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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Tech Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Tech Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tech Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Prestigious company and it looks good on a resume. Surrounded by smart people.

    Cons

    Tech employees are treated as support, rather than being part of the team. The company is very political and they fire a percentage of employees from each department on one day each year.


  2. "Career Path Ambiguity"

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment and very smart and talented people

    Cons

    People management inst what it used to be. Alot of attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people and compensate them accordingly. Also be more invested in there career growth.

  3. "Goldman"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderfully intense. Intellectual. Ethical. Driven.

    Cons

    No down side. If you have the right mindset, it's a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get too large.


  4. "Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong ethical and teamwork environment. Fostering diversity, growth, and development. Takes good care of it’s people and employees. Gives you the chance to work on meaningful projects and functions earlier in your career. Supports and encourages internal mobility across teams and divisions.

    Cons

    Standard long hours which makes difficult to balance work and life properly. There are available tools to make work and life balance more achievable, but are not fully utilized by middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Incentive better usage of available work/life balance tools as these tools are already available, just need to be more fully utilized.


  5. "Not a good company for IT professionals"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity and ability to work with multiple regions in different areas. Competitive pay.

    Cons

    Bad management and leadership overall. Not a fair review or advancement opportunities.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst - GSAM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Good people, benefits and office

    Cons

    Bad work hours, culture and less innovative than expected


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Goldman Sachs - Part Time Tax Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Tax Staff in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Tax Staff in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Goldman Sachs part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very helpful and team oriented environment. Need to learn quickly which helps develop skill sets.

    Cons

    Hard to get more opportunities to move up.

  8. "GS is a place I worked"

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

    Pros

    paid well with good health benefits and retirement options

    Cons

    not always rewarding
    culture focused exclusively on profit and not client

    Advice to Management

    more supportive work environment


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Firm"

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

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

    Pros

    The brightest people and the most professional environment. Team and company are growing in SLC. Great work life balance in SLC

    Cons

    If you want to advance in the firm quickly you cant in SLC. No facetime with senior teams. The culture in the SLC office can be a bit segmented. Also they under pay SLC employees

    Advice to Management

    Offer more money and perks to SLC people. You'll retain more young people if you bring some MDs out to SLC office. They want more facetime with the firms top dogs.


  10. "Admin Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, culture, office and opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    long hours, downtown, no access to upper management


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