Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Executive Assistant

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    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 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Money, Association with the brand

    Cons

    You will feel like your soul has left your body from the moment you enter the office to the second before you depart..

  2. Helpful (1)

    Goldman Sachs has a corporate culture of success.

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    Former Employee - Internal Audit Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Internal Audit Associate in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Goldman Sachs has a horizontal corporate structure that allows employees from every level to be heard. Employees are encouraged to be innovative and entrepreneurial. One of the business principles emphasizes that people talent is one of the company most valuable asset, therefore the development of its people is at the center of Goldman's business strategy.

    Cons

    Management needs to help employees to improve work life balance in order for them to sustain long term productivity and efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to create strategies to retain talent and reduce turnover in the internal audit department. Management can improve talent retention by contributing to employees' long term career advancement prospects and create flexible working arrangements to help mothers better balance their work and personal obligations at home.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Positive Experience, intelligent teams and coworkers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Experience to work with really smart people
    very competitive
    good reputation

    Cons

    low salary
    too much work expectation from individuals

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  5. It is a great place to work, smart people, smart choice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

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

    Pros

    good salary, good benefits, good environment

    Cons

    there is really nothing to really say as cons

  6. QA Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    very famous and well known company

    Cons

    Quality,Ability and honesty is the main path to get in there

    Advice to Management

    no comment

  7. It was a rewarding experience

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    Former Freelancer - Custodian in Menlo, GA
    Former Freelancer - Custodian in Menlo, GA

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It was my way of living

    Cons

    Pay rate $7.25 to clean entire school grade pre-k-8th grade alone. And had approx. 4-4.5 hrs to finish.

    Advice to Management

    Im a hard worker I learn fast, that which i dont know.

  8. excellent firm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    top-notch good people / future network, great platform, strong name brand for your resume
    network after you leave goldman is indispensable

    Cons

    pay depends on number of factors that are out of your control, big exodus of people out of goldman
    can be a lot of work depending on your level

  9. Great summer experience

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    Former Intern - Summer Associate in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Goldman Sachs as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Has improved ability to get job elsewhere, brand recognition, great mentorship

    Cons

    stressful summer, selection process felt being on the bachelor/bachelorette

  10. Multi-Year Veteran

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great culture. Great synergies between different businesses. Reputation greatly improved. Highly commercial orientation. Very good place to develop new skills particularly early in a career.

    Cons

    Political at more senior levels. Compensation trajectory flattening relative to the past. Work life balance improving but still a challenge. May be inflexible of different leadership styles.

    Advice to Management

    Create more of a meritocracy at senior levels and reduce politics. Do not foster competitiveness which can become counter-productive. Explain strategy better to employees. Focus on fewer products.

  11. Technical Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People are very supportive of your career goals

    Cons

    Hours are longer than expected and compensation doesn't reflect that

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