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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated 21 April 2019
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Pros
  • "Great culture, worked with some very smart people" (in 543 reviews)

  • "Good work/life balance with some flexible options in special circumstances" (in 124 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work Life Balance can still be improved" (in 931 reviews)

  • "Long hours but a lot of deal flow" (in 1076 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Associate in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent group of people to work with. Worked with professionals from around the world.

    Cons

    Consensus driven work culture may not appeal to all. Decision making is driven by multiple teams/agents.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Excellent"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Great people, culture of excellence, best compensation

    Cons

    Out of control hours, expense management could be improved

    Advice to Management

    Do not ignore analysts' long working hours, as they are often not necessary.

  3. "Trader"

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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

    Fast paced, Great people and Meritocratic

    Cons

    Hard work and High turnover

    Advice to Management

    Keep going. The ambition to serve clients is working


  4. "Great place to learn"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic place to learn, driven people yet very nice.

    Cons

    Hard work but generally interesting.


  5. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to clients from a early stage

    Cons

    Hours are very long


  6. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Operations Analyst Goldman Sachs
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst Goldman Sachs

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    good team nice working culture

    Cons

    Bad work-life balance, generally okay


  7. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, worked with some very smart people

    Cons

    work can get monotonous, internal mobility is challenging

  8. "Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, global workflow

    Cons

    Limited exposure, lack of diversity (team specific) and work-life balance


  9. "Goldman Sachs"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Meritocratic, dynamic, rewarding, great colleagues

    Cons

    Tough aggressive culture, lack of work life balance


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Home of Mediocrity"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Executive Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The gym is great and there is reasonable allowance to work from home.

    Cons

    Technology is a weak point at Goldman Sachs, internal tools and processes are far behind the industry standards. Additionally, there is a conflation between job title and experience which leaves senior management making the all too common statement "I want you to make me look smart". Either your are smart or you are not, masquerading as someone that knows what they are doing is not a formula for success. All too often Managing Directors with no technical experience are given direct leadership of a technical team. In such an environment judgement is absent and strategic decisions are based on personal relationships rather than on critical analysis.

    From my experience working here if you want to get ahead political manoeuvring will serve you better than hard work or technical capability.

    Advice to Management

    Technical leadership needs technical experience.