Head of Agile PMO (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 6, 2019
Probably the most political environment I’ve ever experienced. Management is adversarial to Agile concepts and unwilling to accept new ideas. I was brought in to bring new ideas to Agile development practices and product management but the heads of the division were unwillling to try anything new.
Culture, Politics, Extremely long work hours are expected
Financial Consultant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 4, 2019
This was my first job out of college. It provided a good base in terms of knowledge and working in a large corporation. One of the things I enjoyed the most was participating on the various sports teams the company sponsored.
Business Advisor (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – January 3, 2019
The program I worked on was the 10,000 Small Businesses Accelerator delivered through Cuyahoga Community. The goal of the program was to educate local business owners on how to grow and also to prepare financially for bank presentations.
Worked with brilliant dedicated people
A Business within a business; grant funded; not as much autonomy as promised
Sr. Software Developer (Former Employee) – Jersey City, NJ – January 1, 2019
Generally it depends on your immediate manager and their managing style. With a good manager it is a fun and productive place to be! I loved it! They require quite a lot of flexibility from you- something to consider.
Exemplary team members working hard in strict corporate environment
Associate, Content Management Group, GIR (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – December 24, 2018
Long hours grinding with an exemplary team of very smart and driven individuals. GS provides ample opportunities to grow and learn, however the corporate structure can stymie autonomy and independent decisions, and creative thinking. Compensation is great, but the environment can be competitive.
Compensation, experience, team
Long hours, limited recreation or team building activities, limited to no work amenities
Senior Associate, Team Leader, Client Onboarding (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – December 22, 2018
If you are looking for a place that will take every ounce of you it can and then expect that and more to get ahead this is your place. If you want to work long hours in an extremely fast paced environment for poor managers and extremely low pay for the effort required this is also your place. Don't ever let them tell you they're a meritocracy because advancement is extremely political and not based on ability at all. If you can make your managers think you're awesome, whether you are or not you'll be fine.
Great Company but Back Office Work isn't Glamorous
Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – December 19, 2018
While I feel that GS is great company employing great and talented individuals, the work in the back-office is dull. The firm is making an effort to provide interesting opportunities to those in the back-office but often your daily responsibilities consume most of your time. The pay is okay but don't expect large bonuses. Highly recommend the firm for its competitive yet collaborative culture that pushes you to achieve.
Great Culture, Brand Recognition, Talented Colleagues
Savings Specialist (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – December 18, 2018
I loved my time at Goldman. I'd never been around such motivated people. Everybody had similar mindsets and goals and it was a positive, healthy environment to work in. Everyone I met was caring and I didn't have any problems with the job. Benefits were outstanding.
Documentation Analyst (Former Employee) – Jersey City, NJ – December 1, 2018
Worked with very knowledgeable people. Constant meetings with bosses on our daily workflow. Culture was very family driven. Hardest part of job, deadlines had to be met, bu that's what made the job exciting.