Very long hours Very well compensated for the long hours Not much work life balance An excellent company to start out a career, but once you have children it is very difficult to balance a career and family life with this company
Training (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 16, 2018
I learned a lot and raised my standards during my time at GS, however the pace and poor work/life balance was not aligned with my goals as I was about to start a family. The environment felt more competitive and "CYA" than collaborative and supportive.
Human Capital Management Summer Analyst (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – July 8, 2018
Great experience to learn. Management was excited by progress. 40-50 hours- well paid. People were more than willing to sit down with interns and talked to them about their goals and how to achieve them within and without the firm.
Executive Director and Senior Engineer (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 30, 2018
Wasn't overwhelmed with management, vision, strategy of technology division at GS. Huge lean towards coders vs other tech practices. Main hub is NY where London treated as more of a satellite location.
Senior Associate (Current Employee) – Jersey City, NJ – June 23, 2018
Perfect for a single person who has no family. The higher you go the more politics you encounter. Many silos. If you become a parent in Goldman you have a 10 year shelf life. There is no job security unless you are either brown nosing or no outside life.
Operations Analyst (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – June 17, 2018
Long hours and lots to learn. Could become monotonous but always room for growth. Managers are about empowering their coworkers. Work is not very flexible in terms of hours but work that is being done can be changed as needed.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 7, 2018
Managing Partners, MD's, VP's calendars, interviews, phone calls, e-mails, travel arrangements, both domestically and internationally, expense reports, setting up conferences and traveling at times to make sure all went smoothly. Set up dinners, client hotels, dinners, luncheons, and numerous changes at a faced paced level