What I've learned on Wallstreetoasis.com

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Rank: King Kong | 1,083

Any bank that is not a top bulge bracket or elite boutique sucks and the people working there are losers

People working for a prestigious firm who spend 100+ hours a day on a computer are "fucking ballers"

Goldman Sachs beats out anything no matter what because ITS FREAKING Goldman Sachs. GS TMT is the closest thing to God

Private equity is the end all and be all of existence. You measure a man's worth by their position x the ranking of their firm on Prequin

Exit OPPORTUNITIES!!!!!!

People in medicine and teaching are LOSERS who couldn't hack it on wall street and had to find a job that is critical to our future and requires tremendous skill and compassion...ewwwwwwww

It's more important to work for a prestigious group than like the people or the industry you're working with (who cares lol?)

A job that brings you $120K a year as a first year punk out of college is shit because the company rhymes with Mefferies of Jiper Paffray (the shame!)

Learning finance and accounting in college is soooo much more important than having an education that teaches you how to think and process information in an intelligent way. If you don't know your 10Ks by senior year, who cares if you can defend an argument, you don't deserve to work in finance

Seriously though, this site has been tremendously helpful. Thanks for all the advice, I couldn't have gotten my internships and jobs without you, but sometimes WSO you have to calm down

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Feb 13, 2011

You're really fortunate that you figured all of this out now. It takes non-WSO people 2-3 years to get on board.

Feb 13, 2011
nb84:

You're really fortunate that you figured all of this out now. It takes non-WSO people 2-3 years to get on board.

Post of the week. So true. +1

Feb 14, 2011
rebelcross:
nb84:

You're really fortunate that you figured all of this out now. It takes non-WSO people 2-3 years to get on board.

Post of the week. So true. +1

haha I'm glad we could finally agree on something!

Feb 13, 2011

Don't cry 'cause you work at jeffriez

Feb 13, 2011

It sounds like you have stumbled onto some of the many rules of what I like to call........THE GAME.

Feb 14, 2011

boutiquebank4life: Actually I work for Piper Jaffray. What are you gonna do about it?

Feb 14, 2011

it is what it is

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.

Feb 14, 2011

boutiquebank4life works at a no-name regional boutique, so he's probably a 2 on the WSO prestige-o-meter.
Additionally, the "hating on Jefferies days" are pretty much over. They are making moves and many would choose them over some BBs.

And for the record, Piper Jaffray is not prestigious, but still cooler than B4life. lol

Note: I work BO at Piper

Feb 14, 2011

hahaha this is so funny!

Feb 14, 2011

Do one of you guys work at the Washington D.C. branch of Jefferies? I've love to chat about the industry and M&A in general over some coffee.

Feb 14, 2011

A lot of the people here need a reality check. Apart from the Cert Users and some smart prospectives it's a whole bunch of college kids in the middle of recruiting with no real experience willing to regurgitate whatever they've heard.

Agreed that the site's incredibly informative though.

Feb 14, 2011

OP is princeton a target?

Feb 14, 2011

haha this sounds like a leveraged sellout synopsis.

Feb 14, 2011

jeffrries is worse than death. enjoy ur 300k buyout exit op

Feb 14, 2011

you are clearly pissed that you only got an offer at Piper Jaffray.

I don't know about you, but there are some people here who would take it up the ass to get an offer there.

Feb 14, 2011

^all you need to know about the type of ppl at jeffries. they love it from behind.

Feb 14, 2011
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