GMAT Score and Success in IB/HF/PE/Consulting

This is referred to those who already work in IB/HF/PE/Consulting: given that you've already landed a job at a top company, do you think that the GMAT score, especially the quant section, is an indication/prediction of how well one will do in his/her job as an analyst?

I've been studying for the GMAT for quite some time now, but I can't make it past 650. My quant is just FINE, but no where near GREAT, so I'm concerned it might come back at me later on in my career.

Thanks in advance!

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  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
3mo 

Mixing up "past" and "passed" will hurt you in your career far more than a standardized test.

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3mo 
Davero_lo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

LOL

But seriously, my question is not how the standardized test will impact me after I have already landed a decent job. My question is how related the quant score is in terms of working at an IB/HF/PE? Like say my quant is only 43-46, is that a good predictor of my abilities to deal with the job responsibilities and skills as an analyst?

  • Associate 3 in IB - Cov
3mo 

Davero_lo

LOL

But seriously, my question is not how the standardized test will impact me after I have already landed a decent job. My question is how related the quant score is in terms of working at an IB/HF/PE? Like say my quant is only 43-46, is that a good predictor of my abilities to deal with the job responsibilities and skills as an analyst?

There's a reason everyone is referred to as monkeys here. The work is not that complicated at the end of the day, at least in IB. Your ability to tolerate pain and get along with other miserable people will take you a lot further than your GMAT quant score.

3mo 
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