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"Goldman Sachs Finance 3rd year Analyst"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

High intelligent, hard-working co-workers. Nice office.

Cons

24-7 working hours, very low pay for non-revenue generating positions.

Other Employee Reviews for Goldman Sachs

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Cultural Shift"

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    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Money
    - Money
    - Bragging rights on your resume
    - Challenging environment, politically. You can go work in DC after working here.

    Cons

    - Politics in IT departments are horrible!
    - Time management is impossible. Enjoy days full of meetings and e-mail, actual work adding to the business' bottom-line.. not so much.
    - IT Middle managers have bred themselves to the point of infestation. Most seem to think their job is to micromanage, call meetings, and send e-mail. Leadership is a term thrown around continuously, but rarely earned in reality.

    Advice to Management

    The state of IT is horrible and in major decline. You're bleeding talent and culture you will NEVER be able to get back if you don't make some radical changes. Oh, and if you're going to make a cultural change by attrition, start at the *top* not the bottom.. else it'll just encourage more bad behavior.

    No one in IT believes their career will go anywhere. They're only hoping not to be laid off before they have to retire. Yet, they won't leave because you pay so much. How is this a good thing? If the culture is bad, you won't be able to retain the much needed experienced senior IT people, nor will you be able to keep the new junior population (who are much more likely to leave for other opportunity).


  2. Helpful (1)

    "definitely the best place to go to get the flash on your resume"

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

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

    Pros

    you will learn a lot from smart people around you, meritocracy, if you do well they will treat you well (don't forget that this also means if you don't do well they will let you go)

    Cons

    no real work life balance, extremely competitive, need to work every minutes

    Advice to Management

    company has a good culture but lack in work life balance

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