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Goldman Sachs London Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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  1. "Great firm, will always think of myself as a "Goldmanite""

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, people are very motivated, forefront of everything.

    Cons

    Long hours, can be very intense.

    Advice to Management

    Try to improve retention - doesn't seem like an optimal model.


  2. "Longish tenure"

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    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly great people, great opportunities and above average compensation.

    Cons

    Competitiveness among team which should work together.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on collaboration and the tasks in front, leave shareholder pressure to be dealt with by the board.

  3. "Fantastic Place"

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

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

    Pros

    Meritocracy, Fast paced and Lovely people

    Cons

    No cons as this is really a great place

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. "Research Analyst"

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

    I worked at Goldman Sachs (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great teams and colleagues, very helpful and keen to train you.

    Lots of responsibilities and exposure early on - learn a lot.

    Cons

    Can have days where you are working long hours, on top of the banking norm.


  5. "Goldman summer intership"

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Diverse environment with a very good set of skills

    Cons

    Stressful, long hours and the people there quite fierce lol

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. "Great place to work. Very challenging"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, investment in technology and workplace. Has great reputation and provides great springboard. Good opportunities to travel globally and work in different teams.

    Cons

    Lot of negative press in finance sector currently, risk of disruption by technology led companies may pose long term risk to sector. Quite elitist attitude


  7. "work"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Goldman Sachs (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    very very driven business environment

    Cons

    unbalanced work/life balance which is fair

    Advice to Management

    promote crazy ones

  8. "Intern"

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    hard work culture at GS

    Cons

    bottom of the pile at GS


  9. "Good company, but be prepared to work hard"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with lots of intelligent people.
    Good benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Long hours
    Negative press around company


  10. "Analyst - Trading"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    decent pay; Treat everyone equally

    Cons

    work-life balance is not so great

    Advice to Management

    Better focus on employees needs


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