Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein
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Pros
  • learn from smart people who take their jobs seriously (in 185 reviews)

  • Ops is great in that you can learn a lot of transferable skill sets and abilities that you can take to almost any job (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • It is very difficult to maintain work life balance due to high expectations (in 323 reviews)

  • Very long hours but you know that going in (in 398 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    GS salary

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Good firm, career opportunities and work culture

    Cons

    Little less compensation than industry


  2. Analyst

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, smart people, challenging, flexible managers

    Cons

    Ops side structured, can be bureaucratic


  3. Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Working with very accomplished, motivated, and driven people from all around the world. They love diversity and it adds to the greatness of the firm.

    Cons

    Long hours working so work life balance is somewhat difficult, although the company does do what they can to accommodate

    Advice to Management

    Help to promote the location where you will be working. help promote a healthy work life balance.


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  5. VP

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Teamwork, diversity, smart people, technology remains strong.

    Cons

    Has become more bureaucratic lately.

    Advice to Management

    Caring people more.


  6. Vice President

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Pembroke Pines, FL

    I worked at Goldman Sachs (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Hard working smart people to work with. Demanding environment

    Cons

    Management can be rigid at times.


  7. Vice President

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Quality of people is excellent. Great open door policy which allows one to learn a significant amount from different members of business.

    Cons

    Change is extremely slow at GS.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the long term focus to retain success.


  8. Great company, Great People, Few complaints

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to senior management. Great work life balance. Mobility available to other departments; on-site gym, health center, and cafeteria. Senior leadership are extremely intelligent and are thought leaders in the industry.

    Cons

    Hours can be extremely demanding or average depending on the time of year. Many VP's tend to be lateral hires, which hinders initial career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Be more responsive with internal communication. Recognize the accomplishments of mid and back office employees instead of only showcasing the front office business.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lifestyle, Benefits, Location, Technology, Cache

    Cons

    The people
    Long term Career
    The attitudes
    The pay
    The weather


  10. Great team

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Associate in Salt Lake City, UT

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

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

    Pros

    Hardworking team, bright people. Enjoy my team in slc and NYC. Both teams work hand in hand

    Cons

    Working in a satellite office sometimes makes it hard to stay connected.

    Advice to Management

    Brining more sr. Jobs to slc


  11. Contingent Worker

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    Current Contractor - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    some of the brightest individuals in the industry

    Cons

    not many to list. and i have been around.



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