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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated 23 November 2017
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  1. "Challenging and rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Most people are very driven, passionate about their work and very talented. Meeting people from different background is a given, where the firm always promotes diversity. They have one of the best HR team.

    Cons

    It is a very global company, which involves working with others in different time zone. It can be difficult especially if others choose to ignore you and they are allowed to get away with it. It is always restructuring which can be very frustrating, especially when teams fall between the cracks.


  2. "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Company Perks - Gym, in house Starbucks, Medical Centre, Cafeteria

    Cons

    Long hours and sometimes weekends


  3. "good"

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    Current Employee - V P Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - V P Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    very good reputation + career potential

    Cons

    long working hours + less free time

    Advice to Management

    yes


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  5. "Great firm, will always think of myself as a "Goldmanite""

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    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

    Great culture, people are very motivated, forefront of everything.

    Cons

    Long hours, can be very intense.

    Advice to Management

    Try to improve retention - doesn't seem like an optimal model.


  6. "Longish tenure"

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    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England
    Former Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mostly great people, great opportunities and above average compensation.

    Cons

    Competitiveness among team which should work together.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on collaboration and the tasks in front, leave shareholder pressure to be dealt with by the board.


  7. "Fantastic Place"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Meritocracy, Fast paced and Lovely people

    Cons

    No cons as this is really a great place

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  8. "Smart people, solid company"

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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

    Pros

    GSAM: smart and driven people that are working to deliver results and care about excellence.
    Forward thinking and robust infrastructure for investing and risk management.
    Good benefits (healthcare plans, maternity leave, gym etc) and good support sustem for staff.

    Cons

    Sometimes too conservative and risk-averse, seeking consensus in all decisions.
    Strategy very US-led which is not always sensible and sometimes even detrimental to International business.
    Pay is average or subpar.


  9. "Research Analyst"

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

    I worked at Goldman Sachs (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great teams and colleagues, very helpful and keen to train you.

    Lots of responsibilities and exposure early on - learn a lot.

    Cons

    Can have days where you are working long hours, on top of the banking norm.


  10. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of training

    Cons

    Each person doing 5 people's work. Very long hours.


  11. "HCM internship"

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

    Pros

    caring and friendly envionment; can learn a lot

    Cons

    intensive; manager sometimes lack of patience


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