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Goldman Sachs Vice President Reviews

Updated Nov 19, 2019

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3.9
81%
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Goldman Sachs CEO David M. Solomon (no image)
David M. Solomon
16 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Like a Gelfling in a Skeksis castle"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will learn wilderness survival skills. Working there is like playing battle royale but in real life. No other place has so many sharks, quick winners, piggybackers, underwriters, snake oil sellers, backstabbers and manipulators.

    Cons

    Run away if you are an engineer. Ask your friend.

    Advice to Management

    Who?

    Goldman Sachs2019-11-19
  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - V P 

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Payscale is good relative to market

    Cons

    Work life balance is poor and quality of work isnt great

    Goldman Sachs2019-10-07
  3. "Work environment in GS India"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Mumbai
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning and excellent facilities

    Cons

    Toxic work life balance, need to improve

    Goldman Sachs2019-10-04
  4. "Great company currently going through a lot of leadership changes"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced work environment that will continue to challenge you

    Cons

    Can be challenging to setup your own boundaries and can be a bit political

    Goldman Sachs2019-09-30
  5. "Fantastic Company To Work At, But It Isn't Easy"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Surrounded by smart, driven people - Excellent training and opportunities to learn on the job - Sure seemed to be the class of the industry - Good pay (although that continued to diminish through the years)

    Cons

    - Long hours - Lots of politicking at more senior levels

    Goldman Sachs2019-09-20
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great legacy & pedigree but company remains in transition"

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

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

    Pros

    Great resume builder, work with smart people, great benefits

    Cons

    office politics, a lot of title entitlement, leadership is now largely the result of politicking rather than revenue generating or profit center, distracted strategy, too much focus on non business related issues...stock is same price a decade later.....

    Advice to Management

    decide what you want to be, re-read some of the books about Goldman from the pre-IPO period, change the internal political culture to client/revenue based culture

    Goldman Sachs2019-10-02
  7. "Great culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Culture , commercial, great learning, awesome people, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    You need to be smart about maintaining work life balance

    Goldman Sachs2019-09-02
  8. "Enriching Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Leaders & Peers to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    Have to be in the right place at right time for making real impact

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

    Goldman Sachs2019-08-28
  9. "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
  10. 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
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