'll never be bored, lots of opportunity to work on different things and transfer to different departments (if you're a high performer) & outstanding benefits. Goldman really puts a lot of emphasis on their people, in developing them and having an open environment that's conducive to learning & progress.

    Cons

    SLC office is growing so rapidly there are some growing pains, it can feel like a very new/transitional type of company at times and there can be kinks in management and organizational structure (ie an ill-defined job role) that can add a lot of stress at times. Also, salary is ridiculously low. I don't care what they claim the SLC market is paying, it's way low. It seems like the other banks in town are raising salaries to compete with GS in the recruiting game though, and plenty of people quit to jump ship so perhaps with time the market will force salaries higher. That said, the benefits package is amazing!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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