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1 day ago

Associate 2 | TMT and Industrials M&A | Tier 1 US Investment Bank – new

Selby Jennings London, England

Our client is a leading global US Bulge Bracket Investment Bank. This Tier 1 bank is a global player in the Investment Banking M&A space and is… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Healthcare | Analyst 3/Associate 1 | European Mid-Market Private Equity Fund

Selby Jennings London, England

Is a leading European Mid-Market PE fund focused on the Healthcare space. They are currently seeking looking for exceptional 3rd Year Analyst and 1st… Glassdoor

1 day ago

Portfolio Manager Currency Asset Manager – new

Selby Jennings London, England

for their European and UK clients. The role will be focused on two main aspects; firstly, Currency portfolio management including passive currency… Glassdoor

1 day ago

Hedge Fund - TMT Investment Analyst – new

Selby Jennings London, England

An opportunity has surfaced for a talented and investment minded individual who has an excellent understanding and passion of the TMT sector. The… Glassdoor

2 days ago

Project finance Associate Energy – new

Selby Jennings London, England

A highly regarded investment bank is looking to add a dynamic and ambitious associate to their project finance team here in London. This role is a… Glassdoor

15 days ago

Acquisition & Capital Structure Advisory Associate

Selby Jennings London, England

A leading financial institution is looking to hire an associate into their highly regarded Capital Structure Advisory business. This diverse and… Glassdoor

2 days ago

Quantitative Analyst - Front Office Hybrids desk – new

Selby Jennings London, England

An opportunity has very recently opened within the London office of a global Investment Bank in a Front Office Quant Analytics team. The team sit on… Glassdoor

1 day ago

Quantitative economist/Econometrician Investment bank London Associate/VP level – new

Selby Jennings London, England

You will be providing focussed economic and banking specific analysis to better enable the bank to form grounded business plans, manage risk… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Leverage Finance Associate

Selby Jennings London, England

• The Leveraged Finance team in London is responsible for the sourcing and execution of LBO's predominately in the UK market with the relevant… Glassdoor

2 days ago

Quant Strategist - systematic trading strategies - Intra-day and low-frequency I – new

Selby Jennings London, England

A leading systematic fund are looking to add an experience quantitative analyst to Work in their global quantitative proprietary trading team. The… Glassdoor

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    Strong rewards packages, Good and exciting company holidays but little else...

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Selby Jennings full-time for more than a year


    The commission is very good at Selby with 15, 20 or 25% of a deal size and these rise by 5% if you hit certain targets. Realistically you can double your base salary by having a half decent year (Base is £18-20k).

    This is also on an individual basis so you are accountable for your own performance on not relying on others before you can get commission, which often happens at other recruiters.

    The social life around work on Thursday and bi-monthly Lunch Clubs on a bi-annual basis are also available for top performers and are enjoyable to go on.


    Very target driven right down to calls per day, interviews, deals etc. although that said this is consistent with any recruitment company.

    Hours are significantly longer than contracted (working 8-7 rather than contracted hours of 8:30-6:30). Furthermore, unpaid overtime is always expected regardless of what you're achieving (usually an extra 1-2 hours a day on average).

    Promotions are at a set level of business done in a financial year. However, you effectively do the same job as before but just on slightly increased commission rates and you may get a junior to manage. However, this person often isn't interviewed by you and so mismatches often occur.

    Holiday isn't an option (I had circa 8 days in 2 years) and any that is approved is subject to your performance. This is something you have to realistically understand before working here.

    The basic salary isn't enough to live in London other than rent and food. Therefore if you want to go to the social events, you need to ensure you're regularly performing. Not so much a negative as it motivates you to work hard but worth highlighting to anyone considering a job at Selby.

    Staff turnover is extremely high (one year I was there they hired 62 new people in a year but also fired 58). Expect the pressure to be on all the time once you've completed your probationary period.

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    Investment in talent for the long term and be consistent with targets/incentives that are set. It can also be highly de-motivating to hear that you're not doing well but offer no new ideas on why this may be happening other than your own laziness.

    It would also be worth trying to understand the issues that de-motivated employees are having and this way, it would help to turns things around more effectively for the current employee, saving significant investment in new staff that have to come in and learn a new market.

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