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What could a Director, Senior Director, VP and SVP expect to make?Once you reach the upper echelons of any corporate job, the numbers get a bit harder to find. So I was wondering if anyone here would know if my estimate is accurate? Director: $150k-$250k Sr. Director: $180k-$300k Vice President: $250k-$500k Sr. Vice President: $400k-$750k Is this close to wh...
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New York Life - Review - TreasuryGood Work/life balance. Decent pay. Easy to advance up corporate ladder assuming you work hard. Pay increases are competitive. Feeling minimal learning experience. Very tedious work at times. Technology advancement is needed significantly....
Grant Thornton - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsVery social office. Good deal flow. The hours aren't very long, most leave the office by 6pm. Chance to get offered a place on the grad scheme. The only negative is that the pay is pretty poor, but then its too be expected on a placement year at an accountancy firm. ...
Morgan Stanley - Interview - GeneralistThe group interview was the most challenging. It has two parts of the group interview. Firstly, an interviewer would present a picture of Lego for 1-minute, then candidates gotta re-build the construction in next 10(or 5) minutes. Next, we gotta come up with a marketing plan of the lego construction...
Wells Fargo and Company - Review - Financial ServicesGreat work-life balance, supportive coworkers and interns, given lots of responsibility as an intern.. There were a few occasions when I did not have anything to do and had to wait on stuff to come my way....
Bloomberg - Review - GeneralistI was interviewed via phone and was asked to also interview for the technical operations dept. After that interview, they thought I'd be better as the MDA so they flew me up to their office for a round robin of 3 employees interviewing you (mostly the same questions from all three employee) and flew...
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JPM Coporate Client Banking/ Middle Markets HireVuesHi All, Has anyone by any chance come across the Corporate Client Banking CCBSI Hirevues or the the ones for Middle Market Banking MMBSI Hirevues? How were they different from IBD? I'm from a target but I've been feeling a pinch with being an international student, I just got the HireVues on Frida...
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FP&A to Corporate Finance ConsultingIs it possible to transition from fp&a to a consulting career in corporate finance? I am considering MiM or MBA...
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FLDP from non-targetI'm an Accounting and MIS major that is looking for opportunities to join an FLDP in technology, CPG, Pharma, or retail. At my school, only one F500 have established recruiting for their FLDP. What advice do you have for me to when applying to other companies like Microsoft, GE, General Mills, and o...
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Houlihan Lokey ADG in DC? (CorpFin=IB)After searching thoroughly on this site and a few online sources i'm finding information to be scarce. I have an interview with their ADG group based out of the DC area for a Summer Financial Analyst role (SA19) and was hoping to learn some more. **Does anyone know anything specific about this g...
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Amazon - Interview - Corporate FinanceHow did you handle a disagreement with a coworker or manager? What is an area of self-improvement and what are your current steps to overcome them? How do you handle challenges or obstacles to completing an important task? How well do you handle ambiguous projects or task where you have limited reso...
DaVita Healthcare Partners - Interview - Corporate FinanceBehavioral Which core value of DaVita do you feel you most align with? What three words would your closest friends use to describe you? Why did you choose to go to xxx school? Case First case: market based question, focused on breaking into a new market either through acquisition, joint venture, or...
Capgemini - Interview - Management ConsultingThe most difficult was the case interview. It was a little different than typical case interviews as you got only one exhibit, i.e. only one graph with information. Then you got 5 minutes to structure your thoughts, and then the interviewers would come back for 15 minutes so that you could as questi...
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Barclays 2019 Internal Audit Summer Analyst Business Insight Online AssessmentApplied yesterday and got an automatic email with the assessment. Did the assessment today. Does anybody know what happens next? If I don’t get an automatic email after the assessment am I out?...
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Fidelity Investments - Review - BrokerageGreat Benefits Good Co workers Work is enhancing and exposure to financial statements. A lot of work with clearing and execution. Training is descent Location of the office is not ideal for a finance role Unsure about internal mobility...
Deloitte - Review - Generalist- free starbucks - friendly co-workers - learning opportunities - paid for my cpa pep program - flexible working location. - low salary ($42000) - long hours - mundane work - slow deal flow - little room to grow - no bonus provided...
Siemens - Interview - GeneralistJob interviews are tough. If you're not well-prepared, some questions can leave you frantically searching for an answer, says Barry Drexler, an expert interview coach who has conducted more than 10,000 interviews. With over 30 years of HR experience at notable companies like Lehman Brothers and Llo...
JPMorgan Chase - Review - Technology- W/L Balance - Access to Startup Executives - Networking - Access to internal top executives, exposure. - Limited Exit Opps - Loads of chimp work that added no value (all marketing) - Streamline operations...
New York Life - Review - Corporate DevelopmentEasy job with good benefits. Everyone within NYL is very kind and open to helping you learn. Average pay but easy work.. Movement within decision making in department is slow and bureaucratic. The position is rotational with very little choice of department across, risk, fp&a, accounting, budgeting,...
Northwestern Mutual - Review - OtherOver the past 5 years I have been working with the firm, I have grown to understand more about how Northwestern as a platform to begin and grow your financial advisory business seems tough to beat. While NM has allowed me exclusive access to their insurance and investment advisory platform, they als...
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Citibank Corporate Banking Final Interview in two days, any advice?*I apologize in advance, I know this isn't investment banking but I feel like this is the best place to post this to actually get replies.* So long story short, I have my final interview with Citibank Corporate banking on Thursday and I really want this job. It's based in Calgary (I go to school a...
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Barclays Finance Summer AnalystLast week, I applied to the program online through my university's handshake and immediately received an assessment. It was 40-45 min in length, and was 75% corporate finance technicals - the rest were situational behaviorals. I got an email today telling me that I passed and now have a HireVue to...
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Verizon - Interview - Corporate FinanceI don’t think that anything was too unexpected during the course of the interview. All of the one on one stuff was behavioral and really by the books. With that said, one of my interviewers dug really deep into how I balance work which is kind of strange. The group interview I knew was coming but ...
Intel Corporation - Review - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)colleagues are helpful and supportive, however they are many are looking for another job. and finance is not a main focus dept. my manager sucks, he is looking for another job. he was jumping the sheet to google. not suggest iotg group...
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Debt Capital MarketsGreat work flexibility to work remote, home, and onsite, opportunity to work on a variety of projects which means more than one boss. low pay for work expectation, group is incredibly lean causing work hours to increase to 70-90/week, and work is not exciting...
Deloitte - Review - ConsultingDecent hours. Good training and structure. The Deloitte name is pretty big and the clients projects are usually pretty interesting.. Work can be a little bland and repetitive. Relatively high turnover, especially amongst the analysts....
Bluebox - Interview - Corporate FinanceQuestions were: Why corporate finance? What do we do? What sets us apart? What did you do on your last internship and how long did it last? What are you currently doing? Why do you want to work for us? Tell me about yourself/walk me through your CV. Pretty standard questions, nothing too difficult o...
LEK Consulting - Interview - GeneralistThe first case was very unstructured which I did not have much experience with. The case involved a small start up that has developed a revolutionary anti-aging technology and wants to partner with a larger cosmetics company to bring it to market. The question was: "what factors should our client co...
Abbott Laboratories - Review - GeneralistGood team Management was keen to hear younger minds Compensation at or above regular pay-level for the position in the field.. Work wasn't exciting enough Projects seemed a bit open-ended, though this is the nature of the firm....
Freddie Mac - Review - Strategy and OperationsGreat work life balance, great career mobility within the company, great benefits and perks including backup daycares . under conservatorship, cannot lobby, profit sweep, cannot buy and invest in other companies, tight control ...
Google - Review - GeneralistGood perks: generous medical, 401k, free food/gym, discounts, telecom reimbursement, paid vacations / PTO etc . Slow promotion; even if you do a great job, they don't promote you because there are other people in the line. There is also a lot of internal politics. ...
S&P Capital - Review - OtherGood work life balance Good culture with friendly and smart people Active management Great exposure . Low-ish pay Plagued with technology problems Not too many exit opps Mundane work Not alot of modeling...
JPMorgan Chase - Review - Markets- great reputation in the financial services industry - amazing, smart, and witty people who make the work day go a lot faster. - program is very limiting for growth opportunities - pay is also a lot lower than other programs at the firm...
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Corp Dev/Strategy Summer Internships ? (Undergrad)anybody has a list of companies that hire summer interns (undergrad) for their corp dev/strategy teams? Thanks!...
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IBM - Review - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)Good hours, solid pay, solid room for advancement. Good people to work for, educated and polite. Solid benefits.. Less pay than competitors, low room for advancement, massive company, interpersonal feeling amongst employees....
american airlines - Interview - Corporate FinanceWhat are the different financial statements? Is depreciation included on the income statement? Why do you want to work for American Airlines? Why did you choose Finance as a major? They asked a few questions about Excel and functions we've used in previous models we've made. There were some question...
PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - HealthcareTravel, food, employee perks, great group of people that are down to earth and are very open to any questions. Not working with team, airport hotels. Some of the projects require you to travel very far, which can be tough....
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MBA Offer - Corp Fin - Need help negotiating offer - what is reasonable?Hi all, I am an MBA from a top 20 school with 8+ years of Finance experience. I spent the summer interning in the bay area at a tech company and was fortunate to receive a full time offer. The offer is generous (see details below), but it seems a little low given my background/years of experience...
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CIT Group - Review - Debt Capital MarketsI enjoyed my time. The hours were pretty good for banking. Interesting work and a lot of opportunity. Great team / people in my group . Compensation is not inline with market. Deal flow is not very consistent and varies quite a bit by group. ...
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BB Corporate Finance Exit OpportunitiesI currently have an internship offer at a top BB think (GS/JPM/MS). Ultimately, it is a corporate finance position. I was wondering what the exit opps down the line could be if don't want to be in CF forever. What are the chances I could break into MO/FO Treasury/S&T/Equities Research/Asset Managem...
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Big Four management consulting to corporate financeHey guys, I'm hoping to secure an offer for management consulting at the big 4 but would like to make the transition to corporate finance once I have some experience in consulting. Would this be possible? I know people who have made the transition from audit to corp finance but not from advisory. ...
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How useful is L(L?)MM (£5-25m value mostly) experience as a stepping stone to a true MM firms?Hi guys Currently trying to see if i can transition to Corporate Finance / Corp. Dev from Strategic Finance position in Corporate (post Big4). Recruiter wants to put me forward for a fairly new (founded 5-6 years ago) by a celebrity Entrepreneur & a senior Partner from a MM firm based in UK. The f...
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Goldman Sachs Summer 2019 Risk/CorpFin ThreadI just got a HireVue for GS Finance, and GS Risk (only bank I didn't apply IBD). Does anyone know what to expect from this one? It's due insanely fast, I got it last night at 2AM and it's due Monday morning....
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Corporate Finance Career LadderHi WSO, I've been looking into CF as a potential career lately and I was wondering how long on average one spends at each level on the ladder i.e. how long does it take to reach director and VP and how does going through a FLDP or perhaps starting at a Big4 affect this? Thanks....
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GS Merchant Banking HirevueHas anyone ever done the Hirevue for the Merchant Banking Division Summer Analyst Program? If not, what questions should I expect? Thanks....
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Deloitte Corporate Finance Summer Analyst ProgramI know there are already a few posts about DCF, but I was hoping there might be some new information out there. Can anyone answer any of the following questions about the summer analyst program (mainly interested in the Charlotte location, but any info/advice would be appreciated): 1. Firm culture...
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CS Corporate Insights Group InformationDoes anyone have any more information about this group? Thoughts / exit opps? It's listed under "Investment Banking and Capital Markets" at CS, but I'm not sure what part of the deal process they come into play. On their website, it says the role works with industry and product coverage groups. Than...
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BMO Capital Markets - Interview - Retail BankingThe most difficult question that was asked was talking about what my biggest weakness was. They wanted to know what my biggest weakness was and what I did to work on that weakness. The next hardest question was questioning about the stock market and what is exactly going on with it. ...
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Most Prestigious Corporate Finance CompanyWhat would you consider the most prestigious companies to work for in a corporate finance role? Just interested in hearing people's thoughts. FAANG?...
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Siemens - Interview - EnergyNothing was too difficult in the interview. It was almost all behavioral stuff. The hardest thing was the case study on the super day. The super day consisted of three morning interviews that were all 1 hour long. Then there was a 1 hours case study were they randomly put you into groups. The case w...
Nestle - Interview - Supply ChainNothing unexpected, they are all basic behavioral questions. It was definitely more based on fit and how you would fit in their culture. There were questions asked in one of the three interviews that would be asked again in another set so be sure to have enough examples for each behavioral question....
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Corporate FinanceGot 2 topics at uni which I have to elaborate on. Any ideas on what is the best approach to take? -Critique the concepts around corporate capital structure and apply the cost of capital in investment decisions. -Maximise value through the use of appropriate strategies for investment and capital budg...
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AT&T - Review - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)-flexible work-life balance -freedom in picking projects -variety of work (ranged from sales to operations to corp dev etc.). -too much free time (not enough work to do) -some lack of direction/oversight from senior management...
Amazon - Review - N/A- Startup mentality - Challenging projects - Rewarding experiences - High growth company - Flexible career . - Work varies from group to group - Work-life balance varies from group - Work is cyclical - Chaotic environment at times...
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At a crossroads of sorts, how should I think through these 2 opportunitiesI'm just finishing up a well-known rotational program for a Fortune 25 company ... one of those 2 year deals where you rotate through 4 rotations in different areas of corporate finance. Well my last rotation was at the corporate level, working in Investor Relations, so I was able to get quite a bi...
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Dell - Review - N/ASlower paced, good work life balance. I felt by 6-7 pretty much every day as an intern and had tons of social events.. Office is located in Round Rock which is a boring area. Takes 20-30 min to drive into Austin. The company is pretty old fashioned...
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JP Morgan Winning Women Commercial Banking Fall 2018Hi everyone! I was wondering if anyone was invited to attend the JP Morgan Winning Women Commercial Banking Fall 2018 program!! I’m specifically looking for anyone from NYC or the general tri state area just to chat and get to know eachother better! I’d also love to hear about your experiences a...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Corporate FinanceFlexible work place, good senior management who are proactive in developing staff, team is really sociable . Low pay, repetitive work, sometimes perceived as low value add from clients, often short staffed, path to partner is unclear...
Morgan Stanley - Review - FinanceCollegiate culture which promotes learning. Opportunity to learn from very smart individuals across many different groups. . Growth and mobility can both be very slow processes (especially if in you’re in the wrong groups). Implementing changes takes a long time as well. ...
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IRR What type of interestHello, I am struggling to understand what kind of interest the excel formula =IRR(values, [guess]) x 12 gives when having monthly cash flows. I have done a simple simulation with an investment of -1000 and a revenue of 87.92 on the next 12 periods on which I get an IRR of 10.00% based on the excel ...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Mergers and Acquisitions- A structured way of learning - Coaching from manager - No industry/sector focus - rotation across corporate finance team (valuation/TS/M&A/Deal strategy). - Low bonus below manager level - Limited PE exit opportunities - Big 4 lag behind other mid market players ...
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Engineering to Strategy/Corp Dev: Ideal Master's Program?- MEM from Duke, MS Fin from IU Kelley, or others?Hey everyone, I'm currently working in a corporate finance role in aerospace/defense looking to break into a strategy or corp dev role within my firm. My employer provides tuition assistance towards a part-time or online master's degree. I have an engineering background with a business minor,...
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Big 4 Audit to Corporate Finance - IBD?PLEASE HELP!! I just joined a Big 4 firm in London doing Audit and contracted to complete my ACA as part of my grad scheme. I want to move to IBD (BB or MM boutique) in the near future but I am aware that moving into Corporate Finance is a good stepping stone. I graduated from a top target uni and ...
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