Samuel Burns

Analyst, Global Transaction Services
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How do you describe the culture at the bank?

The culture at Bank of America Merrill Lynch is very inclusive and collaborative. From my first day at the bank, I felt like I was a part of the team. Everyone I had the opportunity to meet and work with welcomed me to the firm with arms wide open.

 

How does the bank support your development?

The development never stops at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. From training sessions held by other analysts and associates, to formal training seminars with external parties, the bank is very supportive of employee development. Furthermore, working in a close-knit team with experienced individuals has helped my development significantly.

Working in a close-knit team with experienced individuals has helped my development significantly.

In one word, how would you describe Bank of America Merrill Lynch?

Inclusive.

 

Do you work in a global team?

I do work in a truly global team. I have conversations with colleagues from many different countries on a daily basis. Due to the nature of our global clients, it is extremely important to build a strong relationship with colleagues in other countries and regions.

 

What is your biggest accomplishment or achievement at Bank of America Merrill Lynch?

The biggest accomplishment I have achieved at Bank of America Merrill Lynch was through one of the sports social clubs. We had a mixed team enter the Bloomberg Challenge (10 members running 1 mile each in a relay) where we came out on top. This is just one example of how the bank provides great opportunities and promotes culture and inclusion.

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Which of these teams most appeals to you?

Banking, markets & finance

Banking, markets and finance roles across the bank work directly with our customers across the U.S. and companies and institutional clients globally.

Business support functions

Teams across our business support functions are essential specialist teams that work to ensure the strategic, efficient and successful running of the bank's day-to-day business.

Technology & operations

Global technology & operations teams help to provide the infrastructure, technology platforms and information security capabilities crucial to our ability to serve our customers and clients.

Where are you in your education?

Bachelor'sMaster'sMBAPhD Other