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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated March 23, 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. "Awesome place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good mentorship, good deal flow, great learning experience

    Cons

    Senior people are extremely detached


  2. "Vice President"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people. Challenging work. strong relationships made

    Cons

    no consistent strategy, inefficient spend, cost cutting out of line with strategy


  3. "Great company, strong culture, pay is comparatively lower than its competitors"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We can work with lots of people with strong technical and personal skills. The firm pays great attention in helping their employees to develop their career. Everyone pays attention in building professional relationships with their peers, managers, and subordinates. Nice office and nice gym.

    Cons

    During my years in GS there were ups and downs in total compensation because of the change in the investment banking market.


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  5. "Paralegal"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great experience, good learning experience.

    Cons

    Long hours, not a good quality of life


  6. "VP, Compliance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sounds like Kool-Aid, but you really do work with the best

    Cons

    Hours, Work Life Balance, Compensation


  7. "Goldman in SLC is great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better work/life balance in the SLC office; less stressful enviroment while still producing top notch product for the company. Goldman attracts top talent, so your co-workers work as hard as you do.

    Cons

    Can require longer hours - expected minimum is 50 hr/week. This is not just a 9-5, but you do get compensated.


  8. "Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Time off and Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Work Life Balance is so so

    Advice to Management

    Profit Sharing


  9. "Summer Intern Operations"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture and fun team enviroment

    Cons

    Tedious work and not a lot of opportunity to interact with clients or team

    Advice to Management

    Management focus on team members more


  10. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Firm provides global exposure and to several clients in Finance

    Cons

    Long hours, bad work/life balance


  11. "Good Overall"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    smart ppl,, good management overall, good platform to learn

    Cons

    no work life balance, competitive



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