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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Nov 21, 2020 - 4:43pm

J.P. Morgan Tech SF -- a buddy of mine worked there (just left before covid) and it was constant back to back 120+ hour weeks ... big facetime policy and overall group culture seemed to revolve around a "work hard, play hard" attitude. 

 
  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Nov 22, 2020 - 11:32pm

SF Tech M&A and Coverage both get fucked on hours ridiculously. Only upside is that Tech M&A exits are significantly stronger than Coverage and your hard work pays off in some form. Coverage is just a never-ending grind to nowhere coupled with some shitty office politics on the senior level (thank u, Matt!). 

Can confirm that JPM Tech analysts do indeed wave at the FT analysts at around 4:31 AM every day.

JPM SF HC grinds really hard too and its sweaty but the senior office politics is not there which makes it a less hostile environment. 

 
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Nov 22, 2020 - 12:48am

Working sweaty ib hrs in sf would really suck and be pure cuckery 

Most your professional peers in sf are working 40 hrs a week(and making more) in tech

 

 

At least in nyc the whole city grinds

 

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  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
Nov 22, 2020 - 1:20am

this is hilariously true...not to mention if you're not at a Qatalyst or GS TMT or ms menlo and work in tech coverage, you're getting cucked on deal flow too. have fun pitching to $10m arr saas companies that are the next big thing revolutionizing god knows what with AI/ML/insert buzzword here while working more and making less than your tech peers

FT is sweaty as is jpm tech as mentioned above

 
  • Intern in IB - Ind
Nov 22, 2020 - 2:26am

Is GS TMT sweaty? I know they were super sweaty in the Pat but have heard they're trying to clean up their act at least with juniors

 
  • Intern in IB - Ind
Nov 22, 2020 - 6:27pm

Are there literally any pros to being in a sweaty group? Past a certain point I'd imagine hours worked/reps have diminishing returns in terms of "experience gained". I know sweaty groups are great for exiting Bc you have a lot to talk about and hopefully a few closed deals under your belt, but what if you plan to stay in banking?

 
Nov 22, 2020 - 9:33pm

With these "sweaty" threads popping up in the last couple of days...what's the line between "sweaty" and "non-sweaty"? What constitutes "non-sweaty"?

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