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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated 22 July, 2018
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Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein
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Pros
  • "Smart people both on the business and on the tech side" (in 486 reviews)

  • "Learn a lot, tons of autonomy, opportunity to advance" (in 110 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance may not be good" (in 840 reviews)

  • "You work long hours (IB division)" (in 954 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst"

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

    Pros

    Great company, very smart people

    Cons

    At times you feel like a cog in the wheel and that you aren’t important


  2. "Senior Operations Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Teams are from leading colleges across the country.
    They try to practice a flat hierarchy and encourage it.
    Pantries with coffee machines, food courts and even transportation is arranged for you.
    Loads to learn in terms of soft skills, how to navigate people and management, great way to get a flavour of the corporate culture

    Cons

    Severe cost cutting over the years, the additional benefits that were offered to employees have been downsized each year.
    Work can be quite mundane, with little scope to expand working knowledge.
    Your promotions heavily depend on how much your manager likes you, supports you etc.
    Work-life balance is terrible in certain Ops teams

  3. "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


  4. "Review of Goldman Sachs Internship"

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    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


  5. "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


  6. "Investment banking analyst review"

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    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


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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


  10. "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


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