Goldman Sachs Reviews

Updated 23 Jan 2021

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4.1
79%
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Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO David M. Solomon
David M. Solomon
828 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Long working hours including weekends(in 552 reviews)

  • "there are no cons but at times no work-life balance(in 203 reviews)

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  1. "Challenging and interesting"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team environment, challenging tasks and well recognized

    Cons

    Long working hours on most days

  2. "Good place, hard work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Vice President in Sydney

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Highly likely to get good pay

    Cons

    Heavy work load, bosses protective


  3. "Good Compensation"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Equities Analyst in Sydney

    I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for and enjoy wonderful benefits

    Cons

    The private jets aren't available for younger workers

  4. "Top bank"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Risk Manager in Sydney

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Bonuses, Benefits, Culture, Performance, Excellence

    Cons

    Long hours, High pressure, Demanding

  5. "Review"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Executive Director 

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Strong performance based culture Collaborate environment Advocate for diversity and gender equality

    Cons

    Overly bureaucratic at times Compliance heavy culture

  6. "Operations employee"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy Global connectivity Flat org Great training Smart colleagues Ops empowerment

    Cons

    There is nothing negative to report

  7. "Good place for a first job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Associate in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provides opportunities for juniors to step up and step outside their comfort zone. Good brand name to have on your CV

    Cons

    Long hours and very demanding on your time. You need to take care of yourself

  8. "Typical US Investment bank"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Looks great on your resume and pay is good

    Cons

    High stress, limited work life balance

  9. "Great company"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Institutional Sales Trader in Sydney

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    Good career support and smart people

    Cons

    There is Big bank bureaucracy

  10. "Great development and smart people"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Summer Analyst 

    I worked at Goldman Sachs full-time

    Pros

    +great development and very bright people +focus on training

    Cons

    +a lot of work is ‘automated’

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