Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2021

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Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO David M. Solomon
David M. Solomon
1,418 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very smart people enjoy working with them(in 719 reviews)

  • "It's so fun to work here because it has a great work environment(in 319 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long working hours on most days(in 592 reviews)

  • "Highly competitive, no work life balance(in 208 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      May 9, 2021 - Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture and good career progression and exit opportunities

      Cons

      Long work hours that are unsociable hours

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Under the right management you are looked after

      Apr 20, 2021 - Executive Director in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - given a lot of responsibility and exposure at a very junior level - shape your own career - but caveat this with, you can only do this with 'a network' - private medical benefits - under the right people, you will fly

      Cons

      - too much of the 'in crowd' mentality rather than on performance - so if you aren't GS through and through, this will be a huge barrier to overcome - under the wrong manager it is hell on Earth - you can have worked so hard but if the manager wants to not compensate you vs their favourites, they won't - too many white men / women in powerful positions - old boys club - no black partner in EMEA so not enough differentiation in senior management population - HR regional differences i.e EMEA too conservative vs US HQ - look at diversity as a tickbox / PR stunt - internally not great - talkers go very far - pointless reorgs that frustrate and confuse everyone - aren't executed well and 'cogs in big machine' left to deal with it - the name doesn't mean what it did anymore - comp not reflective of firms performance - readjusted comp system which is geared towards favouritism (white people winning all situations)

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Very good environment and benefits

      Jul 24, 2021 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture, good management, amazing office with gym and several benefits

      Cons

      No major cons in my experience

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      Jul 23, 2021 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment. The people are fun to work with.

      Cons

      It's not as technical as a core technology company.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Good brand but overworked

      Jul 21, 2021 - Vice President in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Strong brand and good learning opportunities

      Cons

      Challenging hours, big demands not the best payer

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company good benefits

      Jul 22, 2021 - Junior Software Developer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free health care, gp and gym in office

      Cons

      Not many cons to be honest

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great

      Jul 22, 2021 - Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Prestige of the company for future

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great Management

      Jul 22, 2021 - Vice President in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great for long term career

      Cons

      Politics as you get more senior

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      gREAT

      Jul 22, 2021 - Vice President Quantitative Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good team spirit and smart colleagues

      Cons

      Long working hours and bonus policies

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Too intense

      Jul 19, 2021 - Investment Banking Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay, exciting working environment, valuable gained knowledge.

      Cons

      Too much hours, stressful, busy

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