bullshit breakdown (for prospective monkeys)IB
Breaking down the bullshit for the prospective monkeys! Any questions, feel free to ask on here on PM me.
Number of girls that I've managed to sleep with as a direct result of working at a bank: 0 (got with 1 - she worked in IBD and wouldn't put out)
Number of nights out I have per month: 0-3
Typical night out cost: £150-£500
Number of days off I typically get a month: 2
Number of hours I typically work per day: 15-18
Pre-tax salary per month: £3500
Sign on bonus: £6000
Number of non-UK people working in my London office: 50%
Number of women in London IBD: 10%
Number of times I've thought about quitting: 2-5
Friends I've managed to keep in touch with since leaving university: <20%
Bonus: (not had one yet, can't comment)
Happy: Yes, mostly
Would I recommend this career to a university leaver: Yes
Biggest pros of the job: Character building (the biggest pro), occasional feeling of self-importance (prestige), money, exit opportunities, rare opportuntiy to work on big deals and meet CEOs, CFOs, COOs of major companies, the people.
Biggest cons of the job: 90% of the time is menial work, my work is my life - demanding hours, very hard to have outside friends or a girlfriend, lack of sex, inability to have hobbies, degradation of health, the people.
Interview tips: be a more enthusiastic version of yourself, though still yourself.
Banking survival tips: be a more enthusiastic version of yourself, though still yourself.