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Goldman Sachs Utah Reviews

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. Helpful (2)

    "Goldman in SLC is great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better work/life balance in the SLC office; less stressful enviroment while still producing top notch product for the company. Goldman attracts top talent, so your co-workers work as hard as you do.

    Cons

    Can require longer hours - expected minimum is 50 hr/week. This is not just a 9-5, but you do get compensated.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Operations Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Operation Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Credit Operation Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredibly smart, driven workforce - everybody wants to succeed.

    Cons

    Working in GS operations, you get a lot of people bragging about what schools they went to; many of my co-workers come off as stuck-up and dismissive if they hear that you didn't go to a top-tier school. I felt at a slight disadvantage when I first started and had to prove my intelligence coming from a large state school.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Credit Risk Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    **Smart, analytical, and driven teams

    Cons

    **Long hours, competitive, and exhausting


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Overall Positive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, engaging work, meritocracy that recognizes talent and effort. Opportunities to develop and grow; community outreach.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a struggle. Management says to not work crazy hours, but at the same time has expectations to keep 20 balls in the air at the same time, that no one of the team can do without long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Meetings and feedback is always top down. Management never asks employees how they are doing as managers. Ask for input from employees and team members on how to improve management and actually follow through.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging and Demanding Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Advanced Specialist 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

    You have a chance to contribute and make a difference early into your career and learn something new everyday. Great infrastructure and support for employees. Easy to get involved in side projects and activities. Lots of opportunities for internal mobility within the company.

    Cons

    Long hours that make difficult to find work/life balance. Even though Goldman provides plenty of resources to have better work flexibility, the mindset has not yet shifted to use these resources on a daily/weekly basis.


  7. "Senior Resaerch"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice environment, lots of opportunities, hard working coworkers, high pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Stressful, over time, multiple projects, competitive environment, people do not care about each other, selfish

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, treat employees better, specially the management people, coach are terrible,


  8. "financial anlyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for resume
    learn a lot

    Cons

    salary is not good
    management is hard


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Poor work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location
    pay is decent
    some divisions have challenging work

    Cons

    Poor work life balance
    pay doesn't match to extra hours that employees need to put in

    Advice to Management

    Improve work life balance


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Analyst SLC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent Comp
    - Brand Name
    - Intelligent coworkers
    - Good benefits
    - Recent positive improvements to the internal mobility platform

    Cons

    Operations work for the most part is mind numbing and repetitive. People are used as patches for the processes that haven't yet been automated. This leads to daily work that doesn't build any transferable skills. What knowledge you do manage to build is usually rooted in the technical aspect of the firms system, and will eventually become obsolete once they roll out a system update.

    Depending on your managers compensation and promotions can be very closely tied to office politics. It is almost impossible to stand out as a high performer through your daily work alone. Which means that a lot of analyst spend time doing useless project work on top of the daily work load just to get recognition from senior managers.

    I think GS can be a great place to work if you are in a different division but would recommend people avoid ops at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    Lloyd is a straight shooter with a hell of a golf swing. Grip it and rip it.


  11. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    -Intelligent employees
    -Motivated group of people

    Cons

    -lack of creativity
    -management will pigeonhold you in certain positions

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in employees and pretend like you care about their future


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