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"Hardworking smart people"

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Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in Jersey City, NJ
Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in Jersey City, NJ
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Very collaborative work culture. Tremendous focus on career growth - in fact improving yourself is not something they help you with - it is something you are _required_ to do otherwise you will be in the "bottom" for consideration when every year 5% of the worst performers are let go.
Work from home is supported where it makes sense.

Cons

Technology hours are not as bad as banking hours, but still on average 10 to 12 hours a day (plus some other emergency every few days)
The company used to be flatter 10 years ago, now there is more middle management.

Other Employee Reviews for Goldman Sachs

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Work hard and enjoy the culture."

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

    Pros

    You work with a group of people who pride themselves at working hard and achieving excellence.

    Cons

    You'll be working crazy hours and its not acceptable to do anything less. Also, the upward mobility seems pretty congested.

    Advice to Management

    I think the company is run very effectively especially the upper management down to the analysts all sitting together. They have created an environment where, although there is definately levels of power, it is felt that everyone is working together to create success.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great learning ground, difficult culture"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brilliant people, top prestige, lean teams, great exposure to management and clients

    Cons

    Long hours, office politics, stuffy culture, unnecessarily competitive, male-dominated, fake and judgmental people. Disproportionate importance of perceived personality, and not actually a meritocracy.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage, give better feedback

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