Goldman Sachs Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated 23 Jan 2021

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David M. Solomon
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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
      Current Employee

      Overall good compensation but little perks

      29 Oct 2020 - Software Engineer in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Very smart People and Supportive teams

      Cons

      Really long work hours Too many restrictions about investment opportunities

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work but depends on your team

      11 Jan 2021 - Programmer Analyst in London, England, England
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      Pros

      - Work with some very smart people and learn a lot from them. - Currently free lunch and breakfast during pandemic. - Very understanding about personal situations even before the pandemic. - The social culture in the office is great, bit harder now but when people are in office it's good.

      Cons

      - The work can be sometimes be boring depending on the team you get assigned. - There can be a level of over-compliance in some aspects

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    3. 4.0
      Former Intern

      Great place to work, needs work life balance

      19 Jan 2021 - Summer Analyst in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Smart people and fast paced environment

      Cons

      Hours can be long and tiring.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Operations senior analyst

      10 Dec 2020 - Senior Analyst in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Highly driven environment with a lot of exceptionally smart people at the firm. Great new office and work from home technology.

      Cons

      Monotony of daily processes with not much room for real and practical financial learning within the role. You will need to learn from business side teams for this instead. Very lean team structure and poor ops tech systems end up resulting in long hours at the desk. Given it is not a revenue generating part if the firm, career trajectory is seldom a product of work ethic, value add and drive but more down to politics and favourtism, leading to a high turnover of people.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company

      13 Jan 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team and smart people

      Cons

      There are no cons hereditary

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Work/Pay

      2 Jan 2021 - Associate in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Good pay and Smart people

      Cons

      Ruthless competition internally amongst peers

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good place

      14 Oct 2020 - Vice President in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Good pay, Smart people around

      Cons

      Big firm makes it difficult sometimes

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great experience

      8 Oct 2020 - Analyst in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Learning curve very steep! Very smart people to work with.

      Cons

      Promotion required a PhD degree.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great strong culture

      8 Oct 2020 - Audit Associate in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Smart people who are above that of competitor banks

      Cons

      Long hours and high expectations

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      15 Sep 2020 - Managing Director in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Challenging environment , smart people, hardworking

      Cons

      Not always meritocratic, too much politics

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