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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Goldman Sachs.

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66 English questions out of 66

17 October 2020

Does Goldman Sachs offer massages?

Pros

great place to work for interns

Cons

no free food and limited supplies near coffee

no free food and limited supplies near coffee

17 October 2020

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6 September 2021

Does Goldman Sachs offer relocation assistance?

Pros

Great work/life balance for the most part. During the pandemic this has changed for some in engineering but overall people are not too overwhelmed. GS does a great job of hiring female/diversity candidates but there is a caveat for this. People are very bright, there are opportunities for promotions for junior candidates. Great benefits package.

Cons

If you are considering an engineering position in NYC, I would advise you to reconsider. Comp is low compared to tech companies. A lot of attrition in engineering. Particularly in NYC. Typically, engineering leadership is leaving which poses a problem for replacement. General strategy is to move all US back office eng to Dallas. Diversity stops at the team lead level. Mostly male team leads of a rather limited set of cultural backgrounds. Easy to go from Analys to Associate to VP but after that there is practically no upward mobility. Better off shopping around for jobs elsewhere and trying to come in laterally as an MD. Too much bureaucracy, dated tech stack, lack of a data-driven approach to decision making. Performance is scored on a curve and not against any objective measure so even if you perform well, if someone with you job title has more years of experience than you and performs equally well that will hinder your comp growth.

Advice to Management

In general the company has made the correct choice of abandoning bloated engineering teams in high-salary locations. Honestly, GS should buy rather than build more often. Too many internal tools are too mediocre.

Great benefits package.

6 September 2021

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7 April 2021

Does Goldman Sachs offer dental insurance?

Pros

-Open Door Policy- Can talk to anyone from analysts from different departments to managing directors globally. -Great benefits for health, vision, dental and 401K

Cons

A lot of work and turnover! You’ll get dump into a position that starts off good but come to learn there is no foundation or structural process flows, so you will make it from scratch and rely on your judgment and your skills to find out how to build it! If you like the challenge... come on down.

Advice to Management

Allow new ideas! Don’t just nod your heads and act like you agree or talk around it. When it deals with a matter for the whole team... address the WHOLE team and don’t expect that one person you communicated to to deliver it the same way you presented it to them!

Great benefits for health, vision, dental and 401K

7 April 2021

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16 January 2021

Does Goldman Sachs offer parental leave?

Pros

Good pay, good health benefits, tuition reimbursement, paternity leave, room to grow

Cons

Hours, can be poor management, high expectations, cutthroat, not super transparent

Good pay, good health benefits, tuition reimbursement, paternity leave, room to grow

16 January 2021

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10 April 2021

Does Goldman Sachs have a pension plan?

Pros

good remuneration, experience and networking

Cons

bad worklife balance, benefits and pension

bad worklife balance, benefits and pension

10 April 2021

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