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Goldman Sachs Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 6 Dec 2019

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  1. "Great Experience"

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    Former Intern - Investment Banking Summer Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to top deals / transactions. Learned a lot in only 10 weeks.

    Cons

    Long hours. Definitely more hierarchy than they claim but GS people are among the best you can ask for in banking

    Goldman Sachs2019-08-15
  2. "Good brand name / platform to start your career in"

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    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

    Goldman Sachs2019-07-04
  3. "Investment Banking"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Excellent and great pay indeed

    Cons

    Very long hours + expected to work weekends

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay, decrease hours

    Goldman Sachs2018-09-13
  4. "Strategy"

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    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

    Goldman Sachs2018-08-28
  5. "Investment banking analyst review"

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    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Good pay, good experience, you get to work on real deals right away

    Cons

    Long hours, a lot of grunt work with unnecessary deadlines

    Goldman Sachs2017-09-10
  6. "Securities Operations analyst"

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    Recommends

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Great team work environment Good supportive managers great place to learn

    Cons

    long hours and a lot of pressure to perform well

    Goldman Sachs2017-05-08
  7. "iBaning analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    the money the total compensation company culture is phenomenal

    Cons

    the long hours some VPs can be hard to work with no social life

    Goldman Sachs2016-11-18
  8. "GREAT"

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     in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Great pay and great opportunities

    Cons

    Really long hours and can become really stressful, also say goodbye to your social life

    Advice to Management

    Spread the workload out more evenly

    Goldman Sachs2015-09-13
  9. "Senior Analyst - Fundamental Equity Research - GSAM"

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    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
  10. "goldman"

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    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
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