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Anyone work for an investment bank?

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Just curious anyone working for one of the big IB's?
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
I know people who have, am absolutely certain, I wouldn't want to work for one!
#2
chrysha
I know people who have, am absolutely certain, I wouldn't want to work for one!


whys that?
#3
gs-rai
whys that?

Because of the experience of others and I'm female!
#4
ohh right, i was thinking of going into that area of work etc etc:?
if you dont mind me asking, what I/B your freind worked at?
#5
I know a number of people who work or have worked in Investment Banks (I'm freelance so get to work with lots of people). Obviously there are some nice people there but it does seem to attract a certain type - I don't think it's coincidence what the rhyming slang for investment banker is!
#6
pull your mouth apart and say "im a banker", always worth a laugh (im not 9)
#7
REDRANGER86
pull your mouth apart and say "im a banker", always worth a laugh (im not 9)

Are you sure? 7? 8?
#8
yeaah, apparently lots of stress and work , but only for the first few years till your estabished and then reep the benifits..
did you do a degree or go through the company?
#9
What degree type, institution and level do you have? That's the starting point to as whether you have any chance at all.

If you are pre-degree, you have a lot of big decisions and hard work to go, including applying for internships and so on. It's one of the hardest graduate jobs to get.
#10
pre degree still :)
Currently doing A levels , grades around 4A's just not really sure where i should be heading,:?
i could possibaly get an intern with g/s as family members can pull a few strings.

decision, decision :thinking:


p.s thanks for replying :)
#11
Then you need to do a respected degree at a respected university, along the lines of maths, stats, engineering, economics, business or law etc.. Although any reasonable redbrick will do (and some other non redbricks), it makes your chances higher if you study at Oxbridge and a few others.

Then expect some of the most difficult interviewing processes around, only a reasonable salary (especially for London) to begin with and only a potential bonus which may make it worthwhile.
#12
yeahh iv heard about the interviews! true what they say; nothing in life comes easy:x
lo! mind me asking what you do? as you seem to know alot about it.
#13
I am a chemical engineer, but my sister's fiancé has worked for two separate IBs, as does a cousin of mine. Engineers are very highly desirable for IBs too, so some of my 'friends' have gone down that route and they were always big at trying to attract us. At our engineering graduate jobs fair, every other stand was finance related, it's a good degree to have for that area. Alas, I love engineering and hate the stigma attached with IBs.

To be honest, most graduate positions for engineering require 4-5 stages of interviews and assessment centre days, I doubt IBs are much more difficult.

So if you want to go down that route, my suggestions would be:

Have good GCSEs and A levels (both count no matter how much somebody says they do not)
Select a relevant and good degree at a good institution.
Make sure you get relevant work experience in the area, i.e. internships over the summer or a placement year.
Get a 1st (a 2:1 won't stop you, but it will make your life much more difficult).
Prepare to be an annoying "look at me" person, the "Apprentice image" is not far wrong in my experience.
#14
I had an interview with an i/b and that was enough to put me off and go work in auditing.

A good degree to do would be finance as its the most related degree and possibly do a masters in acturial work thats were the big money so (so im told)
#15
REDRANGER86
pull your mouth apart and say "im a banker", always worth a laugh (im not 9)


lol, what you should say is...

'My Dad's a banker and he works on a pirate ship' :p
#16
Nice to hear everyones views on it! I've got a job with an IB, just wanted to hear what everyones opiniions were!

pghstochaj
I am a chemical engineer, but my sister's fiancé has worked for two separate IBs, as does a cousin of mine. Engineers are very highly desirable for IBs too, so some of my 'friends' have gone down that route and they were always big at trying to attract us. At our engineering graduate jobs fair, every other stand was finance related, it's a good degree to have for that area. Alas, I love engineering and hate the stigma attached with IBs.

To be honest, most graduate positions for engineering require 4-5 stages of interviews and assessment centre days, I doubt IBs are much more difficult.

So if you want to go down that route, my suggestions would be:


Interesting...... I never liked chemistry at A-Level, just seemed too much remembering cr4p with no explanation why! But I did fly trhrough Physics and maths.

I'm a solid engineer to the core, I can't write english essays, could never understand history, could never play the damn keyboard (not the qwerty one!), and still can't remember random things unless I understand them!

Anyone actually know anyone that works at an IB and actually likes their job?

On a seperate note

gs-rai
whys that?


Because they work you to death, and it does not all smell like roses - it's not like the way they make it out to be when they come to your Uni and do a presentation!
#17
Anyone actually know anyone that works at an IB and actually likes their job?

That's the problem - the people I like, hate working for an IB - but I have met a number of people that love working for an IB, they're just not people I would choose to spend time with but I'm sure they would say the same of me! :whistling:

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