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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated February 17, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (91)

    "Great corporate environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They take care of their people in every way. Very impressive facility at the NYC headquarters, with all the comforts. Strong corporate structure to make sure no one is misused. Good, transparent leadership.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but not a lot of handholding if you are a slow learner. They expect top-tier, smart work from every employee. If you want to move up from an administrative position, you will have to lobby for it - nothing will just fall in your lap here.


  2. "Great place to learn as first job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great development opportunities
    Professionalism

    Cons

    In offerings, there are not many perks

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not as great as it’s hyped up to be, but still decent"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks great on your resume, decent benefits/perks, love the sense of belonging to the global goldman network

    Lots of very smart people to work with and interesting projects to work on

    Good flexibility options

    Cons

    Very long working days (10 hour minimum), salary not as good as it could be given the higher time commitment.

    Every team is understaffed. Work day is super intense, no time for a breather (no lunch break!!)

    Need to play the politics in order to get promoted. Hard work alone is insufficient.

    Advice to Management

    More visibility into promotions.
    Shorten the work week to the normal 8 hours per day. Hire more people.


  4. "Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great reputation, 150 years strong

    Cons

    Can be a challenge for lateral hires

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on the culture, its working


  5. "Great firm"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A real meritocracy. Innovative. Hires well. Tech-forward.

    Cons

    Demanding environment. Tougher growth dynamic in recent years a challenge.


  6. "Amazing place"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great pay, Intelligent people, Great exit opportunities

    Cons

    Bad hours, poor work life balance


  7. "okay"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    the money was really good

    Cons

    the commute was really bad.

  8. "Decent job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Prestige of the company
    Hard-working and motivated people

    Cons

    Intense work environment
    hard to manage work-life balance


  9. "Operations Summer Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture - Great networking opportunities - Great pay - Looks great on resume

    Cons

    Often times supervisors are to busy to talk to you and give you input/guidance. Also, it takes a long time to gain access to necessary computer programs.

    Advice to Management

    Touch bases with interns more often.


  10. "Great place to work and smart people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extensive opportunities and network
    Work on complex problems
    Fast moving and delivering real world results

    Cons

    Long hours
    Reorganizations can be disruptive