Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. good company to start with, you can learn many things and have a good skill set inside it

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good company to start with, you can learn many things and have a good skill set inside it

    Cons

    advancement could be a pain, you need to be working very hard -- which will somehow comprise your personal life

  2. Sr Analyst - Private Wealth Management

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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

    Excellent brand name. Surrounded by the best talent.

    Cons

    Long work hours on a consistent basis.

  3. Best firm on Wall Street

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

    Great people, teamwork. Training program was fantastic. You work with the best and the brightest.

    Cons

    Lots of hours. Very hard to have an outside life. Say goodbye to your friends and family.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. The shareholders love you

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Great place to work - for young people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great network Great exposure. Good Culture

    Cons

    Horrible long term prospects, low salary

    Advice to Management

    Compensation is most important tool to reward your workers.

  6. Best Culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the brightest people in the business. Always willing to help others for the longer term benefit of the team. Great culture if in the right group.

    Cons

    Not for everyone if you don't want to be challenged.

  7. Top quality

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Smart good people. Work hard

    Cons

    Can be political. And culture does change depending on group/division.

    Advice to Management

    More emphasis and value for management skills

  8. Executive Assistant

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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 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..

  9. Helpful (1)

    Goldman Sachs has a corporate culture of success.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Positive Experience, intelligent teams and coworkers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great summer experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

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