Compare Merrill Lynch vs Goldman Sachs BETA

See how working at Merrill Lynch vs. Goldman Sachs compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Merrill Lynch vs. Goldman Sachs. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Merrill Lynch

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Goldman Sachs

Employee Ratings

  • Merrill Lynch scored higher in 2 areas: Work-life balance and CEO Approval.
  • Goldman Sachs scored higher in 6 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 4373 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 11196 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
4.1
Goldman Sachs employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Merrill Lynch employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
3.7
Goldman Sachs employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.7
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Merrill Lynch Ceo Brian T. Moynihan
82%
82%Brian T. Moynihan
CEO Approval
Goldman Sachs Ceo David M. Solomon
80%
80%David M. Solomon
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
69%
% Recommend to a friend
76%
Goldman Sachs employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
62%
Positive Business Outlook
75%
Goldman Sachs employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 13% higher than Merrill Lynch employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Goldman Sachs has 340 more total submitted salaries than Merrill Lynch.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Analyst4 Salaries
S$5,900/mo
Intern9 Salaries
S$1,100/mo
Vice President6 Salaries
S$140,000/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Analyst52 Salaries
S$60,000/yr
Associate33 Salaries
S$96,000/yr
Operations Analyst33 Salaries
S$55,000/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Merrill Lynch.
  • "Smart people" was the most mentioned Pro at Goldman Sachs.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Merrill Lynch.
  • "Long working hours" was the most mentioned Con at Goldman Sachs.
Pros
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 205 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 187 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 886 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 434 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 137 reviews)
"Merrill lynch"(in 93 reviews)
Cons
"Long working hours"(in 2055 reviews)
"Working hours"(in 870 reviews)
Featured Review
"great"25 Apr 2022

Former Employee - Managing Director

I worked at Merrill Lynch full-time

Pros

brokerage, good, pay, flexibility, rewarding

Cons

nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing

Advice to Management

stay

Current Employee - Credit Risk Analyst

I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

Pros

Learn a lot in a short amount of time. Given a lot of responsibility and autonomy after summitting initial (Steep) learning curve. The people are fantastic, best I've ever worked with.

Cons

Hours can be long, be sure to set boundaries Pay is okay

Job Postings

Merrill Lynch has 6,967 more recently posted open jobs than Goldman Sachs.
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