IB - Houston Bonus Thread

Would be interested to know how the bonuses are turning out to be in Houston this year given all the events that have occurred. 

An answer in the following template would be much appreciated:

Position: Ex. AN1

Bank: MM/BB/EB

Bucket: Top/Mid/Bottom



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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Cov
Jan 9, 2021 - 3:30am


Received 10k base increase heading into second year, hopefully slight bump in bonus - but people are saying 2021 cycle is where the covid effect will hit harder so not holding breath. Still working a ton of hours on "live" deals, none will happen

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jan 9, 2021 - 2:26pm

are they saying the 2021 cycle will see a worse effect because the debt walls of the companies have just been pushed back and not eliminated?

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Jan 9, 2021 - 3:20pm

That's a good thing for banks- kick the can down the road and get paid for the new notes and tendering the old ones. In low interest rate environment banks (mine including) have cleaned up in the debt capital markets. I think the sentiment with 2021 being worse is because we pay bonuses for analysts on a June cycle, so when we got paid our bonus last year covid was really only a factor for about 2 months beforehand - this June it will have been a full year of covid-induced cost reductions for lots of banks

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  • Incoming Analyst in IB-M&A
Oct 8, 2021 - 2:28am

Extremely fratty is how I would describe it. Interacted with a few folks from there recently and that group is the definition of work hard and party harder. Apparently they passed around smelling salts for the interns this past summer lol. Also have heard about rampant use of drugs in the office.

Having said, the President/co founder is Skip McGee who is right up there amongst some of the best Energy bankers ever. The got some pretty cool mandates through their partnership with Rothschild for rx mandates.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Oct 8, 2021 - 3:06pm

can someone elaborate on how bad EVR Houston is (comp obviously good / above street) but have heard culture has gotten brutal and all 2nd year analysts left 

Oct 8, 2021 - 3:10pm

Nearly every analyst has left including 1st and 2nd years.  They are in dire need of juniors.  Pay is well above street.  Depending on the group, expect 20 hour work days during the week, but decent weekends.  They recruit solid guys, but they're poached within 8 months.

  • Associate 3 in IB-M&A
Oct 11, 2021 - 7:01pm

A lot of those exits have been to pretty average places, so you're not even getting a great job on the other side. Would steer clear

  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
Nov 30, 2021 - 4:17pm

If there ever was a sweatshop. 9ams to 3am is a regular thing and there is no real acknowledgement either asides from throwing some cash.

hands down worst work life balance along with GS

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Nov 7, 2021 - 1:48am

Any info on recent bonus numbers for JEF houston?

  • Incoming Analyst in IB-M&A
Nov 7, 2021 - 1:50am

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  • Prospect in IB - Cov
Nov 30, 2021 - 2:49pm

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  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
Nov 30, 2021 - 4:19pm

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