Goldman Sachs
3.7 of 5 1,591 reviews
www.goldmansachs.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.7 1,591 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein

Lloyd C. Blankfein

(1,066 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The best thing about the firm is outstandingly smart people at the firm"
    in 156 reviews
  • "You will learn a lot about how to work under stress and tight deadlines"
    in 40 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance is non existent if you want to proceed up the corporate ladder"
    in 258 reviews
  • "Long hours and work environment was not personally what I am looking for"
    in 346 reviews
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    Excellent Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart People and lots of opportunities

    ConsConcentration of senior management in one region

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

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    risk management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosyou can work with most smartest and nice people; It offers an open and fair environment; Everyone is willing to help; strong team work.

    ConsHard to come up cons. One challenge is that you need to work late in the evening to get connected with NY. Or dial into an early morning call.

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

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    Awesome.. Probably one of the best place to work!!

    Analyst II (Former Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    ProsWork Culture, Opportunity to work with the best in the industry, Bonus, Gym etc

    ConsPoor work life balance, Applications used may seem outdated when compared with the applications used by it's competitor's.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease put some efforts to improve work life balance which is a major concern!!

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

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    Great place to work, probably the best of banks I have worked for. Very good care for staff, highly professional.

    Technical Architect (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGood staff for staff, good pay, relaxed most of the time. Very good team work as well.

    ConsLong hours, you need to stay there long enough to get promotion. But nothing different from other banks

    Advice to Senior ManagementInteract with staff more, not just corporate meetings

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

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    Very challenging, fast moving life

    Operations Analyst (Current Employee)
    Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    ProsGood policies to train, support and sustain their employees

    ConsWork is very intensive and you may need to work overtime very often

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

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    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Jersey City, NJ

    Prosgood team, good salary. good mangement

    Conslong hours, pressures, industry risk, lay off risk,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    definitely the best place to go to get the flash on your resume

    Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosyou will learn a lot from smart people around you, meritocracy, if you do well they will treat you well (don't forget that this also means if you don't do well they will let you go)

    Consno real work life balance, extremely competitive, need to work every minutes

    Advice to Senior Managementcompany has a good culture but lack in work life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosi felt comfortable from the first day i worked for this company,they take care of every thing professinally nice people, good salaries, everything seemes good i will recommend this for any one wishing to work in this company

    Consnothing really to mention, people are nice and easy going, i dont have any cons for this great company, if you lucky you will have job in this company

    Advice to Senior Managementstay as you are

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    Great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospeople development - they invest in you

    Conswork life balance can be tough sometimes

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    Operations Spring Intern (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsThe culture is very friendly, both seniors and juniors are very supportive. There are so many opportunities to learn new things and enhance both personal and team working skills. You are constantly being challenged and encouraged to improve yourself.

    ConsManaging expectations is very important.

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

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