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Updated May 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Alot of smart people working with you (in 411 reviews)

  • many people you can learn a lot from (in 91 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is a challenge (in 709 reviews)

  • Long hours that make difficult to find work/life balance (in 818 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst"

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

    Opportunities from day 1
    Great exposure to management

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance
    Promotions are often times based on politics


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Operations Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, work with high caliber people, a company where you will grow personally and develop incredible professional skills. Cares about it's people

    Cons

    Not a place where you will retire from, growth opportunities will stop for majority of people and culture doesn't allow for people to remain in current role. Either moving up or moving out


  3. "Operations Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. People are encouraged to be as innovative as possible and create efficiency

    Cons

    Terrible hours...but that's the industry. Work/life flexibility isn't as supported as much as they make it seem. Very competitive environment.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Tremendously fulfilling"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President - Operations in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Vice President - Operations in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An environment centered around diversity of thought.
    A myriad of opportunities to step outside your comfort zone to elicit growth and development.
    A true meritocracy
    This was an experience that has shaped all subsequent opportunities in a profoundly positive way by helping me cultivate skill sets I was unaware I possess and challenging my patterns of thought.

    Cons

    The same intensity that drove my positive experience can be a double edge sword. I found it easy to spread oneself too thin.

    Advice to Management

    Please don't ever forget, nor loose sight of your greatest capital, your people!


  6. "Goldman is great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Intern - Software Development Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They are very supportive of continued learning

    Cons

    They are a bank, not a tech company. Still a little formal, not the most fun work environment

    Advice to Management

    Make work more fun!


  7. "Great company."

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    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Credit 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

    Professional, positive energy and great environment. Always able to discuss issues and try to resolve as fast as possible. Frequent meetings keep the team up to date

    Cons

    Working in a start up division can be stressful due to the fact that everything is still changing. Must be able to adapt to change well.

    Advice to Management

    Be able to adapt to Change.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Brace Yourself"

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    Former Contractor - Contingent Tax Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Contractor - Contingent Tax Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, during tax season when you're working 13 hour days (7am-8pm) they provide dinner, Goldman Sachs University to learn new things when you have a moment free, keynote speaker conferences (either in office or remotely)

    Cons

    They will treat you like a machine, you will work crazy hours including weekends, when you have to leave for a doctors appointment or dentist or you are sick and can't come in your coworkers will treat you like rubbish, no work-home life balance, managers are encouraged to treat employees as disposable. Overall if you want a stable job that will gruesomely kill your spirit and soul then this is a good option, but if you have any flavor to you I would find someplace that better supports that color.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat machines as machines (ie start updating your tech) and start treating your employees as human beings.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Mormon Goldman Sachs--You're in or out!"

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

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

    Pros

    Your 5-person team experience does not necessarily reflect what GS is as a firm. if you don't like your team leave it as soon as possible before your managers turn on you and recommend you to be fired before it's too late.

    Cons

    Managers don't help you train you. You're left to your own devices to learn your function. If you don't do a good job it's your fault! Good luck not being mormon. If you're not you're silently ostracized. so much for a firm that focuses on diversity. GS stresses people to come up with innovative ideas but they use that as an elimination device to purge employees that do not fit with the culture or quietly acquiesce to the will of their senior managers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be cowards when it comes to your employees. You're responsible to them as much as they as responsible to you. if you're too busy being a Vice-President and you can't be there for your team get a different position.


  10. "Anonymous"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best part of interning at Goldman Sachs, at least according to the reviews, is the people. Not just their talents, but more so their willingness to impart information and be a resource for interns, even if they aren’t personally running the program. Interns are quite often given “direct access” to “approachable” senior managers.

    Cons

    Frankly, the most commonly listed downer was “nothing,” followed by “it’s only 10 weeks long,” but those are no fun. Other cons include the hours, which are both long and unpredictable. Most interns assumed the former was true, and were well prepared to put in the hours, but some noted being frustrated with not having a static schedule. “When it comes to your personal life…the firm comes first,” said one intern. Several former interns also complained about the cafeteria.

    Advice to Management

    There is no doubt that Goldman has a rigorous selection process when recruiting employees — it’s not uncommon to have several dozen interviews before there is a hiring decision. The firm understands that it is nothing without its people.


  11. "Rewarding but stressful"

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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 8 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with a lot of bright people, therefore you will be pushed to show your potential to the fullest.

    Cons

    It is expected of you to keep progressing every year, if not, you will be "chopped"..so it is quite stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance - Management need to follow through, show example and encourage his/her team to apply the work life balance.


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