FINALLY MADE IT!!!!!!!

Just got the call... I am now officially an investment banker!

It's been a long road, but I just received an offer at M&T Bank. I'll be an associate right at the middle of the action at their main headquarters in Buffalo. I cannot wait to work alongside all of the bankers on this forum as we compete against each other for deals.

Best of luck to all of you still looking... trust me, with enough work you will eventually make it as well.

PM if you are also at M&T, would love to get the inside track on bonuses, exit opps, etc.

Comments (56)

Dec 6, 2011 - 10:39pm
bfin, what's your opinion? Comment below:
insight:
investment banker or bank teller?

you dumbass

You sir are an asshole. But thats for your "insight"

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Dec 7, 2011 - 12:57am
oracle, what's your opinion? Comment below:
insight:
models and bottles?

more like buffalo trailer skanks and box wine.

http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l378/L1M3WAV3/1284197717276.jpg

Clever got me this far Then tricky got me in Eye on what i'm after I don't need another friend Smile and drop the cliche 'Till you think I'm listening I take just what I came for Then I'm out the door again
Dec 6, 2011 - 10:49pm
Blank999, what's your opinion? Comment below:

https://www.mtb.com/commercial/investmentbanking/Pages/InvestmentBanking.aspx

Wow, well I guess you haters have egg on your face.

Dec 6, 2011 - 11:05pm
professionalmonkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:
MD8:
This must be a troll post. How do you congratulate someone for getting a shitty non-investment banking offer in Buffalo?

Except it is IB. Sorry he didn't get GS TMT. Guess we can't appreciate his hard work!

Dec 6, 2011 - 10:55pm
insight, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Sorry for being a dick. The whole recruiting cycle just has me down lately. Not getting as many callbacks as I had hoped.

Just out of curiosity, you mind providing your offer details?

Dec 6, 2011 - 10:56pm
Blank999, what's your opinion? Comment below:

1) It obviously is an investment banking offer

2) It is about as shitty as half the posts I see on this site with people going to no name boutiques. At least M&T has a balance sheet.

http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/lbr/current/default.htm

On of the top 25 banks in the country.

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Dec 6, 2011 - 10:57pm
aempirei, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Congrats man! Success stories keep me (and others I'm sure) going.

My name is Nicky, but you can call me Dre.
Dec 6, 2011 - 11:02pm
Flake, what's your opinion? Comment below:

"I'll be an associate right at the middle of the action at their main headquarters in Buffalo. I cannot wait to work alongside all of the bankers on this forum as we compete against each other for deals."

You're fucking delusional. Who talks that way?

Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into SWANSONS.
Dec 6, 2011 - 11:04pm
MBAstudent2012, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Don't know the offer details yet, but I assume it's the "standard M&T deal."

Honestly, given my journey (w/ a 610 GMAT), I was just so excited that I accepted the offer on the spot and didn't ask for details. I think it's a rotational program with all of the major groups. Even if it a low base salary, the cost of living is so cheap in Buffalo that it probably levels out to NYC (especially with a 50%+ bonus!).

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Dec 6, 2011 - 11:11pm
rufiolove, what's your opinion? Comment below:
insight:
610? Jesus...... you'll fight right in with the other tards in Buffalo.

Seriously fuck off... I would never hire a kid like you... What exactly are you bringing to the table here? This guy is obviously excited about his offer and all you're doing is acting like a dick. You don't have an offer do you? At the end of the day he is happy and proud of his accomplishment. People like you try to find the shortcut to making yourself feel better.

There are two ways to have the tallest building in town, either by building yours diligently piece by piece or by tearing down the towers of those around you. You clearly do the latter, and I guarantee a lot of that bitterness comes through in interviews.

Dec 6, 2011 - 11:13pm
Flake, what's your opinion? Comment below:
rufiolove:
insight:
610? Jesus...... you'll fight right in with the other tards in Buffalo.

Seriously fuck off... I would never hire a kid like you... What exactly are you bringing to the table here? This guy is obviously excited about his offer and all you're doing is acting like a dick. You don't have an offer do you? At the end of the day he is happy and proud of his accomplishment. People like you try to find the shortcut to making yourself feel better.

There are two ways to have the tallest building in town, either by building yours diligently piece by piece or by tearing down the towers of those around you. You clearly do the latter, and I guarantee a lot of that bitterness comes through in interviews.

I love that analogy.

Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into SWANSONS.
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Dec 6, 2011 - 11:11pm
rufiolove, what's your opinion? Comment below:
MBAstudent2012:
Just got the call... I am now officially an investment banker!

It's been a long road, but I just received an offer at M&T Bank. I'll be an associate right at the middle of the action at their main headquarters in Buffalo. I cannot wait to work alongside all of the bankers on this forum as we compete against each other for deals.

Best of luck to all of you still looking... trust me, with enough work you will eventually make it as well.

PM if you are also at M&T, would love to get the inside track on bonuses, exit opps, etc.

Congrats on the offer man

Dec 6, 2011 - 11:11pm
Blank999, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Why am I starting to think this is a troll post.

Dec 6, 2011 - 11:13pm
Flake, what's your opinion? Comment below:
ANT:
Why am I starting to think this is a troll post.

That's what I thought, the language he uses is fucking weird.

Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into SWANSONS.
Dec 6, 2011 - 11:16pm
insight, what's your opinion? Comment below:

"That's what I thought, the language he uses is fucking weird." - Flake

It's weird cause the kid is a two bit, non-target, cock jockey. Doesn't know shit for shit.

Dec 6, 2011 - 11:20pm
Flake, what's your opinion? Comment below:
insight:
"That's what I thought, the language he uses is fucking weird." - Flake

It's weird cause the kid is a two bit, non-target, cock jockey. Doesn't know shit for shit.

This guy does sound extremely misinformed and fucking clueless.

Oh and I'm non-target, but I'm cool with your statement.

Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into SWANSONS.
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Dec 6, 2011 - 11:34pm
wolverine19x89, what's your opinion? Comment below:
insight:
"That's what I thought, the language he uses is fucking weird." - Flake

It's weird cause the kid is a two bit, non-target, cock jockey. Doesn't know shit for shit.

you're just getting sad now, brah

Congrats on the offer though... party hardy tonight

If your dreams don't scare you, then they are not big enough. "There are two types of people in this world: People who say they pee in the shower, and dirty fucking liars."-Louis C.K.
Dec 7, 2011 - 12:27am
professionalmonkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:
insight:
"That's what I thought, the language he uses is fucking weird." - Flake

It's weird cause the kid is a two bit, non-target, cock jockey. Doesn't know shit for shit.

Two of my MDs are non targets. I think you just revealed that you don't even have a job yet. Don't talk shit until you do. At that point you might realize it's not worth anything to talk shit.

Dec 6, 2011 - 11:29pm
Nebular, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You got a job in IB? You dumbass. OMG what an idiot lousy post. I hope you die in a fire.

No really wtf is wrong with everyone?

Congrats dude.

Dec 7, 2011 - 12:36am
insight, what's your opinion? Comment below:

"Seriously fuck off... I would never hire a kid like you... What exactly are you bringing to the table here? This guy is obviously excited about his offer and all you're doing is acting like a dick. You don't have an offer do you? At the end of the day he is happy and proud of his accomplishment. People like you try to find the shortcut to making yourself feel better.

There are two ways to have the tallest building in town, either by building yours diligently piece by piece or by tearing down the towers of those around you. You clearly do the latter, and I guarantee a lot of that bitterness comes through in interviews.". - rufiolove

First, why did you have to name yourself after the gayest character in Hook? I mean, even Tinkerbell-love would have been better.

Second, I may not have the tallest building in town, but I definitely have the longest dick. The BSD kind you'll soon be sucking up to. Remember to cup the balls.

Finally, I hope the OP is partying hard on PBR or Naddie Light. That's about all he'll be able to afford on his bank teller salary.

Dec 7, 2011 - 12:58am
Duchess, what's your opinion? Comment below:
insight:
"Seriously fuck off... I would never hire a kid like you... What exactly are you bringing to the table here? This guy is obviously excited about his offer and all you're doing is acting like a dick. You don't have an offer do you? At the end of the day he is happy and proud of his accomplishment. People like you try to find the shortcut to making yourself feel better.

There are two ways to have the tallest building in town, either by building yours diligently piece by piece or by tearing down the towers of those around you. You clearly do the latter, and I guarantee a lot of that bitterness comes through in interviews.". - rufiolove

First, why did you have to name yourself after the gayest character in Hook? I mean, even Tinkerbell-love would have been better.

Second, I may not have the tallest building in town, but I definitely have the longest dick. The BSD kind you'll soon be sucking up to. Remember to cup the balls.

Finally, I hope the OP is partying hard on PBR or Naddie Light. That's about all he'll be able to afford on his bank teller salary.

How fucking sad if your life that you have to give shit to some random dude because he's happy he got a job? Oh, no, it's not in New York! His world is surely ending! Man, I'd rather wind up happy in Buffalo, than a whiny cunt like you in Manhattan anyday.

Dec 7, 2011 - 12:39am
md8, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Congrats on getting an offer, as in an offer that you "may" be able to use as leverage to find a real job.

It's not hate, he just needs to be aware that nobody takes M&T Bank seriously. I'm pretty sure this is not pure investment banking, especially in Buffalo.

Yes, it's great to have an offer. But let's be honest here... try to remain objective and not lead him into a fake IBD position... it's difficult to hear sometimes but I don't see much evidence to the contrary.

Dec 7, 2011 - 12:44am
professionalmonkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:
MD8:
Congrats on getting an offer, as in an offer that you "may" be able to use as leverage to find a real job.

It's not hate, he just needs to be aware that nobody takes M&T Bank seriously. I'm pretty sure this is not pure investment banking, especially in Buffalo.

Yes, it's great to have an offer. But let's be honest here... try to remain objective and not lead him into a fake IBD position... it's difficult to hear sometimes but I don't see much evidence to the contrary.

Have you ever considered that some people aren't chasing prestige, highest pay, etc.? Maybe he has a nontraditional background or different values than most of us. If he seriously has a 610 GMAT and made it into any IB, I congratulate him.

Dec 7, 2011 - 12:45am
md8, what's your opinion? Comment below:
professionalmonkey:
Can a mod take care of this trash?

One of the main benefits of this forum is for people to receive advice. I think as long as people remain objective this thread is completely justified.

Honestly, he should not be misled by people just saying congratulations when he is making one of the biggest decisions of his life. Not sure why you would need someone to "moderate" it at this point.

Dec 7, 2011 - 12:53am
professionalmonkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:
MD8:
professionalmonkey:
Can a mod take care of this trash?

One of the main benefits of this forum is for people to receive advice. I think as long as people remain objective this thread is completely justified.

Honestly, he should not be misled by people just saying congratulations when he is making one of the biggest decisions of his life. Not sure why you would need someone to "moderate" it at this point.

I was referring to insight's trash.

Dec 7, 2011 - 12:49am
nonTargetChimp, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Why the fuck do I think that OP and that insight guy are just one person (look at the banana counts) who somehow came up with a twisted idea of posting a clusterfuck of a troll post ?

Nobody wants to work for it anymore. There's no honor in taking the after school job at Mickey D's. Honor's in the dollar, kid.
Dec 7, 2011 - 12:52am
Flake, what's your opinion? Comment below:

What MD8 said makes a ton of sense to me.

Also agree that this could be one badass troll post if OP and insight are one person.

Under my tutelage, you will grow from boys to men. From men into gladiators. And from gladiators into SWANSONS.
Dec 7, 2011 - 1:00am
Blank999, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I think this is a troll or possibly a smear post. Regardless, M&T is about a bullshit as any number of boutique banks out there. As I mentioned before, M&T is a large and growing bank.

Also, people shitting on Buffalo is retarded. It is just as crappy as countless smaller cities with a financial sector. This dude isn't coming on here comparing his offer to GS or anything in NYC. He is simply happy he has a job at a bank.

The level of hate is fucking pathetic if you ask me. The thought that people would be working on the street and taking time to anonymously crap on this guy is even more pathetic than his Buffalo job.

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Dec 7, 2011 - 8:35am
rufiolove, what's your opinion? Comment below:
ANT:
I think this is a troll or possibly a smear post. Regardless, M&T is about a bullshit as any number of boutique banks out there. As I mentioned before, M&T is a large and growing bank.

Also, people shitting on Buffalo is retarded. It is just as crappy as countless smaller cities with a financial sector. This dude isn't coming on here comparing his offer to GS or anything in NYC. He is simply happy he has a job at a bank.

The level of hate is fucking pathetic if you ask me. The thought that people would be working on the street and taking time to anonymously crap on this guy is even more pathetic than his Buffalo job.

Couldn't agree more Ant... I just don't find any fulfillment in trying to ruin someone else's excitement. Is it hurting any of them? No. As for insight, he's just a clown that's obviously lashing out because he likely comes across as an entitled prick in interviews and thus no one wants to spend 16 hours a day listening to his bullshit.

Dec 7, 2011 - 1:01am
Blank999, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Fucking Warren Buffet owns a chunk of M&T also.

It also looks like some of their capital markets operations are out of Baltimore which makes sense considering their recent acquisition.

Dec 7, 2011 - 1:08am
wolverine19x89, what's your opinion? Comment below:

^^ exactly... the guy got a fucking job, that's something to congratulate ANYBODY about. It's threads like these that make me wonder whether or not I'd actually like to work with investment bankers if this is what they're really like. (I'm gonna guess that they're not)

And I agree with the comment stating how ironic it is that insight's talking shit when he doesn't even have a job... somebody needs to fill out more applications and get off of wso. As far as I'm concerned, if anybody should be talking shit, it should be the guy with the offer.

It does seem like insight's the same guy though. If not, then what I said stands.

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Dec 7, 2011 - 4:28am
Winnfield, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Congratulations!

The truth is you're the weak. And I'm the tyranny of evil men. But I'm tryin', Ringo. I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.
Dec 7, 2011 - 5:12am
TheUndergrad, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Haha this is good stuff, cant stop laughing at you monkeys. First..from a bit more mature side, you got ft at a bank, supposedly IB, congrats..now fucking act like it. And I don't get rest of you getting on his side, yeah he got a job...in a shitty economy, good for him. But have you seen this kid in real life? If you have you know the type, concerned more with telling everyone he made it to the big leagues than actually doing his god Damn job. Oh and wait till he has his first drink tonight, IM IB BITCH...VIP TABLE FOR ME. Point is, congrats on getting the job but as long as you talk like that...you're a joke, I don't care who you work for, especially M&T.If I were you, Id ask for my money back from you MBA...because your swag and 610...calling it B.A is a stretch.

Dec 7, 2011 - 5:18am
TonyPerkis, what's your opinion? Comment below:

TheUndergrad is a pussy...

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk
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