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"Great for Some"

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Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great pay and bonuses, great benefits, dynamic environment, cutting edge technology, work among some of the brightest people in the industry, great educational and learning opportunities, career mobility for some people, not for all.

Cons

Demanding place to work, no real work/life balance, double standards and lack of career mobility for administrative staff.

Advice to Management

You can really afford to cut some outrageous executive pay to avoid laying off administrative staff

Other Employee Reviews for Goldman Sachs

  1. "Good early career opportunities, lifetime network but room for improvement with respect to attrition"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely bright colleagues
    Professionals at all levels have a lot of responsibility
    Employees have a sense of urgency and ownership over tasks
    Growth opportunities if you can navigate the culture
    Networking is encouraged
    Competitive compensation

    Cons

    People are often promoted to roles in which they manage people without being screened for adequare management skills - contributes to turnover
    Divisions are staffed very lean - more hours and work per person than at competitors
    Hard to discern if employee feedback is taken into account on a consistent basis

    Advice to Management

    Leverage the 360 interview process a lot more in improving the management of human capital
    Listen to constructive call-outs from exit interviews
    Be proactive in identifying and interacting with young talent


  2. "It was great 10 years ago, but the culture has eroded"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, challenging projects. There's always an opportunity to learn from colleagues. In the past, opinions from team members of all levels were valued.

    Cons

    The people who succeed now are the ones who think of themselves only and conduct themselves ruthlessly. The value of the team has eroded -- bad decisions are being made by senior leaders who no longer listen to the advice of their teams.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at your upper management -- stop promoting people who lead by fear and not example.

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