So I've been harassing the local boutiques in my city for employment opportunities and I've gotten a few bites. Now I'm wondering how to figure out which are the better ones. It's easy to do with BBs...but what about boutiques?
What I've been doing is straight up asking them during our call and sifting through the bs for the answers they give.
So far I've been asking,
-number of employees
-number of , how often they cycle through, and where they end up if they don't receive full time offers
-what sectors they focus on
-how long the MD's have been in the business
-what is the sweet spot for size of deals
-how many deals are they working on now
-and of course, how much modeling the analysts do, and how much do the MD's/Partners bank on the technicals during the deal
Some of this stuff you can find on their website (like experience of senior mgmt), but a lot of it you can't gauge very well.
What I'm asking, is whether there is a way to rank the 50-100 banks in my city without having to call all of them. What other methods have people used to rank boutiques that aren't as well known?