Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated 2 Jun 2020

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4.0
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Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO David M. Solomon (no image)
David M. Solomon
398 Ratings
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  1. "Finance"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, environment, salary, benefits.

    Cons

    Could have better career progression.

    Goldman Sachs2020-05-20
  2. "Work there if you are truly passionate"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    structured development of staff work with responsible people wanting to make a difference

    Cons

    Felt like a cog in a wheel 2-3 years structured promotion Long working hours Only realise how little I know about practical skill sets- business strategy, negotiation upon leaving the firm

    Goldman Sachs2020-04-05
  3. "Gold standard, tough to get in, tricky to be accepted at lateral hire (senior) level"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great internal clients, MD group sharp and engaging. Medical cover benefits and bonus good. Such a great firm, so many good people!

    Cons

    Saw many people struggle with the culture at the senior level when hired from outside at ED/MD level.

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    Goldman Sachs2020-03-24
  4. "Great Place to work and grow"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work is interesting and challenging. Great working culture

    Cons

    Stress level is high, working hours is long

    Goldman Sachs2020-02-13
  5. "Culture fit/job fit"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - people focused and emphasis on culture carrier to thrive in the firm - believe that technical knowledge and job skillset can be harnessed but not personality which is innate - team player mindset and encourage problem solving environment to minimise risk for the firm

    Cons

    - everyone is huge on being initiative driven, could be difficult to differentiate yourself

    Goldman Sachs2020-02-09
  6. "Pay is Good."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President 

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Pay. Smart people. Good benefits. Prestige

    Cons

    Very long work hours. Cut throat competition

    Goldman Sachs2020-02-09
  7. "Analyst"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced and quite intense

    Cons

    Not good for people who want to cruise

    Goldman Sachs2020-01-28
  8. "Analyst"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Working with people from different walks of life

    Cons

    Long hours, but rewarded based on performance

    Goldman Sachs2020-01-11
  9. "Strats (quant)"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, good working environment, good learning opportunities

    Cons

    sometimes long working hours (but OK)

    Goldman Sachs2019-12-28
  10. "Great Place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is reasonable but highly dependent on how good/fair your manager is.

    Cons

    Advancement is tough after VP level.

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    Goldman Sachs2019-12-24
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