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"it was as expected"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than a year)

Pros

great group of people, motivated and hungry

Cons

long hours, competitive , people were all the same

Other Employee Reviews for Goldman Sachs

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Its an amazing first place to work right out of college"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a reason why Goldman Sachs is called the best on the street. The people you work with are Type A, first class and most likely always the smartest people you ever met. I learned about discipline and professionalism working there.

    Cons

    Work life balance was poor. Being the best on the street is not a substitute for paying people what they deserve. Technology should not be looked at as a cost center as it is the fuel that drives all operations on wall street and the technologists at Goldman should not be treated like second class citizens as they have built some of the most sophisticated and complex trading and analytics platforms in the world of finance.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in technology, it is the future.


  2. "Good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for making valuable long-term contacts. Very well managed institution. More team-oriented culture vs. other big banks. Name brand opens doors elsewhere.

    Cons

    Drawbacks are similar to other bulge brackets -- e.g., internal networking (playing "politics") is critical. All else equal, probability of surviving long-term may be lower than at other banks with a less intense environment.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

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