Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Most challenging job in your life

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

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

    Pros

    emphasis on creativity
    cannot get bored
    very challenging
    exposure to senior management
    fantastic growth opportunities

    Cons

    work politics
    no work life balance
    low salary

    Advice to Management

    focus on quality of work and meritocracy and reduce politics

  2. Good culture everyone striving to reach their goals

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stimulating and goal oriented environment. Great Co workers and focused energy in a team environment.
    My group work 45 to 50 he weeks. All weekends off

    Cons

    Pay in salt lake is sub par.
    Pay per hrs can make you reconsider
    Must stay in ops forever to make any kind of money

  3. Helpful (11)

    Summer Intern

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. The people I worked with were very nice and knowledgeable. Everyone came from a diverse background and most of the employees spoke more than one language.
    2. The facilities and offices were quite nice for the smaller cubicle life, made it easier to ask each other questions.
    3. The work-life balance wasn't as bad as I expected. A lot of people came in at around 7:30am and were all mostly gone by 6pm.
    4. Management was very nice and I could tell they got along with most of the employees on a personal level.

    Cons

    1. The work was a mostly monotonous and tedious. I was working on an intern project but seeing the work that the full-time employees were doing didn't seem much better.
    2. Majority of the employees seemed to be doing the job at the moment to build experience and their resume so they could move on to a better role outside the company.
    3. Promotions didn't seem to happen often. My full-time offer after my internship wasn't very high either. High 50's.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Very intelligent people and very challenging environment

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great culture
    Compensation and benefits are amazing
    Good management and people

    Cons

    Work environment with everyone right by each other can become distracting

  6. Helpful (3)

    Know your family only through the pictures on your phone

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good to great medical benefits
    subsidized disability and life insurance
    401k matching
    Many learning opportunities and resources are available to employees
    good culture
    flexibility

    Cons

    Work/Life balance
    Successful employees are expected to work a lot of overtime
    Ethics - if it's not specifically illegal to do, it may be allowed
    You must threaten to leave to get a raise
    non competitive wages
    Managers fight among themselves for control. A verson of the Risk boardgame. Whoever takes control of the most territory, is promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Your voice isn't the only one to be heard

  7. Summer Analyst

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

    I have been working 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

    I think the the team culture was really good.

    Cons

    Long hours may sometimes get overwhelming

  8. Helpful (1)

    I interview with GS and very quick in making a decision

    • 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 full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very professional . They walk what they talk.

    Cons

    I think it's no work life balance. It requires lots of stress sometime.

    Advice to Management

    I think they should be more open and work closely to their folks.

  9. Summer Analyst - Good Experience

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

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The internship program is a great experience. Got to hear upper management speak about the company and future career. My team was very helpful in training me on daily tasks.

    Cons

    The hours are really long. Prepare to work almost all day on repetitive and mundane tasks. Not a lot of room for growth.

  10. Sweatshop

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, compensation, and resume building. Sometimes teams are cohesive and friendly, other times not so much

    Cons

    Hours, demands, constant shifting roles. Layoffs were always looming, incredibly competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic

  11. Very Good

    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team work, Challenging, Reputation, compensation, diversity

    Cons

    late nights, pressure, buerocracy, weekend work, politics

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