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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated 15 October 2018
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  • "work-life balance can be tricky" (in 871 reviews)

  • "Get ready to work some long hours" (in 999 reviews)

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  1. "Sysadmin"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    teamwork, benefite, office, tools, boss

    Cons

    stress, complicated clients, production systems.


  2. "GS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    dynamic, forward thinking, challenging, teamwork

    Cons

    work life balance, work life balance

  3. "Not without its benefits; not without its faults"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    high salary/prestige, good for resume

    Cons

    Hard work, long hours, bad work/life balance


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Average company to work for"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Good salary package
    2. Market leaders in Investment banking
    3. You get to learn a lot from the senior leadership

    Cons

    1. If you are a hard core techie then this is not the place to be. They use oldest of the old technologies and you cannot even suggest a new technology to be used as the company is not biased towards it.
    2. You will not grow as a technologist in this company.
    3. The company thrives on politics. A lot of good talent was allowed to go away as they did not suck up to their bosses


  5. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good collaborative culture, decent pay, good exit opp

    Cons

    Long hours, high expectation.


  6. "Operations Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn a lot about the industry and advance your career

    Cons

    It is a very competitive place to work


  7. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Smart people all around you.

    Cons

    Long hours and can be competitive

  8. "Trading Analyst at gs"

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    Current Employee - Sales & Trading Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales & Trading Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Talented team, clear career path

    Cons

    No cons found during my experience


  9. "Stellar Talent"

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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

    Goldman Sachs hires exceptional talent with people who strive to achieve stellar results and own their work. Working there will raise the caliber of most skill sets.

    Cons

    Work life balance and stress


  10. "amazing place to develop personally and professionally"

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    Current Employee - Associate Strategist in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Associate Strategist in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    amazing people, stimulating work, feel empowered to drive objectives. Management cares.

    Cons

    it's a big bank, a bit bureaucratic. Some parts/divisions are less stellar than others.


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