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- "The people are smart and getting funding for projects is a lot easier here than other places I've worked" (in 1887 reviews)
- "Culture is great; everyone is on top of their game and helpful at the same time" (in 854 reviews)
- "good pay and very prestigious" (in 778 reviews)
- "The Benefits are good and is easy to navigate the firm and connect with people from any levels" (in 626 reviews)
- "the salary is good and I am very happy with it especially since I am young." (in 428 reviews)
- "2) Work Life Balance ( Practically no work life balance some times work is about 12" (in 1444 reviews)
- "Long hours; can at times be stressful due to workload and expectations on short timelines" (in 1364 reviews)
- "Extended working hours due to the reputation" (in 639 reviews)
- "Politics is generally expected but is heavy at times leading to overall poor management and development." (in 250 reviews)
- "Very bad manager." (in 235 reviews)
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- 1.0Mar 22, 2022QA AssociateCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearBengaluru
Nothing as such, all the positive reviews are given by fresher.
No work life balance for QA peoples need to work 16 hrs a day. In interview they will ask only automation related questions but after joining if full of Manual testing. No proper kt provided at the joining time. They will directly assign the stories to test. Very bad managers they are not satisfied even we work for 16 hrs a day. Totally highly toxic environment. Please don't join if you need a good work life balance.
- 2.0Apr 16, 2019Product Control AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSalt Lake City, UT
A few managers and employees are bright and fun to work with.
Constant cost cutting measures making it an increasingly less attractive place to work. Managers will set unrealistic mobility and flexibility expectations that they do not hold up to. Many managers entice new joiners by telling them there are opportunities for internal mobility or physical location mobility, which happens rarely. If you are okay with working a redundant back office role it's a good option, but things get boring quickly and value is not great for work life balance for how little the wages are.2
- 4.0Apr 25, 2022Operations Senior AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSingapore
People are great. Decent benefits. Managers are very on the ball to help with escalations and it's a very flat hierarchy. Never afraid to approach anyone for help.
Hours can be really long for some teams to cover the attrition of the experienced hires and to train the new hires. A lot of contingent workers means we're constantly training people, as the CWs may leave after 6 months, and the cycle rinse and repeats. Pay can be more competitive for the hours that we work on a weekly basis (average pay per hour is quite low).
- 3.0Aug 25, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, less than 1 year
The people were nice & it seemed like my managers were genuinely concerned about my experience.
not very challenging/engaging work. If going into operations, know that everyone sells you on how great the company is. Personally, I felt that was the only thing I gained was getting a "brand name" on my resume. All actual serious investment jobs I subsequently interviewed for were quick to dismiss my experience as relevant.
- 4.0Sep 23, 2012Summer AnalystFormer Intern, less than 1 yearNew York, NY
The people are great, hours are great, compensation was good and opportunity was incredible
Depending on the team you're put on you may have a great or not so great manager. Mine was not so great unfortunately since my manager wasn't always around, requiring me to report to several different people1
- 3.0Sep 16, 2010Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
It was a good work environment adn enjoyed the people that I worked with a lot and had a great overall experience
would have liked if the structure was less hierarchical and managers were more approcable and had more challenging projects to work on
- 5.0Jan 17, 2009Vice President - TechnologyCurrent EmployeeJersey City, NJ
Surrounded by Quality technologists. smart people who know how to collaborate. Those who work hard and have the ability ot impact and influnce the organization around them will be given careers. If you deliver for the organization you will be rewarded. Fair organization when dealing with staff and their issues. A lot of managers are compassionate and willing to assist staff especially when an issue may arise
long hours, 24x7 culture. takes time to be promoted and there is a culture of clique in certain organizations within the firm. Although feedback is given sometimes it's more of a process than a collaborative effort to improve someone professionally.1
- 3.0Jan 21, 2017AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSalt Lake City, UT
- Decent Comp - Brand Name - Intelligent coworkers - Good benefits - Recent positive improvements to the internal mobility platform
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.2
- 3.0Apr 10, 2009Technology AnalystCurrent EmployeeJersey City, NJ
You have a great management team which will help you at every stage of your career. The feedback given by the your immediate manager and your peers will be immediate and honest. They also have a great year-end review system. They take great care of ensuring career progression.
Goldman Sachs is known for long working hours. There is also too much pressure if you don't "fit" in their culture. The pay is abysmal for people starting out with most of it being shared by the upper management. Though they try to evaluate your performance objectively, lot of things depend on perception.