1/14/18

Most Prestigious Cities:

Gods of Prestige: New York, Hong Kong, London
Very Prestigious: Chicago, San Francisco, Singapore, Zurich, Frankfurt
Prestigious: Charlotte, Houston, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Boston
Meh: Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia
Fck Your Life: Baltimore, New Jersey (The whole fckin' state), Seattle, Kansas City, etc.

Most Prestigious Jobs:

Automatic HandJob: Hedge Fund Manager, Corp PE MegaFund Associate, Venture Capital Investor
Impress Your Girlfriend's Father: REPE Associate, Bulge Bracket Investment Banker, MBB Consultant, Quantitative Analyst, Bulge Bracket Sales & Trading
Worth a Hand-Job: REIT Associate, Wealth Manager, Boutique Investment Banker, Big 4 Consultant, F500 Corporate Finance, Investment Sales, Proprietary Trading
Even Your Own Mother's Not Impressed: Accountant, Operations, Back Office Tech Guy, Risk Staff, Brokerage

Most Prestigious Vacation Home Locations:

Primary WASP Market: Nantucket, Bridgehampton, Aspen, Maui
Limited Upper-Middle Class Riff-Raff: Martha's Vineyard, Easthampton, Palm Beach, Orange County, South Beach, Yosemite
Satisfactorily Gentrified: Vail/Keystone/Breckenridge, Charleston SC, Salt Lake City/Park City
What Are You, 16?: All MD/DE Beaches, Outer Banks, Smokey Mountains Cabins, Disney World,

Most Prestigious Universities

Divine Prestige: UVA
Peak Mortal Achievement: Ivy Leagues, MIT, Chicago, Williams
Commendable Prestige: Duke, UNC, Notre Dame, USC, Berkeley, Georgetown, Carnegie Mellon
Kinda Neat: Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, NYU, Michigan
Hope You Enjoyed High School, Failure: Georgia Tech, SEC Schools (Minus Vandy), Indiana, Wisconsin, Pretty Much All Public Schools Outside of the Top 10

Most Prestigious Methods of Transportation

Tired of Winning: Helicopter, Private Jet, Tesla
Incredibly Affluent: Sailboat, Yacht, Inter-Dimensional Time Travel (Best kept secret of the super-rich)
Prestigious Enough: European Sports Car, Motorboat, Doorless Antique Jeep, 1970s Muscle Car
Where Do You Work Again?: Mustang/Charger/Corvette, Pick-Up Truck, Hondas,

Most Prestigious Breakfasts

Diet of a King: Eggs Benedict With Caviar/Lox, Cup of Espresso and Cream, Fresh-Fruit Crepes With Gourmet Icing on Top
Breakfast of a Champ: Two Cups of Black Coffee On An Empty Stomach, Over-Easy Eggs with Fresh Sausage, French Sounding Pastries
Mildly Prestigious Way To Start The Day: Mimosas, Everything Bagel and Lox, Catered Breakfast at the Office, Leftovers From Last Nights Expensive Restaurant Dinner
Grow The F*ck Up Kid: Adderall (srsly, grow up), 5-Hour Energy, Red Bull, Anything Microwaved

2018 Fiscal Year Prestige Brackets By First Year Salary

Elite: $200,000+
BSD In Training: $150,000 - $199,999
Still Prestigious To the Common Man: $90,000 - $150,000
Child's Play: $65,000 - $90,000
Destined For Mediocrity (No One Will Ever Love You): <$65,000

And that's it folks, thanks for joining us for another annual WSO Prestige Rankings. Do you feel slighted? Degraded? Undervalued? Good, you should. That's it for tonight's presentation- and remember kids - no matter how prestigious you are, there is ALWAYS someone out there with more than you, and it is healthy to internalize the learned inferiority you feel from this.

Comments (126)

Best Response
1/10/18

Let me guess, you're a UVA grad working in Real Estate in Charlotte making roughly $90k and you're excited about driving your new basic package model 3 to your next vacation in Charleston.

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1/10/18

Do you take me as someone who is merely partially prestigious? Only semi-elite?? Just on the cusp of high society??????

1/10/18

Nailed it.

"Elections are a futures market for stolen property"

1/11/18

+SB

"If you're afraid - don't do it, if you're doing it - don't be afraid!"
-- Genghis Khan

1/13/18
Max Heiliger:

Let me guess, you're a UVA grad working in Real Estate in Charlotte making roughly $90k and you're excited about driving your new basic package model 3 to your next vacation in Charleston.

I created a mosaic theory with the same result, except my findings depicted him in a white convertible BMW 1 Series, wind in his hair riding down I-26 South (to Charleston).

UVA sticker on the bumper, no doubt. 80% chance boat shoes or pastel colors are involved.

"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

1/14/18
Isaiah_53_5:

wind in his hair

Most Prestigious Haircuts

Vintage Finance Hair: American Psycho/Gordon Gekko Slick Back
New Era Prestige: Combover (See Jared Kushner)
Associate Cut: The Jew-Fro, Medium-Length Hair Pushed To The Side, Razor Thin Buzz Cut (See Jason Chathom)
Back-Office Look: Receding Hairline Without A Buzzcut (Paired With A Brown Suit), Hair Long Enough To Hang, Completely Bald, The Man Bun

1/17/18
Max Heiliger:

Let me guess, you're a UVA grad working in Real Estate in Charlotte making roughly $90k and you're excited about driving your new basic package model 3 to your next vacation in Charleston.

Roasted. +SB

"A man can convince anyone he's somebody else, but never himself."

1/18/18

Absolutely bodied on his own post. Straight up ratio'd like you see on Twitter.

You have my vote for MOTY already.

1/10/18

I laughed, "automatic blowjob" and "tired of winning" were especially humorous. +1

1/10/18

+1 for understanding that over-easy eggs are way more prestigious than scrambled eggs.

1/11/18

I didn't have to read past the first paragraph to know you went to UVA

wa-hoo-wa, douchebag

+1, 10/10 would def read again

"The four most dangerous words in investing are: 'this time it's different.'" - Sir John Templeton

"The investor's chief problem - and even his worst enemy - is likely to be himself." - Benjamin Graham

1/13/18

the lil son of a bitch probably isn't even in McIntire. His admission to UVA could be impressive had he been out of state, but he's probably just an upper middle class kid from souther VA. Even North Virginia high schooler admissions to UVA is a bit impressive, most likely from the south.

Oh yeah, kid also definitely didn't live on "The Lawn" as a senior.

Yea I know a thing or two about UVA. I got in, but fuck that place, because I went somewhere else, somewhere... PRESTIGIOUS!

We're not lawyers. We're investment bankers. We didn't go to Harvard. We Went to Wharton!

1/11/18

I am asserting a prestige category above yours'.

Prestigious vehicles:
Rusty Honda
Hang Glider

Prestigious cities:
Chicago
Milwaukee
Holland, MI***

Prestigious vacation destinations:
Anywhere on Lake Michigan, especially the Sleeping Bear Dunes or Washington Island (Midwestern rednecks' Nantucket)

Prestigious schools:
UIUC (duh) > Big Ten >>> UVA

Back to my hang glider and rusty honda. Enjoy your M-series and yacht.

1/11/18

You went to Princeton, the most preftigious school there is imo (no MBA program adds more preftige). Don't act coy about your preftige credentials.

1/11/18
BobTheBaker:

You went to Princeton, the most preftigious school there is imo (no MBA program adds more preftige). Don't act coy about your preftige credentials.

Princeton, the best engineering school in the Ivy League (which is not necessarily saying a great deal), changed its typset to use S in 1793. When are the rest of the liberal arts schools going to catch up?

Also, 2/3 of the grad students at Princeton did their undergrads at state schools. We'll let the undergrads keep the prestige, but state schoolers do much of the actual research behind that prestige. :-)

Seriously, I'm proud of my MFE, but I'm more proud of my UIUC Comp. Sci. undergrad-- the same way I think most grad students feel about their undergrads.

1/11/18

Yes but engineering isn't considered prestigious. In Silicon Valley or finance it's consider middle/back office.
Most of the tech gods still went to an ivy - musks, gates, jobs. There real jobs were partly engineer but a lot of it was designing the business plan. Ken griffin sort of a tech guy Harvard. Overdeck Stanford (little different than ivy).

The top schools still train a disproportionate amount of the chiefs.

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1/12/18
traderlife:

Yes but engineering isn't considered prestigious. In Silicon Valley or finance it's consider middle/back office.
Most of the tech gods still went to an ivy - musks, gates, jobs. There real jobs were partly engineer but a lot of it was designing the business plan. Ken griffin sort of a tech guy Harvard. Overdeck Stanford (little different than ivy).

The top schools still train a disproportionate amount of the chiefs.

Yeah lol, but Ken has to give the guys from UIUC all of the money these days in HFT.

The top schools do train a disproportionate amount of wall street, and that basically means UIUC, Berkeley, and CMU totally dominates.

1/12/18

Maybe. No clue on their payments . From what I can tell they took 2.5- 3 out of the market last year and paid staff 1.5-2.

Hft industry as a whole is supposedly making less than a billion now.

Only guys I know their are traders and some girls who hang out with Ken

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1/12/18
traderlife:

Maybe. No clue on their payments . From what I can tell they took 2.5- 3 out of the market last year and paid staff 1.5-2.

Hft industry as a whole is supposedly making less than a billion now.

Only guys I know their are traders and some girls who hang out with Ken

Idunno. Right now making money as a quant-- or anything involving prop trading or systematic strategies-- is easier than playing a rigged roulette wheel. That could change in a few months, but in a rising market everyone looks like a genius.

1/12/18

You actually work in this industry? You know the kind of money made in 2008-2012?

Movement beats no movement
But anything now just looks good comparatively to recenctly

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1/12/18
traderlife:

You actually work in this industry? You know the kind of money made in 2008-2012?

Movement beats no movement
But anything now just looks good comparatively to recenctly

I was a QR on the sellside from 2007-2012.

Buyside 2016 was awesome, early 2017 was OK, But lately it's been better than 2016.

1/12/18

I see buyside not trading. Ficc anything is awful. Haven't heard the hft guys are doing well but I've seen good moves in individual equities lately so might be helping some there. Drw most recent Glassdoor reviews says they suck at trading and only do real estate now. And most of those firms are structurally long vol so not really there fault.

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1/12/18
traderlife:

I see buyside not trading. Ficc anything is awful. Haven't heard the hft guys are doing well but I've seen good moves in individual equities lately so might be helping some there. Drw most recent Glassdoor reviews says they suck at trading and only do real estate now. And most of those firms are structurally long vol so not really there fault.

It seems like Jump, Teza, Hudson River, are the only HFT firms making serious money. The vol shops such as Peak 6, Optiver, IMC, are struggling in this current market environment.

DRW is going all-in on real estate and crypto. Their main crypto guy bought $100K of bitcoin when it was trading at $2. Needless to say, he has done well for himself.

1/13/18

Heard differently about Teza - they all but folded their HFT division and sold it to Quantlab, they're doing more quantitative AM nowadays from what I understand.

1/12/18
IlliniProgrammer:
traderlife:

You actually work in this industry? You know the kind of money made in 2008-2012?

Movement beats no movement
But anything now just looks good comparatively to recenctly

I was a QR on the sellside from 2007-2012.

Buyside 2016 was awesome, early 2017 was OK, But lately it's been better than 2016.

Finance is so awesome. Can't wait to get back in.

1/17/18

Steve Jobs did NOT go to an Ivy.

He dropped out of Reed College.

1/11/18
IlliniProgrammer:

Prestigious schools:
UIUC (duh) > Big Ten >>> UVA

I am calling the Secret Prestige Police now, you will shortly be disposed of and sent to Camp-Prestige for ten years of hard labor.

1/11/18
PrestigeCaller:
IlliniProgrammer:

Prestigious schools:
UIUC (duh) > Big Ten >>> UVA

I am calling the Secret Prestige Police now, you will shortly be disposed of and sent to Camp-Prestige for ten years of hard labor.

3/10

1/14/18

Nice

I would... but the truth is I can't sell my soul to myself...

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/blackknight.asp

1/15/18
IlliniProgrammer:

I am asserting a prestige category above yours'.

Prestigious vehicles:
Rusty Honda
Hang Glider

Prestigious cities:
Chicago
Milwaukee
Holland, MI***

Prestigious vacation destinations:
Anywhere on Lake Michigan, especially the Sleeping Bear Dunes or Washington Island (Midwestern rednecks' Nantucket)

Prestigious schools:
UIUC (duh) > Big Ten >>> UVA

Back to my hang glider and rusty honda. Enjoy your M-series and yacht.

@IlliniProgrammer what is it with you and a Rusty Honda?

1/15/18
Pump And Dump:

@IlliniProgrammer what is it with you and a Rusty Honda?

If you have to ask, you'll never understand...

1/15/18

Is it a symbol of enjoying nature through scuba diving and hand gliding vs getting a luxury car just to impress the masses? I can respect that

1/15/18
Pump And Dump:

Is it a symbol of enjoying nature through scuba diving and hand gliding vs getting a luxury car just to impress the masses? I can respect that

That will remain my secret.

That said, when I park my rusty honda next to that Ferrari you bought (or worse, rented) to impress people, I'm chuckling at you.

1/15/18
IlliniProgrammer:
Pump And Dump:

Is it a symbol of enjoying nature through scuba diving and hand gliding vs getting a luxury car just to impress the masses? I can respect that

That will remain my secret.

That said, when I park my rusty honda next to that Ferrari you bought (or worse, rented) to impress people, I'm chuckling at you.

Well if the market keeps doing what its doing up until April my SPX calls will let me buy a Ferrari outright my man ;)...or better yet, finance the preftigious university I want to go to. Always nice chattin with ya IP

1/15/18
Pump And Dump:
IlliniProgrammer:
Pump And Dump:

Is it a symbol of enjoying nature through scuba diving and hand gliding vs getting a luxury car just to impress the masses? I can respect that

That will remain my secret.

That said, when I park my rusty honda next to that Ferrari you bought (or worse, rented) to impress people, I'm chuckling at you.

Well if the market keeps doing what its doing up until April my SPX calls will let me buy a Ferrari outright my man ;)...or better yet, finance the preftigious university I want to go to. Always nice chattin with ya IP

Nah bro, you're gonna take $25K out to pay for a rusty honda and the first year of a state school and find another good place to invest or roll the balance. Because you're smart.

1/15/18
IlliniProgrammer:
Pump And Dump:
IlliniProgrammer:
Pump And Dump:

Is it a symbol of enjoying nature through scuba diving and hand gliding vs getting a luxury car just to impress the masses? I can respect that

That will remain my secret.

That said, when I park my rusty honda next to that Ferrari you bought (or worse, rented) to impress people, I'm chuckling at you.

Well if the market keeps doing what its doing up until April my SPX calls will let me buy a Ferrari outright my man ;)...or better yet, finance the preftigious university I want to go to. Always nice chattin with ya IP

Nah bro, you're gonna take $25K out to pay for a rusty honda and the first year of a state school and find another good place to invest or roll the balance. Because you're smart.

Bro, state-school not prestigious enough for front-office IB.

1/16/18

My dude where do you usually glide? I'm about to start taking some lessons and start gliding in NorCal

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1/11/18

What are the most prestigious sex acts to engage in?

1/11/18
LReed:

What are the most prestigious sex acts to engage in?

I don't know if this qualifies as sex, but I would say teabagging.

1/11/18

This is one of the greatest comments I have ever read.

1/11/18

More Prestige Than God: Walking Out of A Meeting For 7 Minutes to Rub One Out in the Bathroom Stalls, Disappointing Missionary With a Woman Half Your Age and 1/3 of your Weight, Respecting Women
Playboy Status: Pretending to Still Be In College and Bagging Chicks at LES Bars, Exchanging Spouses With Other Rich Dicks, Getting Publicly Outed As a Closet Homosexual by Gawker (Shoutouts Petey Thiel!)
Adequate: Once a Year Sex With Your Wife That Hates You Because You Never Do Shit Around the House or Look After the Kids, Public Hand Jobs, Sex Near/On Large Bodies of Water
Bush League: Paying For Sex, Interesting and Passionate Sex With The Woman You Love, Sex Including More Than Two Persons

1/11/18

please post more

"The four most dangerous words in investing are: 'this time it's different.'" - Sir John Templeton

"The investor's chief problem - and even his worst enemy - is likely to be himself." - Benjamin Graham

1/11/18
1/11/18

lol if I banged a chic 1/3rd of my weight she'd be like 56 pounds

1/11/18

looks like you need more prestige

1/11/18

ugh a rack of bones. OP is three fiddy #s

26 Broadway
where's your sense of humor?

1/11/18

So its prestigious to you to bang 10 year olds?

Follow the shit your fellow monkeys say @shitWSOsays

Life is hard, it's even harder when you're stupid - John Wayne

1/13/18

Only three things in this world one should never pay for: Sex, Water, and Pens.

We're not lawyers. We're investment bankers. We didn't go to Harvard. We Went to Wharton!

1/14/18

double post fail forum acting weird

1/14/18

There's nothing prestigious about respecting women, or disrespecting them.

1/14/18

Disrespecting women is lower-class

1/16/18

Upper class is all about getting disrespected by your women

1/11/18

Pretty fun read. The UVA trolling is hilarious. With cities, Charlotte, Houston, and Atlanta are way too high; they are shitholes. Also, LA is too low. And Chicago is above SF.

1/11/18

Chill, don't mess with Texas bro. Where would you rank Seattle?

1/11/18
BobTheBaker:

Chill, don't mess with Texas bro. Where would you rank Seattle?

Texas has no state or city tax, which is great. And good Mexican food. But for singles who are not from the state originally, the social and cultural scene isn't that great. I'm not saying it's bad, but it's all relative. Dallas/Houston/Austin are better than a lot of U.S. cities but far below NYC, Chicago, and LA.

1/11/18

1.) I hate the cold with an extensive passion
2.) NYC is very much a shit-hole whenever I visit. It's dirty, cramped, and the people are douches. I do enjoy the diversity of their food scene and night life but I can only stand being there for a week at a time, tops.
3.) LA is very similar to Houston/ Dallas except the people are douchier, the weather is nicer, they have beaches,and the cost of living is much higher. I'd definitely take LA over Chicago/ NYC tho.

Good Mexican food? you mean GREAT Mexican food. And my favorite food is barbeque, because of course it is. Don't mess with Texas bro.

1/11/18
BobTheBaker:

1.) I hate the cold with an extensive passion
2.) NYC is very much a shit-hole whenever I visit. It's dirty, cramped, and the people are douches. I do enjoy the diversity of their food scene and night life but I can only stand being there for a week at a time, tops.
3.) LA is very similar to Houston/ Dallas except the people are douchier, the weather is nicer, they have beaches,and the cost of living is much higher. I'd definitely take LA over Chicago/ NYC tho.

Good Mexican food? you mean GREAT Mexican food. And my favorite food is barbeque, because of course it is. Don't mess with Texas bro.

NYC sucks if you don't have money. It's by far the best U.S. city for single men making good money, and it's not even close. Yeah, it's dirty, and the subway system has been total shit lately, but it's still an amazing city that is unrivaled.

I'm not a big fan of brutal winters, but I actually hate humidity more. When it's cold, you just wear a thick coat and stay indoors. When it's humid, it just feels gross.

I'm glad you like Texas.

1/11/18

NYC is pretty humid bro. I'm not single. In sumation:
NYC is cold af in winter - horribly so, humid af in the summer, and is dirty and cramped. I preferred the chics in TX too when I was single, much less full of themselves.

I don't like TX, I love TX. Just waiting for the hispanic population to turn the state blue so we can get rid of some of the ridiculous liquor laws and legalize the ganja already.

1/11/18
BobTheBaker:

NYC is pretty humid bro. I'm not single. In sumation:
NYC is cold af in winter - horribly so, humid af in the summer, and is dirty and cramped. I preferred the chics in TX too, when I was single, much less full of themselves.

I don't like TX, I love TX. Just waiting for the hispanic population to turn the state blue so we can get rid of some of the ridiculous liquor laws and legalize the ganja already.

Ok bro. I'm glad you love Texas.

1/11/18

Regarding making TX blue, do you think this would change the great tax laws? It'd be great to just take the socially liberal policies but they might not come exclusively. Genuinely interested in your take on this because it could be argued the taxes would be left alone: Texas Dems are still Texans.

1/15/18

Yea bro, Texas dems won't stand for the shit they pull in Cali.

1/17/18
1/13/18

The higher the taxes, the more prestigious and money there is in a city, with the exceptions of Monaco and Hong Kong. NYC, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Paris, London, Berlin... all high taxes.

We're not lawyers. We're investment bankers. We didn't go to Harvard. We Went to Wharton!

1/11/18

LA is too suburban and suburbs, while safe and convenient, are simply not that prestigious. Because of LA's suburban sprawl, it generally requires one of the less prestigious methods of transportation to travel, as driving oneself is far less prestigious than paying a driver to take you a few blocks.

For these reasons and others, LA is ultimately a more prestigious place to vacation and/or raise a family than it is to work in.

1/16/18

LA is just a different kind of work, it's not for the socially inept quants who need money or jobs to talk to bitches. LA's currency is social prestige, who you know and what favors you can get make actual dollars a thing of the past.

1/11/18

Lol at Chicago above SF

"I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."

1/11/18

San. Francisco can't recruit chicks. Chicks are usually the best judge of prestige.

Based on that method I come up nyc, la, Miami's as the most prestigious.

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1/16/18

Chicago is undoubtedly above SF, unless you're a SJW or just slow

1/16/18
Deal Team Six:

Chicago is undoubtedly above SF, unless you're a SJW or just slow

AMEN.

1/11/18

LA is too suburban and suburbs, while safe and convenient, are simply not that prestigious. Because of LA's suburban sprawl, it generally requires one of the less prestigious methods of transportation to travel, as driving oneself is far less prestigious than paying a driver to take you a few blocks.

For these reasons and others, LA is ultimately a more prestigious place to vacation and/or raise a family then it is to work in. Because of your concerns we have decided to add another bracket to the list:

Most Prestigious Places to Raise a Family
Royalty: Charlottesville, Virginia
Upper 1%: Orange County, Upper-West Side, Greenwich, New Canaan, Buckhead
American Dream: Buckhead, Northern Virginia, Chicago-Suburbs, DFW-Suburbs
Slightly Increased Possibility of Raising at Least One Failure: Anywhere in Maryland, The Entire Midwest Excluding Greater Chicago Suburbs, The Southeast Excluding Virginia

1/11/18

"Slightly Increased Possibility of Raising at Least One Failure"

LMAO!

1/16/18
PrestigeCaller:

LA is too suburban and suburbs, while safe and convenient, are simply not that prestigious. Because of LA's suburban sprawl, it generally requires one of the less prestigious methods of transportation to travel, as driving oneself is far less prestigious than paying a driver to take you a few blocks.

For these reasons and others, LA is ultimately a more prestigious place to vacation and/or raise a family then it is to work in. Because of your concerns we have decided to add another bracket to the list:

Most Prestigious Places to Raise a Family
Royalty: Charlottesville, Virginia
Upper 1%: Orange County, Upper-West Side, Greenwich, New Canaan, Buckhead
American Dream: Buckhead, Northern Virginia, Chicago-Suburbs, DFW-Suburbs
Slightly Increased Possibility of Raising at Least One Failure: Anywhere in Maryland, The Entire Midwest Excluding Greater Chicago Suburbs, The Southeast Excluding Virginia

Orange County is massive, so you need to break it down more. Newport Beach, for instance, is not even in the same universe as Anaheim.

Buckhead? LOL. It's "upscale" by the standards of the Deep South, but it's not prestigious by any stretch of the imagination.

Chicago's north shore suburbs are super elite and highly underrated. Lake Forest, Kenilworth, Winnetka, Glencoe, are amongst the best suburbs in the country.

1/16/18

Which one of the north shore suburbs are you from? It is clear from your post you reside or grew up in one of those

1/16/18
Deal Team Six:

Which one of the north shore suburbs are you from? It is clear from your post you reside or grew up in one of those

Negative. But I lived in Chicago for some time (best U.S. city along with NYC, and no other city is close) and have a lot of friends who grew up in the north shore suburbs. My ex was from Lake Forest: hot, rich, stuck-up.

1/16/18

Ah gotcha. I am very familiar with the area so just curious. Strongly agree with it being a great city and the LF girls being loaded and nuts

1/17/18

Buckhead Atlanta?

1/11/18

San Francisco is not prestigious at all. Tech engineers are bottom feeders.

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn
1/11/18
Yankee Doodle:

San Francisco is not prestigious at all. Tech engineers are bottom feeders.

SF is below Chicago, for sure.

1/11/18

Haha someone's got a bit of chip on their shoulder :)

"I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."

1/11/18
Redacted:

Haha someone's got a bit of chip on their shoulder :)

Not at all. I despise SF and Seattle and would not shed a tear if Kim Jong Un nuked them.

1/11/18

Lol dang bigger chip than I thought!

That's some pretty intense feelings. Any good backstory? Or is it based mostly off the extreme liberal bastions those two places have become (if that's the case then I can feel where you're coming from).

"I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."

1/12/18

Ah, a single thread of hate on SF. Proof it sucks...

"I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."

1/11/18
Redacted:

Lol dang bigger chip than I thought!

That's some pretty intense feelings. Any good backstory? Or is it based mostly off the extreme liberal bastions those two places have become (if that's the case then I can feel where you're coming from).

Correct. They are infested with the worst liberals imaginable. If you lived in either of those cities, you would know what I'm talking about. I would gladly take Austin or even Dallas over Seattle/SF, and I'm not a big fan of Texas by any stretch.

1/11/18

Damn you snuck in a TX burn within your SF/SEA hate, all while exercising your hate for liberals. +1

1/12/18

I do in fact live in one of those cities. That's the nice thing about finance though. Not a very high penetration of liberals.

"I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."

1/11/18

LOL @ Beverly Hills below Charlotte. Keep hating, NorCal.

1/11/18

@PrestigeCaller I just noticed your Astros world series picture, beautiful. Very prestigious.

1/11/18

Naturally, baseball is the most prestigious sport to hold season tickets for. Football is too redneck, Hockey too obscure and Basketball too....errr...."urban"

1/11/18
PrestigeCaller:

Naturally, baseball is the most prestigious sport to hold season tickets for. Football is too redneck, Hockey too obscure and Basketball too....errr...."urban"

MLB playoffs are prestigious, but regular season sucks. Hockey is the most enjoyable major sport to watch in person.

1/11/18

I agree with you here, although I have to say I prefer to watch basketball in person more than I do hockey. But they're both very good.

1/11/18
BobTheBaker:

I agree with you here, although I have to say I prefer to watch basketball in person more than I do hockey. But they're both very good.

The talent in the NBA is pretty astounding right now. NBA playoffs has been a bit lopsided in recent years, as the championship is going to be warriors and cavs.

NFL regular season sucks to watch in person due to all the delays and commercials, but when it comes to watching on TV, NFL is my favorite.

1/11/18

My Rockets will challenge the Warriors in the west, they might even get an upset.

1/11/18

OP should do a similar prestige ranking for specific finance jobs/companies to work for.

1/11/18

Master of the Universe: Amazon - Corporate Finance

1/11/18
1/11/18

The schools are so wrong, but maybe that's intentional

1/12/18

Tesla over S600 Maybach/Rolls Royce means OP failed immediately.

1/12/18

OP also has his Algos rigged so everytime someone mentions "Tesla" we buy another share and manipulate the price higher.

1/12/18

@PrestigeCaller would you mind ranking MBA programs as well? I'll need a definitive list in the next couple of years.

Asking for a friend.

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." --Abraham Lincoln

1/12/18

Most Prestigious Graduate Degrees

God Tier: Any UVA Degree

Prestigious Enough To Make Asian Parents Proud: Med School, Tier 1 Law School, Harvard/Upenn/MIT Business School

Upper Bounds of Human Achievement: Chicago/Northwestern/Stanford/Berkely/Dartmouth/Columbia/Yale

Worth Taking Out The Loans For: Michigan/Duke/NYU/UCLA/Cornell/UT-Austin/UNC/Carnegie Melon/Emory/Georgetown/Indiania/Washington University/USC/Vanderbilt/Rice/Notre Dame

God Forbid You Have Asian Parents, You Will Be Forced To Commit Seppuku: Ohio State/University of Washington/Penn State/Wisconsin/Texas A&M/BYU/Boston College/Arizona State/U of Arizona

Hot Garbage UIUC, Whatever School @IlliniProgrammer Whore Mother Went To

1/16/18

UPenn over Stanford?

Is joke, no?

MIT for a grad you basically failed the hacker test...

1/12/18

Most Prestigious Parking Spaces

Executive Suite: Reserved Space With Your Own Sign Outside The Office
Master of Capitalism: Reverse Parking Your BMW In The Handicap Zone
Bourgeois: Unassigned Garage Spot
Proletariat: Street

1/14/18

can you rank dinners for us? thanks

1/14/18

Most Prestigious Dinners:

God Tier: UVA Dining Hall
Feast of a King: Kobe Beef, Wagyu, Bluefin Tuna, Octopus (Tentacle), Oysters, Fugu (Pufferfish), Pasta With Squid Ink, Swallows Nest Soup (Must Try)
Diesel Fuel: Lamb, Filet Mignon, Pasta With Mussels, Garlic & White Wine Sauce, Lobster, Escargot, Cioppino, Raw Tuna (When Wrapped In Seaweed - As With Sushi - Becomes One Tier Less Prestigious)
Ole Stand-Bys: Prime Rib, T-Bone, Pasta Pesto, Gnocci With Cream/Mushroom Sauce, Roast Chicken, Sicilian Pizza, Chipoltle Burrito, Authentic Ramen From Chinatown, Seared Salmon/Halibut
"Up-And-Coming": Gourmet Mac n Cheese, Gourmet Grilled Cheese, Eggs Benedict
Trash: Frozen Anything, Store-Bought Pasta Sauce, Breaded/Fried Chicken, Meat Loaf, Lasagna, Dominoes/Papa Johns/Pizza Hut, Q'Doba

1/14/18

why you gotta do papa johns like that?

1/15/18
1/15/18

@PrestigeCaller In honor of Trump's shithole comment, how about countries?

1/15/18

*From "Shithole Scandal" Thread

PrestigeCaller:

Most Prestigious Shithole Countries To Vacation At

Bosses Only: Zanzibar, Belize, Barbados, Cape Verde
Make Your Back Office Co-Workers Jealous With Your Instagram Pics: Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica
Ballin' On a Budget but Not Impressing Anybody: Florida (Not a Country; Still a Shithole), Mexico (Cancun),

1/16/18

Oh man, this thread has me dying.

How about for High Schools - both to attend and to send your kids?

1/16/18

high schools bro..? really? Is this only an east coast thing where people care about this shit.. or what? My HS was avg af but ik ppl at HBS/ Wharton from my graduating class, residencies at duke department of medicine... etc

1/16/18

Yea Bob, I know you're not Mayflower Material, you don't have to keep telling everyone.

I just want to hear more about UVA Prep, or if waitlisted, maybe Exeter.

1/16/18

It's "East Hampton" (not "Easthampton") you fucking prole.

1/17/18

2018 Prestige Rankings: Religion

Predestined: Presbyterianism, Dutch Reformed, Unitarianism

The Old Row: Episcopalianism/Anglicanism, Lutheranism, Methodism

Good for Networking: Judaism, Mormonism, Scientology, various rich people cults and secret societies

Just because your dad owns a store doesn't mean you're well-bred: Catholicism, Baptists, Hinduism

Creepy/Psychotic/Violent: Pentecostalism, Evangelicalism, Islam

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1/17/18
1/17/18

Edited into "Good for Networking".

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn
1/17/18

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1/18/18

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