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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Competitive atmosphere, very smart people (in 404 reviews)

  • many people you can learn a lot from (in 89 reviews)

Cons
  • Difficult to navigate work-life balance as an entry-level employee (in 695 reviews)

  • Long hours that make difficult to find work/life balance (in 802 reviews)

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  1. "Managing Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional, collegial, effective and smart

    Cons

    Life is tough on the sell-side


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Would not recommend tonsaturated, no growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work place, great people

    Cons

    Stingy employer, paid minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    Bla


  3. "Investment Banking Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good upward mobility, with great exit opportunities. Very talented and intelligent co-workers. Lots of responsibilities given to junior employees. Great learning experience.

    Cons

    Pretty long hours. Challenging environment at times. Would need to be a self-learner at times because senior folks are too busy to teach you.


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  5. "Fine"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning opportunities are all over the place

    Cons

    Some of the people are not sincere

    Advice to Management

    Keep it real


  6. "Great firm, great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Super smart, great at what they do and working very hard to improve work life balance.

    Cons

    very large firm and at times difficult to reach management

    Advice to Management

    keep working on work life balance, so far so good


  7. "Trader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Obviously a strong brand. Challenging work if that is what you're interested in. I would recommend

    Cons

    It's finance so people can be a little tough. Working markets hours so no really big surprises. Definitely feel the pressure to perform.


  8. "banking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    name brand, ability to work on interesting projects

    Cons

    long hours, limited worklife balance unless you love the work


  9. "Great place to be from."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn from extremely talented and knowledgeable people.

    Cons

    Junior people are underpaid relative to the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Asset management is not trading.


  10. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues. Lots of trainings. Managers care about my growth. Great view from New York and New Jersey offices. Nice compensation.

    Cons

    Lunch is expensive and not good. Internal transfer is not easy.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Overall review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a good place to start your career as it is almost like another university. There are plenty of trainings for you to learn things and plenty of opportunities to build connections.

    Cons

    It is too big an organization to navigate. Some of the projects go through very slowly because of the bureaucratic structure.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the people by creating more mobilities and opportunities for them. Be more a listener than a speaker.


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