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Company Specific Risk and BetaI recently joined a company that acquires small family run businesses and uses a beta of 1.5? Can someone explain why and what should be a range for company specific risk premium? ...
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FTI Consulting - Review - RestructuringGood exposure to various industries and how to run the finance function of a company. I essentially view FTI's corp fin/restrucutring practice as CFO school. Travel, office politics, a lot of brown-nosing of partners is required to advance your career. No flexibility to work from home even if it fea...
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I need some Literature on how to perform as a CFO Hello all I have recently been offered a job and I am not sure how to go about doing it. I have just been offered a CFO position at an early stage start up offering equity. I am very interested, but I know I am under qualified. If you have any books that you would recommended I would be more than h...
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Lockheed Martin - Review - TreasuryGreat work environment and low stress. Great intern events outside of work which was very useful to network . . Typically corporate politics and conflict between internal divisions. Especially conflicts between different managers. ...
JPMorgan Chase - Review - Financial Planning and Analysiswide network of people in NYC that you can network with high salary and good bonus as intern, 50/hr OT great brand name company * . they dont tell you what office in new york you work at until months after offer is accepted.. they say (ny metro) they also dont tell you what division youll be p...
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Can Anyone Speak About Bulge Bracket Corp. Finance/ FP&A ??I always see forums on this site talking about corporate finance at a f500 etc... can anyone speak on their experience doing corporate finance or fp&a at a top tier investment bank? (GS/MS/JPM etc.) Overall, how is the experience, exit opps, compensation, growth opportunities, work that you do... an...
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Seeking advice for FP&A analyst role in P2P lending companyHello! I'm interviewing (final interview) FP&A analyst role with a P2P lending company, but I don't have any background in this space (big four audit +PE ops). Could anyone give me some advice in what exactly do they do and anything I should look out for in the interview? During phone interview with...
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KPMG - Review - GeneralistGood work life balance and ability to take time off with flexibility. Great managers and loads of trainings. Pays lower wages than competitors Big four which might create dissatisfaction among new or old hires ...
Verizon - Review - GeneralistYou just earned 3 banana points and now have 3 banana points in the Bananas category. Company Compensation Financial Analyst has been created.. You just earned 3 banana points and now have 3 banana points in the Bananas category. Company Compensation Financial Analyst has been created....
Deutsche Bank - Review - Strategy and OperationsReasonable culture where people are nice enough to work with. Very good healthcare benefits. Relaxing hours.. Low compensation, no exit opportunity, bad reputation, lots of shitty work on data collection and consolidation...
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FP&A Offer Potential Still On/Off?Short-story: Finished what I assumed was the final interview for a FP&A role. HR said he'll get back to me after one week. Two weeks passed, I've received a different offer, pushed HR to expedite decision and they said they needed to do one more interview. HR tried to schedule it, until finally afte...
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What is corporate banking and is it the same as "coverage"What is corporate banking and is it the same as "coverage"? Need h el p. ...
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Walmart - Interview - N/AQuestion about why I left my old Job. Question about one time I disagreed with my manager. Question about one time I felt I was right but everyone was wrong. For questions like these. For this question, you want to make sure your answer will not impact your ability to work at the firm . State som...
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Corporate Banking Summer Analyst InterviewHi everyone, I recently got selected for an interview at Citi Canada for the corporate banking analyst role. This is my first finance interview, and I was wondering if anyone knew how technical the interview was, and the type of technical questions they asked. ...
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Prudential - Review - Corporate FinanceGreat company with strong training program and positive work culture. Team was friendly and manager was very helpful. Location in Newark was not ideal. Though the office was nice, surrounding area was not the best place to work...
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Microsoft First RoundHi everyone, I received a first round interview from Microsoft's Financerotational program and was wondering if anyone had any insight on how I should prepare and how technical it gets? Any help would be much appreciated thanks....
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BlackRock - Interview - Corporate DevelopmentWhat should BlackRock consider regarding market positioning when entering developing economies? This was during the first round interview and was part of the more technical set. The interviewers are pretty willing to help you out if you seem stuck, but on the whole, it seems like they really want ...
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JPMorgan Middle Market Commercial Banking HireVueI know this is an invetment banking forum however I was wondering if anyone had any info on JPMorgan's HireVue questions for ft commercial banking analyst position. Any info would be really helpful! Just got my invite to do one and I've struggled with HireVues in the past so a little nervous....
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JPM CCBSI SuperdayHey, I was wondering if anyone else had Superday last friday for the corporate client banking summer analyst position in Houston? Has anyone heard back yet?...
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Do all back office corporate jobs pay the same at each level?I need a fact check about something. So I was talking to a friend the other day and he was telling me that exiting from consulting/banking into a corporate role is a bad career move as all roles at F500 have the same pay scale. He pretty much said that a VP or Director in Corporate Finance/Strategy...
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Excel assessment test for FP&AWas wondering if anyone has a sample for an excel test that would be administered in the interview process for someone getting into a corp. FP&A role (pivot tables, vlookups, functions). Or can you guys direct me to free resources to practice for a upcoming excel assessment test? Thanks!...
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Compensation Structure at the mid-management level in Corporate Development / Strategy / FinanceCurious how comp structure looks in Corp Dev / Strat / Fin as you progress through the ranks. I know it can vary a lot by industry/company at the senior levels (VP, SVP, EVP), but I wonder if it is more or less the same at lower levels. Would be great to get some insight from more experienced folks ...
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Dell - Review - Corporate Financelax corporate culture. "flat hierarchy". Most people are very approachable and internal networking is encouraged.. May get bored or feel underemployed ...
PepsiCo - Review - Corporate FinanceGet to work on extremely high visibility projects and develop all aspects of yourself as a professional. Comp could be higher, and more tied to individual performance rather than company performance. That's it....
CME Group - Interview - ConsultingWhat would you do if I give you an elephant that you're not allowed to sell it or give it to anyone else? Suppose a specific business line in CME is declining, what's your strategy to promote this business? ...
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Which industries pay the best for corporate roles?Anyone exiting from finance, consulting, accounting or law are looking for the best option when taking a corporate role which is why I'm wondering which industry pays the best? I hear a lot about tech being one of the top industries to exit into compensation wise though what about other profitable ...
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QVC - Interview - Corporate FinanceI was asked a variety of technical questions from the hiring manager including explaining methods for valuing companies, how would I go about preparing forecasts and internal financial statements for companies that are reported on different reporting programs. The job description was vaguely written...
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Dealing with Horrible Bosses - Investment Banking, Corporate Development etc., "Say sorry and ignore."I have experience I want to share; I have worked for a boss who hardly spoke English and didn't understand what I was saying (although he reckoned that he was "naive fluent"). He used to scream at me a lot; you would think in the 21st century, these things won't happen in work place, thanks to the H...
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How is the pay in CF/CD in FIG companies?Is the pay in Corporate Fin/Dev/Strat at a FIG company like a BB bank or large investment firms above average like the pay is in Tech? Could a Director expect to make 400k+ or could a VP make 600k+ like at some big tech firms ...
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KPMG - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsThe most beneficial parts of working for KPMG Strategy is the opportunity to work for host of different clients regarding M&A.. Travel can be 80% and upwards for months at a time. This paired with long hours contribute to worrisome work-life balance....
SunTrust Banks Inc - Review - Strategy and Operations- Lots of opportunities to work on varied projects - When on the right team, work quality and value is rewarded. - Uptight culture (you could come in at 4 AM and leave at 4 PM on a Friday and some of management won't understand why you weren't capable of staying until 5)...
Citigroup - Review - Corporate FinanceMy favorite thing about working at this company is that everyone i have met has been really nice. Even having lunch with a director was relatively to arrange and they were willing to elp ans talk.. That worst part comes from the location I think. In Miami its kind of hard to meet new people as their...
Bain & Company - Interview - Management ConsultingPlease estimate the truck tyre market size. This was quite different from those population based market sizing. Usually we would be encountered with something like pet food, car, tissues. These imply more straightforward structure starting from poplulation, segmenting a couple of layers and all the ...
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Salaries for Corporate Finance post-MBA?I'm interested in doing an MBA and then working at a consulting firm for a couple years. After that I want to switch to Corp finance, corp dev, or corp strat. How much do people make in these corporate jobs? When should I expect to break $200k? Where do most max out at? Corporate Finance Salary Pos...
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Procter & Gamble - Review - Financegreat benefits, great work/life balance, brilliant team, since day one they allow you to work on things that really matter as if you were a full time employee. recruiting process is super long, it took me 3 months to go over all the interview process and exams...
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Just got corporate development offer: salary expectations & negotiation tipsJust heard back from a private firm with ~700m in sales in retail/tech space for a corpdev senior analyst/associate role (1-1.5 years of boutique M&A experience from target UG). A senior ex-banker and I will make up the team. They asked me about comp, and I stuck to my guns and deferred to them with...
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Morgan Stanley - Review - Corporate FinanceSolid work/life. Basically 9-5 but can occasionally work later, I wouldn't say it's any more than 55 hours maximum. . The pay could be more competitive. Also, there's some risk of being put on a rotation out of Westchester, PA, and nobody wants to have to spend a year there. ...
Capital One Financial - Review - CreditGreat pay and great benefits. The firm puts a lot of effort into making interns happy, and return rates are pretty solid as long as you pull your weight. The data resources you get to work with are exceptional. Really not too much to say. There is a bit of a cult-like culture around the company, but...
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Renewable Energy Corporate Development InterviewHey guys, I got an interview with the corporate development team of a publicly traded renewable energy company (wind and solar). The role will help develop models for potential transactions, participate in diligence, create presentations, etc. My background is in business valuation with some exper...
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OP Corporate Bank - Interview - Corporate BankingAgain the same technical questions that were already on video interview, like how do you define credit risk? Describe a situation that went not as expected. How do you think it shows on you if you have lots of work and deadline is approaching fast? How do you fit into different teams? What is your g...
Microsoft - Interview - Rotational1) How would you introduce a product into an emerging market? 2) From a financial perspective, what do you look for in a company (specifically within their financial statements) to ensure that the company is in good financial health? 3) I was asked to teach one of the interviews something new that I...
ING - Review - Corporate BankingFriendly coworkers and managers, good work-life balance, and a decent amount of responsibility as an intern.. The compensation was below street, there was no formal training for interns on their day to day tasks, and the company didn't give any full-time offers outside their Talent program....
KPMG - Review - Public FinanceWork life balance is a pro, lots of paid vacation time. The firm shuts down the last two weeks of the year for the holidays through the new year.. Pay is really a sticking point. Pay is way below the industry standard for the type of work and the number hours expected to work....
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Exiting from Corporate DevelopmentWSO Community, I'm finishing up my first year at a private ~Fortune 500 company in their corporate development group (M&A, VC investments, some JVs, board presentations). The company's industry is loosely classified as business services. I was incredibly lucky to get this opportunity after two year...
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Credit Suisse Financial Sponsors QuestionQuick question regarding the financial sponsors group at CS: I recently learned about the existence of a vertical known as UHNW (Ultra High Net Worth) coverage. I was wondering if this is contained within the sponsors group or is a separate group altogether. ...
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JP Morgan CIB Risk Summer AnalystI have phone screen with the CIB Risk team next and was wondering if anyone can give more insight on this division and the type of questions they might?...
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What state where your books in when you began your position?Curious how messy or clean situations began for other members. Past accounting at my current company has been a pain to correct and figure out. ...
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Corp. Dev and/or Corp. Strat Role with a non-finance/accounting background?I am ready to leave the consulting world behind & I've been eyeing corp dev or strategy roles, though would be open to other roles in industry. The thing that gives me pause is that I don't have a strong finance/accounting background (though I have a very basic understanding of both). My backgroun...
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Corporate FP&A vs. Division FP&AI've got two job offers in hand. 1. Mid-sized pharma firm (growth history), product development (division) FP&A team. 2. Fortune 50 tech (mature), Corporate FP&A. I have 1 year of accounting/finance experience. Offer is low 60s+bonus for both. My big question: What are some of the major difference...
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Grant Thornton - Review - GeneralistPretty happy , but wish the pay was higher given the high amount of hours that we work. Overall good culture . Pretty happy , but wish the pay was higher given the high amount of hours that we work. Overall good culture ...
Deloitte - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsGreat work/life balance, and interesting projects. Some exposure to M&A but deal flow light. Company has great benefits.. Promo opps are slow. People are pretty out for themselves. Pressure to go into client service opportunities (consulting)...
Goldman Sachs - Review - AuditI had a very pleasant hiring process. I had my HR phone screening, hireview, and then was invited to superday.. I don't have much to say in respect to cons because i haven't started working yet. The hours will be a little lengthy....
PepsiCo - Review - N/AFlexible work-life balance, good pay for right out of school, strong portfolio of consumer products.. Less “perks” than tech, CPG under pressure (though PEP is in better shape than most companies), rigid org structure...
Qualtrics - Interview - N/ATell us about your background. Why finance? What do you know about finance or the role it plays at a company like Qualtrics? Why Qualtrics? What do you plan to gain from this internship? Tell us about a time where you had to resolve a conflict within a team. Do you have any questions for us? ...
PepsiCo - Review - N/AI had great hours that allowed me to spend time outside the office, very nice manager who helped me alot . There is not a whole lot of responsibility given to an intern which can cause some really boring days...
Raytheon Company - Review - DefenseIncreasing responsibility as internship went on, PTO as an intern, very friendly co-workers who were patient to teaching concepts and inclusive of employee resource groups. Raytheon works on a 9/80 schedule, but in California interns cannot participate in this benefit. As a result, on some Fridays t...

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