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Goldman Sachs Jersey City Reviews

Updated July 14, 2017
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  • Alot of smart people working with you (in 424 reviews)

  • many people you can learn a lot from (in 94 reviews)

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  1. "Operations - Great Place To Start A Career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very very smart people and you get thrown into the fire right away where you can sink or swim. Anything you want to learn here you can and the name carries a lot of weight.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is a challenge. You have to be extremely focused and calculated to move up but i'm not sure that doesn't happen everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    People are willing to work hard as long as they know that what they're doing makes sense and they're working towards a goal. Some work seems like it's being done just to be done.


  2. "Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced, great opportunity, a lot of responsibility, great compensation. Excellent place to start a career

    Cons

    Challenging, competitive, fast paced, multiple projects

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    - Resume builder, great for next jobs

    Cons

    - Long hours, pay is not what it used to be


  4. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Finance Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Finance Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    GOOD LEARNING, great brand .. good money ...you feel like you are in the thick of wall street for good or bad ...If tahts what you wnat to do this is the place to be

    Cons

    Crazy work Schedule... forget family life ... work balance ... they are ruthless when it comes to expectations for work from employees ... run very lean .....

    Advice to Management

    To attract more diverse set of young people .. you need to give more flexibility employee benefits ...The younger generation wants that .


  5. "Tech vp"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Tech in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Vice President Tech in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Still is a great place to work

    Cons

    Unknown future of the industry

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not great any more"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Technology Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people around. Good for people at a higher level.

    Cons

    Absolutely no work life balance. Not so good for junior level employees.

    Advice to Management

    I am sure they know what they are doing.


  7. "Managing director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being a boss in the finance world

    Cons

    No cons exist when your a boss

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Technical Architect - Risk and Control Systems"

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    Current Employee - Technical Architect ­ Vice President ­ Tech Specialist in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Technical Architect ­ Vice President ­ Tech Specialist in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Quality of co-workers
    Interesting projects
    Position of company in industry

    Cons

    Global teams instead of co-locating members in one office
    Disappointing pay in recent years
    Too much custom in-house platforms which lead to Goldman specific skill sets
    Emphasis on hiring in "low cost centers" - Do YOU want to relocate to Warsaw, Poland?
    Over emphasis on diversity when firm is already one of the most diverse employers (at least in the technology division)


  9. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Operations Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Goldman Sachs has very intelligent people and you learn a lot from each other. Everybody has a drive to be the best and this makes it a great environment to work in.

    Cons

    Hours are very long, work-life balance is very hard to manage if you want to move up the corporate ladder. You do not always get rewarded for your hard work.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training for junior managers on how to be managers because some junior managers may not be ready for the role. Set a good example for work-life balance by taking the lead.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSRE Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - CSRE Analyst in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management consulting in nature, work amongst best and brightest. Great foundational training as well, with opportunities to change roles within the division.

    Cons

    Takes a while to move up in rank and pay. The only way is to put in years, slow and steady


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