Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Great place to launch and grow your career

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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 full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Surrounded by smart, personal, amazing people
    - Exposure to all areas of finance
    - Training and benefits can't be beat

    Cons

    - Long hours and challenging work/life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Wonderful company with flexibility but strife with internal politics

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

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Good projects
    Great team
    Good compensation and benefits
    People were nice to each other and the work culture is very good. Though there is work pressure it is eased by a supportive team.

    Cons

    Though the benefits and projects are good, one has to really project oneself a lot for getting recognized. Talking a lot about oneself really helps!!

    Recommends
  3. Had fun people to work with but there were many long days

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    good people, fun work, good problems, good compensation

    Cons

    the work life balance was a bit skewed to work and I often felt like I should stay later than I really needed to.

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  5. best experience

    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    it was pretty fun in terms of work and social life. good money and awesome city to be at. I totaly recommend this

    Cons

    not really cons. I would say for some of my peers, they had hard work in terms of the hours. I would say the con ids that you don;t get payment for over time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay tech people as much as you pay business people. other than that, you internship program is awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    best among the big banks

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    culture that fosters problem solving, smart people, less politics.

    Cons

    could make pay for the new/mid level employees more in line with industry, weed out mid management who are more talkers than doers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay the junior folks, train mid level managers to be more efficient.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Best company I have ever worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administration in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Administration in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Goldman Sachs really cares for its employees. Excellect training, excellent benefits, excellent pay.

    Cons

    I really have nothing negative to say about Goldman Sachs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is proven if you reward and respect your emoloyees like you do, employees will give back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    The culture is quickly trying to evolve and catch up with the new millenial generation. Fast paced and collaborative.

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Super smart and driven people, which drives extremely high expectations. The bar is always being raised and so is your level of performance if you want to continue being successful.

    Cons

    Like any large corporation, the political landscape dictates whether or not you're part of the inner circle. Play the game otherwise you won't last long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The firm stands for authentic ideals, it would be nice to see the messages being cascaded actually trickled down to the masses. Too many power plays lead to decisions being made that aren't necessarily for the good of the firm but are blatantly good for people's careers. There has be accountability - what looks good on paper doesn't always work in practice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Diligence

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investment Banker
    Current Employee - Investment Banker

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Money, Environment, Locations, Lifestyle, Atmosphere

    Cons

    Hours, Stress, Little sleep, Insecure job, Traveling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Ops Analyst

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Great
    high pay
    great people
    helpful
    learn a lot

    Cons

    Operations
    work a lot
    long hours
    hard to move to other areas
    bad location

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Motivated people who work very hard

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not a priority

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