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Everyone talks about how much you learn in IB, but sometimes I feel like I'm mostly learning how to work crazy hours and tolerate unreasonable clients. Am I missing something?

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Rate your overall satisfaction with your career in investment banking on a scale of 1-10

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Recommend podcasts that are NOT about finance/investing. I need to turn my brain off sometimes.

The "prestige" of IB is starting to feel overrated. Am I the only one who thinks the sacrifices aren't worth it?

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I'm struggling to find a mentor. Any tips on how to approach senior people and build a real connection?

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I think clients treat female analysts with less respect. Am I imagining things, or is this a real problem in the industry?

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Coworker "borrowed" my analysis for a presentation and took full credit. Do I confront them or let it slide this time?

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First round interview next week for PJT Strategic Advisory (structured products). I’m attempting to make a transition from consulting.

What are the best resources to leverage to prepare for the intervi… more

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Just wonder if there's any practice of selling innovation economic model to banking industry?

I created resilient economy last year, but many reasons I failed to claim any credentials, and did not receive anything via thi… more

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Hi all - I got an offer from a very small boutique firm. I want to take it, but the start date is unclear (I.e., the end of the current deal which would be a few months away). Is this normal? Any adv… more

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How much does HSBC pay for the Finance Graduate Program in the UK?

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I'm seeking guidance on transitioning to Quantitative Investment Management roles

I have a good understanding of Fixed Income, QuantRisk, and Portfolio optimization, I have a background in Operations Research,… more

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Goldman Sachs Hey All! Can anyone tell me what kinda interview questions will be asked for a technology development, associate role and what salary range should one request for? (Post non mba grad wit… more

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Looking to break into IB in NA from consulting in the Middle East. I have due diligence / modelling experience (worked for an asset management company) and also have the CFA charter. How tough will it… more

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Would you restart your career at the ground floor on an investment team (entry level analyst) or do an MBA? You'd end up as associate at the end of two years in both cases (presumably).

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Hi!
I am looking for IB analyst / associate roles. Are any banks hiring at the moment? Appreciate the help!

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Anyone knows IB salary/hours in middle east ( Saudi/Dubai) ?

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Hi, please can someone confirm if qualifications are needed / useful to getting a ‘high finance’ role? If so, which? (No previous IB specific experience)

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Hi all, I'm wrapping up my PhD while doing a part-time IB internship. I want to ask for my internship to be extended so I can apply to other jobs (mainly consulting which recruits PhDs in late summer) while g… more

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Hi all tech consultant looking to start in banking space.
Rutgers University grad and mba .
Any advice on how to appeal to larger banks such as Morgan Stanley , Goldman?
Had an interview w Sachs but didn’t have my application moved forward. Felt slightly “led on” what worked for anyone incli… more

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3rd year in tech consulting making great money but not really enjoying it. Should I go for an MBA and transition into Investment Banking? Is that the better long term decision financially?

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What is the Summer Associate salary for a BB in NYC?

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Anybody able to share a range for A3 salaries here in London (middle market if possible) ?

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Is anyone willing to practice PE interviews together? DM me

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How long does it take to fill an IB analyst 2 position at JP Morgan?
I have done 2 steps but they spread across 2 months …

Looking at MBA or masters in finance to break into IB, PE or hedge fund. Thoughts? Is it worth it? I am a Strat consultant and have a bachelor and masters in business and economics. Struggling to get … more

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I joined a boutique IB (6 employees with <2 years in existence) in Jan 2023. We run $10 - $200M industry agnostic deals and have been very successful. I have 3 YOE. The title they gave me was “director”,… more

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Anyone done their super day with Jefferies yet?

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Corp dev vs IB? Coming from FDD

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Would it make sense to reset my career as IB analyst at a LMM/MM shop? Worth the stint?Coming from a top strategy consulting firm with 3-4 YOE.

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In banking if your review is later than the rest is that good or bad?

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Aware this may sound relatively left-field, but wondering re. the prospects of lateraling from McKinsey to a BB/EB at the associate level in London.

Choose consulting over IB at uni, and curiosity toward IB hasn’t subsided.<… more

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Anyone here at Morgan Stanley willing to chat about GCM project finance? Saw the summer associate role within GCM Project, Commodity, and Infrastructure Finance group and would love to learn more. I’m… more

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Question about getting pre-MBA IB internship: hi guys, i am currently a T2 consultant who spent last 3.5 years in healthcare transaction space (CDD/VDD/etc). Got into M7 and thinking of trying to do p… more

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Has anyone done the JP Morgan Pathways associate program? Wondering what the salary range is. This would be for the military veteran one

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Planning to pivot from M&A Consulting (think post-merger synergy capture, CDD, etc.) to an associate role at an Elite Boutique post MBA from a T15 program. Fitness keeps me sane, and I regularly w… more

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I am currently working at EY in Eastern Europe in their advisory. I work on valuations, feasibility studies, market research, due diligence and sometimes strategic projects for the public and private … more

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Is the Capital Market division in IB relatively recession-proof? If not, which division can perform relatively okay during a recession?

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