Goldman Sachs Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated Jul 3, 2020

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  • "Work with smart people, a lot of training opportunities(in 638 reviews)

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  1. "Analyst"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    Great company, very smart people

    Cons

    At times you feel like a cog in the wheel and that you aren’t important

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    "Analyst"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs

    Pros

    High pay and smart people

    Cons

    High hours and no social life


  3. "Good workplace"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, good culture, learn a lot

    Cons

    Workload sometimes very high, pace very fast

  4. "Great learning experience"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Work with smart people, a lot of training opportunities

    Cons

    longer hours, comp could be better

  5. "Great people, poor progression"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wealth Management Professional in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very smart people to works with. A great training ground and learning experience

    Cons

    Unclear paths of career progression. Hierarchical in a detrimental way.

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  6. "Summer intern in the Global Markets Division"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Global Markets Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Geographic flexibility, smart people, financial education, respect.

    Cons

    Impersonality due to extremely large company size.

  7. "Not interesting work"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Goldman Sachs for less than a year

    Pros

    Had good pay, smart people

    Cons

    Work was not terribly interesting

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    "10 years"

    5.0
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    • 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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  9. "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

  10. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Many smart people around you.

    Cons

    Nothing compared to other companies out there. Look after your own career and invest into it.

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