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Place is okay, dealing with customers via phone and chat all day. Very competitive environment but senior leadership do care about you and even try to learn what they can do better.

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Pay

Cons

Cut throat
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It's okay - it could be a lot better, but could also be worse.

Pros- Amazing, smart people that you will work with. - Overall solid benefits package.- Name value of firm valuable for exit opportunities.Cons- Management seemingly does not care about junior employees. Actions speak louder than words. - Culture can be toxic at times. Typical office politics. - Low morale around the office recently. - Pay is lower compared to competitors.- WLB is tough to maintain on a regular basis.Advice to ManagementListen to your employees. Culture is weak and morale is low due to decisions made in recent months from management. Implement WLB-friendly policies (Permanent Hybrid schedule - at least).
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Dreadful management and leadership

I’m a lateral hire. So I don’t drink the kool aid. The worst management I’ve experienced in my career - they strip you of you engagement, motivation, enthusiasm. Shocking how employees are treated and demotivated. The asset management (public) is a sinking ship with huge turnover (they don’t seem to care). Avoid if you can. Oh and pay is pretty poor - the CIOS get a bonus envelope that literally doesn’t cover staffing numbers and performance.
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Good employer for rapid growth

If you seek growth opportunities, Goldman can provide. Not a bad place to get some experience, and the brand name is good enough to get in the door of big tech/HFT. Offers lower compensation as compared to tech industry. Not mindful of timezone differences. Very poor developer experience. Office politics is unavoidable. Engineering is second class citizen compared to rest of firm. No real benefits/perks. Lack of PMs - half the job of engineers is to understand finance concepts from uncooperative finance users.

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Projects can have good visibility, autonomy

Cons

Long hours, legacy tech stack, disparity in compensation, strict RTO, ban on trading stocks
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Great Place to advance on a Finance-related path

Culture allows you to understand the overall picture of the financial market. Mentorship is a massive thing in GS and it becomes vital if you want to move laterally.
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Great place, good comp, great management

GS is a growth oriented firm and have a wide spectrum of business. Latest tech stack, great management and good compensation form the key components.Lot of opportunities for Internal mobility

Pros

Employee Centric, Great Comp, Very smart people to work and learn with.

Cons

None
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Short term employment for site installation only

My job was to help a team of IT technicians to set up the Osaka emergency office after the earthquake in Japan in 2011. There really wasn't much technical about the job. Just setting up PCs and monitors and connecting them to the network.
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it is good

good place to work and nice place to hangout and culture is good and environment is clean and opportunities are many are there to work with and good salary
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My experience

very good place to work, the managers spend a lot of time in the development of junior employees and the benefits are good. the cons are the work life balance is not the best

Pros

good benefits

Cons

a lot of work
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Don't work here as a contractor

Don't work here as a contractor, the management in the ABO is totally garbage. It really feels enslaving to work at Goldman Sachs. Most of the ABO operations are managed by Infosys. Infosys would make you work extra hours (without pay) to meet the false promises that they make to Goldman Sachs.
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Very stressful environment and no work life balance

No worklife balance and very stressful environment. Those who can do buttering they will be promoted. Long working hours. Inspire of getting good feedback from the client, manager will feel that you still need to work more
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Na

Great managers. Can be flexible with your schedule if you request. Volume can be very high. Difficult for life and work balance. Pay and benefits are great. High pressure.
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Even taxi driver knows unrealistic work

Even taxi driver knows unrealistic work deadlines. Now if you don't have a job then work here they will provide a pillow so you can rest and continue to finish work as you wake up. Several analyst complained but exec enjoying at expensive islands.
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Run

Don’t ever work here . They treat employees like little game pieces they can move wherever they want . Management is the worst , they took away our full lunches to better their look
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Grind to buff up the resume

It’s a tough job no matter where you start out, pay is less since they know you mostly care about the name and they will get as much out of you as they can since they don’t hire many people and run lean in each team
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good

great company. good environment. great benefits and great people. Local location but I enjoy getting away from New York City for a semester so cannot complain.
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Highly toxic and biased workplace.

Some people do really well here , no doubt. But if you have strong principles of not “xxx” licking, not ‘showing’ you did something just to get into the limelight, then you have a challenge. You need to keep the right people happy, be a yes person and rock at office politics. I wasn’t good at any of these … so it didn’t work for me.
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Not a bad place. Nice people

Smart but not as smart as they seem. Like what I do but it is lots of politics to get promoted. The opportunity to rise is based on some merit but like any corporate it’s faking the hours, friends, and knowing which trees to bark up. People that stay for a while are only those that can change color to suit the situation. Terribly uncreative but a few reasonably smart People.
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free lunch

long day at work - very talented colleagues but the firm runs very lean, you end up doing 3-4 ppl worth of work while being on the opposite end of the brand discount people keep dreaming about being able to work at GS.

Pros

long hours

Cons

long hours
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Tag was good some years back now that also gone

even the limo drivers use to tell us that the clients were promised newer systems in un-realistic timelines. So they know why we ended up using the cab.
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engaging environment

this is an excellent place to work i had never considered working for them before. it's a great place to work there are being very flexible with me no
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Based on 1,937 reviews

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3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.9 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture
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