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  1. BB/EB Ranking/Tier List 2016

    Hey everyone, feel like we haven't had a good ol' argument/friendly discussion in a while. What would you say is the current tier list of investment banks in 2016 based on overall brand strength? If you have real balls, rank them with no ties (1 ...

    46 comments - 5 silver bananas - Sep 18 2016 - 2:00pm -

  2. Only 3 to 5 global banks will remain in a few years according to McKinsey

    McKinsey released their latest Banking Industry report, predicting: "In the next three to five years, McKinsey says a whole new market structure is likely to emerge in global banking. Firstly, anything from five to seven of today's 10 global ban ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 19 2016 - 7:30pm -

  3. David and Goliath: The Boutique and The Bulge Bracket

    Mod Note (Andy)- #TBT Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted on 10/11/13 and is great information for those thinking about which types of banks to apply to for FT and SA positions. Autumn has arrived. For those seniors fresh off their summer analy ...

    69 comments - 54 silver bananas - Oct 15 2015 - 11:37am -

  4. VP Base BB

          I'm moving from London to NYC in trading at a BB. Based on spot my new base is lower than my current. I want to know if I'm getting screwed. What is market for VP base in S&T at a BB in NY now? Thanks base Bulge Bracket ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 11 2016 - 4:00am -

  5. Banking Scene in Asia- what's the future?

    I've been following league tables in Asia for a while, and it seems that they have become increasingly dominated by Chinese banks (not just CICC and Citic, but also places like GF Securities, Haitong securities). This has been true for ECM and DCM fo ...

    13 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 19 2016 - 12:54am -

  6. AMA- Analyst at top BB from non-target background

          Hey guys- long time reader / occasional poster, made a new account for purposes of this AMA. Learned a lot from WSO as I was navigating the recruiting process, so hope to pay it back. Happy to answer any questions about the process / ...

    24 comments - 7 silver bananas - Nov 2 2015 - 10:52am -

  7. PWM Internship after Freshman Year

    If this post seems redundant, I do apologize. I'm just trying my best to gain as much information as possible to increase my chances of getting into IBD. I am entering college this fall at an (Ivy) target school and I've been using Google/WallSt ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 27 2016 - 8:36pm -

  8. Bulge Bracket Latin America Investment Banking- Summer Analyst

    What is the overall perception of investment banking Latin America coverage groups at bulge brackets (JPM / BAML / Citi / CS)? Which are the strongest? How are the exit opps into PE/VC or HF? I am from the region and am thinking of interning at one of the ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 16 2016 - 6:17pm -

  9. AMA: MIT Sloan

          Hi all, I am currently a 2nd year student at MIT Sloan graduating in the summer and heading for a position in New York afterwards. The forum has surprisingly little discussion around Sloan so I thought I would try to provide some colo ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 16 2016 - 6:54pm -

  10. [OFFICIAL] BB and Elite Boutique Prestige Rankings.

    This is for IBD in the US (NYC specifically) and as of November 2014. Bulge Bracket & Large Banks: Tier 1a: Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley Tier 1b: J.P. Morgan ...

    272 comments - 7 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:21pm -

  11. Bulge Bracket IBD Analyst Program vs Small Cap Investment Fund Analyst

          Mulling over two potential offers and don't really know which would be better from a career perspective. Offer A: Second year analyst on a BB Analyst Training Program. I have been told that I will most likely be placed in FIG as ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2016 - 5:11pm -

  12. Looking to lateral to BB IBD NYC- Strong candidate

    ,.aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa lateral Investment Banking Bulge Bracket ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 15 2016 - 4:56pm -

  13. Finance is NOT the major for a career in finance?

    Easy...easy...put your proton blaster away and resume buyside fantasy of choice. All I want to say is that finance (perhaps) may no longer be the optimal major for breaking into...finance. Though the logic may counter conventional reason, so does an etern ...

    62 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:42pm -

  14. Asset BACKED Finance- Career Path? Day-to-day? Comp? Hours, etc.

          Hi All, I am currently trying to make a decision between a few offers and another opportunity came up that I was fortunate enough to interview for. The opportunity is with a BB Asset BACKED Finance group NOT asset based lending....whi ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 4 2016 - 9:33pm -

  15. Goldman Dallas office or IBD elsewhere?

    I was accepted into the Discover Goldman Sachs regional camp in Dallas/Irving where you get an on-site first round interview, and I really want to aim for an investment banking summer internship. So two questions: (1) It seems that Dallas may not even hav ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 25 2015 - 12:18am -

  16. IB Background Checks

          I am an analyst at a bulge bracket ibank. However, I decided to lateral to a middle market bank. I signed the offer letter and everything. I'm not worried about the drug test / background check. However, the background check incl ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 3:50am -

  17. Non-Target Investment Banking MM SA chances?

          Hey guys, I'm a junior at a non-target and I had a horrible freshman year (a lot of personal problems), which is reflected in my GPA. I'm going to try hard and network my way into a MM IB SA position, but i'd just like ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 17 2016 - 1:10pm -

  18. Greenhill vs HL RX vs MS vs BAML vs PWP

  19. Drug Test- still have not heard back...

          Hey all-- I took my urine test with labcorp about 24 days ago and still have yet to hear back on my results which seems a bit abnormal... some other incoming analysts I know who took the test much earlier than I did heard back in abou ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 26 2016 - 6:10pm -

  20. Morgan Stanley rumored to have increased junior banker base by 25%

          Heard this from an associate at MS Bulge Bracket ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 30 2014 - 7:37am -

  21. Easy Internships

    Im a rising sophomore at a non target with no finance experience and a 3.5 gpa. Are there any specific divisions of banks, where they consider candidates like this for summer internships. I know I-banking is out of the question but I just really want to g ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 29 2015 - 12:54am -

  22. Is Baruch College recruited for credit risk/ risk management from BB IB?

          I am a sophomore at Baruch College majoring in Applied Math. And I am interested in a career and a summer analyst internship next year in credit risk at a BB IB. I heard that Baruch is recruited heavily for middle or back office. Fron ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2016 - 8:21pm -

  23. Full time BB opportunities in Hong Kong

          Do the BBs in Hong Kong hire full time IBD analysts, or do they pretty much hire exclusively from their summer intern pool? Mainly interested in GS / MS / JPM. Hong Kong Bulge Bracket ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2015 - 2:20pm -

  24. Thoughts on S&T careers w/ declining markets-generated revenues?

          With many of the BBs reporting declines and missed revenues in their markets-focused businesses, decreases in headcount, pay, and promotions will certainly follow. This is bound to start immediately (i.e. the MS headlines today, BAML& ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 30 2015 - 6:25pm -

  25. Summer Analyst BB Experience- Nothing to write on CV

    Hello all, I have just completed my summer analyst experience at one of the BBs in London and am looking for advice on how to update my CV. Obviously, not many SAs get to do modeling and usually assist on simple administrative tasks. What should I then em ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 14 2016 - 2:17pm -

  26. BB Operations career path

    Hi, I'm really interested in operations, as well as finance. I know a lot of people say that it's not a good idea to go into operations if you have hopes of landing the front office, but if you want to stick around in operations, is it still rea ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:41pm -

  27. Have any virtual recruiting CS people heard back?

          Some info I have on this process: There are supposedly 64 spots for the summer for non-core schools, and a lot of applicants (NYC office I believe). I did my first round in person even though it was supposed to be webcam interview sin ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2014 - 9:45pm -

  28. Credit Suisse IBD Corporate Lending Group

         . Credit Suisse M&A Credit suisse IBD SuperDay hear back 2016 investment banking summer 1st round interview 2016 Summer Analyst IBD 2016 investment banking Corporate Banking corporate banking exit opps Corporate Banking to Investme ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 5 2016 - 11:22pm -

  29. Contacts at Top BBs, previous M&A boutique internship, but 3.3 GPA... insurmountable?

          Hey monkeys, Title says it all. If I networked hard but my GPA is subpar at a semi/non-target, can I still talk/interview my way into a SA at GS, Deutsche, Barclays etc.? Spent last summer at a tiny M&A boutique in NYC. Thanks! In ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 19 2014 - 3:40am -

  30. Former BB VP giving advice to all you wannabe bankers

          Hey guys, I have only been on this forum a couple of times, but I formerly worked in M&A at a bulge bracket. I have been out of the business for a couple of years now (my choice) and I just wanted to give you guys some advice abou ...

    116 comments - 11 silver bananas - Aug 21 2012 - 1:34pm -

  31. Do BB investment banks pay for your CFA?

          just wondering thanks Bulge Bracket banking bullpen ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2015 - 4:37pm -

  32. Damn, it doesn’t feel good to be a trader

    For decades, traders have been the highest paid dudes on Wall Street. Deep six-figure bonuses were once de rigueur for the mere mortals while the full-fledged masters of the universe easily went on to eclipse their CEOs and rack up eight-figure bonuses as ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 26 2011 - 8:00pm -

  33. SA 2013

          So monkeys, The most painful season of IB recruiting has arrived for fellow juniors. I was wondering how many of you have actually received any offers from BB 's for an SA position, particularly on the west coast. Just wondering ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 3 2013 - 7:25pm -

  34. Weekend Wars: Finance vs. Engineering

    A question we often hear posed on Wall Street Oasis is what should I major in? Or some derivation, thereof. People will tell you anything and everything from straight finance, accounting and business to seemingly irrelevant topics such as theater, music a ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 27 2011 - 4:23pm -

  35. The Divorce Fund: Speculating on Your Misery

    I have spoken candidly in the past and will gladly do so again, about my misadventures in the world of marriage. It's a world many foolish men enter, but few ever leave financially unscathed. Today, we look at yet another nail in the coffin of this o ...

    55 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2010 - 12:15pm -

  36. Cornell Students and Graduates: How strong is Investment Banking recruitment for non-AEM majors?

    ... ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2015 - 2:15am -

  37. League Tables- Standings of different banks?

          Anyone have access to league tables? Would be curious to see standings of different banks in various categories (M&A, restructuring, cross-border, and industry-specific) for 2011. Thanks. boutique Bulge Bracket league tables ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2016 - 5:55pm -

  38. Duke IB Recruiting

    I was lucky enough to be accepted into Duke recently. I am planning on working for a BB bank and also have the option of going to UVA or UNC. Should I go to Duke and why? How much better is recruiting at Duke and is it worth the extra money vs paying inst ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 28 2014 - 3:34pm -

  39. WSO's Most Wanted CEOs

    Inspired by a recent employer attractiveness survey, Jorge, an obscure yet devastatingly handsome writer for the world's premiere finance community, Wall Street Oasis, has decided to run a survey on who are the most attractive CEO's in Wall Stre ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2010 - 7:33pm -

  40. Modeling Test for Summer Analyst Position

          During a second round interview w/ a BB, I was told that I would have a modeling test next week following an interview. The banker gave no indication whether it would just be a three statment model or a full on DCF / LBO /Merger. In a ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 20 2015 - 7:22pm -

  41. Future of Asset Management in Investment Banks

          What is the future of institutional Asset Management arms that are housed within investment banks? Especially with the Volcker rule and further law additions. How will compensation line up with independent asset managers and hedge fun ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 6 2015 - 4:23pm -

  42. Barclays vs Rothschild vs Lazard vs PE grad roles (3i/Terra Firma/Blackstone)? (all London)

          Any ideas on how these stack up in terms of reputation/culture/exit opps/any other factors? Thanks graduate london Barclays lazard Bulge Bracket rothschild BB or Boutique private equity analyst ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 23 2014 - 3:36pm -

  43. Anyone ever apply through the company's career page?

    I don't really know if this topic has been brought up since most people here are networking for their positions, but I am just curious to know if anyone ever had success by just going to Goldman's career page and applying through their website. ...

    37 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 22 2012 - 8:05pm -

  44. BB PWM+?+BB SA= <3

          Bulge Bracket ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2015 - 10:47am -

  45. Best Industrials Groups- Best deal flow and exit opps?

          What are the best industrials groups on the street (in terms of deal flow, exit opps, etc.)? UBS Citi gs IBD MS Bulge Bracket JP Morgan Credit Suise ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2016 - 1:13am -

  46. Summer Analyst Blackberry Use

          As a Sales and Trading Summer Analyst at a Top BB Firm (New York), will I receive a company issued Blackberry? summer analyst Bulge Bracket Blackberry ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 25 2016 - 8:39pm -

  47. Lateral to BB DCM

          Does anyone have any guidance how I should try to go about lateraling into a BB / balance sheet bank DCM group? Are there headhunters that exclusively recruit for this? Have not had much luck and am desperate at this point. I currentl ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2016 - 1:49pm -

  48. Finanical Modeling/ Financial Statement Analysis Interview Questions

    Hello All, I have been out of the finance interviewing game for a while, I am a 2nd year analyst at a boutique IB. Need some help preparing for a technical interview I will hopefully be having soon- can anyone here help me with questions on financial mode ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  49. "contract to hire" position

    I'm interviewing for a Business Analyst position at a BB. I think the way the game works, it's a 3 month contract with an expectation that it keeps renewing until either they offer you a full-fledged salaried position or you flunk out. 1. Do any ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 10 2014 - 9:56am -

  50. Boutiques catching up to BB banks?

    I've seen a few discussions pop up about this topic in the past few weeks, but just came across a good article at FT that breaks down the restructuring (pun intended) of the global investment banking scene. [quote]Take M&A: in January this year, ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 30 2012 - 11:44pm -

  51. Didnt receive dream internship

    Hello, I did not get a bulge bracket S&T internship my junior summer (right now), but I did get a less formal S&T internship with a boutique back home that does not offer full-time positions to interns. I was wondering if I still have a chance at ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2014 - 1:57pm -

  52. Picking BB Sell-Side ER Sector Teams

          I'm fortunate to be able to pick between two teams, one being financials, the other autos. While I've always been particularly interested in the former, I have been told that the work environment in the latter is better, mor ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 20 2014 - 3:53pm -

  53. Is it already over

    I'm just wondering if I have already fucked up my college career and any chance at BB IBD and/or if I should kill myself. I go to a semi-target, very highly overall ranked college in the US and have just completed my freshman year with a 3.3. I am pr ...

    44 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2012 - 5:09pm -

  54. Need help/guidance

          Hey everyone- I am an analyst at a large global bank (non BB or American bank) in coverage (REGL). Deal flow is pretty bad and since I've been here, I've only been on a handful of deals. I am beginning third year analyst thi ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2016 - 10:46am -

  55. Probability of becoming an Associate/Analyst

    Hi, I was wondering if you can help me analyze the probability of me becoming an Analyst / Associate in % Background- Master in Finance from semi-target. 4.0 GPA with honors (MSF, not MBA)- 1.5-2 year experience as a Real Estate Asset Management Analyst- ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 4 2014 - 2:19am -

  56. BB S&T to What Type of Hedge Funds???

    Long time lurker, first time poster. Can anyone with experience provide some information about what type of hedge funds a trader at a bulge bracket firm can exit into? So we have global macro, stat arb and a lot of the multistrat HFs, but is that it? How ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 31 2014 - 11:28pm -

  57. Barclays IBD- FIG

          What is the general perception of Barclay's FIG group? I am in the middle of interviewing for a few BBs and looking to enter into FIG. I understand it may be a specialized industry, but I really enjoyed my experience over the sum ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 14 2015 - 11:34pm -

  58. CanVPs/ MDs from S&T get me IB interviews?

    Hi first post- so hello. I am rising sophomore from a non target but managed to get in contact with multiple alumni from my school who work in finance. I emailed them and met most of them in the city this summer as most have been really supportive and urg ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 25 2014 - 12:31am -

  59. Where Do The Brits Go?

    Lots of my friends (at target universities) who land interviews/AC's say that most of the people in the AC's are European (or at British universities but from a European country) with a few from Hong Kong and/or the USA. 1-2 people from British ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 10 2012 - 5:08pm -

  60. IB SA: what type of IB work is the best?

          As a soon-to-be SA at a BB, I was wondering if the type of work each group does is just as important as the group reputation. Specifically, how does an analyst's work vary across an M&A, IPO, or other equity/debt-related deal ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 11 2015 - 1:04pm -

  61. ***OFFICIAL 2011 FT ROOMMATE THREAD***

    So I know many of us are moving to the city and are looking for roommates. In keeping with the last thread, I think it would be helpful for everyone to post the following information: City: NYC Preferred Areas: FiDi, TriBeCa, SoHo, Greenwich Village fairl ...

    99 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 10 2012 - 12:42pm -

  62. How I pick applicants for interviews: blog post

    I originally posted this as a blog post, but I am not sure where that goes and how to access it. Apologies for the duplicate) ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 17 2015 - 8:45pm -

  63. How Strict are BBs with Essay Limits?

          I have to submit an essay for an app / scholarship (Goldman). Word limit is 450, and my essay is a little less than 520 words. These extra words spice up the essay a lot, and it'd be very plain / boring without them. I can't ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 5 2016 - 7:29pm -

  64. 2015 Credit Suisse HOLT Valuation Challenge

    Has anyone heard back about a decision to whether they have advanced to Stage 3 (final round) for interviews? The HOLT team indicated that they would get back to all Stage 2 semi-finalists sometime in 2015 Q3 (July 1- Sept. 30). 2015 credit suisse holt Va ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 12 2015 - 3:52pm -

  65. Firm Brand Name vs. Location vs. Function

    Hey guys, I was wondering what job you would pick out of these in terms of most learning, most prestige, best exit opportunities, most pay and any other factors you think would be relevant. As you can see, the jobs cover multiple functions, locations and ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2013 - 11:03pm -

  66. Accepted BB OPS, Thanks WSO!

          deleted bank operations Bulge Bracket ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 15 2016 - 9:51pm -

  67. The Rainmakers of 2010

    And will 2011 be the year of the banker? Rainmaking, as defined by Wikipedia refers to the act of attempting to artificially induce or increase precipitation, usually to stave off drought. This is usually done by cloud seeding, dances, or prayer. But this ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2010 - 10:10pm -

  68. How do traders make profit/what do they do?

    What do traders at a BB investment bank actually do and how do they make profits? Are they all just basically market makers, that take client orders, hedge their risks and make profits on the bid/offer spread? Apart from prop trading, how else to BB trade ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2013 - 2:13pm -

  69. [deleted]

          [deleted] Bulge Bracket internship rejection dinged ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2014 - 4:34pm -

  70. How to get a job at a BB bank?

    I just finished an internship as a summer analyst at Goldman Sachs. My manager gave me what I thought for the most part were pretty good reviews. First Review: I need to work on being more passionate about the work I was doing. Second Review(Mid point of ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 15 2014 - 1:11am -

  71. CS Virtual Recruiting Email Today

          I know this has been discussed on here a little bit but did anyone else get an email today from CS virtual recruiting saying there are a lot of applicants and to check our status online and if it hasn't changed they will tell us ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 8 2014 - 5:52pm -

  72. Two Investment Banking BB Super Days on the Same Day. What Should I do?

    I have two bulge bracket super days coming up and they are both scheduled on the same day. I really don't see any other way around this beside having to reschedule one (which will be an extremely delicate process). How should I approach this? Or is t ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 6 2014 - 11:56am -

  73. Top M&A Group: Quitting Early

          Thanks M&A Bulge Bracket quitting 2nd year analyst ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 6 2014 - 2:05pm -

  74. Has anyone ever heard of/know anything about Consultant Relations?

          Scheduled to speak with someone about at a bulge bracket bank about an analyst position in their Investment Management Consultant Relations department. From what I understand so far, it seems like a support function for an extended pe ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 25 2014 - 10:50pm -

  75. BB internship vs. Boutique full-time

          Hi Guys, Wondering about your opinions: should I choose a bulge bracket internship or a full-time (permanent) position of a top 20 boutique? Positions are IBD, M&A advisory. Final goal would be PE. Thanks Bulge Bracket ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 29 2012 - 4:22pm -

  76. When will Wells Fargo be considered Bulge Bracket?

    Even though Wells Fargo 's number 10 in the league tables: http://markets.ft.com/investmentBanking/tablesAndT... I rarely hear anyone talking about them on WSO, I see more people talking about about Jeffries and Houlihan. Why isn't Wells Fargo c ...

    19 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 25 2012 - 12:02am -

  77. Chances of admittance

    I am looking for BRUTALLY HONEST feedback on my chances to gain admittance to a top 10 MBA program (Preferably M7) and get into a buldge braket associate role afterwards. Ideally I would like to start the MBA in Fall 2013, working at my current company un ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2011 - 1:53pm -

  78. Bulge Bracket recruiting at Haas MBA

          A lot of people on this forum use the term M7 to refer to MBA schools where a lot of bulge brackets recruit. Does it make sense to accept an MBA offer from a top 10 program if you want to break into IB? For those of you who don't ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 27 2012 - 10:56am -

  79. Going into Business after few years IB?

    Hi, I'm posting this in the Bullpen seeing as it tends to have more readers, hope you don't mind. Well I have an idea, two ideas actually. One is just a quick flip to make some money. It's basically an internet venture. I don't know wh ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2011 - 4:01pm -

  80. Do these "Fuck Banking" posts refer to S&T or CM as well?

    Obviously a hot topic on WSO has been all of the banking posts we've seen where people basically emphasize their hatred toward the profession or state that it's not for them in some way. This often has to do with the work involved, the hours, an ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 11 2012 - 10:44am -

  81. Am I stuck here? Would you move?

    Long time lurker, first time poster. Background: went to a top top school, standard internships at BB equities, started at BB equity trading floor doing mostly agency type of trading. 4 years in, I'm bored out of my mind mostly because it's so d ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 7 2011 - 11:41pm -

  82. Brexit effect on Summer to Full-time in London at BB

          Currently Summer Associate at BB in London. How will Brexit affect my FT conversion? Before Brexit, this BB generally converted 100% of the Summer Associates unless they were total dicks, which was rare. Bulge Bracket ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 24 2016 - 5:52pm -

  83. Ever Notice How...

         ... all the bulge bracket logos are blue-dominated except for one? There is a moral to this story. Bulge Bracket ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2012 - 9:59pm -

  84. How To Lateral to a Foreign Office from the US

    So it seems like most users on here interested in changing offices want to move FROM a developing country TO London/NYC. What about those of us who want to do it the other way around? A Little About Myself: I'm a college senior who has been lucky eno ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 14 2012 - 7:11pm -

  85. Non-target to BB

    I'm sure this has been asked a million times, and I apologize for that. I'd like to tell a little about myself, and from there see if I can get any customized responses directly to my situation. Thank you My goal is to get a BB summer analyst in ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 30 2014 - 12:22pm -

  86. Article- 11 Crazy Things First Year Analyst

          Here's a good article written by this chick who was a "star analyst" at MS. Some harsh realities here. Also, not surprised she quit. She was a star analyst and probably not very social and not the most street smart. She ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2011 - 12:15pm -

  87. Saturday Policy at BB- How true is it? Family emergency.

          I'm starting at a BB in London as a Summer Associate. How true is the Saturday policy? I'm asking because I unfortunately found out that my parent living in another European country about 3 hours away by plane is dying and o ...

    2 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 24 2016 - 3:26am -

  88. Starting out in ER- good career choice?

    I just got an ER offer at a top tier BB (think JPM / GS / MS) and am unsure whether or not to take it I'm in my final year of ugrad). To be honest, I wanted to try snag PE, looked into a little bit of consulting as well, and looked into VC. ER was th ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2011 - 1:31pm -

  89. Would I be stupid to not try to use my stepfather as a connection for IB?

    I debated whether I would post this topic, considering it is quite unusual and I thought I could figure it out on my own. My background: I am a junior at a target school with a decent/good gpa interested in investment banking. I interned at a well-known h ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 22 2010 - 6:06pm -

  90. Rejected everywhere...

    So I've been rejected from virtually every single bank for IBD summer analyst positions (I'm a Junior). I have a 3.53 GPA at a Ivy target. I've spent the past three months doing everything I can to secure interviews, including networking wi ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2011 - 11:53am -

  91. boutique vs bulge...

    Why don't any of the top candidates want to go to bulge brackets anymore? I am at the top target school and I'm currently recruiting for SA. The top candidates who are getting multiple second rounds at my school are all looking at and leaning to ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2011 - 8:16pm -

  92. West Coast Semi-Target Summer Analyst Recruiting

          Currently a Junior at semi-target in the West Coast. Seeking an IB SA position at a BB. I am 2 years ahead at school, being only 18 with enough credits to be considered a Junior. I have been attending info sessions and will be submitt ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 18 2011 - 12:59pm -

  93. Thankyou WSO

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