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Goldman Sachs Salt Lake City Reviews

Updated January 20, 2018
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  • Work life balance could be better (in 789 reviews)

  • Long hours, working on weekends at times (in 943 reviews)

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  1. "This is an amazing organization with wonderful benefits and personal/professional development opportunities."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Operations 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

    Excellent, training, professional development training, management, benefits and team based working environment. GS employs extremely bright and capable individuals who are very driven and

    Cons

    The hours can be long, you will average 50-60 per week and are expected to compete with your peers to a fault at times. It’s very competitive.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Former full-time Operations Analyst in the SLC office"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Pros:
    - Overall, great group of smart, motivated, diverse, kind, and talented people
    - Daily interaction with global markets and teams
    - Well thought out 365 peer review system that collects performance reviews from managers and peers below, at the same, and above your level
    - Great potential for growth in the company

    Cons

    Cons:
    - Poor work/life balance
    - Starting pay considered low for how many hours you work
    - High stress and demanding job
    - Operations work can grow monotonous
    - Strong corporate culture

    Advice to Management

    Invest more efforts in keeping your employees happy, whether its day-to-day perks, or other benefits that enhance better work/life balance, and the turnover rate will decrease and employees will be more invested in the company for longer.

  3. "Operations intern"

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    Former Intern - Operations Summer Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Intern - Operations Summer Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They really care about their employees and their development. They encourage networking and getting to know various parts of the business. Everyone is very friendly and inclusive, the culture is great. Depending on the team you get placed on, you can be doing real work that everyone else is doing. Overall, great opportunity and I am glad I did it.

    Cons

    I was placed on a client facing team and interns cannot talk to clients, so my job was not as hands on as some of my peers (I could not do exactly what the full time employees on my team did). 50-60 hrs/week but they tell you that up front so no surprise.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put interns on client facing teams because it does not give them as valuable of an experience.


  4. "Good Place to Start Career"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong people, extensive resources for learning and development

    Cons

    Insufficient differentiation in compensation for junior level employees

    Advice to Management

    Update policies on relative compensation


  5. "Obsessed with Risk"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, no back stabbing, everyone just wants to find the right answer. Very little politics. No deadweight, everyone is a high performer. A lot of maturity and emotional intelligence.

    Cons

    Technology. This company is so obsessed with protecting against a bad employee doing something stupid it's smothering. Tons of legitimate web sites are blocked, the browser has so many other restrictions it barely works, you can't send an email attachment without being interrogated multiple times, all emails and IMs constantly monitored...

    Also, in SLC there aren't enough bathrooms. It sounds trivial but it's not. They cram too many people in a building and you have to hunt on sometimes 5 different floors for a stall. They said they new building would mitigate this but it didn't.

    Advice to Management

    Reign in the risk mitigation team. No one complains because it's perceived as coming from so high up the chain that why even bother.


  6. "Goldman Sachs Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with bright individuals that push themselves to be better. Endless opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Salary doesn't seem adequate for level of time required in job.

    Advice to Management

    Allowing employees to have a better work life balance will likely lower attrition rates that are reasonably high because of burnout.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Operations in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good to have on your resume

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to move up if your African American. Also overall promotion is based 100% on who you know regardless of how good you are. They will hire diversity but just know that career progression it's next to Impossible if you're not white.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate politics is too much. More women in management level and more non-whites in management level. 90% of your employees are white males.

  8. "PWM Operations Intern"

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    Former Employee - Operations Summer Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Operations Summer Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture--everyone is happy to help and chat. You are very much encouraged to get to know other parts of the business during your internship. Was provided with real work that mattered and made a difference in the company which was nice seeing as I was an intern.

    Cons

    Long working hours and the operations division does not get paid too well considering the hours required.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Vice President Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing. Everyone cares about their work and colleagues are always willing to help each other out. It is definitely a team environment. Individuals are given a lot of responsibility right off the start. Diversity is extremely important and the working environment is open and collaborative. There are continuous training sessions and very interesting speaker events.

    Cons

    Operations has shifted more and more towards mindless processing that doe not permit one to use his/her intellectual skills. While all jobs usually have mundane aspects to them, the balance in Operations is probably about 80% mundane to 20% intellectual, and it should be the opposite. This of course depends on the team you work on.


  10. "Long hours and very boring work"

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    Former Employee - Product Control Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Product Control Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice and workplace is challenging you do real work as an intern and feel like part of the team

    Cons

    Boring work and most of the time you don't have enough work to do unless you hound your manager for stuff

    Advice to Management

    Pay more


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