Goldman Sachs Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Dec 22, 2020

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Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO David M. Solomon
David M. Solomon
1,009 Ratings
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  • "Long working hours including weekends(in 552 reviews)

  • "there are no cons but at times no work-life balance(in 203 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, professional work environment, pay, and busy.

    Cons

    Like with any admin assistant job, there can be some challenging personalities to work for.

  2. "Excellent experience"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Prioritize learning and mentorship, challenging work environment

    Cons

    Trajectory of business, long hours


  3. "Great working experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strats Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    great salary and work environment

    Cons

    work-life balance needs to be improved

  4. "Low Pay for High Stress"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent co-workers Status of working at a large investment bank Pretty good vacation and benefits Fast paced work environment

    Cons

    The pay is far too low starting out Vague feedback for job improvement Lawsuits and scandals affect bonus and pay raise Difficult to advance Proprietary systems cause for a very steep learning curve No reimbursement for FINRA series exams or CFA exams Almost no time allotted for learning new skills such as programming or financial certifications

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  5. "Nice Company to work for"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior 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 5 years

    Pros

    - Smart people - Changing direction how the techs were getting used. New learning opportunities. - Challenging work environment

    Cons

    - Comp should be more competitive.

  6. COVID-19

    "Great summer place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Operations Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs for less than a year

    Pros

    -Great compensation -Flexible work environment (at least during 2020 COVID)

    Cons

    -Very short, but this was due to covid

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  7. "Overall Good Place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Advocacy Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Salary, People, and work Environment.

    Cons

    Hours, Holiday time, Job description was a bit misleading.

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    "Intense place to work at"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Pros

    Good employee attitude. Being challenged in work.

    Cons

    The proprietary coding system shows signs of aging. Chronic under-staffing means making progress on long-term projects is challenging. Intense work environment.

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  9. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Risk Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment Great people good team dynamic

    Cons

    not a lot of free time

  10. "Nice job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in The Phillipines, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing work environment in this place

    Cons

    Food is okay in this place

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