Vault Guide to the Top 50 Banking Employers, 2018 Edition

If you’re considering pursuing a career investment banking, have you checked out the NEW Vault Guide to the Top 50 Banking Employers, 2018 Edition?

The Vault Guide to the Top 50 Banking Employers rates more than 85 investment banking firms with significant operations in North America.   Here’s a  guide to the information you’ll find packed into each firm’s profile in this book.


Employer Type: The firm’s classification as a publicly traded company, privately held company, subsidiary, or business segment of a larger company.

Ticker Symbol: The primary stock ticker symbol for a public company, as well as the exchange on which the company’s stock is traded.

Chairman, CEO, etc.: The name and title of the leader(s) of the firm, or of the firm’s investment banking business.

2017 Employees: When disclosed, the total number of employees at a firm in all offices (unless otherwise specified).


Overview:  The firm’s history, clients, recent company news and developments, and other points of interest.

Survey Says: This section begins with the Vault Verdict, written by Vault editors, which summarizes the firm’s current reputation, treatment of employees, and future prospects, based on information gleaned from company insiders. This is followed by actual quotes from surveys with current banking professionals at the firm on topics such as firm culture, diversity, hours, compensation, training, and more.

If you haven’t checked it out yet, what are you waiting for?

By MaryEllen Ryan
MaryEllen Ryan Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Career Development, Pulsifer Career Development Center MaryEllen Ryan