I’ll never take WSO for granted again

Spent some time on Blind and Reddit today looking for job advice and those places are UNBELIEVABLY toxic. The people there just reek with this misanthropic smarminess that makes your average WSO-er look like normal and well-adjusted.

I'll take 1000 "rank the BBs" and "why you should pick Indiana over Wharton" and "liberals suck" threads over any of the threads over there. That's all I wanted to say, thank you for coming to my TED talk. 

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  • Analyst 2 in IB-M&A
Jan 14, 2021 - 10:45pm

Nobody else going to point out that a "Principal in VC" went on Reddit looking for job advice?

  • Associate 1 in IB - Restr
Jan 14, 2021 - 11:12pm

Redditors are straight up strange. Every time I go on there I get the impression that the user base in general is wildly insecure and spends way too much time on the internet. I genuinely enjoy WSB - think its hilarious. However. as someone alluded to above, r/all is probably the most toxic, narrow-minded echo chamber on the whole internet. Pretty much a cult at this point lmao

Jan 15, 2021 - 7:37pm


"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jan 15, 2021 - 11:17am

We haven't had a ''liberals SUCK'' thread in like a week. They still suck though. Physically and metaphorically.

Never discuss with idiots, first they drag you at their level, then they beat you with experience.

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  • Associate 3 in PE - LBOs
Jan 15, 2021 - 3:41pm

This is the answer. If you found WSO, you probably take a strong interest in starting/furthering your career in finance. Most people here either went to a really good school, or did well in school, or are scrappy and willing to hustle to make it, or any combination of ambitious traits.

Not even trying to sound like a dick but any time I read threads on Reddit it seems like everyone is a complete loser. People who may be in a bad spot and refuse to take any steps to move forward and make excuse after excuse. It's a toxic/negative place I try to avoid.

Jan 15, 2021 - 4:39pm

Honestly depends what subreddits you browse. I've found the more technical subs much like WSO. Esp the CSCareerAdvice sub where it's an exact copy of WSO except it's for CS majors who want to break into Big Tech. Overall though you are right, I think reddit further pushes echo chambers and two good examples I can give you are any Red Pill subs or any Pro-Feminism subs. Both are toxic and are super echo chambers. I was dumb enough to fall for the red pill meme.

Jan 15, 2021 - 5:52pm

I find the financial minds are more willing to play the philosopher-king role and be critical of the world, at least those interested in investing. This makes them more interesting and generally well-read. 

  • Intern in ER
Jan 16, 2021 - 10:57am

The r/financialcareers sub (the Reddit equivalent to WSO) sucks but there are some pretty interesting comp threads there and the occasional golden nugget. The discord for r/financialcareers is a very good resource though.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jan 28, 2021 - 12:54pm

Just say you hate Indians because that is a shitty generalization. 

Jan 19, 2021 - 5:14pm

I don't know any respectable men or women in IB or S&T that use reddit. Reddit is all the dweeps in highschool that had there girl taken my me.

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  • VP in S&T - Equities
Feb 4, 2021 - 10:35pm

People who love WSO live in a big bubble....

  • Summer Associate in IB - Cov
Feb 4, 2021 - 10:46pm

WSO represents the top 1% of society whereas reddit represents everyone else

Feb 5, 2021 - 6:36pm

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