Thoughts now that we’re getting close to end of internships?

Hey everyone, now that most of us SAs have 2/3 weeks left in our summer internships, what is everyone thinking? Do you think you'll be asked to come back or do you even want to come back if asked? Was the internship what you expected it would be? Just really any reflections tbh.

Personally, I had a better time than I thought I would. I'm at an MM and got to work on stuff and submit deliverables that made it in front of clients, rather than doing menial internal shit all summer (though that still needed to be done as well). While I feel pretty confident that I'll get a return offer and I would want to come back to my group, I'm also pretty fucking tired lol. So as I sit here procrastinating on a Sunday, instead of doing work like I should be, I wanted to see what everyone else's thoughts were.

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  • Summer Associate in IB - Gen
6mo 

I don't want to come back. I don't want to work every weekend and past midnight. I have no complaints about the people or company, but this job just isn't for me. I'd like an offer but I don't think I would accept.

  • Research Analyst in AM - Other
6mo 

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  • Intern in IB - Cov
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  • Associate 1 in IB-M&A
6mo 

Was it just the late hours or other things?

  • Intern in IB - Cov
6mo 

Same spot, my team and culture is amazing, just that this job isn't for me.

1) I wanna be able to WFH

2) I don't want to stay up late every night

3) I'd like to do real work instead of aligning PowerPoints and creating excel graphs

I was told I'd be getting a return offer, don't think I'm gonna accept it.

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
6mo 

It pisses me off so much that banks won't let people wfh. First of all, I don't give a shit about in person mentorship and camaraderie and all the other boomer excuses why we have to be in office. This job can be done as efficiently, if not more, at home. Morale would certainly improve. Also the commute is just so trash. Spending 30 mins on a hot subway then waiting 15 min for an Uber and wasting hours of a day is just so demoralizing. I get banking is all about inefficient processes but damn.

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  • Intern in IB - Cov
6mo 

Such a weenie. Banking is just not for you lmao. Go work in tech if you rlly want the wfh, jerking off alone type of shit

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rickle, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The commute thing is about being an adult. This is what adults do. It's not just because that's what others have had to do. It's because that's how the company wants to operate. They don't exist to appease you, it's quite the other way around. This may be the first time in your life you've had to deal with that (or not).

Re - the not caring about mentoring, camaraderie, etc. Again, this isn't about you. THEY want to see you in the office. THEY want to know if you're the right rock for THEM to invest in. THEY want to see if they can picture a future leadership / client facing role with you. Otherwise, you are a meaningless cog in their wheel and not a good fit for either of you. 

Sorry to be so blunt but this is reality. As a senior person, I would have zero interest in hiring someone who didn't want to be an active part of the team. If the team is in the office, so are you,..or you're not part of the team.

Wonder when the lawsuits will start re X not getting promoted or being treated differently when they were WFH!

  • Intern in IB - Cov
6mo 

TBH bro Idk. Wanted to do PE but it's just as many hours.

Might become a Real Estate bro, still clear 6 figures and have a good WLB, just take a ~35% paycut

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remom11303, what's your opinion? Comment below:

grow up and drop the pretense over what real work is

  • Intern in PE - LBOs
6mo 

Love my team and honestly had a great experience and exposure but I probably won't be accepting my return offer. It's too hard to justify the downsides of this job given other options. I also only worked on client facing staffings but that didn't prevent the day to day from feeling extremely repetitive and menial to me, can't imagine having to endure this for two years.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
6mo 

I mean on the one hand this job blows but on the other hand I'm not creative to figure something else to do this late

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  • Intern in PE - LBOs
6mo 

What are you too late for? Could be wrong but besides some buy side firms I can't think of any industry or company that has already closed apps

  • Intern in IB - Gen
6mo 

I'm out. I cannot do this for two years. Banks have such antiquated views on WFH and culture in general and it's just not for me. Call me a pussy or whatever else you want, but honestly the pay is simply just not good enough for what you have to sacrifice. I don't want to be fat, depressed, and lose touch with close relationships. Also hate the fact that I will have to move to NYC and commute 5 days a week when seniors are rarely in office. I'm starting to look at fully remote or at least flexible roles for when I graduate. Best of luck to all of you sticking it out though. I guess its better that some of us figured out this isn't the right path now rather than later.

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  • Analyst 2 in IA
5mo 

There are opportunities in Houston, Charlotte, elsewhere than NYC

Banking is a people business. The actual analytics, Evalueserve is doing more and more of that these days, so work from home will soon be work from India EXCEPT for the people skills, which sure there are occasions you can work from home but in my opinion, you can't really have teamwork and client relations without face to face. You're welcome to disagree - I just have never seen this work effectively

  • Intern in IB - Gen
6mo 

Damn these responses are really discouraging as a rising sophomore intending to recruit. Not that the realities of this job come as news to me, but has anyone had a genuinely positive experience? Or I guess do any pros outweigh the cons? Also, if you do intend to go into something else after graduation, what are some of y'all exploring?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
6mo 

Literally anything else lol. NYC is so expensive and materialistic and dirty and I just don't want to live here at all. Coupled with the fact that my banking experience was bad, willing to do just about anything else.

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
6mo 

Where r u from originally if you don't mind me asking

  • Intern in IB-M&A
6mo 

I honestly really enjoyed my experience and found the work to be more interesting than I thought I would. I understand how the hours can get old after a while but to me doing this for at least two years is a no brainer considering the doors it opens. Also really enjoy living in NYC 

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mergelord11, what's your opinion? Comment below:

some of these responses are concerning.

I wonder, for those of you saying this isn't worth it, have you had a professional internship prior this one? What are your salary expectations? Have you considered that many jobs outside of IB pay MAYBE half the comp? 

Yes, IB is tough and demanding - sacrifices will be made. But be careful to consider the alternative. 80 hours a week making 150-200k as a 21 year old, with a sharp career trajectory, or 40 hours a week for 60k, with a much less impressive earnings trajectory. 

Yes, there are other alternatives to IB that pay well, but they are very few and far between. In 5 years, the two paths could be 1. 250-350k comp on 70 hours a week 2. 80k comp on 45 hours. Dont even get me started on 5 more years after that. 

I know I'm biased, but I don't want you guys regretting the loss of a real opportunity 

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  • Intern in IB - Cov
6mo 
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  • Associate 1 in IB - Cov
5mo 

$130k isn't going to cut it when you're 27 in NYC if you want to save material money and retire one day

  • Intern in IB - Gen
6mo 

"A real opportunity" lol. Yeah sure, but for me the comp is just not worth it. Yeah it's great money, but it's not fuck you rich,and you have to do it for multiple years to have it actually be material. To me, it's not worth my 20s slaving away in a city I don't really like just to be an "investment banker". The world is a different place now man. People wfh and have way more flexibility. I'd gladly sacrifice comp to have more freedom. Just my thought. Banking isn't for me.

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mergelord11, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Have you tried WFH before? If so, for how long? 

Many people that have done it for over 6 months will tell you its excruciatingly unsatisfying, inefficient, and leads to the decaying of ones entire skillset. I'm not saying you should never WFH, but it is not nearly as good as it sounds to someone accepting a job offer. Your home becomes your office, in all the wrong ways. Just imagine having kids,pets, etc., and an MD is breathing down your neck over the phone demanding turns immediately. 

Yes, NYC blows. Get out of there. Take a job there, work 6 months, and move to a somewhat smaller, cheaper city thats been discussed on this forum before (Charlotte, Houston, Atlanta). 

Freedom...sacrifice money to have more freedom you say....my advice is, and you dont need to take it, money is freedom, especially now when the economy is on a dark path. 

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MrBarelyComprehensible, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The people above you seem to have been summer associates (i.e. closer to 30 and most likely with a family). There are different priorities at 21 vs. 30.

  • Intern in PE - LBOs
6mo 

There's nothing indicating the above are MBAs, my comment was for SA

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nycmadison, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You're presenting a completely false dichotomy here. Anyone with an IB internship can easily get a corporate finance job starting around $80k and getting up to $120k after 2-3 years. That's exactly what I did. I work 40-50 hours per week. 

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Jisaact, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This post is hopelessly out of date.

You can make 250-450k comp in tech on a 40 hour week. 

Man, all you old timers totally Stockholm-syndromed need to wake up to the possibilities of the 21st century - there's more money in engineering than IB these days. You can even make seven-eight figures if you pick the right start up and get lucky with your options.

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mergelord11, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Im not what you would consider an old timer. Im just someone that has worked long enough to see both sides of the WFH and in-the-office approach. sure, employees can benefit from the occasional friday WFH, but you cannot come into any serious business and not be involved inside of the physical office without having a severe dip in production and professional development. 

When the economy fully turns, and we see layoffs, you really think people want to employ people working from their homes? 

6mo 
rabbit, what's your opinion? Comment below:

For all of you coming to the conclusion that banking isn't for you, genuinely curious as to why you gave it a shot in the first place. The reason I ask is it's not a secret that the hours are brutal, you are completely disposable and the work at summer level is basically data collection and formatting. 

Would love to hear thoughts. Not trying to knock anyone, at least you have the self awareness to realize this isn't for you versus so many I know who went down the path and are both miserable and insufferable.

  • Intern in IB - Cov
6mo 
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  • Intern in IB - Gen
6mo 

I felt as though I was in too deep with the whole banking thing and needed to go through with it. I've been telling myself since I was 17 that this is what I wanted to do like an ignorant schoolboy, without actually knowing what banking was or what it entailed. Make fun of me all you want, I know. Such a WSO dumbass right? Couple that with the fact that jobs are pretty different now vs pre-covid, (wfh, flexibility, etc.) I know banking just ain't it for me. Pretty sure me and half my SA class came to realization that banking sucks ass and isn't worth it for us when we can go make good (not banking good, but still respectable) amounts of money and work half the hours while at home.

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Deal Team Six, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Came to a very similar conclusion, don't beat yourself up over it. I have no doubt you will find something else that you enjoy more, I know I did. Despite the fact that it isnt advertised on WSO, it is very normal to go all in on something and then discover it isnt for you. Also, despite what many are saying, there is absolutely nothing wrong with leaving IBD behind. Many of my best friends are in banking, many decided it wasnt for them. Different strokes for different folks. 

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
6mo 

I think a lot of these kids are riding off of a very easy lifestyle in school / sophomore year internship with COVID during the last 2 years and were hit hard with how IB operates and its resistance to improve WLB, not saying they're wrong but a potential answer

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  • Prospect in AM - Equities
6mo 

Also interning at a BB IB. I think 95% of the seniors I talked to are losers. Seeing people over the age of 25 and not leaving the office until midnight makes me lose all respect for them. Am also not accepting the return offer. Thinking of going HF. IB as a whole is on a downward trend and will be seen just slightly above Big 4 accounting in ten years-that's my view

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  • Associate 1 in PE - Other
6mo 

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  • Associate 1 in IB - Cov
5mo 

I feel sorry for how naive you are because I used to think the same way. I'm 27 years old and made over $450k last year. Yes, that won't continue this year, but on my current trajectory, I will be very comfortable and retire at a reasonable age. You aren't realizing how powerful it can be from a compounding interest perspective what you can do by saving and investing six figures annually. I am telling you there are not many jobs with this type of compensation out there. If you don't care about that then it is fine but understand there are not many roles that pay people less than 30 years old a half million per year. 

Investment banking will never be big 4 accounting, that is just flat out wrong. It will continue to be a career path that pays significantly more than others. You guys here are hung up on these tech jobs that aren't exactly plentiful for someone who doesn't have a top CS degree and also pays most of the comp in RSUs etc and the share prices are very volatile (see: last six months of tech sector).

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Goya Beans, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Finding out what you don't want to do is as important as finding out what you do. All the posters who criticize you guys for "oh didn't you know the hours were going to be bad" or "there's a reason you get paid so much" make me doubt if they every did an analyst stint in IB themselves.

Talking the talk and walking the walk are too very different things, and I respect that you guys can admit to yourselves that you're not "that guy" and are brave enough to look for something that will make you happy. Good luck.

To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.

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rickle, what's your opinion? Comment below:

100% this!

Banking is not for everyone. In fact I would gather it's not for most people. Many ways you can make great money without the hours / culture.

On the other hand, don't let 2 yrs of menial work discourage you. Essentially every entry level job is going to have a lot of that. Someone has to do it so it's generally the newbies. That won't differ that much per industry.

If you like the idea of being a "capital partner" to corps and building relationships, consider corporate/ commercial banking. Still really good pay but way less hours. There's also Private Banking and Asset Mgmt. They all pay well with far fewer hours. 

For those of you who are thinking "I'll grind it out for two yrs and move to PE and it will get easier ..." I t won't get easier for a loooong time. Have friends who are Partners at PE shops. They actually still grind it out but until they became Partners, they were putting in serious hours. Yes they make a ton now and occasionally get the awesome carry but don't think it's easy to get there. Money alone won't be the motivator. What you'll find is once you make enough, you won't be willing to do a lot of things in order to make more. You need a different motivation. Actually liking what you do is critical or you'll run out of gas. Again, look beyond the early days grunt work. That's not a good judge but ask yourself do you really want to be doing this for x yrs? A lot of you will conclude the answer is no.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
6mo 

Team is great, my mentor seems consistently depressed/exhausted and it affects how I feel about the job too

I really want to work from home, I dislike facetime culture and being in a cubicle for 80+ hours/week

I was initially interested in the concept of career banking, but I'm really having second thoughts

The city I'm interning in, and will get a return offer for, doesn't feel like a good fit for me

I'm on track to get a return offer, will probably accept because I don't know what else I'd rather do anyways

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iaskquestions, what's your opinion? Comment below:

A lot of SAs here seem to be pivoting away from IB after their internships. To those of you that apply, where are you going to go? What advice do you have for me who is currently looking for junior summer internships?

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anonymous_101, what's your opinion? Comment below:

My advice would be to try it out as a summer analyst. I was also a summer analyst at a BB and got a return offer, but I will not be accepting. To be fair, I didn't have a good reason for going into banking other than money and prestige. I tried it out, realized it wasn't for me, and will be switching industries to find what I really want to do.

If you're going to pursue banking, make sure you actually have an interest in it. Working 60+ hours a week in a job you aren't at least remotely interested in will be torture. It is better that you find out if it is the right fit for you through an internship than a full-time job. Good luck!

  • Intern in S&T - Comm
6mo 

I'm in trading but will post anyways. I basically was just a data scientist this summer - no real exposure to trading which is what I truly want to be in. Went well I believe, and am hoping for a return offer for next summer (quite an unstructured intern program). Looking to hopefully move to another product (crude to natty or power). Don't really want to start a career in crude now then have to pivot when I'm 50 or 60. I'd love to shadow some traders next year and have smaller term projects that somewhat align with trading, not just fucking around with models. I do love being on the trading floor - bigger sense of community than cubicles. Got thrown in with market analysis though and sit far away from traders, didn't network as much as I should've. I'd be happy at the same shop again (major), but would love to get something at a prop shop.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
6mo 

My mentor this summer never has time to even grab a coffee with me. We met up once and he was depressed, said he'd been up since 4am. That's when I knew this wasn't for me. Legit couldn't make 15 mins to grab a coffee

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
6mo 

This has been my experience as first year, I want to spend time with my interns and mentor but just constant pitching and capacity issues in my group

  • Associate 2 in IB - Cov
5mo 

can confirm, am depressed busy mentor

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Matchstick, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The lower the return rate, the more banks will have to pay up for junior talent, which should bump everyone from analyst to MD. Frankly I'm skeptical of folks saying they won't be returning. Last year's class had a very high return rate. Don't expect much deviation this year.

  • Intern in IB - Cov
6mo 

I'm at a MM and have been loving every second of it (despite there being sometimes more dull and menial tasks). Overall I think I have learned a ton about the industry and am miles ahead of where I was at the start of the summer. While yes, the hours are long and everything you hear about the social life aspect of the job does blow…. the group culture in the office is great and I don't mind the work since I like banking. Like OP I have been given more work that gets put in front of clients which I think is cool. One benefit of not being at a BB I think is that they give you more responsibility earlier on (thrown into the fire or whatever you wanna call it.) I am very optimistic about getting a return and I would take it in a heartbeat. My POV is you just gotta roll with the punches and grind through the more menial and brain numbing tasks. There will always be something coming that's more stimulating and exciting, and there will always come a chill week hours wise.

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  • Associate 1 in IB-M&A
6mo 

Very interesting seeing the transition of working attitudes in the newer generation. It's been brewing for some time but I feel like we're at an inception point now where banks are going to have change massively in terms of culture to keep attracting new talent. I see absolutely nothing wrong with graduates wanting more WLB and not choosing banking, good for you guys. Hopefully, means that those of us in the industry will start getting compensated even higher as banks try and retain talent lmao 

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stressisthespiceoflife, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Find a banking job (or some other role for that matter) where you can work hybrid. Hybrid work is truly the best of both worlds, been doing it for a year now and I feel like I get all the benefits of being in office (made a lot of friends, office camaraderie, learning things is easier in person, etc.) but I still get to wfh twice a week and get a way more relaxed schedule, plus I can sleep in on those days.

In general I think fully remote and fully in office both kind of suck. You're sacrificing a lot either way.

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  • Associate 2 in IB - Cov
5mo 

I'm seeing the new crop of energetic youthful interns and honestly, they have no idea what they are getting themselves into.  I want to grab them all and tell them to NOT DO IT.  I have seen IB change so many people in shells of themselves who have had to quit to just decompress and mentally recover.

What's worse, is that all the "target" school kids I think know the deal.  We can barely get them to come interview now.  Most our interns this summer are from random state schools and they SO BADLY want to BREAK IN.  I don't blame them; if you are the kid from university of Iowa that breaks into a BB top group, it must feel like you are conquering the world.  Unfortunately, you are just joining a dying industry that's resistant to change, stagnant on pay, and light years worse culture wise than tech (with lower pay).  It will take a few years for all these non target kids to get it - then the real recruiting pain starts.

I thought COVID would revolutionize banking work like balance, but we are back to normal at my BB.  It's like it never happened.

And yes, actively interviewing to leave the industry.

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  • Associate 2 in IB - Cov
5mo 

Really?

-Pay not as high as pre 2008 (not even adjusting for inflation...dollar to dollar!)

-All press negative about culture - stuff like "this is worse than foster care" hitting the WSJ about GS (compare this to top tech companies with amazing perks, free everything, and not working past 8pm on the reg)

-horrible retention / super hot lateral market because everyone is leaving the industry

-recruiting interest at target schools is noticeably lacking.  In the 1980s, 90s, and early 2000's HBS MBA grads were going into IB by the droves.   Now....you are made fun of for going IB.   It's all Notre Dame, Cornell, and Georgetown for MBA recruiting these days feels like (if even that high..).  Don't believe me, go ask top students at Yale, Harvard, Princeton how excited they are at joining IB.  You'd get a much different answer than even 10 years ago.

-MD pay is WAAAY down (already noted above but merits mentioning again).  Being an MD in IB used to be a big deal.  Now most barely clear 1 million and there's a ton of deferred comp.  With housing prices, tuition costs, and overall inflation, the dreams of being an MD and buying a hamptons home are gone.   Making MD now is basically a "welcome to being able to finally buy a tiny 3 bedroom apartment in UWS and having to save for retirement like everyone else" type promotion.    Seriously, go ask your new MDs where they live and what cars they drive (not that impressive). 

With NY state tax, nyc income tax, the stock deferments on bonuses, I seriously doubt on an all cash basis an MD makes over 500k a year net taxes.  Add in their insane housing costs for a seriously average 3 bed in UWS, private school for 2-3 kids (since public schools blow here), they absolutely have to grind a decade plus to even think of retiring.  And if they don't bring in deals they are CANNED (horrible job security).  Thus they likely more frugal than you think in case they get fired.

Not saying they aren't doing well, but I'd liken it to being an average dentist or something in Ohio (and the dentist has WAY more job security and autonomy).

I could go on and on.   It's dying.

  • Intern in IB - Cov
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  • Intern in IB - Gen
5mo 

Not for me. Funny, I got into because I was only ever around people who kept hyping up the 'grind' and acted like this was the only career worth looking at in finance, but none of them even made it in.

I spoke to someone who gave me an excellent referral for F500 Corp Dev (60-65% of IB pay) and excellent hours at the firm (also they're hiring analysts straight out of undergrad/masters), and am also interning at an investment research family office over the semester to give me the option to pivot into equity research and analysis instead. 

I think corporate banking also sounds nice, plus I'd get to travel the world. I feel like my internship and research/interview prep and networking was still a success. Realized that I don't value sacrificing my entire family and social life for more money.

No way I am going to completely separate from my family who gave it their all to raise me and spend some of the most valuable years never being able to even visit them. 

  • Intern in IB-M&A
5mo 

Like my bank and want to return. I think I will get an offer but idk. My mid-point review did not have any indication they wanted to axe me. They would have given me a warning or something if they were leaning against me right? Just feel paranoid…

  • Analyst 2 in IA
5mo 

If you guys and gals decided it's not for you, best of luck on whatever is next. I don't mean that in a snarky fashion. If this isn't for you, better to find out now than later.

I'll just say this. For the last 10 years, all those stories of tech companies with outsized salaries and cushy lifestyles were fueled by central bank ZIRP and abundant capital. I'd take an offer in hand right now if you have one, going into a potential recession. I think a lot of people have forgotten just how bad 2008 was

  • Intern in IB - PubFin
5mo 

It's been an interesting experience at my buyside firm. The daily work is fine and everyone is very kind, but some parts of the culture just aren't for me. Confident I'll be asked to return but thinking about other buyside shops in the same region that have my preferred sector focus, or even a return to the sell-side for ~1 year (not IB, though).

  • Intern in IB - Cov
5mo 

Currently writing this right now as I wait for my Uber leaving the office at 1:30am at a BB regional office. While I'm grateful that I got a solid brand name under my resume, I don't think I'll be returning here because of pretty toxic and brutal culture. Maybe I would've stayed in banking if I was in a better group culturally but I also realized I was only doing IB because all my other high achieving peers were doing it. I learned a lot of valuable life lessons this summer though which was nice.

I'm pretty dissatisfied with my experience but would've done it all over again. It really taught me what I should really value in life. Thought for the longest I would value money, career advancement etc but it simply isn't worth the physical and especially mental toll this job has taken on me. Gotta be honest with myself if I can't even stand the internship, no way in hell I would make it through ft. I also have no interest in PE/HF/VC so I don't see a point of me staying in IB. While it's kinda scary to recruit again, I would rather much take my chances than return to this group (yea it's that bad lol)

Anyways, the next hardo can take my spot haha. I still want to stay somewhere in finance though just not in IB. Don't mind taking a pay cut since I'll graduate with no debt / obligations. For everyone deciding to stay, good luck and hope you guys make it through the other end!

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rickle, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You have a very refreshing self awareness which is great! I would package your experience, especially the non interest in 'PE/HF/VC so why bother' as you didn't want to go through the motions. You tried it and it wasn't for you. Use that in your future interviews where you're looking for a position in a field that truly does interest you. They'll appreciate it as long as you're sincere. When one of my kids was going through recruiting (AM), he did a lot of networking. Lots of those chats revealed the counterparty loved their firm and specifically loved the fact that it wasn't IB hours and culture. Painted a picture for him that he used on his interview rounds and that came off as quite refreshing as fit is important. Of course don't make it about not wanting to work hard. The reality check he saw was so many of these contacts told him they never wanted banking or they came from banking as soon as they could get out. Still a great living and career track. Just find something you are really interested in for what it is, not to satisfy other's perceptions. Lots of ways to make a ton of money out there and several that will lead to way more than 99% of the bankers ever make. You have to want it to get there.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
5mo 

What city if u don't mind? 

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stephenhenry91, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I don't intend to return. I do not wish to work every weekend or till the early hours. I have no issues with the staff or the business, but this position is not right for me. Although I would appreciate a proposal, I doubt I would accept.

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freshman trying to figure it out, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Interning at a small hedge fund before my first year of college, it was a good experience, definitely worth it, even though the pay wasn't good. It really opened my eyes to the fact that most finance work isn't the really cool flashy wolf of Wall Street stuff I thought it was just a lot of drudgery. Probably wouldn't come back next summer just because I'd prefer to get a slightly more prestigious brand named place on my resume for when the serious junior summer recruiting comes around. Still all and all very glad with how it turned out

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
5mo 

Top BB group. Really enjoyed it, great culture, would come back. Out of curiosity are people on here mostly from target or non-target schools?

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January 2023 Investment Banking

  • Lazard Freres (+ +) 99.5%
  • Jefferies & Company (▽01) 99.1%
  • Lincoln International (▽01) 98.6%
  • Financial Technology Partners (▽01) 98.1%
  • William Blair (▲08) 97.7%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

January 2023 Investment Banking

  • Canaccord Genuity (▲04) 99.5%
  • William Blair (▲04) 99.0%
  • Lincoln International (▲09) 98.6%
  • Jefferies & Company (▲06) 98.1%
  • Financial Technology Partners (▲09) 97.6%

Professional Growth Opportunities

January 2023 Investment Banking

  • Financial Technology Partners (▲10) 99.5%
  • Lazard Freres (▲17) 99.1%
  • Lincoln International (= =) 98.6%
  • Jefferies & Company (▽03) 98.1%
  • William Blair (▲01) 97.7%

Total Avg Compensation

January 2023 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (6) $592
  • Vice President (23) $401
  • Associates (133) $262
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (9) $194
  • 2nd Year Analyst (80) $172
  • 1st Year Analyst (257) $171
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