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- "The people are smart and getting funding for projects is a lot easier here than other places I've worked" (in 1893 reviews)
- "Culture is great; everyone is on top of their game and helpful at the same time" (in 866 reviews)
- "Pretty good and good pay" (in 775 reviews)
- "The Benefits are good and is easy to navigate the firm and connect with people from any levels" (in 638 reviews)
- "Ambitious and smart colleagues" (in 432 reviews)
- "2) Work Life Balance ( Practically no work life balance some times work is about 12" (in 1454 reviews)
- "Long hours; can at times be stressful due to workload and expectations on short timelines" (in 1374 reviews)
- "Extended working hours during peak times" (in 632 reviews)
- "Politics is generally expected but is heavy at times leading to overall poor management and development." (in 250 reviews)
- "Very bad manager." (in 229 reviews)
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- 5.0Nov 13, 2023Fraud Operations SpecialistCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearRichardson, TX
Flexible, Friendly, Great Training, Motivation, Time Efficient
Management is slow on responses at times
- 4.0Dec 5, 2023Associate Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearNew York, NY
- smart people who are willing to help you learn - can get good exposure to the business and take ownership if you are interested
- compensation tied closely with the performance of the overall company, low compared to market - 5 days in office
- 1.0Nov 5, 2023AssociateCurrent EmployeeNew York, NY
Brand name, some of my peers became my close friends
Managers only pretend to care about you and your career. The moment you showed even the slightest dissent to their leadership they will backstab you and sabotage your performance review. The reviews are heavily controlled by your managers. All it comes down to at the end of the day is whether or not you kissed their a** correctly. You could argue that this is typical corporate America culture, but just know that this is a place that rewards this kind of toxic behavior. All the good hearted people I know either left on their own or got purged out. Unless you become one of these toxic managers’ favorites, you’ll always just be mediocre until they find an excuse to lay you off. You could be managed from being a top-performing employee to a bottom one within a year.4
- 3.0Nov 13, 2023Senior Credit AnalystFormer Employee, more than 1 yearDallas, TX
Culture - Diverse teams that are encouraged to be themselves and learn from each other. Experience - As a top investment firm in the world, Goldman Sachs has a renowned reputation for attracting and training top talent.
Hours/Work Load - Goldman is notorious for long hours and expectations of availability despite your own plans and personal time. They are constantly busy, do not expect to work on your own schedule/pace. Pay - Below market pay, otherwise known as the "Goldman Tax." You will have the opportunity to earn attractive bonuses, but this is primarily due to market/business performance.2
- 3.0Nov 26, 2023Senior Tax AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSalt Lake City, UT
Abundant Overtime Opportunities Younger Office Environment Significant opportunity to develop data skills Extensive employee benefits - particularly parental leave
Unnecessary number of hours due to company structure of employee head count Growth opportunity is siloed into management rolls Lack of appreciation for those not deemed top performers Performance review is closely tied to interpersonal relationships within the departments managers Efficacy of management is very inconsistent1
- 1.0Dec 4, 2023Digital Product ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
The benefits are okay and there are opportunities to learn via classes and guest speakers brought in.
Not a very collaborative culture. The focus seems to be more on kingdom building and impressing higher ups, as opposed to working as a team towards meaningful goals.
- 2.0Sep 6, 2023Creative Designer InternFormer Employee, less than 1 yearCleveland, OH
Remote option only because it was available by the business owner. Access to a program manager to vent out frustrations. Pay was okay.
Exhausting interviews. No realistic compatibility. The options of types of work you want to do are typical and no lane for other creatives. My worst experience overall was not being heard with disability and a frustrating business owner despite "matching up" computer processes. Most of the business owners did not know what they wanted out of the internship and had a lot of expectations on interns when in reality they need help from senior professionals in my opinion. The closing event felt very fake and it was boring. No realistic networking and a big generational difference made it difficult with businesses who don't believe in authentic remote work. For $20 an hour, some of these business owners were asking for way too much on an intern for four months and maybe 4 hours a day. Half the time the business owner gave me nothing to do so you don't get paid for the hours you don't work.2
- 4.0Dec 4, 2023AssociateFormer EmployeeNew York, NY
it was a brand name for the resume, and life in trading gets better with time.
quality of peers not what it once was.
- 5.0Dec 4, 2023Wealth Management ProfessionalCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsHouston, TX
The people, clients, team culture
Upper management “fixing” things that don’t need fixing and ignoring what does need to be fixed.
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Resigning from my job & need advice. Attempted to resign in Oct (cited outdated systems [DOS based] & lack of processes, volume of work, understaffed across co, & manual steps to do anything). In addition: Invs/statements are all mailed via USPS; cash rcpts mgr makes it impossible to setup new clients w/elec pymts (likes live checks) & billing dept is a joke. Boss talked me out of it w/promise of change. No change at all & it's getting worse. Is emailing it okay to do? I'm done talking.
Hi all, I just received an offer from a small IR company here in SF to do their comms work, which I verbally accepted. I also just had a great interview with a wealth management firm, howeer. I would be doing actual research and analysis with further education opportunities. The pay is better and office is in a better location. What should my next steps be? I don't want to sign then withdraw, since it's a small company and I don't want to be an ass. TIA
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Goldman Sachs has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 18,138 reviews left anonymously by employees. 70% of employees would recommend working at Goldman Sachs to a friend and 58% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.
70% of Goldman Sachs employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Goldman Sachs 2.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.