Goldman Sachs
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www.goldmansachs.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Goldman Sachs Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Jun 23, 2014
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3.8 144 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein

Lloyd C. Blankfein

(98 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great, intense, steep learning curve

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsWorking with the smartest people in the industry - you can only get better. We played hard too!

    ConsCan get very stressful and overwhelming but once you get the balance right, you would sail through smoothly

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide a little more support for interns

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Work Placement - Technology (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsStructured career path
    Good name to have on your CV in this industry

    ConsSalary less than similar roles at other banks
    Technology under appreciated as it is not 'revenue generating'

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Proslively environment, good food in canteen, quality offices

    Consdoes not follow their own mission statement. no teamwork spirt. politics is the ruling factor of the day on a day to day basis. there is no team spirt it is all about individual. terrible and deceptive practices both with client and with colleagues. long hours but salaries are low compared to most banks. it is one those places where you hear a lot about but when you join it leaves you with a bad taste. lack of integrity of colleague and business practices. a lot of colleagues are arrogant - think they are smart when they really aren't. hires oxford and cambridge graduates some of which are just terrible coders. treats IT as not part of the business. unprofessional atmosphere.

    Advice to Senior Managementimprove ethics with clients and internally - follow the mission statement where teamwork which rarely if ever applies here. management are very politically driven and lack colleagial atmosphere. unapproachable managers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, but not every team is equally good to work with.

    Summer Intern (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsAn exciting and fulfilling internship programme. Plenty of opportunities to learn, lots of training provided. Good working hours in Technology.

    ConsNot all teams support their interns equally well. You can demonstrate drive, but without the support of your manager there's not much you can do over the summer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt would be good to train your team managers in people development. Some are only focused on results, which lower the morale.

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

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    Outstanding organisation. The people, culture and working environment are first class.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsEveryday challenges you to be the best that you can be. People around you continually stretch you outside of your comfort zone.

    ConsTough environment to be truly successful in if you are not the very best of the best in your field.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to focus on leveling the playing field.

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    fast learning experience

    Technology Analyst (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Prosgreat culture and great teamwork

    Consno worklife balance; some bureacracy

    Advice to Senior Managementtalk to employees

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

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    The best company you can work for, slighty longer hours but the best in terms of culture and organisation values.

    Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsAmazing culture, open minded people

    ConsLong Working Hours that can be strenuous at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementStrengthening working hours for people

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

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    Securities Summer Analyst (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsDynamic and lots of opportunities to shine if you know how to exploit them.

    ConsPressure if you don't know what you're doing

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    Outstanding quality of people, amazing brand name

    Associate (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsExceptional quality of people, lots of opportunities within the company, good compensation, good career prospects after, great name on a CV, great networking

    ConsThe main downside are the long hours and basically no life. Not a long term career for someone who is looking for a more balanced life. Great place to start a career though. Best to do it in early twenties.

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

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    The best corporate culture management, from my experience. Always feeling integrated and learning soft and hard skills.

    Summer Analyst (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGoldman Sachs is amazing at integrating new people within the current employee base. They are great at easing you in the culture. It might seem like a "brainwash" initially but it is amazing to see how truly connected and commited to other's development is. You are always encouraged to network with others and it is always possible and highly appreciated. People truly make time to meet and get to know you and that helps when there are questions lateron. You always have someone to turn to. Training on the job through networking! Even after the job, I still keep in touch because I have developed a big sense of appreciation and connection for the company.

    ConsHigh pressure environment and intense hours. You have to be truly passionate about the work itself (not really a con, but an important aspect to excell).

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep being involved with junior employees and interns. Unbelieveable but true, people in Management positions are incredibly available to connect with you.

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

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