Exposing banks and firms! Feel free to drop names shamelessly
As we know, in the midst of theanalyst survey, toxic WFH abuse and culture, SA 2022 szn and unbelievable feats of ghosting, incompetent HR, cringe congratulatory LinkedIn "summer insight" posts, and diversity kids not knowing is, all of these combine together to form some sinister squall that is investment banking and high finance.
Thought I'd take a moment to let loose and invite everyone to share (IDEALLY BY NAME OF FIRM AND GROUP), some of the worst people and things they've ever seen in their time interfacing with these banks and buyside firms. This forum is all we got, so we need to help and make sure people know what to look out for and what's really going on. Please feel more than welcome to call out toxic individuals by name. If doing so, also feel free to post anonymously to protect your identities.
I'm talking to you, first-year analysts who are getting cooked by your seniors during WFH every day. I'm talking to YOU, college students who prepare so hard, only to get ghosted by HR and left to the wayside, usually where an SEO/MLT kid takes your spot. I'm talking to you, VP who realized a bit too late that he can't make a move to another industry because he's stuck in IB. I'm even talking to YOU, middle class white boy who had no idea that this mess is what his parents meant by "be successful." We all need to expose this industry for what it is. No wonder there's so much brain drain.
Again, please feel free to post anonymously to keep yourselves safe, but let tf loose. This will be helpful for all of us, as it could either:
- Somehow go viral and incentivize people to change (worth a shot, hey)
- Warn people about who and where to look out for.