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Hi..just wondering whether marital status affect one's candidacy, especially for female. Does this matter to BBs?

How many % of analyst are married?

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Comments (26)

  • aspiringmonkey's picture

    That would be illegal
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  • Dream_lover's picture
  • aspiringmonkey's picture

    because you can't discriminate based on someone's race, religion or marital status
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  • Dream_lover's picture

    Yes, publicly they can't discriminate. But behind closed doors, will marital status affect their perception towards a female analyst?

    How many % of analysts are married?

  • ke18sb's picture

    1. how would they even know
    2. if your worried dont' wear your ring

  • Dream_lover's picture

    and when you relocate, your spouse' expense will be paid by the firm..

    So say if they know, will that matter?

  • sol's picture

    If you are filling out HR forms and relocating, then you are already hired.

    Do they HIRE marrried analysts? Yes.

    What is the PRECEPTION? Depends on firm/group culture.

    Relocation costs are paid out generally in a set amount-refer to your contract- doesn't matter if you are single or family of four. Additional relocation expenses can be deducted from taxes. See your accountant.

    Advice: It would not be wise to use your spouse/family as a reason that you can not work late or complete assignments, travel, etc. as an analyst--

    As far as % of married analysts-- I don't know in my firm, nor do I care- as long as the work gets done.

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  • Dream_lover's picture

    I was just worried that married female analysts may be perceived differently. Thanks for your advice, well understood.

  • sol's picture

    Always best to keep personal business out of the office. Especially at the start.

    Good luck to you!

  • Dream_lover's picture

    I think I am just worrying about nothing. I had no intention to mention my status. I just want to be given a fair chance to prove myself. But I had to fill the HR forms, So I started to worry whether they will see me differently. =P

  • Mis Ind's picture

    HR doesn't talk much to the groups, so just don't mention the marriage except on HR forms until you're all settled in. If someone asks you, though, tell them the truth. I didn't discuss my engagement for the first month or so, and it was fine. Just don't talk about it much, don't let it affect your work, and they won't care.

  • ginNtonic's picture

    I haven't seen any analysts come in being married, but there are a couple who get married in the process. You might want to consider switching into a less stressful group (research, capital markets, etc.) after your first year though.

    It won't be easy, so good luck.

  • Positive FCF's picture

    In my opinion married analysts have more obligations than unmarried analysts, meaning that's a negative. This is esp. true for analysts who might work 100+ hrs on a weekly basis. But I agree with previous posts, that companies aren't allowed to ask personal questions so just avoid touching the subject until you're hired.

  • zala rules's picture

    Dream_lover:
    Hi..just wondering whether marital status affect one's candidacy, especially for female. Does this matter to BBs?

    How many % of analyst are married?

    If you're 21 and ALREADY married, I think the subject of this thread is going to be the least of your problems throughout life. Ridiculous.

  • aspiringmonkey's picture

    agreed its messed up "ooh you popped my cherry, lets be together forever", no wonder divorce is so high in this country, too many people confuse lust for love
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  • In reply to aspiringmonkey
    scrranger11's picture

    aspiringmonkey:
    agreed its messed up "ooh you popped my cherry, lets be together forever", no wonder divorce is so high in this country, too many people confuse lust for love
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    You nailed it on the head. Too many people are going around fucking like...well, monkeys (both the business and non-business variety). Where did the problem start? I don't know. How does one fix it? I don't know; I do know that people seem to be infinitely more irresponsible today than they were historically. Whether that's a function of societal "openness" or what, I don't know.

    Damn, I don't know much at all...

  • Salam Shpekov's picture

    It is a function of having many means of protection. And if two people are getting married, that means that the last thing they want to do is fuck like monkeys. They want to be dedicated to each other. And since I am from another country, I will tell you a little secret as to why the divorce rate here is so high. I guarantee you that the percentage of unhappy couples is identical in EVERY SINGLE country in the world. The reason the divorce rate is high in America is because in America, divorce is not as scary as it could be elsewhere, you are not stigmatized, and there are many opportunities for a successful life after a divorce.
    There, now you know more

  • Dream_lover's picture

    I've been hired in IBD, but my status were never asked during the process. My husband and I know what's involved in this line and we are committed to our careers. He is not in IB though, but travels often.
    As long as it does not give me a disadvantage, I am fine. I just don't want to be discriminated because I am married. I am willing to put in long hours and work hard just like every other analyst.

  • In reply to Salam Shpekov
    StreetLuck's picture

    Salam Shpekov:
    I guarantee you that the percentage of unhappy couples is identical in EVERY SINGLE country in the world. The reason the divorce rate is high in America is because in America, divorce is not as scary as it could be elsewhere, you are not stigmatized, and there are many opportunities for a successful life after a divorce.
    There, now you know more

    Excellent point.

  • blah123's picture

    who even had a kid. It was pretty inconvenient as his wife would call because she was having problems with the baby. Not ideal but if you work with decent ppl, they will understand. If not, then obviously the environment is not right for you.

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