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Goldman Sachs Overview

New York, NY
10000+ employees
1869
Company - Public (GS)
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$10+ billion (USD) per year
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2012 (#41), 2011 (#17), 2010 (#16), 2009 (#26)

Top CEOs: 2017 (#74), 2016 (#33), 2015 (#7), 2014 (#8), 2013 (#36), 2018 (#77)

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Goldman Sachs – Why Work For Us?


At Goldman Sachs, we believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We seek out people with all types of skills, interests and experiences. So whether you’ve been trading penny stocks since the eighth grade or have never imagined a career in finance, there’s a place for you here.

For us, it’s all about bringing together people who are curious, collaborative and have the drive to make things possible for our clients and communities.

Who we hire:

Experienced Hires

Experienced professionals range from people who have one to two years of work experience to those who are senior specialists or experts in their field. We look for professionals at all levels and from all fields.

New Associates

If you have an advanced degree such as an MBA, have two to five years of work experience (or both), you are eligible to apply for a new associate position.

New Analysts

For those who have just graduated from college, university or an advanced degree, we encourage you to learn about our new analyst positions.

Interns

If you are currently pursuing a college, university, MBA or other advanced degree, we encourage you to learn about our internship opportunities.

Learn more about what we do at www.goldmansachs.com/careers.

Affinity Networks

Our 80+ global affinity networks and interest forums are designed to provide an opportunity for all of our professionals, across divisions and regions, to gain exposure to the unique backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that make up the Goldman Sachs community.  By joining an affinity network,  you can take advantage of a range of opportunities, from career development offerings to learning more about different cultures or experiences through networking opportunities. 

Diversity in the workplace is what makes us dynamic, innovative and successful. We think it’s important for everyone to feel heard and have groups within the firm to share and learn about different experiences.

Community Teamworks 

Through Community TeamWorks (CTW), our people from offices around the world partner with local nonprofits on team-based volunteer projects. We encourage employees to take a paid day off to focus on this work, contributing their skills and ideas to causes they care about.

We are committed to making a difference in the world, and our people are our greatest asset. CTW leverages our culture of teamwork to drive tangible progress in the communities where we work and live.

Analyst Impact Fund 

The Analyst Impact Fund provides analysts with the opportunity to collaborate with peers across the firm to make an impact in their communities. Through this competition, teams identify nonprofits that are tackling global challenges and pitch innovative solutions to the firm’s leadership. Winning teams are awarded grants from our philanthropic fund, Goldman Sachs Gives, for the organizations they’re representing. In past years, finalists have presented a variety of creative solutions, from supporting survivors of human trafficking through coding to combatting global homelessness with 3D printing technology.

We have the ability to make a real impact in the world and want to empower our people to collaborate to make a meaningful difference. It doesn’t matter what level you are, everyone’s voice and actions can have an impact.

From compensation and benefits to wellness and on-site childcare, we aim to support your commitment to your job as well as your priorities and interests outside of work. Learn more in the Benefits, Wellness and Compensation section of gs.com/careers.

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    "Great corporate environment"

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    Pros

    They take care of their people in every way. Very impressive facility at the NYC headquarters, with all the comforts. Strong corporate structure to make sure no one is misused. Good, transparent leadership.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but not a lot of handholding if you are a slow learner. They expect top-tier, smart work from every employee. If you want to move up from an administrative position, you will have to lobby for it - nothing will just fall in your lap here.

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Goldman Sachs Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online through school recommendations, emailed me about a phone interview. Had a phone interview, was invited to SLC. Mostly behavior questions. Two separate interviews each with two men. They definitely play the good cop bad cop at super day. One seemed annoyed and did not pay any attention and seemed distracted the whole time, while the other was involved and said things after each question "wow that sounds really interesting, sounds like you made a good decision in that scenario". Overall the interview was really weird, and I left not wanting the job. Applied to other jobs and accepted an offer before they got back to me. Applied in Sept, went to SLC to interview in Oct, and just recently heard back, middle of March. They also did not pay me back for expenses until FEB! Whole situation weird, and I found the really delayed check, and reply very unprofessional. SLC was great though. I also heard they offer below 50, so keep in mind before getting your heart set on Goldman.

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Goldman Sachs Awards & Accolades

  • Employees’ Choice -50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2010
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2010
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign, 2010
  • Employees’ Choice -50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2009
  • Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2011
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