Goldman Sachs Summer Internship Program

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4.3 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (640 Intern Reviews)

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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Goldman Sachs Real Estate Financing


Uppers

The people i worked with


Downers

The unpredictability of hours


Advice to Potential Interns

Understand the commitment and be ready to put in the effort


Would You Recommend

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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Significant responsibility


Uppers

I was provided with a great deal of responsibility and was able to learn quite a bit about real estate and investing.


Downers

At times, it can be difficult to prioritize the amount of work at hand; however by discussing conflicts or worries with team members, I was always able to complete my work.


Advice to Potential Interns

This has been a once in a lifetime opportunity.


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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

They give you the tools but what you put in is what you get out.


Uppers

The people and atmosphere at Goldman Sachs was incredible. As an intern, I was treated very well.


Downers

What I did on a daily basis was very dull some days.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared to sit for 10+ hours a day at a desk and work in Excel continually.


Advice to Management

You are doing an excellent job. Some of the learning series could have been shorter though, so much of what top officials have to say are far over the summer analyst head and therefore a waste of time when the speaker goes for a full hour.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

A must do even though you've decided to go to the buy side.


Uppers

They gave me real projects that the results are being used right now!


Downers

The community team work was mandatory for the interns. I don't like that because some of the interns were reluctant to help.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be proactive and make good relationship with junior guys. They are extremely helpful like all the others, and also, they have more time for you. In addition, get things done!


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

The DREAM internship!


Uppers

Very supportive teammates and managers as well as very friendly colleagues.


Downers

A little too many meetings.


Advice to Potential Interns

The customer may be king but here the intern is the crown prince. I was, to my surprise, well received and supported by everyone I worked with. From my team-mates to members of other teams, from recruiters to senior management I was given a grand welcome. Also, I was assigned a very exciting project and was given enough resources to execute the project. I have interned in many other places and none of them ranks when compared to Goldman Sachs.


Advice to Management

It would be helpful if interns had a sense of what projects they will work on during the summer long before the internship starts or some information on the technologies and areas to focus on before the start of the internship. Also, there needs to be better branding of the organization as a place to be for students looking for jobs/internships. Increase in compensation will also aid in this regard.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Best Dream Internship


Uppers

The culture, firm, people, projects, work events, opportunities, and ability to move up the corporate ladder.


Downers

Nothing, the internship was a great experience.


Advice to Potential Interns

Do the best that you can at the interview and in the internship. Do more than what you are asked to do.


Advice to Management

Be paid more in terms of the housing stipend for people that resided outside of the NY/NJ area prior to starting the internship.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

A summer like no other


Uppers

Great networking opportunities, learning opportunities from the best in the industry, rotational program gives more optionality.


Downers

A lot of emphasis is placed on how outgoing the intern is- candidates cannot be shy.


Advice to Potential Interns

Goldman is a great place to work for sales and trading, but you must be willing to put in a minimum of 12 hours a day, and must be willing to spend time networking as well as just doing work. Good time management and project management are key skills for success.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

More than I expected


Uppers

I really like the speakers that talked about the company technology and research.


Downers

It would be nice to have some more benefits included like lunch and gym instead of needing to pay extra.


Advice to Potential Interns

Network, network, network. Get to know as many people as possible.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Structured, Exciting Internship, Getting Students Excited to Finish College!


Uppers

Very structured program, many lectures and educational opportunities. Very helpful co-workers from whom interns were able to learn a lot. Very purposeful/meaningful project.


Downers

That Technology interns did not interact with strictly finance interns as much as I had expected.


Advice to Potential Interns

Great place for career growth, amzing culture/environment to work and develop a career in the presence of such amazing role models.


Advice to Management

Develop a more concrete policy across the board for working overtime as an intern.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

You learn more in 10 weeks with the firm, than during an entire semester at school.


Uppers

Lots of new concepts to learn, involvement with all aspects of software development lifecycle.


Downers

Amount of hours worked.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared to work hard and be mindful of that fact that technical skills are not the only skills that matter.


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