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  2. Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted on 6/21/12. At the beginning of my analyst program i had a fixed-notion of what it takes to become one of the top-ranked analysts in my class, pocket top-bucket bonus and move on to a pr ...

    28 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  3. I'm a 1st year analyst a BB and I'm pretty sure I'm going to quit after I get my 1st year bonus. I knew the hours were going to suck going into this job, but, after 6 months, I have realized what that really entails. I used to have a great ...

    97 comments13 Jan 2012 -

  4. Then what do you do? Quit the minute it hits the bank? Take a few days off to cool down? Come in at 9 and leave at 5? Without a bonus, you certainly aren't getting paid for long hours or weekend work. What would you do? analyst bonuses associate bonu ...

    49 comments13 Feb 2012 -

  5. Hey Monkeys, A story just broke out that BlackRock is cutting bonuses due money flowing into passive funds. Many of us choose roles in Asset Management for increasing out skill set,exit opportunities, and (a very important part of overall comp) the bonuse ...

    13 comments1 Mar 2017 -

  6. 2014 Analyst Bonus Discussion

    Investment Banking

    1st year: 40k- 60k 2nd year: 60k- 80k 3rd year: 60k- 95k MM IBD analyst bonuses ...

    19 comments28 Jul 2014 -

  7. This is a really long article but the bottom line is it suggests bank bonuses will have to continue to fall going forward due to increased regulation as banks become far less profitable than in the past. Depressing article. Would love to hear your thought ...

    23 comments6 Feb 2012 -

  8. RBS vs WF

    Investment Banking

    I currently have offers in IBD from RBS in Stamford and Wells Fargo in Charlotte. 1) Would RBS DCM and WF LevFin offer similar exit opportunities? 2) Is there any point in joining their M&A groups? 3) Which firm would offer higher year-end analyst bon ...

    21 comments4 Nov 2009 -

  9. Bonus Sharing

    Investment Banking

    I'm a second-year analyst, and I'm pretty sure I want to work in Private Equity after my 2nd year is finished. What I've heard is that it's impossible to get jobs in PE if you didn't get top bonus. I feel like I have as good a cha ...

    16 comments9 Dec 2012 -

  10. Bonus Time = Car Fund

    Investment Banking

    Looking for input on how past analyst/associates have used bonus $$$ to save for a sizable purchase (think a car- as much cash down as possible) I'm not looking to blow the bonus in one trip to a car lot and am ideally thinking of stashing a bit away ...

    15 comments15 Mar 2012 -

  11. Bonus Buckets

    Investment Banking

    How does bonus pool work? Do groups get a certain amount of buckets they must distribute (you compete with coworkers)? Or is it independent for everyone (there is not a fixed amount of buckets to be distributed)? analyst bonuses ...

    8 comments3 Jul 2012 -

  12. HF pay expectations

    Hedge Fund

    Hi guys, just wanted a poll on what can be expected for a analyst level candidate (1-3yrs out of UG) for a long short equity fund with AUM range from $100m to $200m. The fund averages 20-30% returns. Let me know if there's any other factors besides f ...

    8 comments16 Aug 2011 -

  13. S&T Analyst Bonuses 2010

    Sales and Trading

    Any color on fixed income and equity S&T bonuses this year? analyst bonuses ...

    7 comments10 Jul 2010 -

  14. BB Analyst Bonuses

    Investment Banking

    Are analyst bonuses relatively equal across the BBs, or do banks having an especially profitable year (e.g. GS) pay substantially more? What is top bucket 1st year bonus expected to be this year? analyst bonuses ...

    7 comments19 Oct 2009 -

  15. Bonuses and Layoffs 2012 Update

    Investment Banking

    Rank, Bank and Details. Might as well get this going. analyst bonuses associate bonuses ...

    5 comments3 Jan 2012 -

  16. investment bank KBW analyst bonuses 2015 bonuses JC Flowers exit ops private equity Salary ...

    4 comments9 Feb 2016 -

  17. Commercial Banking Analyst

    Job Search Advice

    Anyone know what the salary is for a first year commercial banking analyst at a major bank (B of A, Chase, Citi)? I have heard from a few places that it is around $50,000 start with $5,000 signing bonus, and $10,000 year end bonus. Can anyone confirm? bon ...

    4 comments2 Aug 2010 -

  18. Heard Citigroup used to bump their first year analysts from $85k base to $90k after the first 6 months, but did not this year. Can anyone confirm? Also overall what have senior analyst bonuses been like for the firm and versus street? analyst bonuses Sala ...

    3 comments17 Jan 2017 -

  19. Post-bonus hiring

    Equity Research

    I'm assuming that many bonuses have been paid out by this time of year so my question is has there been a lot of turnover in ER offices (especially healthcare/biotech for personal reasons) now that people have taken the money and ran. I haven't ...

    3 comments22 Feb 2011 -

  20. Signing Bonuses

    Other Industries

    Are signing bonuses always apart of the hiring process in banking? Just received and offer at a BB bank and did receive a signing bonuse/ relocation package. It's located in the city. Should I contact HR to see if they can make ammend the package to ...

    3 comments7 Feb 2010 -

  21. Hi, Just got an offer from an IB as an IT analyst (developing software) in NYC, generally how much bonus should I expect for first two years(the analyst program is two years long)? after that? Thank you, analyst bonuses ...

    3 comments14 Nov 2009 -

  22. lev fin analyst bonus

    Investment Banking

    hey! so im trying to budget for next year in the city, and i was just wondering how bonuses in lev fin and an i-bank for a first year analyst typically compare to that of someone in say corp fin? salary, sign on, and other random benefits were on par with ...

    2 comments17 Jan 2010 -

  23. Going to be working at a big asset manager starting in the summer. They told me that my first year bonus is pro-rated to 5 months and it should increase from there. Does this mean that my bonus on December 31 of 2018 is going to be the same as someone ...

    1 comment11 May 2017 -

  24. I'm 34, started in financial markets search 11 years ago about a month after finishing school. One exciting but surprising trend i have seen since the financial crash, buy especially this year,2014, is that Senior Equity Analysts at well known boutiq ...

    3 Jan 2015 -

  25. Bonus Info FY2014

    Investment Banking

    It's that time of year and bonus numbers are starting to roll in. For the greater good of the WSO community feel free to share what you've been told or have heard (credible only, no BSD dreams of grandeur please). While the year-end WSO report i ...

    1 comment16 Jan 2015 -

  26. Bonus Freeze-> Hiring Freeze?

    Investment Banking

    Don't want to turn anyone off but the banking pay will be rubbish for the next 3 years at least especially with the LIBOR and interest rate swap scandals- bonuses aren't going to be great. That said, at the junior level you will be less affected ...

    8 Jul 2012 -