Comment PreviewAuthor
+523When I was an intern once, had an MD go to Chicago to close on a deal that was heating up. Guy was very much so "new money" and didn't act like the conservative traditional banker.GridironCEO
+454If you are a female, I would like to congratulate you on securing a return offer.Intern in IB-M&A
+360How are you straight if you hooked up with a dude?Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
+321You're probably fucked to be completely honest. You should have started the process much earlier.cloutape
+276Depends if my wife checks the credit card billsEngineer in Other
+239i guess if you can't hack it in banking you can't hack it in the world of made-to-order sandwiches crafted by experts with the freshest of ingredients. Eat fresh, scrubsloppysteve123
+222I am just an undergrad but this is very much my plan at the moment, a couple of years IB then switch into REPE (which looks like a really cool gig) then go home and have sex with your wife.Steve Wibble
+219Let 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.Max Heiliger
+209Gotta be honest, I get pretty sick of this comment. We get it, you're sooo smart even IB isn't challenging enough for you. Maybe you can start by challenging yourself to do more than go through the motions.Associate 1 in IB - Ind
+207PE Firm: "We invest in B+ companies. They have a lot of potential, but have some flaw that helps us buy at a discount (recent managment changes, disruption, etc.).Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
+205What's her IG @ Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
+203Get wasted tonight, watch a movie and sleep a lot. Tomorrow will be the time to snort an Adderall pill and get planning.Prospect in IB - Gen
+202I'm a girl but thank yousmol_depressedanalyst
+199Ok it's time we admit that those 13 goldman analysts are fucking legendsrezjopls
+199Marry her dadchimpnotsimp
+198relax with the "we", internAnalyst 1 in IB-M&A
+188There's a reason you're not at Blackstone, and it's not because of your Tier 23 undergrad institution; your MD was testing you and, unsurprisingly, you failed miserably.Non-PC Broker
+180Friday night: drinks at a roof top bar. Usually $20-25 a drink, but thats what this industry is all about right, blowing excessive cash. Hit an upscale bar, then head to a club.Deal Team Six
+180Honestly getting tired of this view that I'm seeing. Even today, in no other profession can you find the upward mobility and high starting salary that IB provides.Associate 1 in IB - Ind
+172Dumbest thing I said was in response to the dumbest question I ever received.newyorkermonkey
+171Do not take your life over this man. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I can't imagine what you're going through, but I have had people close to me take their own lives.oceandrive
+171it's called cocaine you moronguggroth93
+171 Intern in IB-M&A: Minimum 800kAnalyst 3+ in HF - EquityHedge
+165Did you need to use your little consulting frameworks to figure that one out? Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
+164You don't give up.I3DCashStaffer
+162Feel like this has been answered a million times but since we're all stuck in quarantine I'll lay it out for you simply.Quaneaser
+161The answer to this is absolutely relative. It depends on culture, race, wealth background friend group, expectations, marital status, parental status,etc.numbermassager
+160Nope, both interns were male. What made it even better was that one of the the female analysts was in a relationship with an analyst from another firm.el bee oh
+160Hey bro, they posted a rainbow flag and a black square. Citi CARES, ok?Associate 3 in PE - LBOs
+159Also, I did say "no homo" so I'm goodMr.JoeBaskin
+155*senior associateidaho
+154Same thing happened to me bruh. I'm blacklisted from Lizard and Nevercore. Associate 2 in IB-M&A
+152Wtf did I just read lolAnalyst 1 in PE - LBOs
+149Are you fucking kidding me? Get the coffee and shut the hell up.SECfinance
+149Don't worry about the length, I didn't read it anwayAssociate 2 in PE - LBOs
+146Intern in IB - Gen
+144One that isn't doing seamless right nowAnalyst 1 in IB - Gen
+142That moment a democrat becomes a republicaniggs99988
+141you are fucking idioticIntern in IB - Ind
+139I know countless students that could blow all you target kids out of the water with all that they have done to break in.Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
+137Patz, welcome to Wall Street Oasis! I'm sure a few high school seniors will be here shortly to offer your wife some great advice on making MD.Guest1655
+131These dudes are fucking cancerousleonardo dicaprisun
+131Winter = Fintechstoryofmylife
+131Genuinely enjoyed reading this. Brutal situation I know, but a great inside look as to how the sausage is made. Appreciate the write-up.Business School in IB - Gen
+131If the bank wanted you to have a girlfriend, they would've issued you oneMaddCow
+130very common, I made 7 figures as an intern(top BB in Zimbabwe - think GS/MS/UBS)Intern in IB - Ind
+130My boss sent out a tweet one time while he was high as fuck talking about how he wanted to take our multi billion dollar firm private.Dean Keaton
+130Walk up to your dad "Hey dad, do you have any friends in IB I can talk to and network with?" = Goldman TMTJoeEXOTIC
+130you're already on wso at work, starting good habits while young is keyAndyLouis
+129Jesus Christ, Isaiah_53_5 Composite Prestige Ranking:PrestigeCaller
+128Thanks for this, some good stuff in here. Didn't need to send me spiraling into an existential crisis with that last sentence tho.Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
+128I mean are you proud you did this?lost_canadian
+124You say he's an amazing guy but you aren't willing to stick with him because he's working long hours. You should do him a favor and get out now.DidntReadAnything
+124neither can consultantsconsult-me-please
+123We don't know your financial situation, you work in finance. Make a budget and figure it out you fucking simpleton.RandyButternubs
+122There are many entry points to a successful career.  The classic Target > IB SA > IB FT > PE > H/S > PE/HF > Greatness pathway is only one of them.  Dr. Rahma Dikhinmahas
+121Well? Did you respond?Prospect in IB-M&A
+121Oh, come on, give him something to work with.mmpewso
+120I made an amended list based on what you guys really want: Top:LongIslandBound
+120When you reach "Human" status on WSO.Anonymous Monkey
+119IDK how feasible the Golden State Warriors would be, even if you're coming from GS then KKR...Associate 1 in IB - Gen
+118Glad to hear that JP Morgan has discovered conditional formattingApple_iBank
+118In reality your first week is just getting set up with everything (emails, laptop, phone, compliance tasks, meeting everyone in the team, learning about the clients and projects) and then you start to recruit for buyside <Analyst 3+ in IB - Ind
+118Nice try, IRS. HuskySized
+118Juniors in my group (especially first years who are starting their first role in a professional environment virtually) feel immense pressure to be online at all hours and to be ready to turn comments at the drop of a hat.Analyst 2 in IB - Ind
+118Habibi I'll update this one day when I'm not drunk. You're right though. I guess I can imagine a life without IB pay, however sucky it may be, but I absolutley cannot imagine a life without her.Associate 2 in IB - Gen
+117lol welcome to the real world kid. Better think twice next time you vote dem.Esuric
+117I've got a good one..... Recently I was working on a deal that had a pretty intensive diligence process. I was grinding away for three weeks straight, burning the midnight oil, spending weekends in office, etc.Trainer
+117Message my inbox with your phone number and let me know when you're able to speak tonight between 8pm and 9pm.Anon1254
+116You created this topic anonymously but then responded with your username.Associate 3 in IB - Ind
+116"In the high-intensity world of mergers, acquisitions, and IPOs, a young female investment banker (Jessika Van, CBS's "Rush Hour") confronts the patriarchy in the frat house of Wall Street." Yeah, noAssociate 2 in Acct - Other
+1162nd year analyst here-TechCoverageBanker
+116TLDR - there is no TLDR, life is complicated, read the whole fucking thing and then throw MS at me for writing a novel :)thebrofessor
+115lol you sent me this emailAssociate 1 in IB-M&A
+115Interviewed at Goldman after my freshmen year for some diversity summer analyst role, this was in my prime years before my GPA went down the toilet.GridironCEO
+114Who else though he was referring to pounds as in lbs, and thought we were dealing with el chapo here.Intern in IB-M&A
+114Rub one out and reassessDeveloper in RE - Comm
+114Hey I know this was really important to you, but you have to realize that getting into IB by no means makes you a successful person.GordyGekko
+113Great post and nice to see someone with some experience weigh in on reality. As someone quite a bit older, I've seen the randomness you describe many times over.rickle
+112Dated a girl once whose dad had 9 figures. Not sure if he even finished college, started some manufacturing businesses. Retired in his 50s to travel the world.Angus Macgyver
+109CL* not CV, pls fix - I expected more attention to detail from someone who dings kids for CL file namesAssociate 2 in CorpDev
+108The biggest thing for me was just helping my mother get a job. She had worked in a restaurant all her life and when it failed she had nothing to do and became bored and depressed like life had no meaning.Options Market Maker
+108Not me but a friend of mine;Jaxom
+107There seems to be a handful of these posts every week, that can all be boiled down to one issue: "I am unhappy in this industry and I want to quit to do more meaningful work and/or less hours."QuiltEmerson
+107First of all, finish your unsettled business with your ex-coworker. Your former employer will likely see this as a sign of persistence and integrity.Great Ape Jake
+107no because no one gives a shit about canadaoulixeus
+106To be frank, I think the world of finance (and the markets at large) will be fine regardless. Not my personal opinion, our lord Kevin O'Leary said this the other day.Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
+106Eh. I grew up with a stay at home mom but I have plenty of friends who grew up with "power couple" parents. If anything, the kids with working moms were better prepared for school and were more... polished?KREBSCYCLEOMG
+106he rested because he's the global head. his analysts still had to workAnalyst 1 in IB - Ind
+106You know there is oversaturation in finance when tik tok e-thots want to be investment bankersBigstonks
+106Had a phone informational, which went smoothly for the most part.wynd93282
+106Depends if the MD converted her that nightAusterity
+106The perfect analystCmp59
+105On a related note, anyone know how to report potential serial killers to the FBI?Associate 1 in IB-M&A
+105I find it absolutely hilarious that a bunch of retarded psychos on reddit are blowing up legitimate investors at hfs with this shit.Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
+104Hah! Nice try, mr. SEC-man.QuiltEmerson
+104Everyone wants it simply because they're told that everyone wants itBillMurray
+104You're missing nothing.Alt-Ctr-Left
Start Discussion

Total Avg Compensation

June 2021 Private Equity

  • Principal (7) $694
  • Director/MD (18) $575
  • Vice President (65) $371
  • 3rd+ Year Associate (66) $270
  • 2nd Year Associate (133) $254
  • 1st Year Associate (274) $223
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (24) $164
  • 2nd Year Analyst (60) $136
  • 1st Year Analyst (177) $118
  • Intern/Summer Associate (19) $70
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (206) $59