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  1. Helpful (2)

    "under the right management it was good; after politics and new management took over, it was degrading."

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    Former Employee - Software Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    money. lots of work to do,

    Cons

    you can fall into the wrong place after mgmt change occurs and you have no way out; except to get layoff after degrading performance review. upper management is not interested in correcting such inadequacies and improper usage of perf review system.


  2. "What you'd expect"

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart Co-workers and management
    Top technology support

    Cons

    long hours
    bonus good, but not given the amount of hours logged

    Advice to Management

    Open up the bonus pool a bit more to everyone

  3. "Fantastic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People at the firm are great.

    Cons

    Politics needed to play are tough.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  4. "Overall, I enjoyed my time at Goldman Sachs, primarily due to the drive of the employees I had the opportunity to meet."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Culture: the people are driven, brilliant and good at what they do
    -Pay: comparable to other jobs on the Street
    -Reputation: can't ask for a better place to start one's career

    Cons

    -While the work is challenging and exciting, it can get a bit too intense sometimes and people tend to stress a lot over their assignments.
    -The work-life balance is not as good as it is other places, but expected if you work on the Street.

    Advice to Management

    Provide employees with more ways to improve upon their work-life balance and relax a little more at work.


  5. "Best and brightest, SecDB is king"

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    Former Employee - Equities Trading Strategist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Equities Trading Strategist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - best & brightest + very nice people
    - SecDB, major competitive advantge, no other firm has this (altho they tried)
    - exceptional quant talents (way smarter than traders)

    Cons

    - political on top (esp. the business side)
    - like all banks, constant hustling
    - some useless work just to get exposure or satisfy short term needs

    Advice to Management

    - better performance review procedure: it's called 360 degree but in reality still one sided from manager
    - make it a true meritocracy and reduce politics


  6. "Good."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top in what it does.

    Cons

    Has somewhat very long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Not Applicable.


  7. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Auditor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Auditor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work place, nice company, great opportunities and challenging work environment

    Cons

    The work is stressful and heavy

  8. "I had an wonderful and challenging experience working at GS."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GS is a dynamic, fast paced environment. The people working at Goldman Sachs foster and maintain a wealth of knowledge. The culture is very consistent throughout the world.

    Cons

    The job can be demanding at times but very rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    None noted.


  9. "Goldman Sachs is just simply not what it used to be"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the new building ammenities are great but who has the time to enjoy them.

    Cons

    Goldman Sachs is just simply not what it used to be. Perhaps some companies are not to big to fail.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "stay away"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Analyst Developer in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Vice President Analyst Developer in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    big compensation package and good benefits

    Cons

    the management in application development departments is very poor, some people can do no harm and others can do no good


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