Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great firm

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the smartest, most creative, and dedicated people in the industry who strive for excellence every single day. I could not think of a more awesome - in the literal sense - group of people to work for and with.

    Cons

    Obviously work-life balance is something that needs work, but the firm is actively engaged in continuing to improve this area (Junior Banker Initiative, etc.)


  2. Summer employee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Summer Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work Culture, Fun internship

    Cons

    Challenging project which lead to little over time work.


  3. Helpful (6)

    vice president

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    resume builder education client work internal material training intelligence of people you work with

    Cons

    job based on overall company performance work/life balance decisions made in NY not in local office stress of job inability to take time off


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  5. Technology Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people and ready to help. Interns and new hires (fresh graduates) are treated very well. The GS University provides really good courses and support for growth and developing interpersonal skills. The diversity networks provides ample opportunities to build relations and to understand the culture.

    Cons

    These cons are very team specific - there could be long working hours due to shortage of staff. Interest to work on different kind of projects may not be heard. Lots of proprietary technology which does not get valued a lot in the market. Compensation in the recent past has not been good.


  6. Typical i-banking job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Steep learning curve -Work with smart people -Be involved in important, interesting transactions at a very jr. level -Ability to lateral within organization -People generally willing to mentor and teach

    Cons

    -Long hours; no work-life balance -"Attention to detail" can be overboard -Very conservative, PC environment


  7. It is a good experience but want to to experience more

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like places like Utah. Good for networking. Lots of training in a wide range of technologies, ability to move to other areas.

    Cons

    Small office but number of employees is increasing. restaurants can be far. Nightlife is slow but there is Vegas.... Not

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing opportunities to the employees growth


  8. Good learning opportunity, intense competition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Goldman is definitely a good place to start, every one around you is super smart and hard-working. People get assigned important tasks at a relatively junior level.

    Cons

    Hours are long compared to similar positions in other big banks. Junior level compensation is not competitive.


  9. Finance Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a great deal about finance in general. Less so about investment banking, which was my preference. Good place for new MBA or BS graduates.

    Cons

    Can be a bit boring

    Advice to Management

    Keep analysts engaged with senior advisors


  10. Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    work with the best, great benefits, prestige, competitive, transparent, great work environment, exciting, excellent team environment, veteran and minority friendly.

    Cons

    work life balance needs to be addressed, 360 review processed flawed because you're not encouraged to get true feedback, rather you're encouraged to find reviewers who like you.

    Advice to Management

    Management could do a better job reaching out to lateral hires, ensuring not only the Goldman grown analysts and associates are the ones who are highlighted.


  11. Fantastic, Professional Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Goldman Sachs is a wonderful company that enables employees to excel. Their out-of-the-box approach helps their employees prosper and grow.

    Cons

    There are no cons when working at Goldman Sachs.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management. Instead, a heartfelt thank you for a wonderful professional experience that I cherish daily.



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