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Vault Banking 50

The VAULT BANKING 50 is compiled using a weighted formula that reflects the issues banking professionals care most about, combining quality of life rankings (such as culture, satisfaction, work/life balance, training, and compensation) with overall prestige.

  • Survey Methodology

    Last year, when Vault asked banking professionals what matters most to them in choosing an employer, they told us that although prestige is important, it's not the most important determining factor. In fact, 38.6 percent of all banking professionals we surveyed told us "firm culture" was the most important factor, while only 15.7 percent cited "prestige" as most important. Other top factors, in order of importance, were: location (8.8 percent), lifestyle/work-balance (6.7 percent), compensation (6.6 percent) and training opportunities (also 6.6 percent).

    As a result of these findings, Vault has compiled a weighted formula that reflects the issues job seekers care about most. We believe that this formula showcases those banking firms deemed the "Best to Work For". The Vault Banking 50 is based on the following:

    40 percent prestige
    20 percent firm culture
    10 percent overall satisfaction
    10 percent compensation
    10 percent hours

  • Ranking History

2011 Vault Banking 50

1
SCORE
8.397

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Goldman Sachs provides a wide range of investment banking, securities, and investment management services to a substantial and diversified client base...

TRENDING

2010 Rank
NR
2
SCORE
8.312

Blackstone

Blackstone was founded as an M&A boutique in 1985 by Stephen A. Schwarzman and Peter G. Peterson, two former Lehman Brothers bankers. At Lehman,...

TRENDING

2010 Rank
NR
3
SCORE
8.272

J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan provides asset management, investment banking, treasury and securities services, private banking, and commercial banking services to some of...

TRENDING

2010 Rank
NR
4
SCORE
7.630

Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse Group is one of the world's largest financial services providers. It offers clients expertise in the areas of private banking, investment...

TRENDING

2010 Rank
NR
5
SCORE
7.597

Houlihan Lokey

Founded in 1972, investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey employs approximately 1,200 people worldwide. Although it's best known as an advisor to...

TRENDING

2010 Rank
NR
6
SCORE
7.199

Moelis & Company

Moelis & Company provides financial advisory services to corporations, institutions, and governments worldwide. In addition to New York, Moelis has...

TRENDING

2010 Rank
NR
7
SCORE
7.059

UBS

UBS is one of the world's largest financial firms. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, UBS has offices in over 50 countries and employs approximately...

TRENDING

2010 Rank
NR
8
SCORE
6.912

Centerview Partners

In 2006, UBS Vice Chairman Blair Effron had dinner with his friend Robert Pruzan, a veteran investment banker and former CEO of Wasserstein...

TRENDING

2010 Rank
NR
9
SCORE
6.849

Jefferies & Company, Inc.

New York-based Jefferies Group, Inc. (widely known as Jefferies) is an independent securities and investment banking firm that was founded more than 50...

TRENDING

2010 Rank
NR
10
SCORE
6.764

William Blair

William Blair's investment banking group enables corporations, financial sponsors, owner/entrepreneurs, and governments around the world to achieve their...

TRENDING

2010 Rank
NR
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