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Goldman Sachs Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Nov 5, 2019

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  1. "Very good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and working environment

    Cons

    Long hours and can be quite stressful

    Advice to Management

    Shorten the hours a bit

    Goldman Sachs2019-10-25
  2. "Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Tech Analyst 

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs part-time

    Pros

    Great benefits Healthy work environment Chance for networking

    Cons

    Long hours Thats really about it. Way more pros than cons

    Goldman Sachs2019-11-05
  3. "Great company currently going through a lot of leadership changes"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fast-paced work environment that will continue to challenge you

    Cons

    Can be challenging to setup your own boundaries and can be a bit political

    Goldman Sachs2019-09-30
  4. "Above average pay, interesting engineering projects"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - I've heard of GS as the Bank with top tech talents before joining, and it didn't disappoint me, our team was using MongoDB at its nascent stage, along with a few other newest technologies - Relatively collaborative work environment - Office events like XMas white elephant game, Thanksgiving celebration, etc - Compensation is encouraging to stay

    Cons

    - Tech managers lacking management style, rigid and can't be trusted to be a sounding board - No one explains promotion process clearly, mid management is bad at this - Management cares less about you than themselves

    Goldman Sachs2019-08-26
  5. "Great Place"

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    Current Intern - Summer Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment and flexible hours

    Cons

    I wish the bonuses were more

    Goldman Sachs2019-08-04
  6. "Employed at Goldman Sachs NY and London for more than 3 years."

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    Former Employee - Compliance Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with professionals from various divisions world wide. Great working environment. Transfer to the London office was seamless. Excellent experience.

    Cons

    The application process is competitive.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Goldman Sachs2019-07-27
  7. "Great Place To Work, But Not Alway Fair"

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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for responsibility Flexible work arrangements Fun work environment Connectivity across regions

    Cons

    Politics are heavy Not merit-based, network-based (who you know, not what you know) Lots of favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and sometimes be able to see past the complaints. There are real concerns hidden behind all of that about the teams and people's careers. Do not be dismissive. DO NOT have favorites. Value your people, show them you value them, and reward them consistently for their hard work. Most importantly, be honest!

    Goldman Sachs2019-05-22
  8. "good"

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    Current Employee - Summer Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    good working environment,work life balance

    Cons

    slow, no cool benefits, no flexibility

    Goldman Sachs2019-03-17
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Mixed Bag - you will learn a lot but you will also get burned"

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    Current Employee - Vice President, Compliance in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will work with incredibly smart and driven people. The benefits are good and there is focus on wellness and resilience. The Goldman name makes it really easy to get a huge comp bump and promotion when you leave.

    Cons

    The work environment is incredibly intense and needlessly so. Management does not take a long view but rather jumps from one crisis to the next. Teams are short staffed which contributes to the constant need to put out fires rather than think about mitigating risk long term. In order to get a promotion, you need to play the politics game. Unfortunately there are some toxic individuals in senior leadership who will... prevent anyone but their favorites from being promoted/get raises. Just doing a good job will not get you ahead -- you will need to lobby for promotions and raises.

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    Advice to Management

    Take note of who in your leadership chain can't retain good talent.

    Goldman Sachs2019-02-23
  10. "Decent job"

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    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Prestige of the company Hard-working and motivated people

    Cons

    Intense work environment hard to manage work-life balance

    Goldman Sachs2019-02-07
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