Goldman Sachs Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated Jan 23, 2021

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Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO David M. Solomon
David M. Solomon
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  • "Very smart people enjoy working with them(in 719 reviews)

  • "It's so fun to work here because it has a great work environment(in 319 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long working hours on most days(in 592 reviews)

  • "Highly competitive, no work life balance(in 208 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Engineering Summer Analyst

      Jul 28, 2019 - Summer Analyst in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazingly smart people that are willing to nurture and invest in young talent

      Cons

      Intense and fast paced work atmosphere, constant struggle to gain visibility

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee

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      Jan 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      smart people very talented all

      Cons

      not sure what to say

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      GOOD

      Aug 20, 2020 - Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You will be working with smart people

      Cons

      Working hours can be long

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Pay is Good.

      Feb 8, 2020 - Vice President 
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      Pros

      Pay. Smart people. Good benefits. Prestige

      Cons

      Very long work hours. Cut throat competition

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Culture fit is important

      Oct 24, 2019 - Associate in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart people to work with Able to work across organizations and no questions are out of bound Fair remuneration

      Cons

      Heavily depends on individual to make it, managerial support is minimal Cost conscious environment Limited resourcing Management looks for a particular culture fit, difficult if you don't fit into the mold Slower in tech adoption Consensus model means that decisions take very long to be made, people are not keen on making decisions on their on

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      GS

      Nov 1, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Challenging. Fast paced. Smart people.

      Cons

      Political. Top down directives with strategy. Everyone out for themselves.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to start off as fresh graduate / Great place to work if career is your top priority in life

      May 29, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Smart people , diverse culture , professional environment. Most VPs (Gen X) are really top notch and deserve to learn from and look up to. Generous meal and gym allowances . Change is the only constant in Goldman. Great place to work if you like curve balls being thrown at you daily. Boot camp for GEN Y strawberries to mature into professionals (if you can survive for at least 3 years)

      Cons

      High turnover in some dumping ground departments [Especially in Operations] 1. You self resigned due to inability to cope. 2. You are laid off due to your incapability to perform to high expectations. Lots of Japanese as they are known for their work grinding habits but micromanagement and inflexibility are also causes for concern. Good luck if you have one that manages you. Roles in SGP office are mostly back end [ Operations & Finance ] and the more value adding MO to FO roles are predominantly based in HK and Tokyo offices. Folks tend to focus too much on changing for the sake of changing to justify their values and visibility till the change management create tons of downstream problems for others to pick up.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Investment Analyst

      Dec 17, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart people and team. Good pay.

      Cons

      Long hours but nature of job

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good firm to work for

      Sep 26, 2017 -  
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      Pros

      Worked with some really smart people

      Cons

      Can be cut throat at times

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Excellent Firm to upskill

      Oct 29, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      A lot of investment in training, strong commercial focus, results driven business. You will be surrounded by a lot of smart people. The business rewards on performance. Do well and you will be paid.

      Cons

      Depending on where you work in the bank, there will be different levels of intensity and output, so be prepared to work hard as a minimum. Dealing with some of the politics will waste your time, but this comes with the territory.

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