Goldman Sachs Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Jul 24, 2020

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  1. "Strategy"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    - Great managers - Great firm outlook - Strong culture versus competitors

    Cons

    - Long work hours - Could focus more on trying to lead the revolution in e-banking

  2. "Investment Banking Analyst"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay , Many Bonuses , Friendly Work Environment

    Cons

    Very Stressful , Long work hours


  3. "Good brand name / platform to start your career in"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay in investment banking (although lower than other competitors) at the junior level - Good learning experience

    Cons

    - Long work hours - More politically correct than other banks

  4. "Senior Analyst - Fundamental Equity Research - GSAM"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    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.

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  5. "Best place to build your career"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Associate in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Culture Career advancement Mobility opportunities across GS Exposure and learning

    Cons

    Work life balance Long working hours

  6. Helpful (1)

    "10 years"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Meritocratic culture, smart people and world class problems to solve. Good pay

    Cons

    Long working hours including weekends

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  7. "Great company to start with"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Compliance 

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with smart people, good benefits

    Cons

    Long working hours, somewhat repetitive work

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Intense and competitive, great place to learn financial services

    Cons

    Long working hours and office politics

  9. "Overall a good experience"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Fund Accountant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of learning and great benefits

    Cons

    Long work hours and high expectations, but that's a given.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    1. Amazing talent to work with 2. Meritocracy 3. Focus on clients and commercial outcomes

    Cons

    1. Long working hours 2. Clarity of role lacking in certain cases

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