I start FT IB analyst training very soon at a big bank. There was no mention about drug testing in the offer letter or anywhere else and I haven't been drug tested.
I haven't smoked bud recently and won't until after I start but I want to know - after the first day of training if I haven't been drug tested am I in the clear to light up or is it possible they'll drug test mid-way through training or when I actually hit the desk after training?
Anyone heard of something like that happening? I'm not a big stoner or anything but it's nice to be able to accept if someone hands me a bowl at a weekend party or something without being terrified of drug tests.
Investment Banking: No Drug Test After Starting Work
Our users shared that investment banks typically do not do additional drug testing after you have begun training unless they suspect you of having a drug problem that is interfering with work. However, they could drug test you at any time. It is important to note that this is NOT the case for consulting firms.
I thought I didn't have to do a drug testing for my bank as well (starting at a global IB). HR didn't say anything about it, but then two days ago they emailed us about it. So it's pretty random sometimes.
Answer is that of course the can test you anytime, but they probably will not unless they suspect you of having a drug problem...ie probably only if u don't show up for work regularly or something. Reality is that nobody cares if you smoke pot on your off time as long as you do your job. I wouldn't worry about testing once you start.
They can drug test you whenever they want. In practice they'd only do it (to an active employee) if they suspected a problem.
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