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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated 21 August 2018
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Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein
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Pros
  • "Strong culture and smart people" (in 495 reviews)

  • "Learn a lot, tons of autonomy, opportunity to advance" (in 111 reviews)

Cons
  • "work-life balance can be tricky" (in 852 reviews)

  • "Get ready to work some long hours" (in 965 reviews)

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  1. "Trader"

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

    Pros

    Various products, excellent trading system.

    Cons

    Pressure, a lot of deadline to meet.


  2. "Divisional Compliance Officer"

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

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

    Pros

    Diversified and interesting role, small team, exposure to senior management, partner with the business you cover

    Cons

    Hours can be demanding vs. the low pay, can be high risk and as with all jobs certain tasks can be mundane and/or repetitive.

  3. "Great culture and good place as starting"

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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

    One of the best place to start with your career, people are smart and professional. The career rewarding is great

    Cons

    It is competitive place to work and be ready for the politics.


  4. "M&A Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    fast paced environment
    smart people
    exposure to clients

    Cons

    really long hours
    limited visibility on weekend work
    have decrease the number of perks (they dont pay for mobile data for example)
    quite political

    Advice to Management

    Promote faster rising stars


  5. "sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    great job i will stay here for awhile

    Cons

    there are no cons in this office

    Advice to Management

    needs to employ younger people


  6. "Operations Summer Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Managers push you to reach your potential continuously
    You are a real part of the team

    Cons

    Not as tech focused as other banks

    Advice to Management

    Keep the personal projects


  7. "Nothing special"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and nice office

    Cons

    Long hours and can be tiring

  8. "Exciting 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 some of the smartest people on the street

    Cons

    Its a dynamic environment which means long hours


  9. "Rewarding but not the easiest life"

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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

    Good pay, colleagues are very enjoyable to work with and happy to help, generally a nice working environment. Quite easy to progress through the organisation, promotions etc.

    Cons

    Aging tech stack and various systems are plain poorly designed and painful to use. Goldman is a very lean organisation and thrives on not hiring many people, so you'll be busy. You cannot coast at GS, you must constantly be improving and performing or you'll be let go. Bonuses can vary hugely from person to person, year to year.


  10. "Great company to work for"

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

    Pros

    A highly reputable and successful company with a great culture

    Cons

    If you code exclusively in their proprietary language for too long you may end up forgetting the mainstream languages


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