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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated 20 October 2018
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  • "work-life balance can be tricky" (in 871 reviews)

  • "Get ready to work some long hours" (in 999 reviews)

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  1. "Trading Analyst at gs"

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    Current Employee - Sales & Trading Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales & Trading Analyst in London, England

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Talented team, clear career path

    Cons

    No cons found during my experience


  2. "Operations Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn a lot about the industry and advance your career

    Cons

    It is a very competitive place to work

  3. "great experience"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in London, England
    Current Employee - Assistant in London, England

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great cultural environment and professional people around

    Cons

    Not the best office building to work in - no good ventilation or recreation areas


  4. "Technology Associate"

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    Current Employee - Technology Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Technology Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Intelligent people
    - Collaborative environment
    - Good name and a potential platform to move into a top tech company
    - Good place to learn about Finance fairly quickly
    - Technology drive and offerings fair pretty well against other banks. Starting to begin more investment in this area without going overboard on hiring.

    Cons

    - Front office technology roles consist of hardly any development. The development you do get to work on tend to be smaller enhancements. This can take a toll on your own career development and leave you feeling left out.
    - Long hours. You can be pressed sometimes to roll out features or fix issues in a front office role, but often times you are spinning too many plates.
    - I would recommend GS to technologists only if they get involved with outside facing apps, platforms or core development. Any positions that involve sales and trading directly will not be beneficial to you unless you want to pursue a career in the long term around Finance. Personally I prefer to be more rounded to fit into different industries.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps review the roles technologists are actually adopting to be sure they're inline with what they expect from a role. Front line support for developers is a complete waste of money and time.


  5. "Respected Brand"

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

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Relocation allowance on top of base salary

    Cons

    Hours can be long dependant on project


  6. "Learning environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Work with smart people, and gain a lot of responsibility quickly.

    Cons

    Long hours, and stressful environment.


  7. "Investment Banking Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Firm with great corporate culture

    Cons

    Lack of work and private life balance

  8. "Associate"

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing place to work

    Cons

    Fight for progression and not much flexibility

    Advice to Management

    be more diverse


  9. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Hard working people, good platform

    Cons

    Long hours, no control of your own time


  10. "Analyst"

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

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    The people are great people

    Cons

    terrible work life balance obviously


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