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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated 17 April 2018
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Pros
  • Smart people both on the business and on the tech side (in 481 reviews)

  • You have the opportunity to learn a lot on the job (in 108 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance may not be good (in 825 reviews)

  • long hours - they're standard but be prepared (in 980 reviews)

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  1. "Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and people

    Cons

    Long work hours and not always easy to manage work life balance


  2. "Goldman Sachs Finance division professional"

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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

    Steep learning curve, fast paced environment, advanced technology and systems

    Cons

    Lean operating model, high levels of bureaucracy

  3. "Investment Banking London"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Executive Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Highly impressive organisation withe deep commitment to delivering best in class work
    - Impressive senior leadership
    - Steep learning curve
    - Potential to work on exciting projects
    - Strong potential compensation
    - Not at all an arrogant culture (contrary to stereotypes) -the overriding sense is perfectionism and the desire to always do even better

    Cons

    - Very poor work life balance
    - Some tough / uncompromising managers
    - Political at higher levels
    - Low tolerance for errors
    - Some variability in the level of junior support available - lean teams


  4. "great organisation"

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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

    well established bank with good market exposure and great people. Lots of learning

    Cons

    Going through changes as market evolves


  5. "Recommend working at GS"

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

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

    Pros

    People
    Culture
    Work environment
    Supportive
    Flat structure
    Career progression
    Training
    Great benefits and maternity leave
    Global firm with opportunity to move internationally

    Cons

    Work life balance can be tricky to manage but they do try to offer flexible working where possible
    Nothing else


  6. "gs"

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

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

    Pros

    it is an awesome job

    Cons

    the workload is quite a lot

    Advice to Management

    be more time flexible


  7. Helpful (1)

    "If you can get it, why not!"

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

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

    Pros

    Reputation.
    Good for networking.
    Gym IN building

    Cons

    Long working hours culture.
    Mostly everyone is trying to climb the ladder and out to make themselves look good. Be aware.

  8. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for, benefits.

    Cons

    Stressful job, very time consuming and always under pressure.


  9. "Not all it’s cracked up to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Some very bright people
    Work can be interesting

    Cons

    Slow delivery - lack of urgency
    Risk averse

    Advice to Management

    This is the 21st Century


  10. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Good company in general with decent work hours.

    Cons

    Tech companies are providing major competition these days.

    Advice to Management

    Management is generally understanding. Holidays should be more flexible and the number of permissible holidays should be increased.


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