Summer Analyst perks?

Hello everyone! As this year's (virtual) summer analyst internships are well under way, let's hear what SAs receive/have received in the past.

Cool gear? A laptop? BlackBerries? Very own email address from RBC? Throw whatever you got here - would love to hear it.

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 18, 2020

I got a "pls fix" at 3 am

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Jun 19, 2020

I get to slob down some big dong daddies at 3am

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Jun 19, 2020

Odds you respond "no" to the "pls fix"

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  • Intern in _none
Jun 18, 2020

Well under way? Aren't there only like 1-2 banks that don't start until July?

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jun 18, 2020

OP is prob Canadian, all canadian big 5s have started since a month ago

Jun 18, 2020

The greatest perk for an intern is the prospect of a return offer

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 18, 2020

CS asked us for our "sweater & vest sizes" and mentioned they'd be sending us packages so we'll see

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 18, 2020

I love that I got monkey shit for being "inaccurate" as if I didn't fill out a survey yesterday indicating I'd like a women's medium, please

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 18, 2020

Patagucci vests returning, nature is healing

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Jun 18, 2020

How can you check what type of MS or SBs you are receiving?

I would like to do some data analysis here please.

Will update my computer soon and leave Incognito so I will disappear forever. How did I achieve Neanderthal by trolling? Some people are after me so need to close account for safety.

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 18, 2020

Incoming SA at CS and didn't get that so I do think that's inaccurate

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 18, 2020

Also a CS IB intern this summer and got no such email.....

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Jun 18, 2020

Yerrrr S&T interns about to be fly as hell with this CS merch

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 18, 2020

global markets interns.....lookin strapped

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 18, 2020

Yeah boss man what group is this for? Did not recieve such an email

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 18, 2020

Gonna be absolutely no worthwhile perks this summer. Banks are cutting costs with this

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  • Intern in S&T - Other
Jun 18, 2020

Anxiety

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 18, 2020

last year I got a summer laptop (Thinkpad), mug, and a lot of pens

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 18, 2020

Did they give you the laptop for free or you have to return it?

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 18, 2020

Have to return it ofc, hence why I said summer laptop. It beat my old HP spectre so I'll consider it a perk :/

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 18, 2020

What bank?

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 18, 2020
  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 18, 2020

UBS sent a duffle bag

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Jun 18, 2020

Who cares no one will be able to flex on Zoomuniversity next year.

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
Jun 18, 2020

*Zoomversity pls fix thx

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Jun 19, 2020

Not funny, fuck off dick sniffing tucker

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  • Summer Associate in IB-M&A
Jun 18, 2020
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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jun 18, 2020

Not like you'll do overtime anyways

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Jun 18, 2020

is this true? how do u know there is no overtime pay

  • Summer Associate in IB-M&A
Jun 18, 2020

Anything above 60 hours/week will be escalated to senior management. If you think I'm lying, just try putting in 70 hours this week, and we'll go from there.

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Jul 1, 2020

Didn't know BAML did overtime, I thought this was just WF...

Reminds me when I had to log my hours as an intern... we were told to always fill in "40 hours" per week... what a sick joke

Jun 18, 2020

I got a Patagonia quarter zip

Jun 18, 2020

RJ is sending us a laptop, dock, and monitor.

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Jun 18, 2020

almost all banks sending laptops

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 18, 2020

Not true. My EB is not and there's a thread full of others stating there's arent either.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 20, 2020

I know Rothschild and Guggenheim are not sending laptops.

Jun 19, 2020

Not sure if this is true?

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  • Intern in IB - CB
Jun 18, 2020

Having an internship

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 18, 2020

How the hell is a company issued laptop a 'perk'? Lot of you are acting as if it's something nice they're doing for us, you're literally going to just be working on it before you return it. People out of their minds thinking they get to keep the laptops.

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Jun 18, 2020

Considering most firms aren't giving laptops, I'm pretty grateful mine gave me a full setup (laptop + dock + monitor) even if it's only for the summer. Lots of people have shitty laptops that won't be able to run a heavy Excel spreadsheet and other programs at the same time.

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  • Analyst 3+ in HF - EquityHedge
Jun 18, 2020

You won't be doing any work locally on your personal computer. The InfoSec and compliance teams would never allow that. Your personal computer only needs to be able to run a lightweight remote desktop program so you can do the work on firm systems (where the heavy lifting will actually be done.)

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Controversial
Jun 18, 2020

My bank gave the interns bank-branded underwear, shirts, socks, phone chargers, bar soaps, vests, and mugs.

I wear the underwear every day to sleep.

Will update my computer soon and leave Incognito so I will disappear forever. How did I achieve Neanderthal by trolling? Some people are after me so need to close account for safety.

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Jun 18, 2020

woah nice! you get to sleep?

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Jun 18, 2020

You're an intenr. It's not funny when you have no idea how stressful this job can be. Yes, we sleep.

Will update my computer soon and leave Incognito so I will disappear forever. How did I achieve Neanderthal by trolling? Some people are after me so need to close account for safety.

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Jun 18, 2020

Mine too

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Jun 19, 2020

You all are such trolls. Didn't know I had such a big rep on WSO that people are now impresonating me!

Will update my computer soon and leave Incognito so I will disappear forever. How did I achieve Neanderthal by trolling? Some people are after me so need to close account for safety.

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
Jun 18, 2020

At a top BB and got a bank branded pocket pussy. Think we have to return it after the summer though.

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Jun 18, 2020

Even the women?

Will update my computer soon and leave Incognito so I will disappear forever. How did I achieve Neanderthal by trolling? Some people are after me so need to close account for safety.

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 18, 2020

Nah brother they got some branded dildorooskis

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Jun 18, 2020

Are you assuming what genitals they have?

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Jun 18, 2020

Are these perks only a thing in the US? Interning at a top BB in the UK and haven't received anything as of yet.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 18, 2020

MS nyc sent wireless earphones, phone stand, t-shirt, 3/4 zip pullover, office supplies, mousepad, Scarborough & Tweed duffle bag, and some kind of jigsaw puzzle

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Jun 18, 2020

ok this is nice!!

Jun 19, 2020

is this real??

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 19, 2020

Any pics on the earphones and shirt?

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 20, 2020

don't forget the book

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Jul 1, 2020

to every intern or just IBD?

  • Summer Associate in IB-M&A
Jun 18, 2020

Seems to me that BofA is the only BB not sending out anything. HR also has been unresponsive/intransparent about the evaluation process/program length remained undecided. Still a great bank, but would probably pick another EB if I were to choose again.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 22, 2020

Not true - JPM hasn't sent anything either hahaha

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Jun 19, 2020

GS sent a duffle bag, notebook, pens, adapter, and coffee tumbler

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  • Intern in 
Jun 19, 2020

BofA sent out hoodies a while ago but that's it so far.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 19, 2020

JPM has yet to send interns anything

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Jun 19, 2020

Jamie Dimon just went through surgery again. He doens't have time to prioritize this. Be grateful that you aren't in his Gucci shoes.

Will update my computer soon and leave Incognito so I will disappear forever. How did I achieve Neanderthal by trolling? Some people are after me so need to close account for safety.

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  • Summer Associate in AM - Other
Jun 19, 2020

I heard from my summer manager that swag is incoming at some point here, but I didn't get / ask for any further details on it.

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 19, 2020

iphone 11 and laptop

Jun 19, 2020

Got hit w. "pls fix" on a deal I'm not even staffed on. fml

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 19, 2020

Gugg nyc sent a Scarborough & Tweed duffle bag, notebook/pen, and a waterbottle

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 23, 2020

no they didn't...

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 24, 2020

lol I'm looking at it right now...

Jun 26, 2020

Yes, they did.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jun 19, 2020

Are your firms allowing you to expense dinners?

Jun 19, 2020

Probably yes but unofficially no. They aren't letting employees expense dinners at most places. I feel like if you have a reason like no kitchen or something if you're in a dorm or whatever they might but their reasoning is that you're not really paying for rent and other expenses so why expense meals

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  • Associate 1 in IB-M&A
Jun 19, 2020

Anything from BarCap?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 19, 2020

Nope

  • Intern in S&T - Other
Jun 20, 2020

HSBC sent backpack with small stuff (pens water bottle sanitizer etc.) as well as laptop and headset

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 30, 2020

What I didn't receive such thing...over at the HK office though

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 20, 2020

Anyone getting the banker duffels?

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 21, 2020

At an EB and I got one.

  • Incoming Analyst in IB-M&A
Jun 23, 2020

which one?

Jun 20, 2020

Can't wait to get the Sweater/vest from CS

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Jul 1, 2020

lmk if they pull through I'll start recruiting CS

  • Intern in PropTrad
Jun 20, 2020

got a work bag and a graphing calculator

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
  •  Jun 21, 2020

Honestly having a SA stint during these times is a perk in and of itself

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  • Intern in S&T - Other
Jun 21, 2020

Just got a Rolex in the mail from my BB... awesome swag!

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 22, 2020

Haven't gotten any gear from Citi yet but they did send interns a pretty sweet online exam

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Restr
Jun 22, 2020

bruh shut up Citi gave u FT offers

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 22, 2020

I got nothing becuase I am unemployed

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Jun 22, 2020

"Sleep" - Sell Side @ Franklin Templeton

Jun 22, 2020

Actually being able to go on the Corporate Private Jet is the #1 perk for FT interns

Jun 25, 2020

YOu eman Stephens. They ahve prvate jet!

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Will update my computer soon and leave Incognito so I will disappear forever. How did I achieve Neanderthal by trolling? Some people are after me so need to close account for safety.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 26, 2020
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  • Analyst 3+ in IB - Ind
Jul 1, 2020
  • Intern in IB - ECM
Jul 2, 2020
Jul 7, 2020
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