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First Years to $85k.. which banks and which...Hi All - I'm sure a bunch of you have heard Goldman's plan to pay first years $85k now. My only question is: which banks and which departments are doing this? Would love to know if DB / CS / UBS / JPM / MS / BAML / Citi and which departments IBD / Trading / Sales / Equity Research / ECM / DCM... 8 months 2 weeks
Three Ways to Differentiate Yourself in Finance...So I don’t normally write blog posts, but I thought this one was necessary since I wish I did these when I was an undergrad student. Not trying to make myself seem old here, I graduated within the last 4 years. Let’s get right into it since I’m really bored at work (I work at a top 2 sell side BB... 1 year 5 months
Which BBs have a Gym on-site (if free or not)Can we post around to see if various banks have free gyms in buildings. 2 years 5 months
After Hours WritingSo... obviously everyone keeps a very tight shield in the IBD area of life, however, what I want to know is: who else is writing on WSO when they are "after hours" chillin? It is currently 3am, and I just got back from the clubs, and i am posting this forum for only one purpose --> What do you... 4 years 7 months
Is Linkedin Value AddedSo I have one simple question: Is Linkedin THAT beneficial for networking and/or finding a job? I want to hear everybodies thoguhts on this. My answer: It is useful if you have been in industry for like 2 years, absolutely useless if not. 4 years 7 months
Petroleum Director to Big Consulting nycHi guys, So I live in New York City, and my life is pretty damn good. So my greatness has all been sparked by my father, a big time Petroleum Director who works directly with the Petroleum Titans of Saudi Arabia (OPEC), in Saudi Arabia. My father and I want to live in the same city (nyc),... 4 years 8 months
PricewaterhouseCoopers vs IBM GBS ConsultingIBM GBS Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory are two top career paths at my non-target and I want everybody to break it down. What we know: PwC: PwC has a higher overall rank (#9) then IBM on Top 50 Consulting firms. PwC consulting was sold to IBM under ten years ago... 4 years 8 months


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CRE: Dingdong08: ... come into the office and...[quote="CRE"] Dingdong08: ... come into the office and from what I could tell join all of the other employees who participated in a daily circle jerk talking about how they were going to change the world and write about a new paradigm on white boards while sitting around on bean bags. While taking... 1 month 6 days
Go into consulting. Specifically, all privately...Go into consulting. Specifically, all privately held consulting companies (McK, Bain, BCG, PwC to name a few) all do not have trading restrictions. And consulting work can/could lead to you being a CEO of something while you finding the work somewhat interesting compared to be a prison security... 5 months 1 week
I hope you are more detailed oriented on your...I hope you are more detailed oriented on your resume and your work than the title of this post... 5 months 2 weeks
Monkeyfaces: PB would use PB research, not...[quote=Monkeyfaces]PB would use PB research, not equity or debt research. Due to regulations those teams are strictly separate, and it's illegal to show ER to PB clients or vice versa. Seeing as research is not an actual revenue generating position, it's not exactly the safest place to be.[/quote... 5 months 2 weeks
There are some interesting and inaccurate posts...There are some interesting and inaccurate posts on this thread that relate to CS, so I would like to clarify most of them with this post. Hopefully people reading will find it useful. 1) CS ER, IBD, S... 5 months 2 weeks
I use to work on a top 3 BB trading floor. Sales...I use to work on a top 3 BB trading floor. Sales force and traders use to say the word "optionality" to clients about everything... started getting on my nerves since optionality does not apply to everything, especially FX securities. 6 months 1 week
I was hoping to see a higher number of comments...I was hoping to see a higher number of comments here.... hmmmm....Im surprised to see the drop in Hedge Funds. 6 months 2 weeks
You are arguably the most pathetic person I know...You are arguably the most pathetic person I know. You don't even have any idea how much people needed to do to get their jobs on Wall Street from non-targets and ethnic backgrounds, includnig me. I feel nothing for your misery (I've been there and fought through it). My advice for you: work... 7 months 2 weeks
I actually like the post from the above, @"...I actually like the post from the above, @"scottnyc" good mix. I've actually pulled this off in my personal trading account before. Here would be my mix: 30% VNQ - just to get that REIT you want. 15% PKW - gives you blue chip ETF strategy play for low cost and better beta 10% NCV - closed... 8 months 6 days
I've heard this current mba moan about three...I've heard this current mba moan about three times this month... maybe go to sell side equity research, get very good at it and then transfer to a client... just an idea. 9 months 2 weeks