Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated May 3, 2015
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  1. Good place to work

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This place pays well and is well managed

    Cons

    This is a cyclical business

    Advice to Management

    They seem to be going a good job

  2. Working at goldman sachs is great !

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

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

    Pros

    Good career opportunities, good pay

    Cons

    long working hours at this company

  3. Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Smart people to work with

    Cons

    Long hours. Interview process takes long.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up

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  5. Great experience

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

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

    Pros

    Many learning opportunities, competitive pay, access to senior leaders,

    Cons

    Behind the times with treatment of younger employees.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that high attrition rates are inevitable unless you change the current promotion structure.

  6. Neutral

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Working with smart people and very experienced. Come from different backgrouds pilots, army, etc

    Cons

    No flexibility. Rigid work hours. No recognition. Job is simple not that challenging.

  7. Excellent Place to Launch a Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Associate - Credit Risk in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Finance Associate - Credit Risk in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

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

    Pros

    Flat organization with great great people, lots of access to senior management, fast-paced and challenging work environment ensures you'll never be bored, lots of opportunity to work on different things and transfer to different departments (if you're a high performer) & outstanding benefits. Goldman really puts a lot of emphasis on their people, in developing them and having an open environment that's conducive to learning & progress.

    Cons

    SLC office is growing so rapidly there are some growing pains, it can feel like a very new/transitional type of company at times and there can be kinks in management and organizational structure (ie an ill-defined job role) that can add a lot of stress at times. Also, salary is ridiculously low. I don't care what they claim the SLC market is paying, it's way low. It seems like the other banks in town are raising salaries to compete with GS in the recruiting game though, and plenty of people quit to jump ship so perhaps with time the market will force salaries higher. That said, the benefits package is amazing!!!

  8. Long hours, slightly boring

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Internship in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Internship in New York, NY

    I worked at Goldman Sachs as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay. People I worked with were smart. Other interns were nice.

    Cons

    Very Competitive. Again-- long hours

    Advice to Management

    give more intersting work to interns

  9. Goldman Sachs is a great place to work right out of college in order to get a great financial skill set.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong reputation, great deal experience, smart colleagues

    Cons

    Long hours that were sometimes unpredicatable

  10. Helpful (1)

    Very Friendly, Easygoing (Technology division)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst - Technology in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst - Technology in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Goldman Sachs as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was an intern last summer. I would've stayed full time if I didn't have more college to do. Management was minimal and very helpful when I had to deal with them. I just had my project, a deadline, access to lots of useful internal libraries, and senior engineers who were very happy to help and answer questions.

    I realize that there would be more pressure working full time, but that's less about deadlines and more about migrating servers and fixing errors.

    Cons

    Over the past couple decades, a lot of "corporate" and "enterprise" stuff got adopted or paid for. Everyone is stuck with Windows, and sometimes it feels like the entire enterprise design patterns book was thrown at the codebase. Of course, I use Windows at home and the seemingly obfuscating design patterns do make it a bit easier to modify the ancient codebase.

    Also, if you're used to Bay area companies, you'll be disappointed to know that the company doesn't pay for your food.

  11. Company provides a platform for an amazing career.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Extended Managing Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Extended Managing Director 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

    Incredible collection of smart, driven hard working people. Company culture is a meritocracy, allowing anyone to succeed who has what it takes, plus a bit of luck helps too.

    Cons

    Very intense culture which can take a toll on your personal life. Huge time commitment.

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