especially with older wealthier friends and the odd family money guy who pay for the really expensive shit. How does your shop find deals and what size are they? (not complaining though), also, being young and able to afford life in manhattan is the shit. Going to have to hold off on buying the yacht for awhile. Then they in a perfect world those very smart IBankers make good money, get out of the game in their 30's rich, spend time with their kids and have a very good idea how to run a business because they had to pick good businesses, [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 8 years ago (1 child). From what I understand much of the hiring practices are about networking and clout, since it's incredibly competitive, Confirm/deny? My major is human resources managmenet you think thats a better field for employment in nyc? Except instead of 3 levels, there are 9 total levels. being hired based mostly on who you know. [–]NYBANKERn00b[S] 2 points3 points4 points 8 years ago (6 children). How much did you make last year? what are my odds of becoming a prop trader with a management degree from an ordinary university (Grant MacEwan, Canada) also how important are university transcripts? The actuarial exams as well are more taxing than their American counterpart. Marketing is such a broad major, its hard to say what the demand is- there is demand for smart people in that field. I’ve talked to numerous investors in the past who would love a piece of that business. [–]NYBANKERn00b[S] 5 points6 points7 points 8 years ago (3 children). College senior in the city in need of prospects. I picked up one of my juniors a few years back from Lazard. Is bottles and models true or just what people wish it was? Would you recommend it? [–]invRice 0 points1 point2 points 8 years ago (1 child). Isn't ss and medicare included in your federal income tax rate? a great case study in my opinion is the austerity measures in europe and how they're doing and the stimulus in the stats and how were doing. Now, normally I would write this off as a bad group somewhere- after all, we've all heard similar nightmare stories at some point. cheeper to keep a client than find a new one, [–][deleted] -1 points0 points1 point 8 years ago (1 child), [–]Dancemanleo 0 points1 point2 points 8 years ago (6 children). We also go to start up and industry conferences where CEO's pitch their companies and its almost like a beauty contest. [–]kevstev 0 points1 point2 points 8 years ago (0 children). Survey any group of business students and you’re sure to come by investment banking internship horror stories. When I was in high school I worked in construction remodeling kitchens and the such and it was gratifying as fuck to see what I did in a day. [–]Asimoff 2 points3 points4 points 8 years ago (1 child). Otherwise it's next to impossible submitting online when they receive literally hundreds of resumes from each target school during recruiting season. All initial responses to posters must contain a properly punctuated question. [–]NeverNudeDumplingCo 0 points1 point2 points 8 years ago (0 children). IamA manager of a Bitcoin/cryptocurrency hedge fund AMA! The thing is though, I’m having doubts about choosing finance because all I see on Reddit is people bashing finance and recommending accounting instead, and that unless you’re from a target school on the track to investment banking, you’ll struggle to find a true finance oriented job and probably end up in a sleazy sales position. math, chemistry). try to get a feel for what you like. However change is slow, and the early years of investment banking are viewed as a right of passage, a hazing that proves your work ethic. It drives me nuts that they do the recruiting though but that's another rant, [–][deleted] 2 points3 points4 points 8 years ago (4 children). not that I know of. Retail Horror Stories Flying Gaming Console. There are days i love it and days i hate it like any job, i just get paid more than my friends from high school. AMA! A few years ago, Americans were told of India and china making large armies of engineers. I agree to my personal data being stored and used to receive this content * submit. CNN Money got one of the all-time greatest credit horror stories when it found Toni Riss of Texas and her First Premier card's 79.9% interest rate. none of us are really going to provide any real value untill your mid 20's or so unless you are a baller. my shop doesn't really do anything unethical. His spelling is WAY worse than yours and he's in his mid-fifties. the best professors were the old school ones that have been around the block and want to give back and know its more important to teach to students and be understanding than to teach at the b-school for the feather in their cap. [–]srpatel10 0 points1 point2 points 8 years ago (1 child). Is investment banking as complicated as people want to make it. You still have 100,000+ workers out there that lost their jobs and are looking to get back in. If you worked ridiculous hours in your twenties, you'll force your analysts to suffer the same just to be fair. Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. Thanks for the input. [–]NYBANKERn00b[S] 3 points4 points5 points 8 years ago (8 children), both would help. Good programmers or Comp Sci guys can make a killing at prop trading firms or at the bulge bracket firms with the right background or interest in finance. I get ~44%. Do you honestly think a blackberry is better than it's competition? This might be more of a general question, but I'd appreciate OP's input (and the input of any other Redditors who might have advice for me). Kinda cool talking to guys who could be my dad that run businesses, there's a lot to learn. You clearly did it for the promise of money, and had no idea what you were getting into. For others wondering, it is a full-day, on-site interview. You must be referring to the investment banking horror stories! Some of the large firms will fire you if you don't clear the exams. Annnnnnd this is why I'd choose a state school over a private one. A 3.0 from a middling school is not going to help you much. Free Exclusive Report: 57-page guide with the action plan you need to break into investment banking - how to tell your story, network, craft a winning resume, and dominate your interviews. this is pre-tax. There are many misconceptions and may things that are legit fucked up about the industry. AMA! Thats why the averge American student is wayy more qualified than the average Indian student. HR hands them a stack of say 200 resumes they recieve from networkign events, online apps, ect... adn they need to pick maybe a dozen for the target school. [–]spitfire9107 2 points3 points4 points 8 years ago (8 children), I have a similar example. I've been a serial entrepreneur, technology investor at Y Combinator and now my new fund Goat Capital. I've live in a college town and the adds are more popular, which I kind of understand since adderall does pretty much the same thing for MUCH cheaper. [–]NYBANKERn00b[S] 5 points6 points7 points 8 years ago (2 children). haha I'm a consultant. I think accounting is just as competitive as finance because they're similar and in nyc I think most employers prefer someone with a cpa. Err do note, that the CFA exam itself isn't a cakewalk. I am world renowned author of dinosaur, unicorn, bigfoot and living object romance Chuck Tingle here to talk about my show and anything else that proves love is real AMA! [–]NYBANKERn00b[S] 1 point2 points3 points 8 years ago (4 children), i suppose i should have said 52% after whilholdings. A team I used to work for hired a Director who had worked for them. Seriously though, I think everyone on Wall Street has heard the Lazard horror stories. I wonder if the fin guys would have some questions they want answered about it, since it's pretty niche and most people don't know anything about it. As a VP at Lazard, he'd been working Analyst hours, day in, day out. In fact, some people have experienced terrifying tales of financial misfortune outside the holiday season, and you could too. most girls I end up hooking up with are ~27 28, [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 8 years ago (14 children). Explanation and examples of this rule can be found here, See here for tips concerning proof and examples, See more on our comment removals policy here, I've been an investment banker working literally on Wall Street since I graduated 19 months ago. Alexis Goldstein. He showed me a letter he'd written to several members of the board detailing his concerns (after he had left). Someone has to pay for those bridges, I theoretically know who they are and know the best capital structure so that that bridge project will make sense economically. I'm not sure if you're still answering this but in the event that you are, are there jobs for someone with an engineering background on wall street? In the past, the biggest gripe of interns in investment banks was the long hours. AMA (self.IAmA). [–]kevstev 5 points6 points7 points 8 years ago (1 child). Tell the World Your Banking Horror Story. You can make it in without 1 or 2, but you have to stand out, or work your way in from the lower tiers. banker, i'll use this year cuz i only started in aug of 11. projected to take home 84 +bonus 10-40k depending on my bosses opiinion. This VP should not have their job. Have you heard any Lazard horror stories? tough to say, you'd be up against some stiff competition. [–]NYBANKERn00b[S] 4 points5 points6 points 8 years ago (13 children), I dont have a pay stub handy but after everything i take home 48% of my comissions. Not hiring sorry guy. Edit: see ray on tiers: Biology to Investment Banking: How to Prepare for Interviews, Network, Spin Your Story Effectively, and Win Job Offers - and the Key Mistakes to Avoid. You've said much more than you understand with this statement. As in what does your work consist of, how long are you working and do you enjoy your job? 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