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5.0 of 5 stars

Engaging
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The opportunity to learn more about technology and finance


Downers

I wish there was more time to ramp up on the new technologies I was working with


Advice to Potential Interns

Future interns should consider whether they have an interest in finance because the financial components are very critical to making a useful product


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5.0 of 5 stars

Incredible learning experience with a lot of responsibility surrounded by a dynamic team that was always there to help
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

1. Deal flow

2. Opportunities

3. Team orientation

4. Wide exposure

5. New work-life initiatives

6. Great people


Downers

1. Sometimes the hours were tough and it was hard to get through


Advice to Potential Interns

Do not focus on learning much before, you learn a lot on the spot. Focus on having a great attitude.


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Because of amazing people and a fantastic company who invested in my succes, I learned more in 10 weeks than I have in my college career
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The access to senior leadership, approachability of employees, overall investment in your success across the board from analyst to partner


Downers

Playing the facetime/intern game was not my favorite thing in the world


Advice to Potential Interns

When Goldman Sachs says they value and invest in their people they truly mean it, it's not just a facade. It is an incredible place to work where you truly feel valued from day 1 and know you are going to get a great education while adding value to the company.


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4.8 of 5 stars

The strongest steel is forged in the hottest fires. I wouldn't go anywhere else for the training and opportunities Goldman Sachs provides.
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Loved the people by whom I was surrounded - high quality and really care about both each other and the mission.


Downers

It is nearly impossible to have a real life outside of work.


Advice to Potential Interns

Really consider if you have what it takes to be successful in the most challenging organization on Wall Street.


Advice to Management

The Saturday Rule (9-to-9) MUST be enforced by the senior bankers! It felt disingenuous to be told I have Saturdays off and then still find that I was expected by junior bankers to be in the office.


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4.9 of 5 stars

Technology, Finance and Leadership come togeather to boost your professional development
Jersey City, NJ | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Lot of networking, very technical projects and very impactfull


Downers

Don't provide enough budget for housing nor provide housing.


Advice to Potential Interns

At Goldman you will be challenged with problems that defie your leadership and technical abilities as well as your ability to learn and adapt to change.


Sample Interview Questions

What is the difference between a hash map and a linked list?


Advice to Management

Compensation. Employee retention.


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5.0 of 5 stars

The Best
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Investment Banking


Downers

Investment Banking


Advice to Potential Interns

Investment Banking


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Fulfilling. I learned a lot and felt I contributed to the team.
Salt Lake City, UT | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Friendly people and very smart who are willing to help.


Downers

I don't think there was anything I didn't like about my internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

The team is very careful at choosing a project that would be helpful for them and would be fulfilling for you.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Best possible experience through exposure to multiple facets of the Securities division at a large bank
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Exposure to different roles within the division, culture of the workplace, access to senior level people, enjoyed getting to meet/spending time with everyone, very determined to find you a role within the firm. It was incredible that every intern was hired at the end of the summer, two of which in roles that they did not anticipate hiring for.


Downers

very little...only problem was that as an intern, you can do limited "real analyst work" in Sales & Trading since it requires certain licenses. this was not a surprise though.


Advice to Potential Interns

Get to know everyone you can in the office, and attempt to create strong relationships with a few people. Once you do this, people will be willing to go out of their way to help create a position.


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about what is going on in the markets right now? What happens if the Fed suddenly raises interest rates? What do you like to do for fun that is not sports/school/work related? Why are you prepared for this role as an intern here? Tell me about your interest in this firm/division.


Advice to Management

More training specific to Sales & Trading would have been beneficial for us during the first week in NY.


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4.9 of 5 stars

Engaging and Challenging Internship Experience that Concludes with Presentation to Senior Mangement
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Excellent exposure to senior management and proprietary research. Top-notch organization and professionalism from human capital management.


Downers

Competitive and challenging work environment leads to long working hours.


Advice to Potential Interns

Goldman Sachs does a very good job of rewarding their employees for their hard work. If you're willing to put in the hours and are truly interested, you'll get a lot out of the internship.


Sample Interview Questions

Walk over your resume. What would you do if you were suddenly given $100,000 to invest? What was one class that you got a B in, and what did you find challenging about that class?


Advice to Management

The only real issue I witnessed was a low retention of junior employees. Many junior analysts leave after 2-3 years.


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4.8 of 5 stars

Exceeded Expectations
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Company culture.


Downers

Too short.


Advice to Potential Interns

Explore all the different positions within technology.


Would You Recommend

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