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Goldman Sachs Associate Reviews

Updated Oct 16, 2019

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37 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    Senior Associate - Investment Banking in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, and prestige - industry leader in investment banking, and great opportunity to build career and resume. After 2 years a GS, I get an interview to any finance related job I apply for within my experience level. Overall fantastic experience here.

    Cons

    The hours and the culture... averaged 90 hour work weeks with no overtime pay which is standard in industry. It is often expected that you do not leave the office if there is a deal on the table, regardless of personal situation. The bonus does offset some of this cost, but the overtime required often amounts to more than the final payout. Still a great experience for young professionals

    Advice to Management

    The culture of work and life balance has been visited several times with no actual material change for the individuals at the bank. GS is a leader in the industry and if they are able to pioneer the focus of work-life balance when investment banks ignore this issue completely, it will only grow the image and prestige of working for this compoany.

    Goldman Sachs2015-07-28
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get challenged and develop your skill set much faster given the difficult environment

    Cons

    Compensation is disappointing every year

    Goldman Sachs2019-10-16
  3. "Best"

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

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

    Pros

    High class jewellery and watches

    Cons

    The best company , good team work

    Goldman Sachs2019-10-10
  4. "It’s ok"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s decent pay and most people are kind

    Cons

    Need more pay and people management

    Advice to Management

    More people management

    Goldman Sachs2019-10-10
  5. "A-star modern banking firm"

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    Current Employee - Operations Associate 

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Professional, good managers and enriching place for learning/growth

    Cons

    Competitive and above average hours

    Goldman Sachs2019-10-09
  6. "All round experience"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culturally strong and a good set of people to work with

    Cons

    Meritocracy does not come first

    Goldman Sachs2019-10-16
  7. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good HR policies, competitive work environment, meritocracy, good compensation & other benefits

    Cons

    Long working hours (little work life balance)

    Goldman Sachs2019-09-26
  8. "Corporate Actions in GS"

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    Former Employee - Associate 

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

    Pros

    Good compensation and learning opportunity

    Cons

    Extremely High pressure, Cutting edge

    Goldman Sachs2019-10-07
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Associate"

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    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career is in your own hands

    Cons

    Long hours, poor work life balance

    Goldman Sachs2019-09-17
  10. "good place"

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    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    excellent peer and good training imparted

    Cons

    long working hours leading to bad work-life balance

    Goldman Sachs2019-09-20
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