Goldman Sachs Reviews in United Kingdom | Glassdoor

Goldman Sachs UK Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
361 reviews

Filter

Filter

United Kingdom

361 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (1)

    "The best of the best"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FX Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - FX Sales in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, dedicated, motivated, decent pay, good benefits. Teamwork an important and continuing ethic that keeps the place together for now.

    Cons

    Long hours, too much office politics, no loyalty to employees, starting to underpay vs peers. Senior management complacent and have been in site for too long now.

    Advice to Management

    GS has lost its identity. We were the best, we now just follow and follow badly. Some bad recent senior hires have had a significant downturn on morale.


  2. "Standard Corporate Machine"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent peers, very motivated and intelligent younger employees.

    Cons

    Brutal if you make any mistakes

    Advice to Management

    Too many unnecessary projects

  3. "Good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Finan in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Finan in Warrington, North West England, England (UK)

    I worked at Goldman Sachs (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good ethics, nice company to work for friendly

    Cons

    Not a great location to get to

    Advice to Management

    Shuttle buses would be very helpful


  4. "Good not great"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Asset Management in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Asset Management in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, facilities and support services (medical, gym etc.)

    Cons

    Long hours, progression can be slow as top heavy


  5. "Technology Analyst Work Placement"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs (More than a year)

    Pros

    Looks great on your CV and opens a lot of doors.

    Good place to start the learning journey if you don't have a lot of background.

    Cons

    Generally, incredibly political and ruthless, but depends on the team. Watch out!!!

    Below market rate pay for graduate role, with twice as much work

    Advice to Management

    If you want to be a tech company you have to pay engineers the market rate, otherwise they will just go to alternatives


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Educational, motivating and rewarding within all aspects of the job."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It opens a lot of opportunities to grow and build a better reputation for yourself and the company. The starting salary is great and the working environment only adds to the rewarding experience of working there.

    Cons

    Long working hours at the start within a competitive environment. Getting the job is the most difficult and you would need excellent grades to stand out.

    Advice to Management

    Opportunities to work from home when needed by employee.


  7. "Good Team and competent people"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Executive Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good teamwork and collaborative environment
    Work with really nice and competent people as the Organisation does not carry people. People are respectful to one another
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Limited job responsibilities and lack of ability to value add as there are too many VP
    Difficult career progression

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider the VP structure and career progression for the people

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Exec Assistant 10yrs+"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - GS is very team centric and I enjoy working with such driven people.
    - Diversity at GS is fantastic and enhances the work environment as well as personal views.
    - I very much enjoy GS talks where we are able to hear from notable people and learn about insightful and inspirational topics. I feel this has broadened my world view and enhanced me from a personal perspective.
    -Every area of the business is different but I feel mine has a good work/life balance which is very important to me
    - I feel GS has a great view towards women
    - Good benefits - healthcare, maternity, gym.

    Cons

    - Review system isn't particularly productive and can be very time consuming.
    - Technology is under resourced

    Advice to Management

    GS does a good job in asking for feedback but as an individual I have never noticed any changes based on this feedback so perhaps they should promote this more.
    From my perspective as an Executive Assistant I would comment that it is easy to feel overlooked in the 'big picture' and would encourage management to include assistants more with business updates and not forget our support is extremely important to the overall goal of the department / company. Reminding assistants of that and reminding people that they support, can only help motivate and make people feel more valuable and increase their job satisfaction.


  9. "Senior Analyst, Goldman Sachs, London"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits package: excellent subsidised gym & wellness centre, onsite Bupa, pension good, bike to work scheme, additional facilities in the office - food, dentist, creche, dry cleaner, auditorium. Great service/ on-site staff staff

    Cons

    Low holiday allowance, unable to purchase more. Low discretionary bonus and salary. Limited access to senior management - hierarchical company, personal development heavily restricted by politics

    Advice to Management

    Reward loyalty & tenure


  10. "difficult to increase compensation"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Executive Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging place to work. Very good jumping ground to get an overview of the industry.

    Cons

    It's difficult to raise your compensation without a strong internal sponsor.


Showing 361 of 4,683 reviews
Reset Filters