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+933 I Love Investment Banking IB 116 3w
+920 Has the pendulum swung too far? IB 262 3w
+905 Would you ding a kid for having their pronouns on their LinkedIn JOB 201 1h
+868 GME / Wallstreet Bets HF 365 3mo
+837 IB Sucks. I'm out IB 178 1mo
+810 Girl on tinder threatening to send my messages to my firm / boss OFF 310 3mo
+776 Leaving IB Soon, Final Rants IB 100 4w
+742 What are your hot takes OFF 324 4mo
+741 Why work the best years of our lives away? IB 213 1w
+708 Can’t believe it’s over IB 69 1w
+686 We All Sound Stupid - a Manifesto IB 114 3w
+657 WARNING : Do NOT enter IB (coming from a VP at a BB) IB 244 1mo
+627 GS Analyst Survey Results IB 289 4mo
+614 Does anyone here have super rich parents ($50m+) and what do they do OFF 140 5d
+596 Memoirs of a First-Year Associate IB 44 5mo
+591 Why has it become so hard for white males to get a job in IBD? (LDN) IB 232 1w
+566 “What important truth do very few people agree with you on?” OFF 255 1w
+562 How do I get my kids into top 5 schools? PE 235 2w
+559 1st Year Analysts Quitting? IB 343 1w
+516 So what do you speculate happened to Jack Ma? OFF 216 4mo
+506 Wall Street moving to Miami would be great OFF 220 2mo
+489 No Return Offer - What Next? IB 71 4w
+485 So what is the end goal of COVID? OFF 274 3mo
+474 Success in IB - Not Taught in B-School IB 32 2w
+469 LETS FKING GO BOYS IB 53 2mo
+467 Dear Undergrads and Highschoolers IB 72 1mo
+462 Guide to Lateraling in 2021 IB 107 5h
+458 HELP: Sticky Situation with Boss OFF 140 2mo
+449 Are all kids in IB goobers? IB 142 2d
+448 Cant do it anymore IB 91 1w
+444 First years- get your stuff together IB 76 3mo
+444 ~3 months in. I really want to quit banking. What should I do? IB 108 2w
+442 2021 S&T Bonus TR 324 18h
+439 Does the world just feel weird and wrong/different to anyone else recently? OFF 178 3d
+436 Forbes 30 under 30 needs to just stop OFF 94 8mo
+430 2020 Bonus Szn IB 738 1mo
+424 The end of my journey IB 39 1w
+421 WSJ article on males in college OFF 296 1d
+418 35% Taken Out Of Paycheck For Taxes?! OFF 201 3w
+418 You Did it Citi OFF 137 2mo
+406 Anyone else hate Gen Z? OFF 166 2mo
+404 My success story- how i went from a 2.5 gpa to a senior trader in 3 years. TR 83 1mo
+394 Rich Handler: The Biggest Hypocrite in the Finance Community IB 113 3mo
+392 How I went from non target 2.3 gpa to 7 figure buy side seat IB 54 2d
+390 IB SA 2022 Mega-thread JOB 806 4d
+388 Let's be honest about PE PE 212 3mo
+377 Should I Report Him IB 176 2d
+377 Brutal Email Baird Industrials IB 232 1mo
+376 What Was Your Biggest Career Setback; How Did You Recover? PE 67 2mo
+374 Girlfriend vs PE PE 84 3mo
+373 8 personal finances tips for analysts OFF 107 2mo
+372 What the f**k is VC even??? OFF 118 1mo
+368 PE long-term attractivity: Is the trodden path "broken"? Quo vadis gen Y? PE 130 9mo
+365 Thank you, Associates IB 67 2mo
+364 Analyst Burn Out Tips (Surviving COVID, WFH, and The Sweatiest of Shops) IB 43 3d
+364 Anyone like/dislike banks for random reasons? IB 136 3mo
+362 Please Be Careful OFF 90 3mo
+357 To all Consultants considering PE PE 85 2w
+357 Q&A: HF Analyst @ $5bn+ Fund - Breaking In and Transition to Risk-Taking Role HF 120 2mo
+354 Super hot chick in my intern group IB 57 3mo
+348 What is something you believe to be true but can't prove? OFF 212 10mo
+348 Imagine paying 60%+ in marginal tax OFF 154 10mo
+344 Fucking Cover Letters Kids JOB 92 1mo
+339 GS IBD SA 2022 IB 1,564 2d
+335 Please stop wasting your life IB 107 6d
+334 Coolest exit you've seen? IB 138 3mo
+332 Vent Some Wisdom to Incoming Analysts/Interns IB 44 1mo
+332 Future of American cities OFF 276 1w
+331 Growing up sucks OFF 113 1w
+329 Is Being A Working Woman Worth It? OFF 212 4mo
+327 Unpopular Opinion - Never Want Kids OFF 230 4mo
+326 More negative press on Apollo PE 130 4w
+326 Crazy Stories !? IB 78 8mo
+325 Rich girlfriend ($500M) IB 76 1mo
+322 Investment Banking is Paradise IB 38 1d
+322 My junior monkeys, want real change? IB 51 1mo
+321 South African Riots OFF 169 1mo
+321 Biggest Hardo Stories IB 83 6mo
+315 UBS ADDRESSING GS SURVEY..RIDICULOUS IB 160 3w
+310 Shittiest time of my life, here to vent OFF 60 7mo
+310 Is work life balance really worth it when you are young? IB 85 10mo
+305 What replaces Private Equity? What's the next popular exit opportunity? PE 147 2w
+303 Am I Crazy To Leave a 500K Job for Consulting? CO 64 19h
+303 Worst LinkedIn Cold Message Stories IB 87 1mo
+303 Would you date a girl without a college degree? OFF 171 4mo
+301 I haven't gotten into any diversity programs. What am I doing wrong? IB 144 6mo
+299 thank you monke’s IB 63 2mo
+298 Why does everyone hate Wall Street so much? OFF 110 3mo
+297 Anyone else dreading returning to the office? IB 49 1mo
+297 Credit Suisse Giving 20k Bonuses? IB 94 4mo
+295 How seriously do you take this forum? IB 111 2mo
+294 Who on here hates their job? (srs) OFF 132 2w
+290 COVID outbreak at MS IB 153 3w
+290 UPDATED: Benchmarking IB Analyst Salary (August 2021) IB 304 3d
+287 Expensive but worth it OFF 251 1mo
+287 For those who have not been vaccinated, why not? OFF 194 1d
+287 Broke up with gf can’t function OFF 107 1mo
+287 Analyst Class: 10 Years Out IB 89 7mo
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Career Advancement Opportunities

September 2021 Consulting

  • McKinsey and Co 99.3%
  • Boston Consulting Group (BCG) 98.7%
  • Bain & Company 98.0%
  • Oliver Wyman 97.4%
  • West Monroe Partners 96.7%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

September 2021 Private Equity

  • Blackstone Group 99.3%
  • KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) 98.6%
  • The Riverside Company 97.9%
  • Apollo Global Management 97.2%
  • Warburg Pincus 96.5%

Professional Growth Opportunities

September 2021 Investment Banking

  • Lazard Middle Market (= =) 99.6%
  • Evercore (= =) 99.2%
  • PJT Partners (= =) 98.9%
  • Robert W. Baird & Co. (▲03) 98.5%
  • Guggenheim Partners (▲09) 98.1%

Total Avg Compensation

September 2021 Consulting

  • Principal (22) $269
  • Director/MD (43) $260
  • Vice President (35) $246
  • Engagement Manager (77) $217
  • Manager (132) $165
  • 2nd Year Associate (126) $136
  • 3rd+ Year Associate (94) $128
  • Senior Consultant (281) $128
  • NA (10) $116
  • Consultant (499) $114
  • 1st Year Associate (444) $113
  • Engineer (4) $110
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (114) $107
  • 2nd Year Analyst (256) $97
  • Associate Consultant (139) $94
  • 1st Year Analyst (866) $84
  • Intern/Summer Associate (138) $82
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (392) $67