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Project Manager/Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJJuly 17, 2018
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
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Boot Camp
Training (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 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.
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Terrible environment where managers make Analyst life miserable
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJJuly 15, 2018
Stay away! This is a career killer, and they don’t pay nearly enough commensurate with the garbage that we put up with. Managers conspire to keep analysts low paid with no bonusses
Cons
Everything
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4.0
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Strong Culture and great learning experience
Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 12, 2018
Very good environment to pick up work experience especially when working with different individuals in different divisions. Projects can be challenging so one needs to be on top of their game.
Pros
Great culture and learning experience
Cons
boys clyb
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2.0
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Not for everyone
Associate - Funding Controller (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJuly 11, 2018
Goldman Sachs will work you like a dog and does not provide adequate mentorship for new hires. If you want to get promoted, you need to play their political games.
Pros
youthful energy from employees
Cons
culture that promotes greed
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5.0
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Good review
Manager (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJuly 10, 2018
Good Exp with the firm.............Will go back
Hard working
good workplace
open commuinication
privacy
Old school
timely departure
things about career
Pros
work
Cons
distance
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3.0
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Great company name to have on resume
Financial Analyst (Consultant) (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJJuly 9, 2018
Not very kind to contractors, consultants or contingents. They are not equally awarded for the hard work they put in during most the assignments in the work place.
Pros
Respected firm
Cons
Unkind to non FTE
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5.0
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Great Internship
Human Capital Management Summer Analyst (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJuly 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.
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4.0
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Sounds better than it is
Executive Director and Senior Engineer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 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.
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2.0
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Work/ Life Balance is tricky
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Jersey City, NJJune 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.
Pros
Compensation
Cons
Many
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Good place to have on a resume
Vice President, Portfolio Advisory Group (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 23, 2018
Offers decent work experience. Like other major banks, rather dull and more interested in preserving status quo than in leading the push toward innovation in the financial services industry.
Pros
Decent people
Cons
Not always stimulating
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3.0
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Been too long
SUMMER ASSOCIATE & FELLOW (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 22, 2018
Global company with lots of exposure to many things. Also knows its abilities and influence. Also aware of its place in the corp landscape. Good starting point.
Pros
Global
Cons
Culture
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4.0
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Excellent place to work. Hard work is rewarded. Opportunities for advancement are plentiful
Associate Manager/Specialist/Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJJune 21, 2018
Excellent compensation and benefits. You will work hard but will be rewarded for it. Many opportunities to learn are available from technical to personal development.
Pros
Salary, bonuses.
Cons
Little time for lunch
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Cut throat place to work
Digital Finance (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJune 20, 2018
You are just a number, and everything you do and say is recorded, everything is a metric. People are scared of the management, and will quickly stab you in the back.
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5.0
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Great place to work
Consultant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 18, 2018
This is a wonderful company with great smart people. I really enjoyed working here.I learned a lot and met some life long mentors and friends/colleagues.
Pros
Smart people, great place to work
Cons
None
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4.0
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Lots to learn.
Operations Analyst (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTJune 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.
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5.0
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Goldman Sachs is special
FICC Product Control Senior Analyst (Former Employee) –  Manhattan, NYJune 17, 2018
The company culture is strong. Very smart driven individuals who do want to help grow the company together. Will work hard and sometimes not as rewarding monetarily.
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Worked very long hours
Senior Secretary, Benefits (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 15, 2018
Manager was creepy—he was paranoid that everyone was out to get him. He is no longer there. This was back in ‘94/‘95. The world was much different back then and people got away with too much.
Pros
Fed us dinner
Cons
Worked a 12 hour day and weekends
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Vice President (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJJune 14, 2018
Difficult place to work due to demanding culture. Very tight details and demanding management make for a stressful work environment. Generally, people are very nice and work well as a team.
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5.0
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Summary
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 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
Pros
Excellent company to work for
Cons
None
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