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Goldman Sachs New York City Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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  1. "Great first job"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Despite some of the bad reviews, the firm is actually very good place to start. You build valuable contacts and learn important processes. But its not the 90's anymore.

    Cons

    Very conservative place, by its nature I suppose. Its hard to suggest new things or change processes. The organization is hulking now, so there's a lot of bureaucratic sluggishness.

    Advice to Management

    Refine the strategy, possibly spin out investment mgnt division, and do more to retain young people fleeing to tech.


  2. "Not bad- good perks, long hours, good exit opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Good perks - meals, travel, etc.

    Cons

    Long hours - weekends / late nights common

  3. "Quantitative Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Quantitative Researcher in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Quantitative Researcher in New York, NY

    I worked at Goldman Sachs (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great, smart people. Awesome gym and building. Good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of politics, can get lost in the crowd.


  4. "Intense"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
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    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent, hard-working, ambitious people around. Offers trainings, talks and other development opportunities. Program can be flexible. The bonus is good.

    Cons

    Long hours, work takes highest priority. Sometimes given more projects than one can actually complete in the time window. Need to fulfill various roles depending on the temporary requirements of the company.


  5. "Summer Internship"

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    Former Intern - Corporate Treasury Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Corporate Treasury Intern in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and be challenged.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure and stress while working there.


  6. "Toughest Job You'll Ever Love"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are enthusiastic, intelligent, collaborative, and fun. Things are always changing and there is always an opportunity to take on more responsibility.

    Cons

    Very long hours and often stressful.


  7. "Goldman"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderfully intense. Intellectual. Ethical. Driven.

    Cons

    No down side. If you have the right mindset, it's a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get too large.

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    "Goldman Sachs - Part Time Tax Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Tax Staff in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Tax Staff in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Very helpful and team oriented environment. Need to learn quickly which helps develop skill sets.

    Cons

    Hard to get more opportunities to move up.


  9. "Admin Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, culture, office and opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    long hours, downtown, no access to upper management


  10. "Senior Finance Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good exposure, Fast paced learning, Less hierarchy

    Cons

    Can be stressful, long working hours, Many proprietary tools


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