Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated Jan 21, 2021

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Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO David M. Solomon
David M. Solomon
825 Ratings
  1. "Good learning"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great mentorship - career development opportunities - sets you up for other careers

    Cons

    -long, hard hours - do a lot of boring tasks

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  2. "Rewarding but a lot of work"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Development and learning opportunities - Great pay - Enables you to be a quick learner and problem solver

    Cons

    - Long hours - Very political and bureaucratic

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  3. "Great place to work at, IF you get the right team."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people and they do invest in you.

    Cons

    Long hours compared to street average, lots of politics and your compensation depends on your team rather on your work alone which is kind of demotivating for those who are top performers.

  4. "Great People"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst 

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Great people and collaborative culture

    Cons

    none has come to mind

  5. "Great for work experience but not work life balance"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst 

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

    Pros

    -great benefits: offers Roth 401(k), health, dental, etc. -TONS of leadership opportunities. This is one of the few places that truly pushed me in terms of throwing me out in the ocean and trusting that I have the capabilities to move forward. They would give me responsibilities I wasn't sure I was ready for at times but the fact that they trusted me motivated me to work hard to not disappoint

    Cons

    -terrible work life balance for certain employees -from my experience your manager makes or breaks your experience. Some managers are AMAZING but others are terrible. GS has a structure where you practically need to become a manager in order to move up in the firm. Because of this A LOT of people that are unsuitable to become managers (but are fantastic individual workers) get promoted which results in high turnover, employee dissatisfaction, and employee burnout. -low pay -halftime hourly for overtime

  6. "Work life balance"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs part-time

    Pros

    salary exit opportunities the work is quite interesting deal exposure

    Cons

    work life balance is sometimes lacking

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Be aware"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good learning and easily transfer to other team

    Cons

    hard to stay around, massive layoff

  8. "Goldman sachs analyst"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Business Anyslt in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment between us

    Cons

    No cons to report to anyone

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Working at Goldman"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Tenafly, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    - good pay - good benefits and perks

    Cons

    - tough bosses, you have to be thick skinned. - demanding and intense

  10. "Not Bad. Not Great"

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Ok Pay for the market

    Cons

    Long hours and weird hours

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