Wall Street Oasis - Investment Banking & Finance Community http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/frontpage/feed The Wall Street Finance Community where investment bankers, consultants, traders, private equity and hedge fund professionals come to learn and play. en 2014 WSO Rankings for Investment Banks: Promotions & Fairness (Part 4 of 10) http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/2014-wso-rankings-for-investment-banks-promotions-fairness-part-4-of-10 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-266248" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/2014-wso-rankings-for-investment-banks-promotions-fairness-part-4-of-10"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/top ib_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="top ib.jpg" title="top ib.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="76" /></a></div> <p>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...</p> <p>Below you will find the following rankings:</p> <p>1. Top 15 Investment Banks with the BEST FEEDBACK. What banks are the best at communicating with their junior employees?<br /> 2. Top 15 Investment Banks with the BEST RECOGNITION. What banks actually give you recognition when you do a good job?<br /> 3. Top 15 Investment Banks for FAIRNESS. What banks give the most fair treatment across employees regarding promotions and in general?</p> <p>These firms are all ranked on a PERCENTILE basis across all 5,000 companies in the WSO <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-company-database">Company Database</a></span> <em>based on thousands of WSO member rankings</em>. 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 <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">investment banks</a></span> with the best pay!</p> <p><center><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/20141204%20-%20Top%2015%20Investment%20Banks%20-%20PROMOTIOS%20&amp;%20FAIRNESS.jpg" /></p> <h3>Share this Image On Your Site</h3> <p><textarea onclick='this.focus();this.select()' style='width:592px;height:50px'> <p><strong>Please include attribution to WallStreetOasis.com with this graphic.</strong></p> <p><a href='http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2014-best-investment-banks-fairness'><img src='http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/20141204%20-%20Top%2015%20Investment%20Banks%20-%20PROMOTIOS%20&amp;%20FAIRNESS.jpg' alt='Best Investment Banks - Fairness' width='592' border='0' /></a></p> <p></textarea></center></p> <p><strong>Missed an earlier part of the 2014 WSO Community Rankings - Investment Banks? Click below:</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/2014-wso-community-rankings-investment-banks-part-1-of-10-release-schedule">Part 1: 2014 WSO Rankings for Investment Banks: Release Schedule</a><br /> <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/best-investment-banks-for-career-2014">Part 2: 2014 WSO Rankings for Investment Banks: Career</a><br /> <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/hardest-investment-bank-interview-rankings-2014">Part 3: 2014 WSO Rankings for Investment Banks: Interviews</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/2014-wso-rankings-for-investment-banks-promotions-fairness-part-4-of-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/2014-wso-rankings-for-investment-banks-promotions-fairness-part-4-of-10#comments wso community rankings http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/266249 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:11:41 +0000 WallStreetOasis.com 266249 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com An Overview of Technology Media and Telecom (TMT) - Part 1 of 2 http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/an-overview-of-technology-media-and-telecom-tmt-part-1-of-2 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-241448" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/an-overview-of-technology-media-and-telecom-tmt-part-1-of-2"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/index_30.thumbnail.jpg" alt="index.jpg" title="index.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 6/29/14 and ranks #20 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions/year ">here.</a></em></p> <p>Given the positive response to our post on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-financial-institutions-group-FIG">FIG</a></span>, we are starting our <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-technology-media-telecommunications-TMT">TMT</a></span> overview. Part 1 will cover Semiconductors, Telecom, Hardware and Internet. The second piece will cover Networking, Software and other technology. </p> <p><strong>Introduction: </strong></p> <p>Technology Media and Telecom (<span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-technology-media-telecommunications-TMT">TMT</a></span>) is an interesting space particularly for those that enjoy seeing valuations that can range from “WTF was that” (internet) to a classic <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-a-discounted-cash-flow-DCF">DCF</a></span> model (older technology companies). With that in mind, it is best to break the sector into smaller sub-segments to understand how and why certain companies obtain higher multiples than others. </p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/an-overview-of-technology-media-and-telecom-tmt-part-1-of-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/an-overview-of-technology-media-and-telecom-tmt-part-1-of-2#comments I-Banking Bullpen Investment Banking http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/241449 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:30:50 +0000 WallStreetPlayboys 241449 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com AMA: Managing Director in the M&A and PE business w/ 20+ years experience http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/ama-managing-director-in-the-ma-and-pe-business-w-20-years-experience <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-227795" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/ama-managing-director-in-the-ma-and-pe-business-w-20-years-experience"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/ama3.thumbnail.jpg" alt="ama3.jpg" title="ama3.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="150" /></a></div> <p><em>Mod Note (Andy): Best Posts of 2014 - this originally went up March of this year </em></p> <p>I am a 20+ year veteran and Managing Director in the M&amp;A and <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/private-equity-overview">private equity</a></span> business who has both <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">bulge bracket</a></span> and boutique investment banking experience. I have served as turnaround CEO of a portfolio company and have originated and/or executed over $40 billion in transactions. I have screened resumes of more than 2,000 analysts and associates, interviewed more than 500 analysts, associates and VP candidates and trained and/or developed training programs for more than 100 analysts and associates.</p> <p><b> Types of questions I would like to answer:</b> </p> <ul> <li>How to succeed as a woman in investment banking</li> <li>To MBA or not to MBA</li> <li>How NOT to interview</li> <li>Is it a good idea to leave investment banking to launch a tech start-up?</li> <li>Starting a boutique firm vs. staying at existing firm?</li> <li>How to switch to a buy-side mindset before interviewing at a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/private-equity-overview">private equity</a></span> firm.</li> <li>How to manage multiple bosses--VPs, Directors and MD's at same time</li> <li>How is what the VP, Director or MD thinking different than what you think they are thinking? What do they really do all day?</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/ama-managing-director-in-the-ma-and-pe-business-w-20-years-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/ama-managing-director-in-the-ma-and-pe-business-w-20-years-experience#comments AMA Blog interview http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/227796 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:30:00 +0000 WallStreetOracle 227796 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com What Motivates You? -- Interview Question http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-motivates-you-interview-question <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-267257" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/what-motivates-you-interview-question"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/motivates you.thumbnail.jpg" alt="motivates you.jpg" title="motivates you.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="124" /></a></div> <p>I had a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/tag/superday">superday</a></span> recently and got asked my an analyst "what motivates you?". I was a little caught of guard but quickly talked about exceeding expectations is what motivates me and how I exceeded expectations at my boutique investment <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/searching-for-a-summer-internship">internships</a></span>. </p> <p>Do you guys think this is a good answer? I don't think it is that strong, and the analyst smirked a little when I said it. What would you say and what examples would you use? </p> <p>Cheers. </p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/what-motivates-you-interview-question#comments I-Banking Bullpen banking interviewing http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/265814 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:00:47 +0000 coldemailmaster 265814 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com CFA: What's your take? http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/cfa-whats-your-take <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-265884" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/cfa-whats-your-take"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/CFA.thumbnail.jpg" alt="LoveInvesting" title="LoveInvesting" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="123" /></a></div> <p>I'm a non-finance monkey, swallowing bananas (both sweet and sour) for about 2 months on <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/cfa-training-free-trial-learn-signal" target="_blank">CFA</a></span>. Sounds crazy, right? Can't help it. 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Please help me. </p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/cfa-whats-your-take" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/cfa-whats-your-take#comments Investing, Markets & Macroeconomics business and finance CFA advice http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/265880 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:00:27 +0000 nitau_gg 265880 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com IB INTERVIEW ALERT: NEW 2014 Version of WSO Investment Banking Prep Pack Released! http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/alert-2014-version-of-wso-investment-banking-prep-pack-released <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-250305" style="width: 111px;"><a href="/blog/alert-2014-version-of-wso-investment-banking-prep-pack-released"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 4.50.18 PM.thumbnail.png" alt="Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 4.50.18 PM.png" title="Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 4.50.18 PM.png" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="111" height="150" /></a></div> <p><b>Another 100+ Questions Added...Now Over 500+</b>:</p> <p>We've sifted through 2 THOUSAND+ more questions submitted to the WSO <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-company-database">Company Database</a></span> 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). </p> <p>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.</p> <p>No other guide gives you a great foundation AND great company specific insight, so don't miss out before we bump the price! </p> <p><center><a class="green-button" href="https://il130.infusionsoft.com/app/manageCart/addProduct?productId=37" rel="nofollow">Get the NEW IB Prep Pack Today</a></center></p> <p>REMEMBER, ALL PREVIOUS CUSTOMERS GET THIS UPDATED VERSION FOR FREE! 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Need it done in a hurry? <strong>Expedited Service is available</strong> (72 hours or less*). </p> <p>If you're not serious about breaking into Wall Street, you should honestly not waste your time reading any further. If you are serious, then you probably already know how competitive it is to land a job in finance and that every part of your application needs to shine. This starts with your resume.</p> <p>The <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-finance-resume-review">WSO Finance Resume Review service</a></strong> is an investment that will help you make that important first step to land the most coveted jobs on Wall Street. 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That's a good place to be in at this stage. </p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/10-quick-tips-to-help-you-through-the-last-pre-cfa-exam-moments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/10-quick-tips-to-help-you-through-the-last-pre-cfa-exam-moments#comments cfa exams http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/266407 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:00:01 +0000 300 Hours 266407 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Webinar Rewind - PWM/PB Interview Process and Moving Up + Q&A http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/webinar-rewind-pwmpb-interview-process-and-moving-up-qa <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-266732" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/blog/webinar-rewind-pwmpb-interview-process-and-moving-up-qa"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/wso mentors_80.thumbnail.jpg" alt="wso mentors.jpg" title="wso mentors.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="149" /></a></div> <p>In case you missed our November 17th webinar entitled <strong>Private Wealth Management / Private Banking interview process and what it takes to move up the ladder</strong>, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar can be found below (free until Thursday night when it goes into our <strong><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wall-street-videos">video library</a></strong>). </p> <p><a class="green-button" href="https://il130.infusionsoft.com/app/manageCart/addProduct?productId=31" rel="nofollow">SIGN UP FOR A 1-HOUR MENTOR SESSION WITH PHIL</a></p> <p><iframe src="//fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/kasgi87g7b?videoFoam=true" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" class="wistia_embed" name="wistia_embed" allowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen width="650" height="488"></iframe></p> <script src="//fast.wistia.net/assets/external/iframe-api-v1.js"></script><p> And, as always, if you want to sign up to hear about upcoming webinars before they happen, <strong>sign up inside the post...</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/webinar-rewind-pwmpb-interview-process-and-moving-up-qa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/webinar-rewind-pwmpb-interview-process-and-moving-up-qa#comments PB/PWM Webinar Rewind wso webinar http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/266733 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:30:00 +0000 wsomentors 266733 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com Can a Non Target land a IB SA? With hard work and persistence it definitely is http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/can-a-non-target-land-a-ib-sa-with-hard-work-and-persistence-it-definitely-is <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-227205" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/forums/can-a-non-target-land-a-ib-sa-with-hard-work-and-persistence-it-definitely-is"><img src="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/files/images/finish-line.thumbnail.jpg" alt="finish-line.jpg" title="finish-line.jpg" rel="image_src" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="83" /></a></div> <p><em>Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/20/14 and ranks #21 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/highest-ranked-discussions/year ">here.</a></em></p> <p>I just received an IB SA offer this morning from the number 1 firm on my list and I just wanted to share my story on how I got there. I come from an extreme non-target, my school is in the country and I knew that I had absolutely no chance if I applied cold online. I knew that there were schools near me who are target schools. So I searched on every <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> firm’s website and was able to discover dates that the firms were having information session. I also search these targets schools for the dates of their career fair. By the end of last summer I had a spreadsheet with all the dates of each firms and school specific events. </p> <p>Sneaking in to the career fairs was not an easy task since you had to provide ID upon your entrance. I noticed as soon as I arrived that the only bathroom in the entire facility was located inside the career fair, so I went to guard and frantically told him I had to use the restroom and I didn't come back out until the career fair was over. I spoke with a variety of firms not just IB to keep my options open. During the fallI was able to land interviews at the following firms: <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/deloitte" target="_blank">Deloitte</a></span>, IBM, Union Pacific, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://tinyurl.com/42453cl" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Dell</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/wells-fargo-and-company">Wells Fargo</a></span>, <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/pricewaterhousecoopers" target="_blank">PwC</a></span>, Caterpillar, GE and I was able to make it to the second rounds for the vast majority of these firms, and I ended with 0 offers. My back up plans ended up blowing up in my face, so I only faced a small chance of getting an offer with a <span class='keyword_link'><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/finance-dictionary/what-is-the-bulge-bracket-BB">BB</a></span> firm. </p> <p><a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/can-a-non-target-land-a-ib-sa-with-hard-work-and-persistence-it-definitely-is" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/can-a-non-target-land-a-ib-sa-with-hard-work-and-persistence-it-definitely-is#comments WSO Success Stories non target success stories http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/crss/node/227206 Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:00:23 +0000 upod01 227206 at http://www.wallstreetoasis.com