SWE sucks compared to the NBA if you’re athletic

Rookie players in the NBA make $1.2mm+ starting, playing basketball 40 hrs a week. So over triple the pay for the same hours Imao.

Pay goes up to $10-40mm by age 30 lol. I also heard boxing and soccer can pay even more.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jun 30, 2022 - 9:07am

not to mention, ultimate prestige.

Funniest
Jun 30, 2022 - 9:35am
apediuex, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Career mobility is also great I hear. 

Plus if you don't want to work, I was talking with the NBA equivalent of a top bucket analyst (think Iverson/Jr.Smith/McGee), and they said if you don't want to practice (complete deliverables) you don't have to. He's retired now, so things might have changed but another young analyst (Simmons/Holgrem/Banchero) said that you can easily sit out playoffs  (fire drills) with no repercussions.

Jun 30, 2022 - 10:04am
Premia, what's your opinion? Comment below:
adm98

Does anyone have any info on Golden State Warriors as a firm? Specifically as a point guard? Hours, comp, exit opps?

I heard the existing MD is a rainmaker.

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Jun 30, 2022 - 11:19am
apediuex, what's your opinion? Comment below:

It's possible, but you would be looking at G-League opportunities (Regional Boutiques)

WLB is great, my buddy Jimmy F. is over there and he's doing great.

Jun 30, 2022 - 10:51am
NoBrim, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Networking extensively with him and getting intros to people @ the Houston Rockets. Do you believe I have a good shot / is there a possibility I could lateral?

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jun 30, 2022 - 11:17am

Hey, is nba recruiting heavier on behaviorals or technicals? I think I have my technicals down by going thru MJ career highlights 23 times. Any advice on networking? Ppl there seem hard to reach. Been DMing 300+ ppl, even including their wives& secret links but had no success so far. Am i screwed?

Jun 30, 2022 - 3:24pm
Premia, what's your opinion? Comment below:
adm98

If you don't go to a target school you're pretty fucked

Tier 1: Duke

Tier 2: Kentucky, Kansas

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Jun 30, 2022 - 2:15pm
ConfusedGuru, what's your opinion? Comment below:

As a SWE at a fintech in NYC, it's been an extremely rough time for me. I can barely afford clothes, rent, or even food. I wish I had pursued literally any other career, I would even be down to be a retail worker. Didn't realize how puny the salaries were in this field, even after I had to go through such an incredibly grueling interview process :(.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 1, 2022 - 2:00am

can't tell if this is serious among the sea of joke/banter comments

Jul 1, 2022 - 10:45am
IncomingIBDreject, what's your opinion? Comment below:

It is. He recently said he was moving to NYC previously.

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Jun 30, 2022 - 3:00pm
TimesNewMoney, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Professional sports suck compared to collecting an inheritance if you're a trust-fund child. Inheritances can range all the way up to the billions with zero hours of work required. That's like 10x more than professional athletes make for way less hours. 

Dividends on the inheritance can bring in a recurring 3-10% annually immediately lol. I've also heard marrying rich can pay even more.  

Jun 30, 2022 - 3:19pm
BBK1234, what's your opinion? Comment below:

To continue the trend, I expect your follow-up post: "The NBA sucks compared to inheritances if you have wealthy parents"

Jun 30, 2022 - 3:25pm
Premia, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If I get staffed with Kyrie Irving one more fucking time I'm quitting, fuck the money.

Very topical. KD to Heat or Suns IMO. Deal done by next week. Sellside kickoff today.

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 30, 2022 - 4:08pm

KD to the Suns? Clearly your MD is pitching for the sake of pitching. No way that happens.

Jun 30, 2022 - 5:04pm
racist wharton chad, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yeah but in SWE, you have to potential to work with hot (and tanned) women from Berkeley, Stanford and USC, while in the NBA, you'd be working with big black sweaty men, which seems gay to me.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jul 1, 2022 - 2:18am

This is pure cope, just admit SWE is better IB and move on. I'm in IBD myself, at an EB you guys probably drool over, and I wish I did SWE instead (studied STEM at an Ivy). Many of my friends are making VP-level salaries on 30-40 hrs a week only a few years out of college. A buddy from HS made 500k last year--3 years out of college--working 40 hrs a week, and this was as a SWE at a HFT shop, so no startup paper money BS. The future is in tech and tech-adjacent fields, not in formatting powerpoints.

Jul 1, 2022 - 10:47am
IncomingIBDreject, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Pointing at SWE HFT salaries is a poor comparison of SWE vs IB 

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  • Associate 3 in Consulting
Jul 1, 2022 - 9:36am

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