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Goldman Sachs UK Reviews

Updated December 15, 2017
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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. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing.
    You get out of the role / firm what you put in

    Cons

    The politics - having to play the game


  2. "Good"

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    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs as an intern

    Pros

    Great focus on teamwork and a lot of responsibilities given in the internship. Hard work, and great pay.

    Cons

    Very long hours, from 9am until early hours of the night.

  3. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great reputation, working environment, nice team members
    Best investment bank

    Cons

    Best investment bank, great management team and nice teams
    Very busy working envionment

    Advice to Management

    Great and no their advice I think
    Too difficult to get an offer in Goldman Sachs


  4. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Company Perks - Gym, in house Starbucks, Medical Centre, Cafeteria

    Cons

    Long hours and sometimes weekends


  5. "good"

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    Current Employee - V P Sales in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - V P Sales in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    very good reputation + career potential

    Cons

    long working hours + less free time

    Advice to Management

    yes


  6. "Longish tenure"

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    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly great people, great opportunities and above average compensation.

    Cons

    Competitiveness among team which should work together.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on collaboration and the tasks in front, leave shareholder pressure to be dealt with by the board.


  7. "Fantastic Place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meritocracy, Fast paced and Lovely people

    Cons

    No cons as this is really a great place

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. "Research Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great teams and colleagues, very helpful and keen to train you.

    Lots of responsibilities and exposure early on - learn a lot.

    Cons

    Can have days where you are working long hours, on top of the banking norm.


  9. "Great place to work. Very challenging"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, investment in technology and workplace. Has great reputation and provides great springboard. Good opportunities to travel globally and work in different teams.

    Cons

    Lot of negative press in finance sector currently, risk of disruption by technology led companies may pose long term risk to sector. Quite elitist attitude


  10. "Summer Analyst in Securities"

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    Former Employee - Securities Summer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Securities Summer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredibly well structured and tailored programme

    Cons

    Interactions with divisions other than your assigned division requires proactivity


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