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  1. 2015 Analyst Salary Bump Megathread

    Let's try to keep a running list going as people go through full-time recruiting and even starting for internships next year. The following list is just from people I know personally. Feel free to expand in the comments. Confirmed pay jump: Goldman C ...

    284 comments - 5 silver bananas - Oct 13 2014 - 3:57am -

  2. What banker careers REALLY look like: The DATA

    Moderator Note (Andy) this was originally posted by bankerella on 9/5/12 All right, folks, got some hard stats here. Read 'em and weep, or rejoice (you know who you are). Reminder: this is longitudinal career data from a sample set of several hundred ...

    106 comments - 6 silver bananas - Oct 22 2012 - 7:11pm -

  3. "On hold" at Goldman Sachs

    Wondering if anyone knows what goes on behind the big black GS curtain while I'm "on hold" for a 2010 full-time analyst position? I had a first round 1+ week ago, notified that afternoon for second rounds a week later, then received the &qu ...

    92 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:50pm -

  4. Goldman Sachs Asset Management: Analyst Culture

    Im curious about the culture at a Goldman Sachs for an analyst in the Asset Management division (GSAM): Specifically, I'd like to know: How many hours per week they work. If the work is stimulating and exciting (relative to other groups) Salary and b ...

    95 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:50pm -

  5. WSO: What Not To Do

    Mod Note (Andy): Throwback Thursdays- this post originally went up May 2008, enjoy Some advice for all the prospective monkeys out there... 1- For those of you on this forum and looking for a job... you are entitled to nothing. No one on here owes you shi ...

    74 comments - 5 silver bananas - Mar 13 2014 - 5:00pm -

  6. Affordable Clothing for a First Year Analyst

    I am buying a new wardrobe for my position as a first year anayst. I am starting with nothing so I imagine I will have to buy a lot of stuff (I've read 2 suits, 5-10 dress shirts, 2-3 pairs of shoes, 3-4 ties, 5-10 dress socks, 3-4 dress slacks and 2 ...

    96 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:42pm -

  7. Investment Banking in Latin America (Andean Region)

    Hello Everyone, I have a friend from Colombia/Chile/Ecuador/Peru who wants to get into finance (S&T or banking). He is an international student who went to a US top 50 state university that has some OCR. However, he is a 2.0 math major with somewhat i ...

    58 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:05pm -

  8. Citi or Jefferies full time offer (both IB NYC)

    Hey guys, I have an offer for full-time IB at both Citi and Jefferies in NYC. I know a big part of my decision will be the group that I get into at Citi, but we don't find that out until after training and they can't make any guarantees. I would ...

    50 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  9. Ernst & Young Transaction Advisory Services- Valuation

    I'm posting this here to get some take on this full-time position with E&Y. I'm very interested in investment banking at some time in my career (even if it is later than sooner), and I have an interview for this position. Here are two questi ...

    57 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:17pm -

  10. PNC salary?

    Is anyone here familiar with what PNC is paying first year analysts within their capital markets groups? Is base salary the same across the board? Bonuses? Thanks trading analyst Banking PNC ...

    48 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:04pm -

  11. Won't Question, Won't Answer

    Though it may be a sisyphean task, I'd like to try and start a lucid discussion about gays in the military. More specifically, I am interested where you guys stand on the subject of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and how much the men and ...

    99 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 18 2010 - 12:16pm -

  12. Getting burglarized, what to do?

    Again we all got killed at work this week, leaving in the sunrise and working until the wee hours for some endless pitches, but also interesting deal driven stuff, valuation and some board meetings. This weekend was supposed to be a sweet one given the Qu ...

    36 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 26 2015 - 1:45pm -

  13. Getting ripped off in NYC

    Fellow Monkeys, I've never been to NYC (besides interviews) and I'm having a hard time trying to find apartments for my upcoming FT IBD gig. I understand brokers are the best way to go, but I'm afraid of getting ripped off (considering I li ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2014 - 4:00am -

  14. Big4 First Year Salary+Bonus

    Does anyone have any info on big4 Transaction Services and Advisory salary for first years? In New York, I assume less thanl BB IB but is it even close? Cant find much info on it. analyst bonus Salary ...

    44 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:17pm -

  15. 2nd year IB Analyst taking questions

    Hi everyone, I'm a longtime lurker of this forum but I've never posted before. The information I got here over the past couple of years was hugely helpful when I was in school and looking for my job in banking, and still useful today. I wanted t ...

    61 comments - 6 silver bananas - Nov 28 2012 - 9:48pm -

  16. I am a Biology Major how can I become an investment banker?

    I am going into my last year at Northeastern University as a biology major. It it obviously too late to switch my major. I was originally planning on heading towards med-school but after shadowing/talking with doctors I have come to the conclusion it just ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:19pm -

  17. Salary expectation in email- Please help, need to respond tonight

    Hey guys, I had a quick question for you. I received an email from a managing partner of a boutique asking me what my expected compensation would be as an analyst (I received this after interviewing with another partner). The firm is based in Chicago and ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:19pm -

  18. Are Ear Piercings Appropriate for BB IBD Analysts?!!

          I have 2 piercings (1 on cartilage, 1 on ear lobe). I'll be starting in a BB in NYC for full time and I was wondering if it is appropriate for work. Should I swap the rings to less flashy pins, or do I have to keep them off at al ...

    129 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2011 - 10:21am -

  19. it doesn’t matter how much you make

    Because your lifestyle and expectations move up with your income. Apparently why you shouldn't do banking for the money- which is the reason we are all here. Discuss analyst Money Life long hours ...

    80 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 11 2012 - 10:48am -

  20. Life Plan (for Everyone) to Ponder

    Andy note: Best of WSO- this post originally went up December 2009 and we thought it deserved to go back on the homepage for those who may have never seen it. After reading and commenting on this board it is very clear that everyone has goals/dreams and a ...

    64 comments - 10 silver bananas - Sep 20 2012 - 4:04am -

  21. Asset Management Interview Preparation

    Hi all, I recently got a 1st round interview for an analyst role at a mid-size Asset Management firm (deals with both institutional and high wet work individuals). I was wondering what would be the interview process will be like. Any technical should I br ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:45pm -

  22. Wells Fargo Commercial Real Estate

    Does anyone know anything about the Commercial Real Estate program at Wells Fargo? It's one of the business lines in their 3-year Financial Analyst rotational program. https://www.wellsfargo.com/careers/mbas_undergrads... I would be interested in any ...

    34 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:46pm -

  23. Loop Capital Markets Internship

    Hello everyone. I have noticed that there were a few people in the past who asked about Loop Capital Markets, however no one really answered any questions regarding that company. So, I thought that I would ask again: What can you guys tell me about Loop C ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:51pm -

  24. Greenhill vs. Centerview, Full-Time Analyst Decision for NY

    I'm trying to decide between full time offers at the two banks, and was wondering if anyone could provide an additional opinion. Also, if someone has a higher level understanding of pros/cons between being a career banker and moving into HF /PE, and ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:05pm -

  25. What to study at MIT to make it to Wall Street... Engineering, Business, or Math?

    A summary of my questions: I have every option available to me. From the perspective of someone who has been on wall street, what is the best thing to study at MIT in order to optimize my chances of making it to a big IB? Would it be a waste of my time at ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 1 2017 - 6:20pm -

  26. What banker careers really look like: schools and promotion rates

    Hi guys. Answering your questions on career path to start with; also giving some initial generalities about what undergrad schools I'm seeing. The full cut of undergrad/b-school and exit opps data is on the way. Reminder: this is longitudinal career ...

    38 comments - 8 silver bananas - Aug 28 2012 - 10:09am -

  27. Analyst Ranking and Exit options

    Hi everyone, As most people know that at all major BB IBs, analyst and associate are ranked between A to C each year, A being the best. The ranking you get will ultimately affects the bonus you get. I am just wondering how important is such ranking in ter ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:36pm -

  28. Non-BB Equity Research Q&A with First Year Analyst

    Hey all, Was reading through Flake's ER Q&A posted around the holidays and thought that his thread was fantastic. My experience / background is a little different than his was, so I wanted to start this thread as an opportunity to help provide at ...

    57 comments - 7 silver bananas - Aug 21 2012 - 4:02am -

  29. Good Associates vs. Bad Associates- How They Affect Your Work Experience As An Analyst

    Moderator Note (Andy): Best of WSO- this post originally went up August 2007 and we thought it deserved to go back on the homepage for those who may have never seen it. I don't really think this has been discussed and I think it's worth delving ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 8 2012 - 3:50am -

  30. BAML FMAP Opportunity

    Got an offer recently still waiting for specifics but does anyone know the starting compensation and progression for this Program located In NYC. Also is this considered Middle office? Any other specific information would be helpful. Thanks analyst financ ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:38pm -

  31. Racism at Banks

    I was recently interviewing for an entry level analyst position through on-campus recruiting and felt like couple firms were profiling due to my race. As i digged a little deeper, i realized that some of the boutiques (Greenhill, GCA Savvian, Evercore, an ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:05pm -

  32. Interivew with duffmt6, 2nd Year IBD Analyst, Part 1/2

    Below is the first installment of an interview with WSO Certified User and 2nd year banking analyst ' duffmt6 '. Interview conducted by Asatar. SEE PART 2 1) What is your background and how did you get into investment banking? I graduated from a ...

    29 comments - 5 silver bananas - Feb 15 2013 - 2:23pm -

  33. The Riverside Company help?

    Hello all just was wondering if this firm is reputated, and what is the analyst, associate, sr.associate, VP pay for a firm like this in the cleveland office? I feel like its a strong MM PE shop. Thanks! http://www.riversidecompany.com/ Investment Banking ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  34. How much do you save

    Hello all, Curious to know how much people saved over a two or three year stretch while working as an IB analyst. If you could list your city as well which would be helpful. Also, if anyone has advice of what the target should be to save would also be hel ...

    96 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 6 2011 - 1:49am -

  35. 2009 First Year Analyst Bonuses

    I heard from a friend that first year bonuses at Citi were $50k, $38k, $25k and $11k. I am surprised no one else has posted this but can anyone confirm? Have any other banks reported? analyst bonus bonuses ...

    86 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 30 2009 - 6:47pm -

  36. Working at Toronto Boutique

    So back in February, I got snubbed by a BB ibank for a SA position in Toronto. I ended up cold-emailing boutique firms in Toronto and joined one here. When I met the guy, he told me the summer post would be unpaid with a bonus and that I would "make ...

    80 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 23 2011 - 2:47pm -

  37. 2011 IBD Analyst Bonus Prediction

    Hey guys, It may be too early to say how the 2011 bonus payout across investment banks is going to be. I still wanted to see what you think would be the 2011 bonus level for IBD analysts. Between 40K and 70K for first year analysts? What do you think? Tha ...

    139 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 19 2010 - 12:09am -

  38. RBC vs Chicago prop trading

    So I already have an offer to be a trader at a prop shop in Chicago but I recently got a call from a friend at RBC and he offered me a job as a quant in their cash equities execution division. Now the RBC job is in NYC and I am not sure which one I should ...

    54 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 7 2012 - 11:39am -

  39. I work for Edward Jones!

    Now, answer honestly...could you ever see yourself saying those words? How about if one of your buddies hit you with that line? What would be your reaction? Everywhere I turn lately, I see examples of people "living the dream". Generally, their ...

    37 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jul 24 2010 - 11:40am -

  40. ROTH Capital Partners

    Hey guys, Has anyone ever heard of Roth Capital Partners? From what I have read on the website, I understand the firm specializes in the small-cap public markets. Has anyone ever worked or knows someone who has worked there? I am asking because I'm a ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:00pm -

  41. Worth making the move?

          This is mainly aimed at the more experience monkeys on the board. I won't delve into my job or what I make except I don't work in IB, PE, or a HF. I have an upcoming interview with a bank that is about on par with my bank, e ...

    64 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 8 2011 - 1:06pm -

  42. Interview with 'That Analyst that Joked about Starting His Own Fund'... and Actually Did It

    The following is an interview with tt1254, an analyst who quit and started his own fund. He is also available to answer your questions, ask away. Are you a professional and want to do an interview? View our interview template here and then email me your r ...

    27 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 3 2013 - 2:58pm -

  43. Cougars...

          I'm curious as to what the overall opinion is on these wonderful women. What age actually classifies a woman as a "cougar"? (I would go with 35 & up). It is funny, but it seems as though I get more attention from th ...

    53 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2010 - 6:18pm -

  44. Official SA 2010 interview status thread

    Hey guys, Frequent reader here but first time posting. I wanted to make a thread to keep updates on the BB interview status for summer analysts for this year, 2010. By updates, I mean whether you got invited to an interview (1st, 2nd, Superday rounds), wh ...

    84 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 8 2010 - 9:56am -

  45. JPMorgan IB Risk Bonuses

    I recently accepted an offer to join an IB Credit Risk team at JPMorgan. I wanted to know if anyone is currently in this program. Any idea about how are ANALYST BONUSES compared to being in other teams in the IBD (such as M&A, Leveraged Finance, etc)? ...

    84 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 24 2009 - 4:52pm -

  46. Older associate moved to my office, stealing my job

    This thread isn't to whine, but I'm just curious if anybody has had this happen. And the thread title is misleading, because my job security is fine and my pay is unaffected. I was hired to work on modeling and other interesting stuff. That' ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2013 - 3:15am -

  47. Hindenburg Confirmed; Dow Heading to 5,000

    Don't shoot the messenger: the Dow might be in real trouble. The Hindenburg Omen has officially been confirmed, and the blind mathematician behind the theory has exited the market entirely, for what that's worth. Friday's market close was a ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 25 2010 - 12:26pm -

  48. Goldman vs Moelis

    I don't have offers nor am I in the process of interviewing with either firm, just an analyst wondering what you guys think. I don't post often on this site but I keep hearing about the "prestige" of Moelis and wanted to know what you ...

    55 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 11 2009 - 1:55am -

  49. Duff & Phelps IBD

    Looks like there hasn't been any updated posts regarding Duff & Phelps, the company had very negative views in previous posts. Can anyone share some thoughts on this firm now? Seems like they've been ramping up their IBD with a string of acq ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 7 2012 - 10:51am -

  50. Best FX desks? (for new hires...)

    I'm thinking about a transition into S&T, primarily FX S&T. Any ideas on where a good desk would be to start with? I know DB is huge in the FX space, but are there any other top places to consider? and why? My story: I'm a new analyst in ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:49pm -

  51. Tishman Speyer (REPE) analyst progran

    Hi guys, I've been lurking for a while, and decided to post in order to gather some info about a program that attracts me. Anyone has information about TS graduate program?- how do you get in? (they just mention to ask your Uni career service...)- wh ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:04pm -

  52. Downhill Flow Illustration

    Midas Mulligan Magoo's blog       analyst vp wallstreetoasis FML monkey living Blog ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 15 2010 - 1:26pm -

  53. Houlihan Lokey FAS Analyst Technical Exam

    I have a second round interview coming up for Houlihan Lokey FAS Analyst position and I have been told that I have to take a "technical exam". I asked the HR representative for what I should expect, however she just told me that it was going to ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  54. Analyst Spots

    Anyone involved in the recruiting process know how many full-time analyst positions each bank is looking to fill in the US? Post what you know here. From my knowledge (these are approximate numbers heard from recruiters/analysts): Rothschild: 13 full-time ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 28 2009 - 12:43am -

  55. Sports Investment Banking

    Hey guys, Long time lurker, first time poster. I'll be doing a summer analyst stint in a couple months and have the eventual hope of combining my passion for sports with experience in finance. I did a search and couldn't find too much in terms o ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:12pm -

  56. Wardrobe Opinion

    What do you guys think of this as a starting wardrobe for an analyst in terms of quantity (the bulk will be purchased from Brooks Brothers)? Thanks. 2 Suits- Navy and Charcoal 2 Trousers- Navy and Charcoal 8 Shirts- 3 White, 3 Blue, 1 Checked, 1 Striped 3 ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2011 - 1:41am -

  57. Sports knowledge in Banking

    I'm a big guy (6'5" 210) so conversation innevitablly turns to which sports I play/follow when talking with Finance guys. I don't play any religiously (I surfed in HS) and never grew up watching sports. Basically, my knowledge of sport ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 11 2011 - 10:38pm -

  58. Final Round for Credit Risk Analyst at BB

    I will be having the SuperDay for the Credit Risk FT analyst position at a BB soon, and I would love to hear more advice on what I should expect for the final round. Would there be a lot of technical/accounting questions? I never took accounting cuz I wen ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2013 - 10:09pm -

  59. Yes I've used the search function: Any banks still hiring?

    Non target senior here- very strong resume and a strong network. I've had my resume passed on to HR by VPs and Associates of BBs and MMs but I haven't had much luck... my contacts (who aren't really involved with recruiting) are telling me ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2012 - 1:03am -

  60. Top PE vs BB IBD

    I have accepted an offer to join as a 1st Year Analyst next year after the summer internship. The platform is great and, most importantly, the team is really nice. Currently interviewing with a top mega PE fund (one of these premium firms). I am not sayin ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 28 2012 - 2:03pm -

  61. Executive Assistance to Analyst?

    Hey guys I'm currently an executive assistant. I've come to the conclusion that I want to become an analyst. Is this even possible? I went to Dartmouth and graduated with a 3.9. But I have no work experience prior to my current job. analyst ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 14 2010 - 2:42pm -

  62. BO roles that are still core to the company?

    I really like BO, but I've been hearing a lot of negativity about it. I was just wondering, there must be different BO roles right? Of course you're going to have data inputters, IT support roles, etc. but what about the people who are doing the ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2011 - 1:24am -

  63. Rejected... Accepted!!!

    So, I'm the poly sci and econ McGill major, who got rejected by Barclays and JPM last week. Apparently, i was too artsy for them. This week, however, I got an offer from the same Barclays! I am so confused, but am stoked! Before I embark on my journe ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2011 - 2:00pm -

  64. Is my friend lying about his compensation?

    One of my friends last year got a job with Morgan Stanley 's private equity team in or near Philly. He didn't even have a BB internship but got into MS, and that's great for him, but all of the guys told me that he said he'd be making ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2012 - 9:45am -

  65. Tiger Global

    Just curious if anyone knows anyone junior at Tiger Global (Chase Coleman)- someone who is maybe post an i-banking analyst program or around there. Just curious about culture/general experience. Would prefer this not turn into a typical how awesome Tiger/ ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:00pm -

  66. Too Many Americans & US Graduates in Hong Kong

    It sucks to realize that most IBDs in HK highly prefer US college graduates (targets) over top HK college graduates. I'm talking analyst/associate levels. Some analysts that I came to know of while networking told me some disturbing stories. JP Morga ...

    25 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 1 2010 - 8:44pm -

  67. Resume Review-- SBs for intelligent advice/revisions

          Rising Senior from non-target for FT Analyst recruitment in LA/SF. I have built some contacts but would also like to apply online for some of the lower tier BBs. SBs for answering the following (honestly and intelligently):- What revi ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 15 2011 - 9:57pm -

  68. why analyst leave banking

    Why is it that analyst leave banking after their two years are up. Obviously the hours are slightly better in the pe/hf world but is the comp that much better too....I guess what i am asking is would someone who left to a pe shop be able to make as much i ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2010 - 8:55pm -

  69. Personal Failure

    When I leave work last Friday after an 80 hr work week, I go out. Half an hour into my night, I get a call from my MD and I step outside. He needs a draft of an global and regional industry overview, as well as a company overview by the following afternoo ...

    25 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 30 2010 - 9:33pm -

  70. Georgia Tech vs Stanford Masters in Engineering- Which one will open more doors in Banking?

    Hello All I have a question/dilemma. I am an undergrad majoring in Electrical Engineering (from Georgia Tech) and am looking to go on for my Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering. I have 2 options for my Master's- I can either go to Stanford ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2011 - 8:09pm -

  71. So did all you 1st Year Analysts go out and buy a low-end BMW or what?

    So when you landed the ibanking job, did all you 22 year old yuppies go out and buy yourselves a low-end BMW or a low-end Mercedes C-Class or what? Or were some of you more conservative and chose to save your income instead? How many of you are on a BMW m ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 28 2010 - 6:43pm -

  72. Capital One Analyst Online Assessment

    Hello, I just took the Capital One online assessment tests and the numeric test was hard not hard in the sense of the math but the allotted time, so I wasn't done! I know they said you can still pass even if ure not done, but do you guys know how the ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:19pm -

  73. Article- 11 Crazy Things First Year Analyst

    Here's a good article written by this chick who was a "star analyst" at MS. Some harsh realities here. Also, not surprised she quit. She was a star analyst and probably not very social and not the most street smart. She gets overworked and ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 25 2011 - 12:15pm -

  74. Financial Analyst at the Hilton Worldwide

          Hello all, Has anyone ever interviewed for a Financial Analyst position at the HIlton. How was the experience like? How is it like working there? career growth? exit opportunities? Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunc ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 22 2011 - 3:31pm -

  75. Random Discussion: Asian Female Analysts

    I've been a longtime reader, but this is my first post. I read an interesting post the other day about female analysts, and someone commented that most of the females at his bank were Asian. So here are just a few questions to spur what I hope will b ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 23 2009 - 7:09pm -

  76. Finance jobs-- how do I even begin?

    Hi all, I need help. I've wanted to go into finance and work at an ibank since high school. However, I got distracted by several things in my life (making a lot of money online, having a Japanese gf, getting addicted to weed) but now all these things ...

    27 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 12 2010 - 1:51pm -

  77. Allen & Co, why do you hide?

    I'm very curious about Allen and co. Allegedly the best media related I Bank out there and the don't even have a website... Any ideas as to why they are so private? Do they recruit through connections alone? Strikes me as very unusual. Does any ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  78. If I graduate my undergrad is it still feasible to pursue IB analyst role at the age of 30?

    Sorry if this topic's done to death because although I've seen similar questions I haven't seen one pertaining to my question specifically. The other topic questions were more so regarding people with years of work experience making a switc ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 1 2011 - 2:03pm -

  79. How do you get recruiters to realize...

    ...what your age is? Since you can't mention your age in your resume or cover letter or whatever...how do you get recruiters to realize that you aren't too old for an analyst role? What are others ways of accomplishing this? The thing is, I' ...

    23 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 30 2010 - 6:50pm -

  80. IBD Analyst Wardrobe

    I'll be starting as an Analyst at BB in NYC this summer. I know that once the job starts I will have little time for shopping, and was wondering when/how I should start building up my wardrobe. For those of you in the industry, can you provide a list ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 24 2009 - 10:04pm -

  81. How good is the average Goldman analyst?

    Goldman Sachs is perpetually sucked off as the proverbial Mount Olympus of banking. While other banks can never tell if a deal will really add value, just like the gods, Goldman Sachs transcends all limits creating value out of thin air. It's front o ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 29 2010 - 6:44pm -

  82. When should you give up on IB? feedback & thoughts?

    background info, top 50 state school, not a finance/accouting major, got lucky and did a Summer Analyst program at a BB summer of '08 in IB. then came Financial crisis...very few offers given out. (the kids who got offers all had connections, example ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 19 2009 - 6:46pm -

  83. Tips/Advice for Full-Time Analysts

    Saw a few posts on tips for summer analysts and some were applicable to full time. However, does anyone have specific tips they have found useful during their first year or so (aside from pay attention to detail)? If there are any senior folks out there, ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 2 2009 - 3:55am -

  84. BB analyst training manuals

    OK guys. These babies exist. I got my hands on an internal internal training guide for top BB IB analysts (GS, MS, JPM) I only have them in hard copy, but i managed to snag extras, and am willing to trade them for other IB, PE training materials. Which ba ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2012 - 4:33pm -

  85. MM IBD to Mgmt Consulting

    Fellow Monkeys, MM IBD to Big 4 Mgmt consulting is it possible?? Read below if you want further details. Thanks a lot- I'm a super non-target, and will be starting FT in IBD with a MM shop in NYC this fall (think HLHZ / Macquarie etc). My end goal is ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 7 2014 - 1:57pm -

  86. First Year Analyst class June 2011

          I am recent grad that got offered by a BB for their 2011 Analyst Class. I accepted so I will be moving to NYC in June. I know mostly all of wall street brings in new full time analyst in the summer months. I was wondering if anybody i ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 23 2011 - 1:39am -

  87. Wearing designer glasses as a entry-level analyst

    What do people think about a newly entering analyst wearing designer glasses (e.g., D&G, Prada, etc.)? Would it be considered douchy or would no one care? analyst Bain McKinsey BCG Glasses ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2011 - 11:15pm -

  88. analyst 1 year deferral option...BB bank

    What does everyone think of taking up an analyst 1 year deferral option? Bank is compensating as well. How will nonprofit work for a year play into business school admissions?? analyst Deferral ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 6 2009 - 5:38pm -

  89. Junior graduating a semester late (December)

    Hey, I'm a junior graduating a semester late December 2011. What effects if any will this have on possible analyst internships in summer 2010? college analyst graduation summer internship ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 3 2010 - 5:52pm -

  90. What to WEAR?

    I have a stint, not an SA gig, at a BB coming up, and I was wondering what to wear? What color suit, shirt, shoes, tie? If you think of anything else that's beneficial, please include that too! Please help me out, and thanks in advance IBanking analy ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 8 2013 - 10:59pm -

  91. PE/HF Analyst Salary After IBD

    I am curious to know what PE analyst salaries are. Specifically, if you have completed a 2/3 year BB IBD analyst program, what kinds of offers might I see as aspiring PE/ HF analyst? analyst IBD Salary PE/HF ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2008 - 1:34pm -

  92. Do you typically owe taxes as an analyst?

    I just filed my taxes (using TurboTax) and it turns out i owe taxes. I'm a second year analyst so last calendar year was my first full year of work (during which I received my bonus). The standard amount of taxes is already withheld from my paycheck ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 15 2010 - 10:22pm -

  93. San Francisco IB vs New York IB

    If you had to start your career in one of these cities, which would it be and why? Banking is banking and I expect the wort to be the same in each city but what about from a cultural standpoint? I hear NY is more cut throat than a lot of other cities that ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:03pm -

  94. Networking is working.....I think.

    So...I've been networking a little bit. I've only sent out about 30 emails in the past 6-7 weeks. I've been surprised by how many responses I've gotten back. I think about 12 or 13 people have responded back, 6 or 7 people have respond ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 7 2011 - 10:50pm -

  95. Positions in less than ideal locations?

    Is there any value in looking into positions in places like Africa, India, etc.? Obviously China has become fairly well represented but what about other options abroad? How do Bschools look at them, as in, would coming from an office in one of these place ...

    21 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 14 2010 - 5:06am -

  96. Size of '09 Analyst class

    As an upcoming '09 Analyst I am curious to know how much smaller the new analyst classes will be relative to what they were last year. Anyone have any idea? analyst IBD ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 12 2008 - 1:20pm -

  97. can i still make it into banking at what point do i give up please advise

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    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2016 - 3:36pm -

  98. Destroy IT

    Fellas, Take a look and tell me what you think. Looking to get into IB or AM this summer. http://www.razume.com/documents/22262 analyst Banking resume investment ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 25 2011 - 3:22pm -

  99. VC Analyst->?

    Recently got an offer from a firm with a strong reputation, and I'm wondering... while it seems like the VC Analyst position itself is a very sweet one, what kind of exit opps does an analyst in VC have after two years? Do they pursue MBAs? Do they g ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 17 2009 - 3:01am -

  100. MM PE 1st Yr Analyst Comp

    I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about compensation for 1st year analysts at MM PE firms? Sign on, base, bonus? Thanks. private equity analyst compensation ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 30 2009 - 2:15pm -

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