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0 A word of encouragement and a bit of perspective13mo
0 Thanks WSO: Mid-Career Non-Banking to Top Performer at Top BB13mo
+5 Why was the virtual intern hired?133mo
0 Have you ever stopped to talk to a homeless person?24mo
+14 Extreme Non-Target to NYC HF34mo
+9 Nontarget-> BB IBD216mo
+187 From Homeless to Front Office1576mo
+69 Off The Beaten Path: Commercial Banking to Private Equity (The Non-Traditional Route)546mo
+1 Finance knowledge gained in CMA Part 2 06mo
0 Why do people celebrate mediocrity?1606mo
+4 M&A industry analyst to starting a company in the industry328mo
+67 How I went from 10 rejections to one dream internship this year.348mo
+14 From Non-Target to Threesome229mo
+21 From Depression to Community College to Target School & Beyond299mo
+1 The Regional MBA19mo
+292 Never, ever, ever, give up.11810mo
+30 Non-Target, Sub 3.5 GPA. FT BB IBD3810mo
+41 The Unconventional path to IB/PE (Q&A)2210mo
+26 Finally cut it2910mo
+99 My journey from no-name boutique to PE MF6110mo
+4 Congrats to "My Name is Goldstein"710mo
+58 just wanted to say something111mo
+64 How I got into Banking11111mo
+6 Thank you, WSO - IBD position at second-tier bank 2411mo
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+3 Got my #1 firm!2911mo
+20 Goodbye JC100021, Hello Military_MBA_Banker5111mo
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0 Thank you to all WSO members711mo
+1 Hottest SA- Xenia Tchoumitcheva1911mo
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+2 Thanks, WSO - From non-target to coverage group at a BB 1211mo
+29 Finally an offer! A story of persistence7611mo
0 Non Target to FT PE Advisory and Fundraising - Boutique911mo
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+3 Thank you WSO - Secured my first SA offer 611mo
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0 Can't never did anything 311mo
+2 Thanks to WSO for giving me the edge for this summer1711mo
+11 How to Pass the Series 7 Exam10911mo
+3 VC, A people's business : The Importance of Network Building and not Networking1811mo
+38 The Non-Target Who Didn't Take No For An Answer7311mo
0 Ask Me Anything -- Non Traditional Background2511mo
+27 Non-Target Freshman to Hedge Fund Internship 5311mo
+37 Sincere thank you to the WSO Community6011mo
+10 Accepted an Offer! - How non-targets can "make it"2011mo
+22 What I Learned From Both Getting Dream Job And Then Dumped In One Day3711mo
+1 Losers Can Win811mo
+119 Non-target --> FT Off-Cycle IBD Analyst5011mo
+2 State School-->GS NYC Summer Analyst-->Medical School711mo
+51 Some more truth about BB Ops and how I got out6911mo
+4 My Crazy Success Story! 1611mo
0 Story of sub 2.5 gpa breaking into MC2911mo
+13 Non-Targeted Southern School with No Connections, 2016 Capital Markets Analyst1311mo
+70 Stay positive4911mo
+6 Strange Success Story: from Philosophy Major to the Buy Side in 4 years1211mo
+2 Non Target Freshman to Boutique, How I Did It911mo
+5 Confessions of a Former Pre-Med 111mo
+52 The Road Less Traveled2111mo
+19 Made it to a Bulge Bracket Bank1711mo
+8 Hard Work Does Pay Off611mo
+138 How I turned tragedy into triumph5811mo
+3 What song(s) went through your head as you received notice of your offer? 111mo
+63 If You Want to Learn How to Get a Job on the Street, Read my Story4011mo
+1 From Marketing Intern to Front Office Role111mo
+32 My Story: Extreme non-target to top BB2211mo
+92 Never Give Up - A guide to success even if you're dumb1811mo
+1 How I studied for the Level 1 CFA in 10 days and passed on my first try, coming out of undergrad in finance111mo
+8 The Beauty of A Small Shop - First Full-Time Offer511mo
+71 From College Drop Out to Corporate Banking 4011mo
+13 From No-Name College to Buy-Side Out of Undergrad2711mo
+2 Complete non-target to Buyside Research Associate - Thanks!1011mo
+3 Well deserved thank you to WSO!2111mo
0 Real Life Trolls1011mo
0 International Students and Internships511mo
+44 UG PE Analyst - 2.9 GPA, no internship, non-target4111mo
+15 From almost getting expelled in HS to IB FT.2311mo
+57 A Story of Breaking out of BO/MO Hell2511mo
+1 The Most Unbelievable True Story: From Warehouse Associate in January to FO S&T in March. Buckle In...111mo
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+3 Finally....Thanks WSO2211mo
+2 My success story: military to Big 41411mo
+4 Landed a PE job thanks to WSO!111mo
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Career Advancement Opportunities

April 2021 Investment Banking

  • Lazard Middle Market (= =) 99.6%
  • Evercore (▲01) 99.2%
  • William Blair (▲01) 98.7%
  • Goldman Sachs (▽02) 98.3%
  • PJT Partners (= =) 97.9%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

April 2021 Investment Banking

  • PJT Partners (= =) 99.6%
  • Evercore (= =) 99.1%
  • Lazard Middle Market (▲01) 98.7%
  • William Blair (▽01) 98.3%
  • Rothschild (▲04) 97.9%

Professional Growth Opportunities

April 2021 Investment Banking

  • Lazard Middle Market (= =) 99.6%
  • Evercore (= =) 99.2%
  • Goldman Sachs (= =) 98.7%
  • William Blair (▲01) 98.3%
  • PJT Partners (▽01) 97.9%

Total Avg Compensation

April 2021 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (9) $911
  • Vice President (34) $348
  • Associates (183) $233
  • 2nd Year Analyst (105) $150
  • Intern/Summer Associate (95) $145
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (26) $145
  • 1st Year Analyst (390) $132
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (317) $82