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Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2019

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David M. Solomon
107 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - 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. "Senior Analyst - Fundamental Equity Research - GSAM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Great culture Exceptional learning opportunities Tremendous brand value in financial industry People take immense pride and responsibility in working at Goldman Sachs

    Cons

    No specific cons. Cut throat competition and long work hours are a reality of the financial industry.

    Advice to Management

    Great job, keep up the engagement with employees.

    Goldman Sachs2015-03-09
  3. "Great place, intense"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Goldman Sachs

      Pros

      Great growing abilities and pay

      Cons

      Competitive people, pretty cut throat

      Advice to Management

      Be nicer

      Goldman Sachs2015-02-11
    • "goldman"

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

      I have been working at Goldman Sachs

      Pros

      good pay, good bonuses for sure

      Cons

      very very very very long hours

      Goldman Sachs2015-02-09
    • Helpful (1)

      "Lots of upside, but hours are difficult"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

      Pros

      Great team, prestigious respect in industry, great pay, work hard, play hard mentality.

      Cons

      90 hour weeks, sometimes even more. Work life balance is not great....

      Advice to Management

      Even distribution of work load

      Goldman Sachs2014-06-18
    • "Loved it"

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      Current Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Goldman Sachs part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Good leadership easy to get help good scheduling

      Cons

      hard work takes dedication requires commitment not fun

      Advice to Management

      n/a

      Goldman Sachs2019-06-19
    • "Operations analyst"

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      Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Bangalore
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Best in industry with a lot of exposure to top tier clients and the market with one of the best compensation packages.

      Cons

      Absence of a good work life balance.

      Goldman Sachs2019-06-20
    • "Very positive learning environment"

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

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

      Pros

      Strong work ethic, positive environment

      Cons

      Long hours, ever changing superiors

      Goldman Sachs2019-06-19
    • "It's Goldman Sachs"

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

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

      Pros

      Great place to work with a great expectation and emphasis on superior performance. As long as your expectations are aligned, the experience will be rewarding.

      Cons

      Tech and automation disrupting every inch of financial services. From the front office to the back office. Macro outlook of total industry impact is still uncertain.

      Goldman Sachs2019-06-18
    • "Research analyst"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

        Pros

        Good culture and solid training programs

        Cons

        very competitive, long hours (over 90 hrs)

        Goldman Sachs2019-06-18
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