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Goldman Sachs Vice President Reviews

Updated Aug 13, 2019

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3.8
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David M. Solomon
12 Ratings
  1. "Smart people, good pay"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering 

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot when you join straight out of college.

    Cons

    No downside really if you get a good team

    Goldman Sachs2019-08-13
  2. Helpful (2)

    "fair assessment"

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    Current Employee - Vice President 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    good work life flexibility and benefits offered

    Cons

    although they claim to be a meritocracy, tends to be more politics based

    Goldman Sachs2019-07-11
  3. "Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great colleagues, intellectually stimulating work

    Cons

    Very political- who you know and who you are friends with matters much more than the quality of your work; people who progress spend more time on self-promotion and making minor tweaks to legacy work that they can then take credit for.

    Goldman Sachs2019-07-22
  4. "Culture is changing"

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    Former Employee - VP-Technology in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Challenging assignments, and work with some of the smartest people

    Cons

    An ingrained culture where senior management isn't challenged, and where experience and soft-skills are valued less and less

    Goldman Sachs2019-07-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "There is too much of an emphasis on optics less on work"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    They make a great effort to talk the talk about diversity

    Cons

    The diversity play doesn't actually pan out for women. It is still mostly men who rule the roost.

    Advice to Management

    Do more that measure "metrics" and take the word of a few when making evaluations. That the decision-maker can game the system to get rid of who they want is problematic.

    Goldman Sachs2019-07-15
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great People"

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

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Constantly surrounded by people who will push you to perform at your best.

    Cons

    Work / life balance could be improved.

    Goldman Sachs2019-06-26
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Gr8 company to work"

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    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great company to work with especially in Technology. GS use all latest technologies and have a greater freedom to work. Even 25 year experience people in technology do coding!!! They will be the first one to jump in to fix any production issues. There is hardly any dump managers who eat your brain.

    Cons

    Work life balance is very bad. You will be end to end responsible for your delivery.

    Goldman Sachs2019-06-25
  8. "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    One of the best places to work for.

    Cons

    Too much of Work pressure

    Advice to Management

    None.

    Goldman Sachs2019-06-25
  9. "great place to learn and to shine"

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    Current Employee - Vice President 

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    no brainer industry leader and great place to learn

    Cons

    politics and process take forever

    Goldman Sachs2019-06-23
  10. "Great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Vice President 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very competitive culture and you will learn a lot. People are eager to solve problems.

    Cons

    Due to the competitive nature can be difficult to find work/life balance

    Goldman Sachs2019-06-21
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