michlaw wrote:Ha ha. You could be right. However after OCI here I get the feeling that 80% of the class would drop out in a heartbeat to take a top analyst job. I have a sibling who did T3 law and top street firm and thought the street was more impressive. A sampling of one I know.
Wait, did your sibling go to a tier 3 law school or do you mean HYS?
Either way, I've worked with easily half the top IBs and just as many top law firms and generally speaking I found that analysts aren't particularly intelligent/capable/impressive.
As for calling into question the validity of an IB job, well, I wasn't, but now that I think about it, I have no problem calling into question the validity of some IB jobs. I certainly question the capability of half the analysts (but then, easily half never become associates). And when I say a monkey could do the job, half the time that's not much of an exaggeration (admittedly, a real monkey would be struggling)