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Updated 17 December 2018
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  1. Featured Review

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    "Great corporate environment"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They take care of their people in every way. Very impressive facility at the NYC headquarters, with all the comforts. Strong corporate structure to make sure no one is misused. Good, transparent leadership.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but not a lot of handholding if you are a slow learner. They expect top-tier, smart work from every employee. If you want to move up from an administrative position, you will have to lobby for it - nothing will just fall in your lap here.


  2. "Summer Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Working culture of success, employment of best graduates

    Cons

    Competitive, long working hours, increasing diversity

  3. "Great company to launch a career in investment banking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, lots of dealflow, great culture

    Cons

    Tough working environment if you are not passionate by financial services


  4. "Great place to start your career!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with the smartest people in the industry, learning excellent standards and making best friends.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be quite hierarchical and managers haven’t quite understood the needs and wants of millennials yet.


  5. "Quant analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    good pay and super smart people

    Cons

    bad hours, you know what i mean


  6. "Successful summer internship"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    helpful team, no long working hours, dynamic environment, many opportunities to learn a lot

    Cons

    too much regulation, some very repetitive tasks


  7. "Goldman Sachs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and strong work culture.

    Cons

    Hard hours, and some bosses are tough.

  8. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Intelligence around you, Opportunity, Salary

    Cons

    Work life balance could be improved


  9. "Working as an Analyst in Goldman Sachs"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment. Fair and honest.

    Cons

    Some overload of work but nothing major and mostly temporary.

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more liberty so that it creates an even better working environment.


  10. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    good pay as starting salary

    Cons

    bad work life balance overall