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Apr 25, 2021 - 6:15pm

they are ok and laid back but somewhat unambitious.
I don't think you'll ever have perfect peers.

one guy I work with is like ~47, just wants to do his job and go, no ambition to progress. good banter and attitude but he gets stressed out about trivial things.

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Apr 25, 2021 - 11:27pm

Finance, law attract some of the worst personalities in the white-collar world. Very few careers are filled with so many sociopaths and losers who use their income to justify that they aren't total losers in other facets of life (i.e no hobbies, no meaningful friendships, no positive impact on the world outside of work). 

I'm sure someone who masturbates to the idea of working at KKR is going to monkey shit me, but you are delusional if you disagree with this

Apr 28, 2021 - 5:45am

You missed Tech, which is the worst about this.

Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.
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Apr 26, 2021 - 12:08pm

Yes, I've mostly loved my coworkers. Over the last 10 years, I still maintain close friendships with somewhere around 10 current or former co-workers. Given that most people don't have a lot of close friendships (less than 5?), I feel pretty blessed to have 10 close ones who I worked with at one point. 


Apr 26, 2021 - 2:06pm

Yep! One of the reasons I haven't left IB. Analysts are chill, Associates/VPs are cool and friendly for the most part, and Directors and MDs make me feel like a real part of the team and do seem to care about my development and quality of life.

Apr 28, 2021 - 10:33am

neutral on them. my direct team I enjoy working with but I wouldn't consider us friends. I'm congenial with everyone else and I would say on balance it's pleasant tolerance, rather than "liking" them. definitions matter, so let me expand. if I "like" someone, I would go out of my way to spend my free time with them, including weekends. I'd also share more about myself personally and not always have the professional filter on (may not discuss psychedelics, but other things are fair game). no one at my firm meets that criteria, though I think I'm an anomaly, I am deliberate about keeping my personal life and professional life 100% separate.

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Total Avg Compensation

June 2021 Investment Banking

  • Director/MD (9) $911
  • Vice President (35) $364
  • Associates (202) $234
  • 2nd Year Analyst (114) $151
  • Intern/Summer Associate (97) $145
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (27) $145
  • 1st Year Analyst (419) $131
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (337) $82