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Sep 11, 2008

which quality of life link do you want?

Sep 11, 2008

Compensation * Hours * Offices * Overall Satisfaction * Selectivity * Training *

Sep 11, 2008

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Sep 11, 2008

Compensation
On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is far below average and 10 is far in excess of industry average, my total compensation is:

RANK
FIRM
SCORE
1 Moelis & Company 8.667
2 Evercore Partners 8.435
3 Houlihan Lokey 8.389
4 William Blair & Company 8.268
5 Goldman Sachs 7.640
6 Merrill Lynch 7.440
7 Cowen and Company LLC 7.250
8 Credit Suisse's Investment Banking Business 6.696
9 Jefferies & Company 6.739
10 UBS Investment Bank 6.708
11 J.P. Morgan Investment Bank 6.691
12 M&T Bank 6.593
13 Lehman Brothers 6.400
14 Wells Fargo 6.378
15 RBC Capital Markets 6.167
16 BMO Capital Markets 6.125
11 Union Bank of California 6.044
18 Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird) 6.000
19 Citi Institutional Clients Group 5.581
20 TD Securities 5.450

Hours
On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 means not at all satisfied and 10 means very satisfied, please rank your satisfaction with the number of hours you spend in the office.

RANK
FIRM
SCORE
1 Wells Fargo 8.010
2 TD Securities 7.917
3 Houlihan Lokey 7.824
4 M&T Bank 7.688
11 Union Bank of California 7.565
6 RSM EquiCo Capital Markets 7.550
7 BB&T Corporation 7.297
8 Cowen and Company, LLC 7.156
9 SunTrust Banks, Inc. 7.117
10 RBC Capital Markets 7.080
11 Lehman Brothers 6.984
12 UBS Investment Bank 6.950
13 Goldman Sachs 6.904
14 Merrill Lynch 6.846
15 Jefferies & Company 6.800
16 Credit Suisse's Investment Banking Business 6.300
17 Moelis & Company 6.636
18 J.P. Morgan Investment Bank 6.603
19 Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird) 6.423
4 William Blair & Company 6.381

Offices
On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is uncomfortable and 10 is ultra-luxurious, in terms of space, comfort, and decor, the offices I work in are:

RANK
FIRM
SCORE
1 William Blair & Company 8.619
2 Houlihan Lokey 8.444
3 UBS Investment Bank 7.565
4 (tie) Evercore Parnters 7.500
4 (tie) Moelis & Company 7.500
6 Lehman Brothers 7.413
11 Union Bank of California 7.364
8 TD Securities 7.208
9 RSM EquiCo Capital Markets 7.025
10 Credit Suisse's Investment Banking Business 6.971
11 Merrill Lynch 6.885
12 Duff & Phelps Corportion 6.882
13 Cowen & Company, LLC 6.781
14 Wells Fargo 6.775
15 RBC Capital Markets 6.739
16 J.P. Morgan Investment Bank 6.655
17 BMO Capital Markets 6.647
18 BB&T Corporation 6.474
19 Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird) 6.269
20 Jefferies & Company 6.250

Selectivity
On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is very easy and 10 is nearly impossible, how easy is it to get hired at your firm?

RANK
FIRM
SCORE
1 Evercore Parnters 8.696
2 Moelis & Company 8.571
3 Houlihan Lokey 8.556
4 UBS Investment Bank 8.500
5 Goldman Sachs 8.294
6 William Blair & Company 8.227
7 Lehman Brothers 8.191
8 J.P. Morgan Investment Bank 8.153
9 RBC Capital Markets 7.962
10 Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird) 7.840
11 Credit Suisse's Investment Banking Business 7.735
12 Merrill Lynch 7.720
13 Citi Institutional Clients Group 7.711
14 Cowen & Company LLC 7.452
15 Jefferies & Company 7.391
16 M&T Bank 7.000
17 Duff & Phelps Corporation 6.969
18 BMO Capital Markets 6.875
19 TD Securities 6.792
20 Wells Fargo 6.789

Training
On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is non-existent and 10 is superior, the training at my firm (both formal and informal) is:

RANK
FIRM
SCORE
1 UBS Investment Bank 9.150
2 J.P. Morgan Investment Bank 9.138
3 BB&T Corporation 9.079
4 Goldman Sachs 9.020
11 Union Bank of California 8.818
6 Credit Suisse's Investment Banking Business 8.781
7(tie) Houlihan Lokey 8.706
7(tie) Moelis & Company 8.706
9 Lehman Brothers 8.694
10 Cowen and Company LLC 8.276
11 Wells Fargo 8.155
12 Merrill Lynch 8.154
13 Jefferies & Company 7.833
14 Citi Institutional Clients Group 7.744
15 Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird) 7.640
16 William Blair & Company 7.600
17 SunTrust Banks, Inc. 7.379
18 BMO Capital Markets 6.667
19 TD Securities 6.542
20 Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. 6.300

Overall Satisfaction
On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is not at all satisfied and 10 is very satisfied, my overall satisfaction with the firm is:

RANK
FIRM
SCORE
1 Moelis & Company 9.450
2 Houlihan Lokey 9.333
3 UBS Investment Bank 9.261
4 Goldman Sachs 9.058
5 Lehman Brothers 8.968
6 Evercore Partners 8.917
7 Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P. 8.900
8 J.P. Morgan Investment Bank 8.862
9 William Blair & Company 8.762
10 Merrill Lynch 8.539
11 Credit Suisse's Investment Banking Business 8.529
12 Jefferies & Company 8.458
13 BB&T Corporation 8.421
14 Wells Fargo 8.356
15 RBC Capital Markets 8.346
11 Union Bank of California 8.286
17 Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird) 8.269
18 Cowen & Company, LLC 8.161
19 TD Securities 7.792
20 M&T Bank 7.515

Sep 12, 2008
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