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Updated 20 February, 2018
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Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein
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Pros
  • Smart people around; high efficiency; senior management support (in 468 reviews)

  • You have the opportunity to learn a lot on the job (in 107 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be tough to manage (in 802 reviews)

  • Starting off as an analyst you will work long hours (in 964 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Review of Goldman Sachs Internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, Perks, Network, Education, Work

    Cons

    Hours, Unpredictability, lack of work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Hire me full-time next year


  2. "Challenging but the greatest learning opportunity"

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

    Pros

    Working with the most talented people, which means you have the best way to improve yourself rapidly.
    Curiosity and innovation is the core of company culture. You have to face new things every day. Fast learning skill is a must.

    Cons

    Hierarchy, just as what people heard before. No balance between life and work.

    Advice to Management

    No


  3. "Great People"

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

    I worked at Goldman Sachs part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with and nice to be around.

    Cons

    The nature is cutthroat and need to change.

    Advice to Management

    Change your way of thinking


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  5. "Investment banking analyst review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, good experience, you get to work on real deals right away

    Cons

    Long hours, a lot of grunt work with unnecessary deadlines


  6. "dfdf"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    best company ever ! got return offer !!!!!!!!!

    Cons

    none. good pay! got into through accelreated


  7. "Securities Operations analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great team work environment
    Good supportive managers
    great place to learn

    Cons

    long hours and a lot of pressure to perform well


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    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and career opportunity

    Cons

    employees can be a bit entitled


  9. "iBaning analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    the money
    the total compensation
    company culture is phenomenal

    Cons

    the long hours
    some VPs can be hard to work with
    no social life


  10. "Analyst/Associate"

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    Current Employee - Securities Analyst
    Current Employee - Securities Analyst
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Senior management approachable, great working environment, less politics !!

    Cons

    No work life balance, expect to work anywhere b/w 11-13 hrs a day.

    Advice to Management

    Pay workers more !!!


  11. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, smart colleagues and elite status

    Cons

    Rough hours and intense environment

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to add, top employer in the world already


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