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Career Advancement Opportunities

December 2021 Investment Banking

  • Lazard Middle Market (= =) 99.6%
  • Evercore (= =) 99.3%
  • Robert W. Baird & Co. (▲03) 98.9%
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch (▲03) 98.6%
  • PJT Partners (▽01) 98.2%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

December 2021 Consulting

  • Bain & Company 99.4%
  • Cornerstone Research 98.8%
  • McKinsey and Co 98.1%
  • Boston Consulting Group (BCG) 97.5%
  • Oliver Wyman 96.9%

Professional Growth Opportunities

December 2021 Investment Banking

  • Robert W. Baird & Co. (▲04) 99.6%
  • Lazard Middle Market (▽01) 99.3%
  • Evercore (▽01) 98.9%
  • PJT Partners (= =) 98.6%
  • William Blair (▲04) 98.2%

Total Avg Compensation

December 2021 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (10) $853
  • Vice President (40) $360
  • Associates (237) $235
  • 2nd Year Analyst (146) $155
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (34) $154
  • Intern/Summer Associate (107) $146
  • 1st Year Analyst (516) $136
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (397) $84