Goldman Sachs vs. Credit Suisse for ER
I have been trying to break into a ER role for a few months and I just took CFA level 3. Through a combo of headhunting, cold emails and HR harassing, I was able to land interviews at a few firms, including Goldman and Credit Suisse. After somewhat drawn out processes at both, I have received offers from both 3 days apart. Comp is similar (5k difference) and I only have until next week to make my decision so any advice or info is much appreciated.
I got the feeling from interviews at both firms that bonuses were frustrating last year. I know that CS fairs better than GS in II rankings but GS people made it clear that they don't care about or target II votes. Both positions are in the same industry but different sectors and I don't have a preference there. I also like both potential analysts so for me, this really boils down to firm prestige, expected comp and eventual exit ops. I know that GS is better for IB but a lot of sources point to CS (old CSFB) as having a better reputation for ER, which is clouding my decision. Thanks for your help in advance!