When do bonuses get paid out for BBs/EBs?

Analyst 1 in IB - Ind

Hey everyone - i'm an incoming first year analyst and I was just looking to see when firms pay out bonuses. I heard that most pay out in the summer for analysts but Centerview, Barclays, and UBS pay out in January/February. I was also confused on why its a stub bonus if they pay it out in the summer? Analysts start in July and hit the desk in August and if bonuses are paid out in June/July, we've been on the desk for 10/11 months.

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Jun 14, 2020

Most banks pay a stub for first year of employment and then a full year bonus cycle is on the typical Feb/March payout.

Some MM firms do not stub which reflects their much lower talent level (and other comp practices)

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Jun 14, 2020

So incoming first year analysts can expect a bonus in January/February 2021?

Jun 15, 2020

In normal situations yes, stub is typically fixed or may vary 5k at most.

  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
Jun 15, 2020

By do not stub, you mean they pay your first bonus after 18 months? That's rough

Jun 15, 2020

Yes, MM is a large bucket. Blair / Baird do stub from what I hear, but can't say all MM do.

Jun 15, 2020

Right, every firm is different, but for the places that expect 2-and-out behavior, it would be a bonus in August (to incentivize people to stay the full 2). Larger BBs will do a stub because they pay all employees bonus at the beginning of the year, so they get everyone on the same cycle.

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Jun 15, 2020

if we're all lucky, 2022

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Jun 15, 2020

I don't know what some of the above comments are referring to. It is the norm across the street for analysts to get paid out on a summer bonus schedule to align with the two-year program and associates + get paid out on a calendar year. There are certainly a few firms that pay out stubs to analysts and have everyone on a calendar year but the vast majority of shops are on a summer schedule.

That said, my firm pays out in August and can confirm two of my friends at BBs and one other at an EB are all on the same timeline. I know some firms pay out a little earlier in mid-July.

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Jun 15, 2020

This is wrong. A majority of banks started moving all IB professionals on calendar year bonus cycles ~2017 for simplicity or payroll, fuck if I know the real reason.

See the thread below. Maybe a few EBs do summer bonus for analyst, but I know for sure at least 2 major EBs are calendar cycle for analyst.

https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/20192020-in...

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Jun 26, 2020

all of the bonuses there are associates and up generally. my bank does summer bonuses, idk!

Jun 30, 2020

My BB also pays summer bonus, but by all means keep telling us we're wrong intern.

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 30, 2020

Did you actually just tell this guy that he doesn't know when his own bonus is paid?

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Jul 4, 2020

I'm at a BB bank. Analysts get paid in August. Associates get a stub in February and are on calendar.

Jun 30, 2020

Agree with this - believe most banks pay out at the end of the summer, but some follow a stub system

Jun 26, 2020

My gf wokrs at a bank that does bonuses in Feb / March. When can she expect to get the higher base though? In August? She is still stuck at the same salary......

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Jun 26, 2020

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Jun 26, 2020

Do you know the answer?

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Jun 27, 2020

HELLO. Can someone respond please? I would like an answer now rather than in a week!

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Jun 26, 2020

Most people I know are on a summer bonus cycle but have heard of other places doing the stub for juniors. To be honest the stub has never made sense to me for analysts since it doesn't match up with when you start. So you could leave right after two years in the summer and not get your second year bonus because that would get paid 6 months later after you've been there 2.5 years? Maybe I just never thought about it right. Always thought it was standard for once you get the associate promote that you would get your A2 bonus in the summer, then stub at YE for your first associate bonus and to get you on year end cycle then first full associate bonus the next year

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Jun 26, 2020

Ok, but do you know the answer to when the pay bump occurs?

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jun 30, 2020

My EB gets paid out in August.

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Ind
Jun 30, 2020

Barclays gets paid out mid July for analysts.

Jun 30, 2020

My bank pays analysts in mid-August, then stub in February for A2A, and everyone more senior than that is February

Jun 30, 2020
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Jun 30, 2020
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