Compare American Express vs Goldman Sachs BETA

See how working at American Express 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 American Express vs. Goldman Sachs. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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American Express

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Goldman Sachs

Employee Ratings

  • American Express scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Goldman Sachs scored higher in 1 area: Career Opportunities.
  • 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)
4.1
(based on 7605 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 6050 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.1
American Express employees rated their Work-life balance 1.2 higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
American Express employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
American Express Ceo Stephen J Squeri
95%
95%Stephen J Squeri
American Express employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Goldman Sachs Ceo David M. Solomon
90%
90%David M. Solomon
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
84%
American Express employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 6% higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
78%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
73%
American Express employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 6% higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
67%

Salaries

American Express has 112 more total submitted salaries than Goldman Sachs.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Business Development Executive13 Salaries
A$79,793/yr
Financial Analyst3 Salaries
A$89,641/yr
Team Leader2 Salaries
A$88,637/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Vice President3 Salaries
A$151,126/yr
Investment Banking Analyst11 Salaries
A$111,960/yr
Associate4 Salaries
A$175,180/yr

What Employees Say

  • American Express had 122 more reviews than Goldman Sachs that mentioned "Work environment" as a Pro.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at American Express.
  • "Working hours" was the most mentioned Con at Goldman Sachs.
Pros
Pros
"Work environment"(in 385 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 341 reviews)
Pros
"Smart people"(in 639 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 263 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 273 reviews)
"Decision making"(in 156 reviews)
Cons
"Working hours"(in 476 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 283 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Travel Consultant

I worked at American Express full-time for less than a year

Pros

They really care about their employees, great pay, great benefits and great company values that they uphold.

Cons

I really can't think of any cons about the company.

Advice to Management

Management is very supportive. I have no advice to give but to keep up the great work managers.

"Great firm"2 May 2020

Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst

I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Smartest people in finance and law

Cons

Long hours and tough expectations

Advice to Management

Better work life balance

Job Postings

Goldman Sachs has 2,407 more recently posted open jobs than American Express.