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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated October 22, 2017
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  • continue to be mindful of work life balance (in 762 reviews)

  • Unnecessarily long hours based around team (in 891 reviews)

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  1. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    tech culture at big bank

    Cons

    hours are long and terrible


  2. "Good but not sustainable long-term"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    High pay, smart people around you

    Cons

    Long hours, can be exhausting

  3. "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

    Burnout and satisfaction with work-life balance.


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay, friendly co-workers, amazing people

    Cons

    Nothing at all really because I had a great experience

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing!


  5. "Big Company, Slow to Adapt"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, smart and motivated colleagues

    Cons

    Big company, so you can easily get stuck with an unskilled manager or on a dysfunctional team (especially if you're not on the revenue side)
    Slow to adapt and change, partly due to arrogance of middle managers

    Advice to Management

    Actually catch up with the times, don't just talk about it
    Stop pretending this company is as great as it was 15 years ago - realize your errors


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Smart colleagues and decent work/life balance in asset management."

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The work is interesting, the office is well located and relatively new with nice amenities, smart colleagues, and overall good benefits. There is still some prestige attached to the name.

    Cons

    Lack of growth, poor HR, too much red tape. There is no clear relationship between performance and compensation. The company's revenues and headcount has been stagnating for years.

    Advice to Management

    Increase efforts to provide better career visibility and opportunities. Get rid of under performers and take a closer look at managers' actual management capabilities.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company name and global reputation. Depending on division and role the pay.

    Cons

    Culture. Activity is productivity. Very little time for constructive thought. Old Boy Network has transformed into Frat Boy network - will remind you of High School clique culture. The best don't always rise to the top. More often it is about getting people to like you. The review system is variable - if you are in PWM then high grading is non-existent, if you are in other groups it can be higher. You must know how to game this system. The most vocal brown noses are usually going to fare well. , as they ride the coattails of biggest, most influential deals.

    Advice to Management

    Giving advice to management would be like giving advice to Trump and realistically expecting he'd grant it any worth.

  8. "Great working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    i think it is the top rank bank. very great experience.

    Cons

    no cons up to now.


  9. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    People are very intelligent and helpful. My team was heavily invested in my day to day as well as project ideas. Also a fast paced environment where you learn something new each day

    Cons

    Can feel like a large company so as an Analyst sometimes in the greater scheme of the organization you could feel a little lost.


  10. "Recap of Pros and Cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Great collaborative team work enviroment

    Cons

    Work Life balance difficult to achieve


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