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Updated Dec 6, 2019

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  1. "Challenging and strong culture"

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    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs for less than a year

    Pros

    Challenging Very smart people Good managers Focus on people development Strong benefits Volunteering opportunities

    Cons

    Maybe work/life balance? I can envision some personalities applying a dog eat dog approach to work. That would probably depend on the specific department and manager though.

    Advice to Management

    Continue challenging and developing your work base

    Goldman Sachs2019-08-14
  2. "Quant Strategiest at Goldman Sachs"

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    Current Employee - Strategist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary and smart people

    Cons

    Programming language Slang is terrible

    Goldman Sachs2019-11-28
  3. "Expect long hours"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hard-working and smart people, opens a lot of future opportunities in all sectors

    Cons

    Not necessarily the most creative people, very long hours, robotic work at junior levels, few opportunities to step up

    Goldman Sachs2019-11-28
  4. "Executive Director Sales & Trading"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    _ Smart people _ Decent hours _ Amazing brand

    Cons

    _ Cut Throat Culture _ Declining industry

    Goldman Sachs2019-11-05
  5. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people No office politics Easy to move teams

    Cons

    Can be hard to be technologically nimble

    Goldman Sachs2019-09-25
  6. "Depends where you are in the bank..."

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - smart people - good name - good benefits

    Cons

    - competitive - stressful - often unpleasant working environment

    Advice to Management

    Make sure managers are good at managing, not just good at making money.

    Goldman Sachs2019-09-23
  7. "Great and intellectually challenging environment"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Developer in London, England

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart People, Entrepreneurial, Great Drive

    Cons

    Sometimes you can get lost with driving your career forward

    Goldman Sachs2019-08-20
  8. "Great place to start career"

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

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    excellent brand responsibility from an early stage smart people

    Cons

    Runs like a lean start-up

    Advice to Management

    Less machine gun and more sniper like approach

    Goldman Sachs2019-08-16
  9. "Best Experience you could ever get!!"

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

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Experience, blue chip deals, smart people, pressure to succeed, great networks.

    Cons

    Hours (if you're not that interested it can be hard). However I loved it!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep being that amazing firm we love!

    Goldman Sachs2019-07-21
  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in London, England
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people, hardworking culture, competitive salary at more senior levels

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult to maintain

    Goldman Sachs2019-07-04
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