Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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  1. Amazing Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

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

    Pros

    Pros for working for Goldman Sachs were the benefits. Including profit sharing, parental leave for both male and female employees. Vacation benefits as well were nice. Travel cost were fully compensated

    Cons

    Cons to the job were long hours and lots of travel in my position. Along with stress of the job, fast paced atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, you have done a great job as is. Care for employees is great and so it the benefits you give them.


  2. Vice President, Foreign Exchange Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, great benefits, big bonuses for jobs well done. Great prestige. Easy to find any other job in the industry if you've worked for Goldman.

    Cons

    Lots of politics. very competitive dog eat dog. Long hours.


  3. CSRE

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Goldman Sachs (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Nice offices, some good people

    Cons

    Consultants treated poorly as if second class citizens. Employees for the most part delegate work to consultants and actually produce little measurable benefit. Technology is rolled out without proper testing resulting in frustration and inefficiency in most processes.

    Advice to Management

    Step up to the plate and get a backbone to clear out the dead wood. Division is overwhelmed with red tape causing paralysis in process.


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    Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are superb. Firm provides great opportunity for retirement investment

    Cons

    Work life balance needs to be enforced more


  6. Helpful (2)

    Best and brightest

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Finance Associate in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The compensation and performance linked bonus system was amazing.
    The people were the best and brightest I have ever met and truly inspire me every day.

    Cons

    Work life balance hard to maintain, but if you find some sort of passion outside of finance , i.e. sports, travel or a good friend circle, you'll be able to manage your stresss


  7. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Goldman Sachs (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    * high-caliber colleagues
    * decent pay
    * top quality professional development programs and interesting internal speaker events

    Cons

    * highly political
    * challenging to obtain internal mobility opportunities


  8. Not a bad place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    The name on your resume ensures you can pretty much go anywhere afterwards.

    Cons

    Long hours, little diversity in hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Shake things up. Loosen up.


  9. Smart people, long hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Consultant in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    You are highly likely to work with very, very smart & driven people. The culture promotes consensus, so you will learn how to build it (or get fired).

    Cons

    The hours are long, and the "bottom x%" policy creates stress and lowers morale. The place is also very reputation/security conscious, like the CIA but more so.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency, more work-life balance.


  10. Managing Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I get paid alot which I like

    Cons

    Everything beside Pay and Bonus

    Advice to Management

    There really isnt much to talk about


  11. Quick review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Great firm. I like it.

    Cons

    none to speak of. good place

    Advice to Management

    keep it up



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