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Associate (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London28 May 2017
Good company to work for - lots of opportunities for advancement, good career development / training, fast paced environment and interesting job content.
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Operations (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London14 March 2017
Excellent firm to work for with an outstanding culture. Developed multiple different skills during the day-to-day and through the structured graduate training programme.
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Working in the busy Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs as their evening receptionist/secretary, involved me checking in with each assistance
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  London, UK7 March 2017
Working in the busy Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs as their evening receptionist/secretary, involved me checking in with each assistance/secretary before they would leave for the evening They would inform me of priorities, which would includes booking flights for bankers and company partners, operating the computerized multi-function switchboard, on occasion became overwhelming. Greeting clients and being a source of knowledge and information to support staff and clients really inspired me. I enjoyed having my own work space and felt great respect from all associates.
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Gone are the days of fulfilment
VP (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London27 February 2017
Working at GS isn't the same anymore. Typical day is long. Management expects a certain type of personality that everyone is compared to, you won't last long if you are different.
Pros
Nada
Cons
No contentment at end of day
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good work environment
Cleaning Team Leader (Former Employee) –  City of London, Greater London27 February 2017
taking all the cleaning aspects on hands
deal with client phone requests
insure health and safety practices
very competitive environment very high standards expectations
very good salary
multiple cultural
safe environment
long term working job(worked 16 years)
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Internship (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London6 February 2017
stressful working environment, competitive culture, some really good managers and some really arrogant juniors, people are insecure and work long hours.
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poor management
Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London19 January 2017
daily work load is good , management is US based and so difficult to build close relationships. which leads to little career development.
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Top down management approach and lack of meritocracy
Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London18 January 2017
Whilst GS has great number of smart and motivated people, the firm is not good at rewarding people based on the work input and performance. This firm gives me an impression that value of diligence and hard-working is not appreciated. This place also lacks transparency in decision-making; delegation and decision making is purely done at senior management level without incorporating feedback from people at lower level regardless of abundance in knowledge.
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working with driven people
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London8 January 2017
The culture at GS is great. Everyone wants the best outcome and will help you to get it.
The hours are manageable and it is very fast pace.
You are given the freedom to express ways in making efficiencies.
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Productive and Driven workplace
Summer Employee (Former Employee) –  London4 October 2016
An enjoyable experience with a collaborative culture and interesting projects in providing credit analysis. Management are helpful and supportive. Everyone is easy to talk to and always willing to answer any questions you may have.
Pros
Prestigious and professional firm
Cons
Intense periods of long hours
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very busy office
Typesetter (Former Employee) –  London21 September 2016
Making sure that all document were produced ontime to very tight deadlines. This included time sensitive documents for our webpage that needed to be kept up to date as well as weekly/monthly/yearly publications.

Dealing with printers to get documents cleared for printing.

Keeping client database uptodate and sending out of all documents. Also helped to produce presentations.

I worked as part of a team to produce the documents and run the office, but also took on the training needs when new people joined the team.

I did not find this job hard as had trained for quite a few years to keep my skills uptodate.

The most enjoyable part was receiving the printed copy knowing that I had helped to produce a quality document to send out to clients.
Cons
long hours
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fun place
Design & Construction Officer (Former Employee) –  London18 August 2016
it is real fun place and the brand name is big , feel proud to be working here. great co-workers and managers. enoyable job on daily basis
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Good on the CV but a dead end
Analyst, EMEA Crisis Management Centre (Current Employee) –  London27 July 2016
This is purely for the Global Security Office: moral is low, its dog eat dog. There is no growth. The turn over rate is really high.
Cons
Long hours, no lunches
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Excellent place to work and learn
Senior Java Developer (Current Employee) –  London5 July 2016
Excellent place to work and learn with smart and motivated colleagues all around. The team management is very good as well.
Pros
Career growth, learning, company of smart people
Cons
Longer hours than usual
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making work easier and easier
Server Engineer (Current Employee) –  London20 June 2016
GS is a very pleasant environment to work in. The company really does put its employees forward and looks after them. Co-workers are really helpful and patient from department to department. Although I work in a small department, by getting along with other departments I have managed to learn the Infrastructure of the company.
Cons
Night Shift
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Senior Developer (Current Employee) –  London1 June 2016
Working with smart people and learning a lot. Lot of learning. One of the best financial company to work with.

Management needs to improve and be more transparent.
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Productive and Rewarding
Associate FX Middle Office (Current Employee) –  London2 May 2016
Work with some of the most intelligent people in the industry; everyday brings its own unique challenges which can be very rewarding; management and culture is very attuned to personal career development; hardest part however are is the work/life balance.
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Fun place to work
Sr. Java Developer (Current Employee) –  London30 April 2016
Work was fine, we worked in a team enjoyed a lot. Our manager was very supportive and it was great to be a part of the team. The work life balance was pretty much in place and you are appreciated and appropriately rewarded for your work over there.
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Management bien organise
HR associate - GSAM (Former Employee) –  London18 April 2016
des longues journees variant entre 8.30 et 19.30 avec d'innombrables missions a l'etranger.
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Basic briefing and collaborative development
Graphic Design (Current Employee) –  London4 April 2016
Get advertisement from client and transform or adapt it into a new banner to be displayed internally, also rebranding and development of new concepts.
This position helped me to improve my composition skills, working with very tight deadlines, great work generated by discussing ideas, presenting suggestion and taking criticism.
The hardest part of the job was the lack of imaginary for reference and sometimes lack of final vision, but there is where the most enjoyable part come from. When you start a new concept and together build it to become a new identity.
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