We've sifted through 2 THOUSAND+ more questions submitted to the WSO Company Database this past year to make the IB Prep Pack even more killer. We've picked out another 100 questions based on new trends to bring the grand total to a whopping 500+ questions (nothing beats that).
The beauty of how we structure the IB Prep Pack is that both the technical and fit guides walk you through the most common beginner, intermediate and advanced questions while also giving you great sample answers. On top of that, we now also provide you with a MASSIVE appendix with the following banks below that allows you to see the type of interview questions being asked at various levels AT SPECIFIC FIRMS.
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Your boss takes credit for your work and when there is a mistake he or she throws you under the bus. Sound familiar? What about when the analyst or associate that does the least work gets the most praise and the highest bonus? Well, luckily, both of these are very rare occurrences at these banks...
Below you will find the following rankings:
1. Top 15 Investment Banks with the BEST FEEDBACK. What banks are the best at communicating with their junior employees?
2. Top 15 Investment Banks with the BEST RECOGNITION. What banks actually give you recognition when you do a good job?
3. Top 15 Investment Banks for FAIRNESS. What banks give the most fair treatment across employees regarding promotions and in general?
These firms are all ranked on a PERCENTILE basis across all 5,000 companies in the WSO Company Databasebased on thousands of WSO member rankings. Feel free to share the rankings below on your site by copying the html code below the graphic. Stay tuned, because on January 6th, we are going to be announcing the investment banks with the best pay!
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Not all investment banking interviews are created equal. Some of them will leave you feeling like you conquered the world, but most others will have you shaking your head at that one brainteaser or technical question you missed.
After preparing for hours and hours, performing on the big super day stage is no easy task. To make it a little easier, we thought we'd give fair warning and rank the investment banks in the following ways:
1. Top 15 Investment Banks with the HARDEST INTERVIEWS.
2. Top 15 Investment Banks with the EASIEST INTERVIEWS.
3. Top 15 Banks with the BEST OVERALL INTERVIEW EXPERIENCE. In other words, which banks didn’t treat you like used dog food?
These firms are all ranked on a PERCENTILE basis across all 5,000+ companies in the WSO Company Databasebased on thousands of WSO member rankings. Feel free to share these interview rankings below on your site by copying the html code below the graphic. Stay tuned because next Tuesday we are going to be ranking the investment banks based on promotions and fairness!
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Proprietary ("prop") trading is an industry that keeps itself under wraps and as a result, there has never been a great resource for candidates to learn about the industry and how to get past the interviews…. up until now!
Wall Street Oasis presents the first guide on breaking into the prop trading industry covering topics which include:
What a prop firm is, what types of prop shops there are, and how prop trading differs from Sales & Trading at a bank
The truth behind much-debated questions such as compensation, the failure rate, and exit opportunities
How to structure your job search and figure out exactly what these firms are looking for
Top tips on how to differentiate yourself from the competition in the interview room and actively work on getting that offer
Key insight into what all great interview answers have in common
Specific examples of common interview questions along with instruction on how to navigate your way through them (includes behaviorals, market knowledge questions, mental math questions, brainteasers, and Fermi problems)
The New York School of Finance offers internships and analyst training for those looking to get into the investment banking field. In a nutshell, you complete a combined internship and training program, where you work at a boutique bank full-time and complete in-person training on financial modeling.
Outside of an internship at a large bank or investment firm, it's the best way to get a "leg-up" in the recruiting process and make up for work experience you don't have.
You get 8 weeks (or 16 weeks in the full semester version) of the internship and training, which is more than enough time to get some great experience to write about on your resume / CV.
Inside the WSO Company Database we've been collecting reviews across 17 different metrics for years..but NOW you can view all this data summarized in fancy charts, for free! Here's a partial screenshot of Goldman Sach's review page:
These charts are available on the "Reviews" tabs for any company that has data.
Click here to access the WSO Company Database and all the reviews. All you need is ONE entry into the database for a month of free access. If you are feeling generous or want access to the entire database for a full 1 year, all you need to submit is THREE additions (they can be any combination of Company Reviews, Interview Insights or Compensation Data)...oh, and if you submit 3, you also get access to the our Annual Compensation Report (see below). Yes, also for free:
Ok, so admittedly I don't know much about college basketball, but I do love watching my Celtics. While it was tough to deal Pierce and Garnett, the # of draft picks Boston has in the next 5 years and young assets is positioning the team to MAJORLY reload and rebuild into a dominant franchise. Here is the problem, while I get excited that Boston keeps losing and is now tied for the 3rd worst record in the NBA, who the hell to you pick in this draft? I feel like any of the top 3 (Parker, Wiggins, Embiid) are potential gamechangers, with Parker clearly the most "NBA ready" so far. Wiggins scares me (not in a good way) since he seems a bit aloof watching him play at times, and Embiid's back issues freak me out too (Not another Oden please).
I'm on a 4 hour flight back from my last final round <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/guide/consulting-case-interviews">consulting interview</a></span>, so feel like it's a great time to write this. I have...
<em>Mod Note: Throwback Thursday: this post originally went up on 8/1/13.</em>
For a lot of you, the very title of this article probably has you choking on your silver spoon. Shame on you. One of the most important realizations I have come upon since I began my career is it is...
Hey everyone. The ink has just barely dried on my accepted offer to join a boutique private equity firm as an analyst, but I think now is a better time than any to tell you how I made the jump to private equity from a VERY non-target background.
The topic of getting hired at a hedge fund directly out of undergraduate compels many students. The response to the question: “Is it possible to get hired at a hedge fund directly out of undergraduate?” typically goes along the lines of “it’s a shot in the dark, but yes [insert cliché...
Someone sent me this a list of 100 lessons learned by a former <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs">GS</a></span> Analyst.
1. First impressions last a long time
2. Never be late
3. Know your...
Inspired by a few of the other people (@"OpsDude", @"TheGrind", etc) who have posted AMAs on their b-school experience, I'm going to write about my experience at Cornell's Johnson School. If you're only interested in M7 MBAs, or you're HSW or bust, feel...
Comp season has passed in my firm. I know it's ongoing at the big banks and happens at various times throughout the year for the big funds. A few observations based on my experiences and conversations with people who work in the industry.
If you've been working for 5 years or less,...
There’s been a couple of threads that have popped up lately about the CPA exam and whether it would be worth it for the authors try and pass it in lieu of other things, or in their spare time. Some of the comments by other posters lead me to believe there’s a lot of misinformation or...
Given that we have built up relationships with hundreds of companies and finance recruiters, we thought instead of just a simple job board (which you can find <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-jobs">right here</a>), we would also create a WSO Applicant...
So I recently got asked if I would do an AMA in a thread I posted on but declined due to having a unique background and not wanting to be found off-line. But the recent thread by @Nefarious- reminded me of the people that have helped me get to where I am at.
So as I mentioned above Im not...
Ok so I am a little tipsy but had a few interactions / thoughts about this today so will give this a go on WSO now. Sorry for having become the guy that asks more and more questions regarding what goes on OUTSIDE of the office but that's maybe because everything that happens at the workplace...
When a middle-class Jewish boy from New York enrolled at a Swiss boarding school in 1971, the lessons in swordsmanship and elocution were hardly the strangest things he encountered. Unchaperoned boys were often sent with minimal supplies on expeditions into the frozen Alps for multiple...
Which one would you choose for an internship in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-investment-banking-division-IBD">IBD</a></span> and why? (Europe)
In my opinion its <span...
I am a 3rd year Econ student (from McGill, Canada) with a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/canadian-grades-to-gpa" target="_blank">GPA</a></span> of 3.65 and <span...
I am currently a Senior in college about to graduate in a few months and I recently accepted an Audit Analyst position (essentially Internal Audit/Risk Management) at <span class='keyword_link'><a...
I am so glad I discovered WSO and would like to introduce myself.
I am currently a Freshman double majoring in finance and computer science at Pace University. My senior year of HS my parents didn't let me apply for any reach schools, including NYU. I had a 4.0, 1990 on my SAT, and a...
Hello fellow monkeys,
A story for you all.
I work for a satellite HQ office (instead of the global HQ) for a multinational F500.
I recently interviewed for a position that I was really interested and eager in getting.
So the timeline was like this,
Send thank you...
Wall Street Oasis is looking for several hard working individuals to join our intern team to help with online-marketing tasks, specifically Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and link-building.
I have a first round with a sub-$50 million <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-hedge-fund-HF" rel="nofollow">HF</a></span> for a <span class='keyword_link'><a...
Your heart is pounding, palms are sweaty, you’re weak at the knees, and you are nervous as you can be. Anxiety starts to set in, you start to have thoughts about what they think about you and you try to <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.jdoasis.com/"...
I've seen a few posts regarding how commuting isn't possible for IB analysts. How do people in <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/equity-research-overview">ER</a></span> feel about living in...