Tag: Working hours

How five years in finance take their toll

How five years in finance take their toll

Does a career in finance age you faster than a career in other industries? We leave you to decide.

Co-head of M&A at Goldman Sachs suggests the work of junior bankers is often pointless

Co-head of M&A at Goldman Sachs suggests the work of junior bankers is often pointless

The life of a junior M&A banker is not an easy one. It is they who sleep in toilets, who work 21 hour days and who are being offered protection…

Morning Coffee: As bank hiring picks up, meet the people receiving 30 job offers a month. Morgan Stanley juniors handed reprieve

Morning Coffee: As bank hiring picks up, meet the people receiving 30 job offers a month. Morgan Stanley juniors handed reprieve

Hiring is picking up across investment banking. We've been saying so for some time, but recruitment firm Astbury Marsden has now got in on the mantra too. It…

EY’s transactions team steps up hiring as client demand surges

EY’s transactions team steps up hiring as client demand surges

Imagine working on confidential, exciting projects alongside people from all over the world, using state-of-the-art technology.

10 tips from the clinical psychologist teaching Goldman juniors how to live their lives

10 tips from the clinical psychologist teaching Goldman juniors how to live their lives

Like it or not, the spotlight is on the needs of 20-something banking juniors. They're the ones who are overworked, socially isolated, sleeping in toilets, popping Adderall, and quitting banking…

Junior bankers: “We know what we’re getting into”

Junior bankers: “We know what we’re getting into”

Junior investment bankers may be overworked, but they’re also battle-hardened by internships, incredibly competitive and have one eye on the next career move. Despite recent depictions of young…

Morning Coffee: Saturdays off at Citi, which plans to hire 2,500 people

Morning Coffee: Saturdays off at Citi, which plans to hire 2,500 people

Overworked junior members of Citi's IBD business who are preparing to work all today, all tomorrow, and all Saturday have been given some very good news: this is…

Morning Coffee: How to have the perfect career at JPMorgan. Citi’s method of mind control for junior bankers

Morning Coffee: How to have the perfect career at JPMorgan. Citi’s method of mind control for junior bankers

Klaus Diederichs, the 58-year old M&A banker whom it emerged yesterday is retiring from JPMorgan, had the sort of epic banking career that everyone might want to aspire to.…

The sorry Sundays of investment bankers

The sorry Sundays of investment bankers

What's your Sunday routine? Do you lie in bed until 10am before cooking a carb-light, protein-heavy breakfast and then walking in the park before going out for a…

Ranking the most overpaid and underpaid jobs in investment banking

Ranking the most overpaid and underpaid jobs in investment banking

Relative to the hours they put in, M&A analysts in investment banks are underpaid. They may seem perfectly happy to keep slogging away, but according to figures from…

JPMorgan and BAML only hire gladiatorial juniors who can handle crazy hours

JPMorgan and BAML only hire gladiatorial juniors who can handle crazy hours

Banks are falling over themselves to protect their junior staff from long working hours. Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Bank of America and Credit Suisse have all introduced restrictions on…

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