Moelis, Lazard demand most hours: Wall Street Oasis

Where are the hardest working investment bankers? Wall Street Oasis has compiled a list of firms with the longest working hours.

By ansaradaTue Jan 27 2015Advisors, Research, Investment process

Wall Street Oasis, the widely followed finance website that mixes the serious with the profane, has ranked the top 10 firms that demand the most hours from their employees.

“If you are an investment banking analyst or associate, you can expect to be well paid, but also married to your job 24/7,” says Wall Street Oasis.

Most average hours worked every week:

  1. Moelis & Co 88.9 hours

  2. Lazard 85.3 hours

  3. Rothschild 83.1 hours

  4. Harris Williams & Co 82.6 hours

  5. Perella Weinberg Partners 82.2 hours

  6. Sagent Advisors 82 hours

  7. Evercore 81.4 hours

  8. Jefferies & Co 79.3 hours

  9. Houlihan Lokey 78.3 hours

  10. Piper Jaffray 75.9 hours

Source: Wall Street Oasis

The firms’ rankings are on a percentile basis and based on “thousands of Wall Street Oasis member rankings,” according to the website. More than 5,000 companies were surveyed.

Wall Street Oasis also ranked firms on the basis of worst work/life balance:

  1. Americas Growth Capital

  2. Moelis & Co

  3. Stephens Inc

  4. Macquarie Capital

  5. Guggenheim Partners

  6. Lazard

  7. Rothschild

  8. Perella Weinberg Partners

  9. Jefferies & Co

  10. Duff & Phelps

Source: Wall Street Oasis

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