Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. Great place. High Pay. Living in Chicago is also very nice.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Investment Professional, Analyst/Associate, in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Investment Professional, Analyst/Associate, in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Good pay. Opportunities for growth. Work-life balance, etc.

    Cons

    Sometimes upward advancement can be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very good, keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    senior analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    bonus, people, travel, bonus and bonus.

    Cons

    meetings, travel, and more meetings

  3. Tough but you'll learn a lot

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Outstanding deal flow, very smart colleagues, you'll see a lot of very complex transactions

    Cons

    Working hours, pressure, and maintaining your health in that environment

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  5. Operations Division

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

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Goldman does a great job of finding smart, talented, driven people. The open culture makes it so that you can speak to people at all different levels--vice presidents, managing directors, etc--and your opinion is given considerable weight, no matter your title.

    Cons

    Very long working hours and zero career development in the operations division. Great people leave the firm because they become frustrated by the lack of professional development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to focus on keeping the good people around by offering them opportunities for professional development and growth. They need to make sure that the managers over various teams advocate for their team members and have each person's career in mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Enormous responsibility, great compensation, accelerated learning

    Cons

    Long hours, tough bosses, high expectations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Company/Bad management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Vise President in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - IT Vise President in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    One can make a very good career at GS
    The policies and educational benefits are very beneficial

    Cons

    Some of the lower management staff are micro managers
    If you know how things are done, you are hindered by micro management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should promote managers that can properly interact with sunbonnets to help them make the proper choices to further their careers and to better serve their current position in a meaningful and efficient manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Goldman used to be a great place to work, but it's on the down turn

    • 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

    perks
    flexible working arrangement
    benefits
    brand name
    vacation policy
    paternity/maternity leave

    Cons

    limited personal growth
    few promotion opportunities
    work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GS used to be a great place to work, but the culture has changed over the past few years. lots of smart folks have left and only those bureaucratic managers left with the firm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Irving, TX

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Smart people to work with

    Cons

    Future set out in stone, no way around the corporate levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Vice President

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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

    Smart people, great benefits such as gyms, on site day care.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to get things done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Place

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Good culture. Great vision and management

    Cons

    Too much institutional lethargy. Lots of resistance to change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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