wall street culture
- Five Thoughts on Wall Street Bathroom Breaks
Mod Note (Andy): #TBT, Originally posted on August, 2012 When you work 80-hour weeks regularly and the staples of your diet are $25 Seamlessweb pasta dishes and burger combos, inevitably, nature is going to call – on your office line. For the majority of ...
Blog entry - Aaron Burr - Aug 14 2014 - 11:00am - 110 comments
- Young Money? Perception vs Reality on Wall Street
There has been a lot of discussion around Wall Street taking the nation’s best and brightest away from more honorable fields, and how the work/life of Wall Street isn’t what it used to be. Two main sources of this: an article titled “How a Duke Undergrad ...
Blog entry - big unit - Mar 14 2014 - 6:00pm - 65 comments
- Lifestyle of Young Wall Street: 5 Banker Neighborhoods
The New York City area is home to nearly 20 million people and 20 trillion cockroaches living together in blissful harmony. Well over 1 million people alone are packed into the 23 square miles that make up the island of Manhattan. New York is known for ...
Blog entry - Aaron Burr - May 27 2013 - 3:57pm - 100 comments
- Timeline of an Investment Banking Analyst, Year 1
August Training’s over, and you’ve just hit the new group. You’re getting to know your bullpen-mates and you’ve picked up a few bullshit staffings. You’re settled into your new apartment in Murray Hill (no roaches yet!) and you’re loving the nightlife in ...
Blog entry - Aaron Burr - Dec 28 2012 - 12:39am - 43 comments
- 12 Hours Till Deadline: The All Nighter, Part 1
mod note: see part 2 here Since I’ve been writing for WSO, my most popular posts have been about banking experiences. The All Nighter is perhaps one of the most quintessential experiences of investment banking. While I agree with bankerella in that you ...
Blog entry - Aaron Burr - Oct 24 2012 - 9:05pm - 44 comments
- Must Read: Why I left Goldman Sachs, A Wall Street Story by Greg Smith
[quote]Why I Left Goldman Sachs ” promises to be a tell-all of Mr. Smith’s 12-year career at the bank. His opinion article in The Times described Goldman as a once-vaunted institution that had lost its way. He wrote that when he first joined the bank as an ...
Blog entry - BatMasterson - Sep 14 2012 - 3:51am - 26 comments
- We Are The Street: USA for Wall Street
There comes a time when we heed a certain call When The Street must come together as one There are layoffs happ’ning And it’s time to lend a hand to bankers The greatest gifts of all… Deep in the throes of wintertime, I tend to listen to my iPod on ...
Blog entry - Aaron Burr - Jan 17 2013 - 2:18pm - 13 comments
- What Does Your Drink Say About You? Part II
mod note (Andy) see part one here The breeze is brisk, the Starbucks cups are red, and the sidewalks of New York City are crowded body-to-body with packs of overweight tourists and kids on leashes. With football season in full swing and the winter ...
Blog entry - Aaron Burr - Nov 21 2012 - 11:35am - 43 comments
- REVEALED! Wall Street CEO Facebook Convo
WSO EXCLUSIVE: Titans of Wall Street caught in candid conversation on Facebook! Read on below and after the break: ...
Blog entry - Aaron Burr - Oct 15 2012 - 8:03pm - 45 comments
- Don't Ask An Investment Banker What They Do
When you’re meeting new people, even in casual social situations, the topic of work is never far off. Maybe this is a general commentary on The Texting Generation’s lacking conversation skills, but I always find myself getting asked about my work shortly ...
Blog entry - Aaron Burr - Oct 19 2012 - 8:50am - 56 comments