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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
    10 percent business outlook

  • Ranking History

2012 Vault Banking 50

1
SCORE
8.446

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

2011 Rank
3
2
SCORE
8.439

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

2011 Rank
1
3
SCORE
7.837

Morgan Stanley

New York-headquartered investment banking giant Morgan Stanley is divided into three main businesses: institutional securities, asset management, and...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
22
4
SCORE
7.562

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

2011 Rank
4
5
SCORE
7.562

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

2011 Rank
5
6
SCORE
7.412

Greenhill & Co., Inc.

Greenhill calls itself "a unique investment banking firm," and to be sure, it follows a model quite unlike the structure of its behemoth...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
26
7
SCORE
7.381

Evercore

Founded in 1995 by Blackstone and U.S. Treasury veteran Roger Altman, independent investment banking advisory firm Evercore went public in August 2006...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
27
8
SCORE
7.207

Perella Weinberg Partners

Founded in June 2006 by Joseph Perella, Peter Weinberg and Terry Meguid, Perella Weinberg Partners has two businesses: advisory and asset...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
30
9
SCORE
7.197

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

2011 Rank
8
10
SCORE
7.069

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

2011 Rank
9

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