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Company Interview: Deloitte - Project Controller Summer ScholarThe first round behavioral portion was fairly simple. The only unexpected questions were during the second half technical interview. For example they asked the difference between absolute and other cell references. Also they asked how a pivot table worked and how you could utilize one to present inf...
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Company Interview: Citigroup - Corporate Banking summer analyst at CITIWhats a time you've been given feedback and it's given you an insight into yourself? What's a time you've shown leadership? When's a time you've worked poorly in a team? What is your view on the Catalonia situation; Who do you think is in the wrong? Do you think the UK government should reverse Brex...
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PwC Corporate Finance Case Interview Hello everybody, I have an upcoming interview with PwC's corporate finance division. First round is a video interview of two rounds, one behavioral and one case study. The second interview, if the first round goes well, will be in-person, presumably some combination of behavioral, technical, & cas...
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Anyone at GE that can give a low down of what is going on?Anyone in the FMP or similar program that would want to shed some light on the recent announcement? It sounds like your guys' comp is changing and I would expect a lot of your colleagues to be poached and jump ship....
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Company Review: Microsoft - Microsoft Product ManagerThe work life balance is probably the best part about working here. You have minimal hours and higher pay than consulting first year out. Your comp ramp is probably lower, though.. Your colleagues are less engaged and don't work as hard as a traditional consulting firm or big 3 shop....
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Company Review: Amazon - Corporate FinanceHours are not bad, no travel required, surrounded by amazing campus of buildings and incredibly smart people. Daily work is very monotonous, promotion system is whacky, just general grunt work sucks but you'll get that anywhere...
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Capital One Financial Rotational Interview Two weeks ago, I was informed that I made it to the second round of interview for the financial rotational program. As part of the interview process, I know there will be another case interview, and Im wondering if anyone has any helpful hints or experience with the case interviews at Capital One. ...
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Company Review: IBM - IBM Financial Analyst Co opHours were good, the people were some of the nicest coworkers i have been around, the work environment was quite laid back. Quarter close was always tense, IBM systems were terrible and slow and recorded incorrect data, my manager was not very communicative...
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Anyone have any opinions on the Walmart Strategy and Finance MBA internshipCorporate Strategy and finance is my back-up if I can't get into consulting, but I'm having trouble finding salary information and internship opinions on a lot of the corp 500 roles. ...
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What's Left for FLDPs?Senior at an extreme non target here, gotten some interviews for F100 fldps but haven't gotten any offers yet(either made it to superday and came up empty or didn't get to Superday). I realize that F100 might be ambitious given my background of extreme non-target and not having any internship that a...
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Company Interview: ICF International - intern pos at IWWBOPolitical views were hardest as an org they had to be neutral. but i have a wrong answers meaning, i said which side i was leaning towards and basically bashed the other side which you never ever want to do. I was killing myself after the interview when i realised it. also software based experience....
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Facebook Finance & Business Operations Analyst - Onsite InterviewHello everyone, I have an on-site final round interview at Facebook for their Finance & Business Operations Analyst Rotation Program for new graduates. I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on topics they may cover, potential questions, or any other advice you have to offer. Any help wou...
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Wells Fargo Superday FAPHas anyone heard from the Wells Fargo FAP superday on 10/25 in Carlsbad? They said it would take a while I just wanted to check in if anyone has heard. ...
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Company Interview: Deutsche Bank - Deutsche Bank - GTO1. Since all the 1-to-1 business interviews were behavioural and fit based, and the questions are fairly similar, I tried to varied my answers a bit to avoid sounding repetitive. 2. Got asked about current financial news of different countries 3. Got asked about Deutsche Bank's corporate culture/ne...
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Company Review: Microsoft - Microsoft internThe level of responsibilities is important / Great team environment / Interesting project regarding Microsoft' new cloud strategy.. As this is a huge company, there are plenty of processes. Therefore, decisions tend to take a long time to be implemented....
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Enterprise Value formula vs. Enterprise Value from DCF?This might be a really basic question. But I was just wondering: the formula for Enterprise Value as we all know it is debt + equity + MI - cash - Inv in Unconsolidated Entities. However, what is the difference between the enterprise value calculated using this formula vs. enterprise value that y...
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Starting in a corporate development rotation- resources to develop knowledge prior to starting I am currently in a FLDP and have the opportunity to do a rotation in corporate development- M&A next May. My previous rotations have been in FP&A and I had studied accounting in school, therefore I have no experience or knowledge about M&A. I am hoping that when I start my rotation in 7 months that...
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Amazon 2017 Finance Diversity Leadership SummitHas anyone applied or heard back yet from Amazon for this program? Also, does anyone know how they select candidates?...
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Disney Corporate StrategyDoes anyone have information on their 2018 Analyst program interview timeline? Also, I know this job is quite prestigious, but would you recommend it over a Tier 2 consulting job if media isn't the industry I want to work in definitively?...
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Cargill Corporate Development or KochMonkeys, I want to know what the reputations are of Cargill's and Koch's Corporate Development Teams (also Koch Equity Development) are. Cargill's associates on LinkedIn look stacked from M7 schools which is surprising given it's Ag and in Minnesota. Koch's associates I could beat with a butterni...
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Company Review: JP Morgan Securities - Corp Strat JPMGreat group environment and strong choice for those who are intellectually curious about fin services. Hours, ability to enact change quickly... it is a large company and changes typically take forever to actually happen...
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Company Interview: Morgan Stanley - Finance Summer Analystsomething I wasnt expecting was calculating NPV and IRR, however i heard not all candidates in that intern class were asked that question, otherwise most of the questions were behavioral interview or "fit questions designed to see if you fit in with the company culture, which i feel is quite young a...
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Which position is better for career development?Hello guys, I’ve got two offers however they’re different roles . One is FP&A and the other is fund operation associate. There’s not high difference btw the pay so I’d like to focus more on the career development. I’ve been a fund operation analyst a few years and I actually didn’t lik...
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Company Review: United Technologies - UTCAwesome company that makes cool products. Great place to get a strong understanding of different areas of corporate finance.. Can often me tapped for opportunities that you may not be interested in or in areas you may not want to move to....
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Cost of borrowingHello! I’m stuck on the two questions related to the cost of borrowing and will be grateful for any advice. Q1. Which loan is cheaper? Given two loans with exactly the same amortization profile. Say the first option is domestic currency loan at 9% p.a. and the second one is 4% p.a. in USD. The...
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Company Review: Morgan Stanley - Great Internship ExperienceGreat company culture and learning opportunities for interns. Coworkers were all intelligent, friendly, and from diverse backgrounds.. The hours are typically longer for employees but they go by very quickly because you are constantly busy and not bored. ...
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INTERVIEW: JP Morgan Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries Intern Super dayHey guys, I just got invited to for super day at JP Morgan for the middle market banking and specialized industries internship. I don't have a particularly strong finance technical skills, so it'd be great to hear if anyone went through the same interview, and possibly share their experiences!...
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Corporate Development Manager - Q&AMod Note (Andy) - as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top AMA's from 2015, this one was originally posted 10/28/2015. Reading through @Harvardgrad08"'s posts I think this type of contribution is extremely helpful in de-mystifying certain career fields, especially the lessor known Corpo...
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Dell Financial Analyst Internship or Procter and Gamble Finance InternshipSo I currently have a few offers for summer internships. I have narrowed it down to working at Dell Technologies as a financial analyst intern and at Procter and Gamble as a finance intern. The Dell opportunity would lead into the FDLP rotational and at Procter and Gamble I jump right into a longer ...
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Wells Fargo FAP Superday Written AssessmentFirst post here. Just wondering if anyone has insight regarding the written assessment (2 hours) that is administered. superday is next week in Socal....
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Wells Fargo Finance Analyst ProgramDid anyone else get invited to the first round phone interview for Wells Fargo's Finance Analyst Program?...
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Microsoft FRP vs Amazon OFRP vs GE FMP for MBAHey everyone, longtime lurker, first time poster here. I'm a student veteran, studying economics and finance, currently in my final year at a top public uni (think UNC-Chapel Hill, UT Austin, U-Mich, UVA, etc). I have fortunate enough to secure two job offers for after graduation. One is with Amazon...
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Company Interview: PricewaterhouseCoopers - InternThe interview questions asked were relatively simple. How would you value a company? What is the formula for capm? What types of companies would have a low beta? Tell me about your student exchange program. What are your strengths (list three) and weaknesses? Why big 4 and not other investment bank...
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Company Review: Credit Suisse - SatisfiedSmart people, internal mobility, competitive but open environment, good culture, challenging work and great learning experience. Reorganisations, less transparency. Company going through changes causing confusions. Many contractors hired to save cost but no clear career development plan and formal t...
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Company Review: Procter & Gamble - P&G Corp F&AInteresting projects, lots of responsibility and a clear path to advancement, and the people are great to work with. Pace can be slow at times, all projects are subject to corporate red tape, countless reviews and approbals...
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Company Review: Target - Target - Fun but dyingEasy hours (rarely work past 6 even in heavy periods), finance runs the company, fun coworkers and good location. Very unimpressive leaders and peers. People are fun to have a beer with but not very impressive thinkers....
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Exit Opportunities and Grad School from Corporate FinanceWhat would the potential exit opportunities be from corporate finance in a Fortune 10 company? Would I have chances at top MBA programs like HBS (considering I have a good GPA and GMAT)? What about getting into T-12 JD programs? How would these opportunities differ if I was doing consulting at a res...
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Company Interview: JPMorgan Chase - JPMorgan Spring-into-OperationsI struggled to answer some of the experience questions - but that was just down to personal unpreparedness. Although some of them were particularly challenging - "can you think of a time when a person in a position of authority over you asked you to do something and you had a better way of doing it/...
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Difference between (Senior) Finance Business Partner vs FP&A Manager?Currently working in Group FP&A, most of my interaction is with Heads of FP&A (Directors etc) & other Divisional FP&A managers or various Group managers/directors etc of corporate / HQ departments. Sometimes on specific projects the Head of a Product Line/Project will loop in a Finance Business P...
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Company Review: Deutsche Bank - DB the hours are quite reasonable, people are generally nice although not overly helpful when it comes to team work. people do not take ownership, systems are years behind other banks, highly inefficient. Building and facilities are old, overly complex infrastructure, completely siloed from other areas...
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JPM-Strategy Analyst I have been given a second shot at a JPM analyst role. The first time was this summer. I was interviewed for a Business Analyst role in the Digital Wealth Management division. Did not make it past round 3. This time, it is with JPM's Global Technology Infrastructure division as a entry-level Strate...
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Thoughts on Deloitte Financial Advisory?What are your opinions on the financial advisory arm of Deloitte? Good exit opportunities? Possibly to IB? One thing I'm particularly confused about is whether this counts as corporate finance?...
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Company Interview: State Street Corporation - Junior Business AnalystNone of the question was unexpected or difficult, just general behavioral ones you get everywhere: why this position, tell me about yourself, talk about resume, etc. Just be honest and open, let them know that you are definitely interested in the position. Walking through the resume was the longes...
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Company Interview: JP Morgan Securities - CADP Summer Analyst They were actually pretty standard questions. Tell me about yourself. Tell me about a conflict you faced with a peer or co worker in the past. Do you know what role you are applying for?(apparently there are many clueless folks who show up thinking all programs are "Investment Banking") How would y...
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Goldman Sachs 2018 Internship Housing SLC Hi guys, Just accepted a offer for GS in SLC for summer 2018 in the finance division, anyone know a good place to find housing? I saw the university of Utah but it looks pretty dingy. Any help would be good, thanks!...
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Company Interview: Unilever Ventures - Unilever Finance InternshipInterview had very basic behavioral questions and therefore was not too hard. The case interview was the most challenging part. We were put in groups of 4 and had a business case that involved a packaging problem for one of their products in Eastern Europe. Had to figure out if we wanted to go with ...
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FP&A or Treasury?I have 2 offers / anticipated offers in hand. The first, a corporate FP&A position within a F50. It is my understanding that the this is a high-level consolidation role that provides reporting and commentary to senior management. My biggest concerns are that is on the "expense-only" side which reall...
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Facebook Finance & Business Operations Analyst - Financial Modeling Analytics ExerciseHi everyone, I recently got selected to move forward in the recruitment process for the Facebook Finance & Business Operations Analyst Rotation Program. I am being asked to complete a 2-hour timed Financial Modeling Analytics exercise and was wondering if anyone had any experience with this before...
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Finance Rotational Program for BB or FP&A for Highly-Regarded Tech Company?I am an undergraduate finance student and have opportunities to work in Financial Development Rotational Programs for two out of the 4 BB (Goldman Sachs/JPMorgan/BoA/Morgan Stanley). I was wondering if these were highly regarded programs and what possible exit opportunities they would provide. I a...
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Associate vs Senior ConsultantWhich is a higher grade in Financial services industry? Wikipedia says Senior consultant, but I need more reliable source For example, Harvey Specter from Suits TV series is an Associate for some period of time, that's why I thought it is a higher grade ...
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Company Review: Prudential - Prudential InternThe pros were that everyone was very down to earth and supportive of each other. Had some good bonding time with other interns. . The cons were that the work was not very exciting. The work did not seem too critical or that it was going to change the direction of the company. ...
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Company Interview: PricewaterhouseCoopers - Capital Markets Advisory Summer InternThere were really no difficult or unexpected interview questions asked. The first round was with a Director who from the "Tell me about yourself" was interested and asked into each point. There are two mandatory PwC questions for each candidate about how he fits into the model of a PwC Professional....
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SunTrust CFDP Rotational AnalystWSO: SunTrust superday for Corporate Functions Development Program this Thursday and Friday 9a-6p. Any insights? General 20 hour marathons worth of interviews advice? Is anyone attending? Any experience, relevant technical questions and answers, etc. would be greatly appreciated. the Rotation is ...
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Company Review: Ernst & Young LLP - EY Junior Analyst internBif firm with a strong team spirit,, modern buildings, it's a comfortable place where to work. Smart people. Good salaries for interns. . Not enough paid regarding how salaries are and the number of times we do extra hours. You don't meet the client before a long time spent in the company. ...
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Citi Financial Management AssociateI just received a full time offer from Citi's FMA program in NYC. The salary isn't huge, but I'm wondering how this program is perceived. Comments?...
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Company Review: JPMorgan Chase - CADP Summer AnalystFortunate to be in the Strategy & Process Improvement group (internal consulting group). Work with ex-consultants (BCG, McKinsey, Accenture, etc.) Work is extremely interesting Ability to meet senior leadership (c-level execs). Lateral mobility after summer as an analyst is impossible. HR will do ev...
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Company Review: The Boeing Company - Good CompanyWork life balance, no pressure to stay late if you cannot. Interesting industry with good company reputation, plenty of upside if you play your cards right / network properly.. Average age of employees is very high, which leads to a certain level of technological incompetence, promotions can be slo...
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Company Review: Deloitte - Life @ the Greendot!- Great Exposure - Smart people; confident but not overbearing! - Firm makes an investment to grow and develop you via 40 hrs mandatory training and new Unviersity - 6 weeks PTO - Strong Compensation. - Some times you don't get the best engagements and really not good to turn them down - Large firm...
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Company Review: JP Morgan Securities - Corporate Development InternBig company with many smart people to learn from. Open environment and lots of learning opportunities. Work was very repetitive and dragged on at times. Because the company is big tough to stand out due to larger teams...
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Company Interview: JPMorgan Chase - JP Morgan Corporate Analyst Development InternMostly how banks make money. It wasn't a technical interview, so I was surprised by that question. I should have studied a bit more about JP Morgan as well, but they mostly prepared us for the interviews during the presentations the first and second day of the event. Also all of the interviews were ...
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From equity research to corp fin, what gives?I interned at GS in the equity research department this summer but didn't get a call back. Now I would be interviewing for a corp fin role. So what could be an answer to why corp fin over equity research? (Apart from the hours) ...
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Company Review: BDO Consulting - Corporate Finance BDOI only recently started, but as far as I can tell: - lot of oportunities to learn; - flat structure; - colleagues have strong backgrounds; - more laidback as compared to investment banking, but same kind of content (focus on middle market).. Again, I have only recently started: - the pay could be be...
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Company Review: Accenture - Moderately good place to workWork hours are pretty good compared to the average my friends work, and I think the culture is strong . Low pay with a disappointing bonus at the end of this year, need more exposure to multiple industries as a first or second year...
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