Top Ranked

Best Banking Firms to Work For

Prestige isn't everything. These are the firms that bankers find the most amenable to a satisfying work experience.

  • Survey Methodology

    In addition to ranking other firms in terms of prestige, survey respondents were asked to rate their own firms in a variety of categories. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest, respondents evaluated their firms in various "quality of life" areas. A firm's score in each category is simply the average of those rankings.

    Firms with fewer than 10 responses for any given question were excluded from that ranking category.

  • Ranking History

2017 Best Banking Firms for Firm Culture

1
SCORE
9.433

Peter J. Solomon Company

Peter J. Solomon opened his eponymous Manhattan-based firm in 1989. Before striking out on his own, the Harvard-educated Solomon had spent many years at...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
2
2
SCORE
9.400

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

2016 Rank
4
3
SCORE
9.152

Baird

Robert W. Baird & Co. (better known as Baird) offers wealth management, capital markets, asset management, and private equity capital to clients...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
8
4
SCORE
9.106

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

2016 Rank
5
5
SCORE
8.908

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

2016 Rank
9
6
SCORE
8.904

William Blair

William Blair is an independent and employee-owned global investment banking and asset management firm based in Chicago, with offices in 18 cities across...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
7
7
SCORE
8.883

Morgan Stanley

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

TRENDING

2016 Rank
10
8
SCORE
8.853

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...

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2016 Rank
3
9
SCORE
8.802

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...

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2016 Rank
1
10
SCORE
8.766

PJT Partners

PJT Partners is an advisory-focused investment bank headquartered in New York. The firm was created in October 2015 after Blackstone's advisory...

TRENDING

2016 Rank
NR

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