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"Prestigious firm with bright people, but very competitive and demanding"

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Former Intern - Private Wealth Advisor in New York, NY
Former Intern - Private Wealth Advisor in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Arguably the best financial services firm in the world. They provide their clients with an extremely high level of service. The company compensates employees extremely well, and the firm has an extraordinary level of resources available. GS is an excellent resume bullet point as many employers realize GS' hiring standards are stringent.

Cons

Very competitive firm, if it is in someone's best interest to take advantage of you many will. The firm demands growth and profits, you can be #1 one second and fired the next if performance lags. Resources are only made available if it is profitable to the firm. Money rules at GS.

Advice to Management

You are #1. Great job, keep it up. Stay in front of bad press.

Other Employee Reviews for Goldman Sachs

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Very intense work atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stay busy and I am always challenged

    Cons

    Worry about small things too much.

    Advice to Management

    Don't only promote those that have power personalities it makes a very uncomfortable work environment.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poor internship experience with GSAM."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very smart, hard-working people who are constantly challenging you. Training and educational opportunities are excellent, and the brand opens up doors outside. If anything, you will learn to work very hard for long hours. Keep in mind that a strong work ethic is the only way you can survive here.

    Cons

    poor work-life balance, cut-throat culture, extremely demanding

    Advice to Management

    make sure all the intern programs are rewarding, and the Managers coordinating them are trained to motivate.

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