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Good company, cut throat environment
Analyst, Bank Loans Middle Office (Former Employee) –  LondonDecember 12, 2017
The pay was less than other banks, but bonuses were higher. Benefits were good in terms of pension contributions, health insurance and employee discounts. Culture could be cut throat as there were too few opportunities for advancement for the number of employees
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Not too much understanding of it
Infosys Consultant (Former Employee) –  NYCDecember 11, 2017
There is not much to talk about this company as I didn't work long in that company at all. As a consultant, I felt the culture is very different from the telecomm company where I worked before.
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Decent job, long hours, stressful colleagues
Operations Analyst (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTDecember 4, 2017
It's alright - but the coworkers can be difficult and uncooperative. The hours are long and the job itself is rather monotonous. My direct coworkers were nice, most were helpful
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Very competitive
Sales & Trading Summer Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 30, 2017
One of the most competitive banks in the street. Great people, really talented peers. Corporate culture is very proactive and aggressive. Have to work really hard to succeed.
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Corporate is very different
Corporate Health Medical Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 30, 2017
Coming from a different world; which is healthcare, I was surprised to see the difference in culture. Although, I was in the medical department of this company, it was no different than any other corporate world. The characteristics displayed with "white glove" treatment to certain individuals went totally against all I believed in healthcare. I was always trained to deliver optimal care to everyone; regarless of your position; income, gender or race. Here, I realized it was much different.
Pros
Nice staff
Cons
Delivery of care
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Win some, lose some.
Private Wealth Management (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCNovember 29, 2017
To keep it short and sweet, the company overall is wonderful and despite its reputation, a wholesome institution. Yet, there are always bad apples in any workplace. A couple of bad apples that i had come across happen to sour the office morale. What was more concerning was the lack of correction from management and/or senior advisors.
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Run for the door
Manager Capgemini (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTNovember 28, 2017
Place is horrible to work at, management abuses employees and is replacing them with H1 Visa staff at a cheaper rate. There is no future here. The place is a revolving door and management attitude is "We just need to find the right culture to work here" rather than address the problems.
Pros
None
Cons
Shift hours, heavy work load, not treated like a professional
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Good place to learn
Senior Analyst (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTNovember 27, 2017
Great, consensus driven environment and team spirit. Fostering mentoring and internal mobility. Culture of learning and excellence in all teams. Analytical approach to problem solving.
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Good
Technology Lead (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 26, 2017
Good place to work and to build career in Information technology
Latest technology are used to build the software applications
Advance Tools used for better performance
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Learned a great deal at GS
Coordinator / Floor Support / Trainer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 20, 2017
Learned a great deal at Goldman Sachs and was given a lot of opportunities to grow. Was promoted pretty quickly and was given the tools to grow and educate myself to be the best at my job.
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Challenging but stressful
Associate (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 19, 2017
It’s a difficult work/life balance but challenging you to be better at your job. As many of the others working there are high performers, I️t pushes you to be your best. However, advancement can often be political and not based off performance.
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Great Culture and management that cares
Credit/ Fraud Specialist (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTNovember 17, 2017
generally processing documents submitted by customers.
learned how to give feedback to other co workers
managers are amazing and easy to talk to
hardest part was following QA standards on the phones and having to be very careful what you say
the other co workers are amazing
Pros
free lunches once in a while, benefits, being in a tall builiding, great lunch room, standing desks
Cons
favoritism, the location (no parking), to get a bigger job you need a degree
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Its Goldman, need I say more?
VICE PRESIDENT (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 17, 2017
I worked in 2 distinct groups during my time at GS. I was a sales person on Intl Equity Desk, then moved to a sales position in the US Equity group. Its expected, that long hours are spent at the office. The firm is amazing with respect to indoctrinating new employees into the GS 'culture'. You will spend months rotating between departments, with the expectations that you will engage, ask questions and make an impression.
Pros
Stellar Rep
Cons
a big portion of your annual comp is decided by a 360 degree review, rather than production
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Goldman Sachs
Business Systems Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 17, 2017
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is an American multinational finance company that engages in global investment banking, investment management, securities, and other financial services including asset management, mergers and acquisitions advice, prime brokerage, and securities underwriting services. It also sponsors private equity funds, is a market maker, and is a primary dealer in the United States Treasury security market. Goldman Sachs also owns GS Bank USA, a direct bank.
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Excelent place to work
Analyst/Developer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 16, 2017
Great management. Highly technical and professional environment. Strong HR and employees are treated well. My work location, hour and the environment all were pleasant and in my favor.
Pros
Free ride hiome and dinner almost everyday
Cons
Long hour and high workload
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Great first place to work
Senior Statistical Risk Analyst (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTNovember 13, 2017
A great place to learn a majority of skills, technical and non-technical. The company value adds a lot to your resume. As an individual with minimal financial knowledge, I had immensely benefited from the exposure to financial products. The work culture is great and it's a fun place to work. Initial days are long and depending on the role, you do have to work long hours which is the case with most companies. The best part about working for Goldman is your voice is heard. You get to make recommendations, put your thoughts on the table and heavily involve yourself in project decisions.
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Excellent firm to work for if you really want to work
Vice President (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 13, 2017
If you are young, hard working, and willing to travel - GS is an amazing firm. Good compensation, benefits, and exposure. Work / life balance can be difficult.
Pros
On-site gym, doctors, food, and more.
Cons
Long hours and difficult to find advancement
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High Paced, Big Projects, but stressful
Conference Aide (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTNovember 13, 2017
Get ready for a resume builder. A lot of team projects. Fast paced and long hours. However, there are great speakers and a lot of resources if one wants to rise up in management ranks.
Pros
Great for resume
Cons
stressful
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Excellent place to work
Technology Analyst (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJNovember 3, 2017
Learned advanced Java skills like build customized API's from scratch.
Chance to learn in depth knowledge of algorithms and Core Java skills.
Very supportive Team to share technical knowledge.
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Impressive
Analyst (Current Employee) –  LondonOctober 28, 2017
Great work place
Intelligent people
Thought provoking
Supportive environment
Opportunities are plentiful
Great culture
Scope for progression
Meritocracy
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