West Coast vs. NY Exit OppsIB
Hey guys, I just recently accepted an offer in the SF bay area with a BB for banking in tech. Just wanted to get your thoughts on what the exit opps are like on the west coast for tech....
It seems like in NY, 1st years are approached like 6 months into the job by headhunters and can secure an offer 1 year into their job for PE/HF (give or take). There's a lot of buy side recruiting in NY obviously, but there's also a ton of analysts. It seems like there's a decent amount of buy side recruiting (PE, VC) on the west coast as well, but a fraction of the analysts.
I'm interested in PE and VC, so given the supply and demand b/w the East and West Coast, could you guys elaborate on the transition from banking to buy side on the west coast, namely for technology? (ex. the firms, difficulty, the process, VC vs. PE, comp, hours, interviewing, etc.)