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Goldman Sachs London Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Lots of smart people, good preparation for any next job (in 394 reviews)

  • You get to learn a lot about financial markets (in 86 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours that make difficult to find work/life balance (in 680 reviews)

  • Long hours, uncertainties about work schedule (in 786 reviews)

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  1. "Executive director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Executive Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing firm with extremely talented people

    Cons

    Takes 200% commitment across all levels

    Advice to Management

    Embrace innovation more


  2. "Trader"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High earnings power in revenue seat

    Cons

    Tough mobility and poor work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time sponsoring your juniors' careers, invest in junior management vs upward management


  3. "Vice President, Technology"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very well run company
    Very friendly working environment

    Cons

    VP top heavy, career progression


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  5. "Operations Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and you are surrounded by very intelligent people

    Cons

    Very hard to move out of Operations once in


  6. "Culture of excellence"

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, exposure, steep learning-curve

    Cons

    Process oriented culture with little room for creativity, hours and work-life balance


  7. "Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Learn a huge amount, great culture, smart people benefits are excellent , opportunities to get involved with a lot of infinity network s and additional work outside of your core work

    Cons

    No immediate cons other than office politics but that is expected in every office. Hours are a little long in London office but there is massive flexibility

    Advice to Management

    More progression opportunities needed in lower levels roles


  8. "Good place to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, entrepreneurial culture, allowed to grow in your career

    Cons

    you could be under lots of pressure to perform, competitive work culture

    Advice to Management

    Invest in all areas - improve the experience of employees.


  9. "GSAM Operations Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working experience. The people you work with make the job enjoyable. Great work policy.

    Cons

    Not great work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    The compensation was extremely poor regardless GOOD personal performance. With so much work to do, managers need to keep their employees motivated by compensating better given the amount of work.


  10. "Spring Intern in Operations"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Spring Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Spring Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The internship was very well put together, mainly comprising talks in the first week but with more freedom in the second for working on the group project and networking with employees. The shadowing gave a good overview of the work being done and was a useful opportunity to engage with the employees on the work they do. I met some great people there, and it is a fantastic environment for pushing yourself to do great things. Being put up in a hotel for 2 weeks was a bonus too!

    Cons

    The lack of computers available to the interns was often frustrating and the canteen was pretty expensive.


  11. "Mature employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Pleasure to work with bright people and interesting projects close to the business

    Cons

    Legacy systems, hard to navigate all the dependencies, technical debt. High turnover. Rigid hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency



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