Best Perks

emoney's picture
Rank: Baboon | 140

The long hours and pay can be pretty consistent from firm to firm, but what about the perks.

Some banks have gyms, cafeterias, good deals on sporting events etc.

Comment your firms best perk you think it provides

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Most Helpful
Dec 2, 2019

High blood pressure, so your heart is strong.

  • Prospect in Other
Dec 2, 2019

Would you say IB is not a good career for people who actually have high blood pressure?

Dec 3, 2019

Not a doc but my understanding is sleep deprivation is one of the biggest factors for high blood pressure. If that's the case, hard to imagine a worse career.

Dec 2, 2019

Perks:
My cubicle is really close to the coffee machine so I barely have to walk to get refills of coffee.
The lighting is also really good and resembles natural daylight.
We get free stress-balls and notepads with the company logo.

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Dec 2, 2019

My firm has what's called Education Incentives account. Basically the firm budgets for each employee to pay them to learn anything you want. And i mean literally anything and not even a reasonable/related skills to your job.

I used mine to enroll in cooking class, surfing school, and martial arts (which doesn't count towards your Health/Gym perks but pretty much benefits you the same).

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Dec 3, 2019

is this a BB or smaller firm

Dec 3, 2019

I would consider my firm in the upper echelon of MM

Funniest
Dec 3, 2019

Hello, Mr. RBC.

Get Jiggy With It

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    • 1
Dec 2, 2019

We get tons of drinks and snacks: chocolate milk, coconut water, chips, etc. We also get 1 free toupee in our health plan. But it's only one so I guess might as well wait until you lose all your hair to get it

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Restr
Dec 2, 2019

Severe depression.

Dec 3, 2019

Depends on your firm/team, but sometimes you get good exit opps.

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Dec 3, 2019

Flying first class on west coast trips / long trips
Staying at 4 star+ hotels
Generous travel meal per diem that usually gets spent on booze...

Dec 3, 2019

Did you get any of this at the analyst level?

Dec 3, 2019

No longer in IB but I get to WFH once a week. It is literally the best thing ever

Dec 3, 2019
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