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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.7 1,621 reviews

92% Approve of the CEO

Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein

Lloyd C. Blankfein

(1,087 ratings)

80% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best thing about the firm is outstandingly smart people at the firm (in 166 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot about how to work under stress and tight deadlines (in 43 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is non existent if you want to proceed up the corporate ladder (in 283 reviews)

  • Long hours and work environment was not personally what I am looking for (in 356 reviews)

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Good learning experience; smart people

    Vice President (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood salary, smart people, good learning experience. It could vary a lot though based on what team you end up in.

    ConsThe culture is a little difficult to crack, especially for lateral hires.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IT"SME

    Analyst (Current Employee) Jersey City, NJ

    Prosgood team, good salary. good mangement

    Conslong hours, pressures, industry risk, lay off risk,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Technical Analyst

    Technology Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLearned a lot about management and things other than technology.

    ConsNot using cutting edge technology. Very cut throat

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop keep moving people around like every moth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Makes you strive for excellence every single day!!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsProfessional, meritocracy, get to work with highly competent and talented people. Improve your skills sets and become SMEs. Fantastic culture and people. Good salaries. Flexibility to those who deserve it. Good place for working mothers.

    ConsWork life balance is a challenge but not impossible. Consensus driven organisation makes decision making slow.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't just promote and focus on the hypos, focus on the steady eddies as well!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Valuable experience.

    System Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat learning experience. Treat employees very well.

    ConsNever sure of when they might retire your department or you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and do not treat them like consultant.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    definitely the best place to go to get the flash on your resume

    Associate (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosyou will learn a lot from smart people around you, meritocracy, if you do well they will treat you well (don't forget that this also means if you don't do well they will let you go)

    Consno real work life balance, extremely competitive, need to work every minutes

    Advice to Senior Managementcompany has a good culture but lack in work life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Phenomenal. For some one just out of college, you cannot ask for a better introduction to corporate America.

    Operations Analyst (Former Employee) Salt Lake City, UT

    ProsYou are always working with the smartest people in the industry, whether it's your peers or your seniors.
    The competition pushes everyone to always be on their toes and do the best they can.
    The network you make here is unparalleled. Capitalise it.
    You end up mastering your product, because there is no other way to survive it. The yearly review also ensures unbiased performance evaluation.

    ConsThey lack diversity, though they try really hard to make up for it.
    May not be the best place for someone who is an introvert or shy.
    Work hours are insane, but most times if you have a good team, it doesn't seem half as bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more in tuned with your subordinates needs, especially those that are not American but work in the America offices.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work with good benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTeamwork, career growth, great benefits

    ConsLack of direction from direct management, lagging on latest technology

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good: Sharp colleagues; interesting work; good investment in IT systems. Not so good: Work-life balance

    VP-Finance (Current Employee) Jersey City, NJ

    ProsVery bright co-workers throughout organization that display solid commitment to high quality work. Work is generally interesting and junior staff is challenged with stretch assignments.

    ConsDepending on what dept / team you are in, work-life balance is not so good, as commitment to excellence has a price after all! Benefits are good, but compensation has been stagnant post-2008 crisis.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I liked them

    Associate (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits, challenging; felt like part of a team; days went by fast

    ConsLots of overtime; very early start time;

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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