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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated December 11, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Great corporate environment"

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    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. "GS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    People, people, people. The most hard-working, smart-working individuals in any business.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy of a large organization; limited career moves outside of New York City

  3. "Great people, great benefits and compensation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Working with highly skilled professionals

    Cons

    Long hours, highly competitive environment


  4. "Great place to work to learn"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to learn as a long person out of school

    Cons

    very political at times which can be frustrating


  5. "Challenging environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    You work with hardworking, smart people.

    Cons

    Management chain can be iffy.


  6. "Great place to start career"

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

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

    Pros

    Flat organization, opportunities given to those who ask, you'll learn a lot.

    Cons

    Politics, long working hours, opportunities given to those who ask not those who deserve it.


  7. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everything was great. Great culture and training.

    Cons

    long hours, but fulfilling work

  8. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture and the people

    Cons

    One works long days, balance


  9. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    great culture and team members

    Cons

    Below-market pay and long hours


  10. "Great First Job"

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    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with and the competitive environment. As an investment banking analyst, you learn a lot very quickly, and have a great name on your resume. Great gym and cafeteria at the NYC office.

    Cons

    Hours were long, sometimes little work-life balance.