Goldman Sachs Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Dec 27, 2020

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Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO David M. Solomon
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  1. "Associate"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Company has a great atmosphere

    Cons

    Company has long working hours and high expectations

  2. "gs"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Goldman Sachs Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good compensation, nice environment and colleague

    Cons

    long working hours and heavy workload


  3. "Goldman Sachs IB experience"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good salaries and environment, good

    Cons

    Long working hours, good, nice

  4. "Great brand name"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great brand name, good benefits

    Cons

    Competitors pay higher..long working hours

  5. "Some Good Some Bad"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Great Learning Experience, Especially Finance Skills

    Cons

    Long Working Hours, Sometimes had to pull all nighters

  6. "Good place to work if you are straight out of campus, not great for lateral hires."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You get to work with smart people every now and then.

    Cons

    very long working hours which is not commensurate with the salary, frequent change in goal posts, Regional mobility even though touted by management is non existent, Even though the flat org structure is advertised, virtually non existent in Offshore locations like Bangalore, highly political and sycophantic regional leadership who are not technically strong.

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  7. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive compensation, mobility opportunities

    Cons

    Long work hours, work/life balance

  8. "Long hours, but learned a lot"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Great culture, competitive pay, fast-paced environment

    Cons

    Long work hours, high stress

  9. "Great company to start with"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Compliance 

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with smart people, good benefits

    Cons

    Long working hours, somewhat repetitive work

  10. "Overall a good experience"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Fund Accountant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of learning and great benefits

    Cons

    Long work hours and high expectations, but that's a given.

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