Goldman Sachs Employee Reviews

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Good Culture but very unorganized!
Service Specialist (Current Employee) –  Richardson, TXMarch 20, 2019
You can work your heart out, but good luck getting rewarded it. You may get a pat on the back, but that's it. Advancement is VERY rare which is frustrating because when a spot becomes available in another department, literally everyone is competing for it. Communication is very lackluster, and down right frustrating at times.
Pros
Hour lunch break, Yearly bonus/raise, Location
Cons
Lack of advancement oppritunities, Lack of communication, Lack of leadership.
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4.0
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Good place to start
Tax Operations Senior Analyst (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTMarch 15, 2019
Fast pace environment with high standards and high expectations. Focus a lot on the number of hours worked even if efficiency can reduce the number of hours.
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Goldman Sachs is a great place to learn and grow your career.
Vice President, Director of Internal Sales (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILMarch 15, 2019
Goldman Sachs has a strong culture for employee development and growth. Networking and moving internally within the company is encouraged. There is ample opportunity for training internally and reimbursement for advanced degrees and certifications.
Pros
Strong culture of client service and employee growth.
Cons
Intense environment at times.
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Excellent Ambiance
Executive Assistant to Sector Head (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 15, 2019
Daily routine work:
Heave phone volume
travel arrangements
expenses and credit card reconciliation
pulled reseach reports requested by team bankers using internal systems
reply to e-mail requests from clients and industry groups
type letters or memos requested by team bankers
body system - responsible for telephone coverage or team coverage in the absence of an assistant
Pros
I don't remember
Cons
I dont remember
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4.0
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Goldman Sachs Daily Activities
Risk Technology Analyst (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTMarch 11, 2019
1. Attended meetings to discuss future business projects. Worked with Users to understand needs. Spent time developing financial software. Worked in a fast pace environment

2. Learned: How to iterate through ideas to come to a solution, work with users to understand how their needs fit into the project goals, Manage deadlines.

3. Management was difficult to work with. Pressure during deadlines. Pushed results.

4. Enjoyable to work with other ambition people, difficult to maintain a work life balance.

5. Management was the most difficult part of the job.

6. The coworkers was the best part of the job.
Pros
Compensation, coworkers, industry
Cons
Management, deadlines
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Disappointed
Director, Technical Platforms Products (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 11, 2019
Un-supportive Management that wastes human capital. Two level of management left after merger and team was ignored and was living in fear of being reduced.
Pros
Good Location
Cons
Unstable
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5.0
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As good as it sounds
Credit Sales (Former Employee) –  LondonMarch 11, 2019
They are just the best. They will expect the best from you too... makes sense! GS is definitely the best place to start, you will receive top notch training and will work with the smartest people in the industry.
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4.0
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Productive & Fun Place
Java Developer (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTMarch 10, 2019
In my view, this is one of the best places to work for. You will tend to learn more in the financial business. Especially, about investment banking. Lastly, It is a great place.
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Good place to get a start on your professional career.
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTMarch 8, 2019
I enjoyed my time at Goldman Sachs and learned a lot about the financial banking industry. The people were great and so was management. Great place to start my career.
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Great place to begin a career in investment banking
Operations Analyst (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTMarch 8, 2019
A lot of opportunities to grow and develop skills. Goldman Sachs really teaches you how to go after problems and then resolve them. Make sure to do something that will be valuable in other places as well.
Pros
Stable job
Cons
Work life balance not the best if you have a family
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Great Place to work if you are Sociopath
Managing Director (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 7, 2019
Unless you have worked there all your career they treat all outsiders poorly and even relish abusing them and reminding them daily that 'you do not belong'. It should be illegal to hire people with the expressed intent of solely seeing if they have any useful information then canning them as soon as the download is complete. I suspect that a lot of these people were bullied at school and actually not that many are particularly bright - just devious.
Pros
Impresses people in Tribeca
Cons
having to work whilst wondering who will stab you in the back first
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4.0
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None
Vice President, Developer and Project Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 6, 2019
Go to work. Deal with problems. Find time to write code. Test code. Go to code review. Get lunch. Go to bathroom. Watch as co-worker go to gym. Loved the work.
Pros
None
Cons
Nonr
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It's Goldman Sachs
BRAND LOGISTICS COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJMarch 5, 2019
The people were focused and intelligent.
One is expected to do the work. There is no hand-holding.
It's finance, so the bottom line is what's important.
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Good place to work with a significant amount of responsibility on your plate.
Vice President - Enterprise Technology (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 5, 2019
Enjoyed my time at Goldman. My manager gave me a lot of autonomy to go out and execute on the strategy. This included partnering with start-up tech companies who were offering solutions to help reduce TCO for our distributed computing infrastructure.
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Goldman Sachs 10'000 Small Businesses Program
Business Advisor (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDMarch 5, 2019
The 10KSBP Is an exceptional program that provides a wonderful opportunity for companies to grow and develop into their best selves.

Any business owner who has the opportunity to participate in the program should do so.
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4.0
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Competitive environment
Vice President (Current Employee) –  New JerseyMarch 3, 2019
Very competitive environment and you can thrive if you embrace the same. However , heavy politics and middle manager inefficiency and culture drain a significant concern
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This was a great experience
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Jersey City, NJMarch 3, 2019
Because my personal needs have changed I will be leaving this place but it was an amazing experience and will miss everyone i came in contact with while working there.
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3.0
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Work with the best of the best but never see your family
Operations Analyst (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTMarch 1, 2019
Goldman is a decent place as long as you don' mind marrying the company. I was brought in under the expectation of working 50 hours a week. within 6 months I was working 65-70 hours a week. You really do work with some great, intelligent people but you never see your family.
Pros
Salary, vacation time, coworkers
Cons
Work-life imbalance, hard to move up
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Amazing Place
Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 28, 2019
Admins work as a team, the company structure is very organized.


The office is built for you to never have to leave. Very clean well lit offices, collaborative environment, friendly and helpful staff.


Great pay, amazing experience
Pros
never have to leave building
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Intense Job that challenges you
VP Goldman Sachs (Current Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTFebruary 24, 2019
I feel like I've worked 10 years here, but it's been only around three. You work from the time you enter the door until you leave and when you get home you'll probably get some work done too. But the people are amazing and will push you to do your best. If you perform and are a good team player then you'll likely be given opportunities.
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