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Goldman Sachs Utah Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Alot of smart people working with you (in 414 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work life balance is a challenge (in 715 reviews)

  • I think everyone talks about the long hours if you works at Goldman (in 826 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Resaerch"

    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
    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,


  2. "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

  3. 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


  4. 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.


  5. "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


  6. "management accountability"

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

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

    Pros

    Popular firm so looks good on your resume

    Cons

    no work life balance and bad management

    Advice to Management

    managers should be held more accountable


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Summer Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional Development
    Great Intern program
    Fast Pace
    Dynamic work
    Plenty of offers

    Cons

    Tedious work
    Long hours
    Competitive
    Redundant
    Long Hours

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Average Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good Brand
    -Driven Coworkers
    -Intense work environment that forces growth
    -Clear path to advancement

    Cons

    -Monotonous work
    -Office politics(Can be good or bad)
    -Occasionally long hours(60+ hours per week at the worst)


  9. "Good Place to Start"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandy, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly environment, open culture,

    Cons

    lot of levels, less growth opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the lengthily interview process and make quick decisions


  10. "Good place to start your career"

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Ability to learn, and better your skills. Very team oriented. Comp is ok.

    Cons

    work life balance. Compensation process is very opaque.

    Advice to Management

    Shed some light on the compensation process so people know they are being compensated fairly so they don't go looking at other companies and end up applying for another job


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