Goldman Sachs Technology Analyst Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2020

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12 Ratings
  1. "Challenging, a lot of opportunities for growth"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people here at Goldman are really what keep me coming back every morning. These are some of the smartest, most innovative people I've ever worked with.

    Cons

    The company is huge, so sometimes it's tough to get projects green-lit to go.

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Summer Analyst | GIR Tech | Bengaluru India"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst - Technology in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Luxurious Hotel Stay 2. Stipend 75k 3. Not so much work to do

    Cons

    1. Too much into internal code 2. No appreciation 3. Too much politics 4. No freedom 5. No free food 6. Bad HR - harasses interns


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth it"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to say you work at Goldman Sachs, which, for people who don't know technology, might mean something good They encourage internal mobility.

    Cons

    You will be building tools for business users who treat you very poorly and have unreasonable expectations. Technology in some divisions is very underfunded which results in too much work and small/non-existent bonuses. Everybody is smart, but depending on the team, they have little interest in helping you learn and grow. Working here sets you up to continue working at banks in the future, which is not very promising.

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    "Risk Engg"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture and paid leave and broad range of teams

    Cons

    Can give more remote work allowance

  5. "Incoming intern"

    4.0
    Current Intern - Summer Technology Analyst 

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    housing stipend, great pay, diversity

    Cons

    Stipend doesn't cover full housing in NY

  6. Helpful (3)

    "People are very smart but you need to fight for pay rise"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Technology Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Smart and hard working people

    Cons

    Very bad salary reimbursement, employees are not valued

  7. "Tech in a Business Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Summer Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insanely rich environment of highly driven and competent people

    Cons

    Very corporate feel, focusing on revenue and profit with little promotion of creativity

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great place, with old tech, but improving rapidly"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall a great time to join the company at any level, as they are desperate for developers and the benefits are sweet. Work is really flexible and chill as an engineer. Lots of new technologies are being introduced, and the company feels indeed like it's refocusing more towards tech.

    Cons

    People still spend a considerable amount of time with old tech and the engineering culture is still in its infancy. Work can become easily really boring .

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  9. "Decent Employer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment compared to other Financial Services Company

    Cons

    Long way to go to compete with startups and tech giants in terms of tech stack

  10. Helpful (4)

    "Good experience for intern, exploitation for full-time"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Technology Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs for less than a year

    Pros

    Goldman Sachs' intern programs are very educational and not very hard to get into if you are outgoing and talkative and have high EQ, even with mediocre or no technical skills. The technical interviews are easier (trivial compared to tech companies / hedge funds / prop trading) than the behavioural/competancy ones. GS is very kind to its interns - high pay and relocation bonus, same pay for all interns across front / back offices (obviously not the case for the full-time). Most interns don't need to work overtime (except front office) and full-time employees are nice to interns. There're a lot of social and networking events for interns, as well as spotlight sessions where senior people like MDs and CEO give talks and answer questions. You can make connections with other interns and (professional ones) within the company. Their infrastructure is good - you can find, call or have a video conference with anyone in Goldman Sachs globally. Very clear career path. Analyst-Associate-VP-MD-Partner, good luck with the last two.

    Cons

    1. Too much time wasted in useless meetings, presentations and compulsory talks by the senior. Most pretend to be interested in others' work or words and try not to fall asleep. Peer pressure for going to social and networking events is strong. Sometimes little time is left for work. People either don't care or work overtime to compensate. 2. If you become VP you can stop learning and stay there for the rest of your life. VP is the most popular title in GS, and your manager could be a "busy" VP not understanding your project details but still make key decisions about it. 3. Ridiculous"review" system for interns. You must be reviewed by 4-7 full time employees, but you are doing a stand-alone intern project. So you have to either introduce it to everyone who is busy and pretends to be interested, without annoying them, or you get bad reviews. 4. Exploitation on full-time employees. Individual GS employee do more and work longer compared to other banks on average. Your base salary is limited and your bonus is an important part of your high pay, so if you leave for another bank, only your base salary is matched and you earn less and don't want to leave. For this reason, it is much more lucrative to join JP Morgan who has high base pay at junior level and then go to GS after you get promoted. Oh btw, the full-time have to listen to all the interns' presentations in their division.

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