Analyst Weekends

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What does your typical weekend look like as an analyst? With protected weekend policies in place for sometime, has more than a couple of hours of work become the exception rather than the norm?

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May 5, 2019

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May 5, 2019

I thought you already were an analyst? ha

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May 5, 2019

"lower BB in IBD"

May 5, 2019

I'm incoming FT -- went through FT recruiting and given how unstructured the process is, offered to help the guy on the last post.

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May 5, 2019

When on a couple of live deals: 12pm - 6pm Saturday, 10:30am - 8pm Sunday
Otherwise: No work Saturday, 3-5 hours on Sunday
Context: First year analyst at an EB in NYC

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May 5, 2019

Evercore? Lol

May 5, 2019

Probably greenhill

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May 5, 2019

def not tobin co

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May 6, 2019

Have you heard anything about their WLB or junior banker initiatives?

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May 5, 2019

1st year at mid tier bank

when its at its worst: Saturday 6 hours, Sunday 12ish hours
usually: 2-4 hours sunday

May 6, 2019

I have protected Saturdays, and they're usually pretty good about respecting that. Generally we're expected to respond to Saturday emails with something like "ok, will handle tomorrow morning" or whatever, but the rule of thumb is that we basically don't have to do anything other than respond to emails. Sundays range from 1 or 2 hours from home to 8 or 9 hours at the office. Average probably ~3.

MM bank

May 6, 2019

This thread summarized everything wrong with banking and finance writ large. Nothing you are working on requires slave like hours on the weekends. Just re-doing endless "models" and slide decks.

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May 7, 2019

This thread seems reasonable

Ppl are saying working even 8 hours each day on the weekend is uncommon

May 6, 2019

I agree with you to a large degree, but I do think there are occasionally things I'm asked to do on the weekend that actually need to be done. Usually when we're in late stages / final diligence / closing of a deal, when there's some sort of deadline on an LOI or term sheet.

I'd say that less than ~25% of the weekend work I do actually needs to be done on the weekend

May 7, 2019

When I was in IBD

BB London - 4/5 hours avg over the course of entire weekend.

At its worst 40 hours over the weekend & at its best no work.. there was no discrimination between Saturday or Sunday

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May 7, 2019

Would you mind PMing that BB?

May 8, 2019

When i was in banking I only worked two Saturdays over my two years (one was Santacon, that sucked)

Worked every Sunday during my first year, most days were 10 AM - 9 PM. My second year, i probably would do 2 Sunday's a month in the office from noon to 6 PM or so.

Was at a BB that had a protected Saturday's policy. NYC.

May 13, 2019

Based on the hours feel like this is Citi lol

May 8, 2019

Negative

May 10, 2019
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