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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated 19 Oct 2019

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219 Ratings
  1. "IB Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Great analyst program - dedicate a lot to training

    Cons

    Large so need to actively seek out

    Goldman Sachs2019-09-26
  2. "Good Career Experience"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst 

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Coworkers were all very intelligent - Learned a lot - Steady hours

    Cons

    - Work was tedious and repetitive

    Goldman Sachs2019-09-23
  3. "Corporate Actions in GS"

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    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation and learning opportunity

    Cons

    Extremely High pressure, Cutting edge

    Goldman Sachs2019-10-07
  4. "Good place to start career"

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Reporting Analyst in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great experience earned, alot expected of junior people

    Cons

    if you're not producing revenue compensation is tough to come by

    Goldman Sachs2019-10-08
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Associate"

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    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Career is in your own hands

    Cons

    Long hours, poor work life balance

    Goldman Sachs2019-09-17
  6. "Fantastic Company To Work At, But It Isn't Easy"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Surrounded by smart, driven people - Excellent training and opportunities to learn on the job - Sure seemed to be the class of the industry - Good pay (although that continued to diminish through the years)

    Cons

    - Long hours - Lots of politicking at more senior levels

    Goldman Sachs2019-09-20
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great legacy & pedigree but company remains in transition"

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

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great resume builder, work with smart people, great benefits

    Cons

    office politics, a lot of title entitlement, leadership is now largely the result of politicking rather than revenue generating or profit center, distracted strategy, too much focus on non business related issues...stock is same price a decade later.....

    Advice to Management

    decide what you want to be, re-read some of the books about Goldman from the pre-IPO period, change the internal political culture to client/revenue based culture

    Goldman Sachs2019-10-02
  8. "Highly motivating environment and great training ground"

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

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    At Goldman you'll work with very highly motivated peers in a high pressure environment. You'll be expected to produce high quality work at all times. It's a great culture and brings the best out of a certain type of person.

    Cons

    Expect long hours. However, these hours are offset by a high degree of responsibility, even for junior employees, and a supportive environment.

    Goldman Sachs2019-09-17
  9. "What you'd expect from IB"

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Promotion prospects and full time pay

    Cons

    Lots of gruelling work hours

    Goldman Sachs2019-09-16
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    smart people, good work, collaborative environment

    Cons

    hours are brutal, stress will break you

    Advice to Management

    don't let your analysts be doing your job for you (being the manager of others)

    Goldman Sachs2019-09-13
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