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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated 24 June 2018
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Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein
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Pros
  • "Smart people both on the business and on the tech side" (in 487 reviews)

  • "Learn a lot, tons of autonomy, opportunity to advance" (in 110 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance may not be good" (in 840 reviews)

  • "You work long hours (IB division)" (in 955 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. "Competitive Environment"

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    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    full of talented people, nice and friendly working environment

    Cons

    can't think of any cons

  3. "Very Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very driven team of people who are focused on quality of delivery. There's plenty of opportunity to learn new skills and apply the skills you have. The technology they use is excellent and well maintained. My particular team was very flexible so long as you got the work done in a reasonable time frame. Re-numeration on the whole is very good.

    Cons

    Can be a lot of pressure to deliver and on career growth. Some of the people can be a bit too intense which means you do feel a bit of competition to perform. The intense focus on development means sometimes they forget to show appreciation for your strengths and your current productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to encourage your employees by showing appreciation for the work they have done and the skills they do have rather than just focusing on career growth and constantly talking about improving areas of development.


  4. "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

    good work environment with smart people
    positive culture
    good work life balance
    learn lots of new things

    Cons

    sometimes there was too much work
    hours were very long
    IT systems were poor
    sometimes did not work on interesting projects

    Advice to Management

    they should treat people more as individuals
    they should focus more on assigning interesting projects in order to retain high quality staff


  5. "Executive Director"

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Diversity, learning opportunities, work ethic, professionalism

    Cons

    Work life balance, over demanding


  6. "Life at GS"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture
    Friendly colleagues
    Profile of the company

    Cons

    Long hours
    Stiff hierarchy


  7. "Challenging place to work"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very smart and capable colleagues
    Meritocracy respected
    Very flat organisation - lots of expose to very senior people very quickly

    Cons

    Long ours
    Stressful working environment
    Goldmans expects you to be the best in your field

  8. "Good start to career"

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    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of resources to help grow

    Cons

    Politics and convoluted review process


  9. "GS Tech Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, lot's of induction and help to guide you along the way, can switch career paths knowing you'l have the right backing.

    Cons

    Hours during your early years may not be cool but later on gets way beter.


  10. "Financial Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    -opportunities to progress are plentiful, good experience

    Cons

    very tiring, working over hours.


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