Wharton | Mr. Marketing Director
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Ross | Ms. Healthcare Startup
GRE 321, GPA 3.51
Georgetown McDonough | Ms. Air Force
GMAT 610, GPA 3.8
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Fanatic
GMAT 770, GPA 3.46
Stanford GSB | Mr. JD To MBA
GRE 326, GPA 3.01
Harvard | Mr. MacGruber
GRE 313, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. Real Estate Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Emory Goizueta | Mr. Multimedia
GRE 308, GPA 3.4
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Poet At Heart
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Yale | Mr. Ukrainian Biz Man
GRE 310, GPA 4.75 out of 5
Darden | Mr. Former Scientist
GMAT 680, GPA 3.65
Stanford GSB | Mr. Sustainable Business
GRE 331, GPA 3.86
Wharton | Mr. Microsoft Consultant
GMAT N/A, GPA 2.31
Yale | Ms. Impact Investing
GRE 323, GPA 3.8
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Food Waste Warrior
GMAT Not written yet (around 680), GPA 3.27
Stanford GSB | Ms. Future Tech Exec
GMAT 750, GPA 3.4
Kellogg | Mr. Finance To Education
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Rice Jones | Mr. Back To School
GRE 315, GPA 3.0
Columbia | Mr. Aussie Military Man
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0 (rough conversion from Weighted Average Mark)
Harvard | Mr. Hopeful Philanthropist
GMAT 710, GPA 3.74
Stanford GSB | Mr. FinTech
GMAT Not Taken Yet, GPA 3.5
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Analytics Man
GMAT 740, GPA 3.1
Cornell Johnson | Mr. FinTech Startup
GMAT 570, GPA 3.4
Darden | Ms. Teaching-To-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.47
Chicago Booth | Mr. Future Angel Investor
GMAT 620, GPA 3.1
Wharton | Ms. Software Engineer
GMAT 760, GPA 3.84
Harvard | Mr. PE Strategist
GRE 326, GPA 3.6

The Best Investment Banks to Work For

Derek Loosvelt

Vault’s Derek Loosvelt


Overall, MBAs scored firms more highly than bankers with bachelor degrees. In overall satisfaction, MBAs produced an 8.01 average, compared against 7.76 against college graduates (and a 7.83 overall average). MBAs were also far happier with promotion policies, the ability to challenge others, client interactions, and supervisor relationships than bachelor’s degree holders (and the sample in general). Conversely, college graduates were more satisfied with benefits and formal training than MBAs.

For MBAs and business graduates, these numbers are particularly important. “They show which firms will be the more desirable to work for,” says Loosvelt.  “As time goes on, you may not be looking at just prestige, compensation, making an impact, or having a life. Rankings have an impact depending on what’s important to you, whether it is rising up the ranks…or starting a family. These rankings indicate which firms are best for that.”

In particular, Loosvelt cites quality of life as a changing indicator on Wall Street. “It’s definitely getting better and it’s showing up in the rankings.”

To see how the top 50 investment banks scored, go to the next two pages.

To see how MBAs and business graduates scored investment banks in various categories, click HERE.

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