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Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Valuation- good place for learning - potential carer development - gives you good contacts - The big 4 which is growing the most . - some horrible people there - still seen far below Deloitte and PwC - Mix of excellent with mediocre professionals. ...
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Capital One Financial - Review - FinanceThe ability to work from home when needed and the culture was awesome. I enjoyed the aesthetics of the buildings and conferences provided for interns. . I wish they had more openness in discussions with interns about their progress and expectation. I did not get accurate reviews on my performance. ...
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Banking or Big four Hi everyone, So I am currently in Audit in one of the big four, it was not initially my plan but did not want to stay jobless after graduating with a masters in corporate finance. Anyway, i have the opportunity to join a deal advisory department in another big four but i am confused as to accept t...
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Wells Fargo 2018 Sophomore Leaders ConferenceAnyone in the middle of the application process? What did you think of the interview and when do you think we'll find out the result? Also, feel free the share any new information you learned about the program....
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F100 Financial Analyst Role vs FDLP with manufacturing/industrial companySo I've received two offers. The first is from Allstate to be an entry-level financial analyst, $60K base but no FDLP. Also got an offer from UL for an FDLP for $63K base. For me the pros and cons go: Allstate: - Experience with F100 with opportunity to lateral out to other F500 in IL -While not a ...
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Duff & Phelps - Review - Valuation- nice professional people - willing to sponsor visas - knowledgeable coworkers - great office location in London. - low pay (think around Big 4) - limited exit opportunities - hours are more demanding than big 4 - nonexistent benefits...
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FLDP Aptiv DelphiWhat do you think about Finance leadership development program of Aptiv (former Delphi)? It's a 3 years rotational program. It would be fine to break in a top MBA program and eventually PE/Consulting?...
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Amazon - Interview - N/AWhat's your weakness? If you had a friend who was great for a job and an identical person who was just as good, but your friend earned you $2,000 less, who would you give the job to? What is the one thing you like most about your current manager, and what is one thing you would change? “Give me an...
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Strategic Rationale Presentation Interview?Hey guys! I find myself at a rather interesting, if standard, point of about being interviewed for a CD position: the 4-hour case study. A brief time in which to analyze a company for strategic rationale, give a financial assessment, and assess risk factors, something I've never actually come across...
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Any Insights? - Investment Analyst / Corporate Development for Large Asian Holding Companieshey all, I am getting headhunted by a few large holding companies based in Asia (representative examples: Fosun, COFCO, Mitsubishi, Dalian Wanda, Tata Group, Itochu, Marubeni, etc.) for internal M&A roles which are essentially corporate development functions for these HoldCos, making large strateg...
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New User In this ForumMyself, Rameez Ramzan and currently serving as a Senior Digital Marketing Executive at Cubix.co and trying to get knowledge on Data Analyst and Data Scientist....
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Morgan Stanley - Review - FinanceFast-paced environment and intelligent co-workers. Company name is strong and intern class was pretty diverse.. Long hours and pretty siloed by department. Pay is not necessarily on par with the work and hours involved. ...
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Corp Fin Bonus RumorsNowhere near as bulky as the bonuses across IB/PE, but what are this year's bonuses across Corp Fin? Corp Dev, Corp Strat, FP&A, Treasury, Risk?...
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Move up the corporate ladder with CFA courseEdupristine is one of the leading training providers in Finance International Certification training for CFA® course (Follows CFA® Institute Prep Provider Guidelines) What is CFA® course? A time when educational certification in major subjects is no longer an option but a mandatory document to fu...
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Belden - Interview - Public FinanceThe most difficult question I got was "What separates your above average work from your regular work?". This question was unexpected because it seems a lot like a trick question initially. Another unexpected question I got was how many Mcdonalds are there in the United States. This question was tric...
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ANYTHING to FP&AI will keep this short. Graduated shit tier school with 3.3 gpa, 3.8 finance GPA, why??? Becauze fuck an “Arts of the andes” essay when I can focus on my “Fin reporting and analysis” class. I am currently a tax analyst(full time salary) studying for the CFA(in Chicago.) I want to move into...
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Aetna - Review - HealthcareAs an intern, it was generally a calm environment. I found that I was provided with meaningful work and a great experience.. Work can be slow at times. Some managers are not aware what to do with managers, so they might provided minimal work or small, easy projects....
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General Electric - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsGE has a fantastic work culture that is conducive to growth, competitiveness, and knowledge building. . Unable to take off time whenever needed. Stern upper level management. Poor discretion and ability to take on new projects...
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Credit Suisse - Review - OperationsThe Credit Suisse name is prestigious and makes one proud to be there. The NYC office was also recently renovated. . if you are not in the front office you are a "nobody". If you have dreams of somehow transferring internally, forget it. ...
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PNC Financial Services - Interview - FinanceHow does PNC make money? What financial statement would you value the most in making a valuation? ...
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Standard Chartered Bank - Interview - Corporate BankingWhat does hard work mean to you? (It was asked during the video interview, which was a little unexpected). During the phone interview, I was also asked about how I maintain relationships with people, and to give an example of a relationship I have maintained and how did I go about doing that. They a...
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Case study preparation? How to finance expansion?I have to finance a business expansion (around 150m of capital required). I need to decide how much equity and debt to be put into it. I have the key financials and net leverage, as well as comparison tables with peers (my company is one of the smallest for market cap). For debt I can choose a bank ...
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Effect of Major in Moving Up?Just a few quick questions regarding the value of accounting and CPA in terms of working up to the corp fin(or CFO at small company) ladder. Currently a finance major(Junior), could get a double major in accounting and only have to attend 1 extra quarter? Curious on the affect of accounting in term...
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Will a misdemeanor simple assault cause BB to rescind offer?I was cited with misdemeanor simple assault in August 2016 and I got it put into a court diversion program. It has been in a court diversion program since before I even applied to a finance analyst internship at a BB in NYC so when I answered the background check questions I rightfully answered no t...
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Citigroup - Review - Corporate FinanceCompetitive pay structure Great company culture Great benefits including bonuses Good location/office . No major sadness or cons to working at Citi. Very similar to all the other bulge brackets so easy to compare...
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JPMorgan Chase - Review - Energyvery laid back environment, good manager, well respected in the industry, good hours with interesting work and strong deal flow. comp is a bit low compare to average. a little bit niche being energy focus (renewable energy), would like to try more things...
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Loans || Interview QuestionWithout looking at any financial statements, what information would you want/need to decide whether or not to give a loan to a company? How to go about answering this question. Is this 5 cs?...
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CTP Exam preparationHello Everyone, Hopefully this is the correct forum to post this on. Because it relates directly to my line of work now, I have decided to take the [Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) Exam](https://ctpcert.afponline.org/). I know this exam has some mixed reviews as to it's usefulness or relevan...
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Prudential - Interview - Corporate FinanceQuestions were mostly behavioral and within what's expected (why Prudential, why did you choose your MBA school, what role do you see yourself performing, etc). I think these two below were the most difficult to answer: - What is the most complex subject with which you had to deal? Doesn't need to b...
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Low Business Development Pay? Recently, I've been looking at Business Development roles (from BD Associate to Manager) and have noticed that the pay for these roles (~$40k-$70k) is pretty low, considering that most applications have been asking for 2-4 years experience. Given that I have no prior direct sales experience (I'm com...
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ontario teachers pension plan - Review - Strategy and OperationsShort hours, good working environment. Didn't really have to do much and was considered on higher end of payscale for first internship.. Shitty boss and didn't do or learn much as a result. Seemed like a waste of first internship actually....
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State Farm Insurance - Review - InsuranceState Farm offers employees a stable career, where someone can make a decent living. Good work life balance. . Insurance Industry is very slow moving, especially at a very large and old company. Many employees only care about their work and fail to see the big picture on how activities are related....
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Revealing M&A Deal Experience to a RecruiterCurrently working as strategic development manager for large industrial firm, specifically M&A and partnerships. I've been contacted by a recruiter who is asking how many deals I've closed or are near closing. I wouldn't divulge any specifics on the deals, but is it generally safe to say how many ...
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Comcast/NBCUniversal - Review - Corporate FinanceGood hours and great culture. Juicero does a great job of forming a community for all of its employees with weekly outings. . Lack of direction from senior leadership was the main con. Often less senior members would be left without work or with too much work due to a lack of organization. ...
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Leidos - Interview - Finance"Tell me about a time that you were inserted into a group and had to work with others." That was probably the oddest one, the entire interview process was very straightforward and behavioral. I was asked questions like "What is your biggest strength, weakness - why?" "Tell me about a time you had t...
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What are some of the cushier roles in Corporate ($125-150K/year and ~45 hours/week average)?what types of roles are good/what should you shoot for if you are being honest with yourself and really only care for a middle-class lifestyle and value time >> money?...
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UBS AG - Interview - Mergers and AcquisitionsThe interview was recorded which is very difficult. There's no one to ask you questions, you can see yourself being recorded, as soon as the question appears your own webcam goes on, so you don't have a choice but to come up with something. Questions were about the demonstration of leadership skills...
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Moodys Corporation - Review - Corporate Financegreat overall company. focused and industry leader. great benefits and retirement contribution. work is manageable. work can get a little repetitive at times, not the most innovative "making a difference" job, but that is normal in Finance...
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Start career in Corporate Development or as M&A advisor at IB? Currently, I have 2 offers on the table: 1 role as CD analyst at a multinational and 1 as M&A Analyst at a respected M&A boutique (Big4 competitor). I just finished a 4 months internship as Analyst at an M&A boutique. Its my goal to eventually be head of CD at a large multinational, so starting my c...
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what is the average GPA needed to land a internship in corporate finance?im a Econ major at a non target (UMD) who is a freshman right now. I wanted to get a corporate finance internship during the summer after sophomore year. I was wondering what GPA do I need in order to qualify for a internship? is a Econ Major good enough?...
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Working capital/restricted cash question Hi, I have a question regarding working capital/net debt and restricted cash. Say a company have 200 in debt and 100 in cash where 50 of them is restricted because they PROBABLY have to be paid to customers at a later point. Ie. these 50 also has a payable account on the balance. My question is; ...
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General Motors - Interview - Corporate FinancePlease tell me about yourself. Please tell me about your previous internship or other work experience. What was the key takeaway from your previous internship (Hint: something technical) How are your Excel skills? Are you able to take an Excel test? Name a time when there was disagreement in the wor...
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Amazon - Review - GeneralistGood tech company, good CEO, stock price may be in a bubble like the rest of the Internet industry today.. Vey different experience depending on the team. Lack of discipline in hiring and project selections....
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Strategy on Everything, Review of 'Strategy-A History'I found this review on medium, and I must say, it's simply golden and highly relevant for young and old alike operating in the business and highly resonant. I think what you find here in the degree of hedging that is tantamount to good strategy in everything--always accounting for risks/unforeseen e...
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Treasury/Liquidity Risk to Front OfficeWorking in Corp Treasury and ALM/Liquidity risk both in industry and at an MBB has been really cool experience over the past couple of years. Like anyone in MO will tell you, the hours are great, the pay is solid but limited, and the work can be interesting most of the time, not to mention direct ex...
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F&BM TreasuryDoes any one know about the Finance and Business Management role within Treasury at JPM? (hours, what the work is like, etc) I understand it is more on the quantitative side of things, but I wasn't able to get a lot of info from a google search. ...
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Business Development/Corporate Development ProgramsAs a bit of background on myself, I am currently an IBD SA at a BB in NYC and have prior internship experience with a top financial leadership/management program. I am very interested in both corporate development and business development and am trying to gauge whether I should return to IB FT or ...
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MBB to Corp DevHi guys. I'm new to this forum and just got the wheels turning on moving from MBB to a corporate development role. Can anybody provide some broad strokes thoughts? Like, is this common? How long does the process take? How does the process happen - through headhunters? Thanks!...
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Review - Risk ManagementThe hours are reasonable and the entire department seems to work well as a team. The only downside is the lack of impact or urgency.. In risk management you’re constantly planning for what might happen, regardless of whether or not it does. For that reason, your upside is very capped while you hav...
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TD Bank - Review - Corporate DevelopmentGreat culture, great career progression, your bosses will actually go to bat for you if you are interested in other groups, decent hours. Dated systems, standard bureaucracy of a large bank, salary at other banks might be slightly higher ...
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Financial Management with Consulting and Full Service ManagementTCMG provides three levels of services: Financial Management, Financial Management with Consulting and Full Service Management. If you are looking for best advice then contact The Commercial Management Group, Inc....
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Corporate M&A - Key project management skills?Dear all, I am working as a Strategy and M&A manager within a corporate, and is responsible for running a number of various M&A projects primarily. This as you know often involves a large number of stakeholders, and often involves a large project team with several internal as well as external work ...
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Walgreens - Interview - HealthcareI am not sure but I think it is about tell me about the what is the different between accounting and finance, why you think we should choose you instead of other candidates, tell me about a challenge you overcome, tell me about a time when you show your work ethics. Overall, it is pretty easy I feel...
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Worth while and appealing Corporate rolesHey All, I have 1.5 years experience in FP&A and 6 months in Project Management. I am drawn to the AM world along with CFA designation. Can I get some insight on the various roles within the Corporate Sector along with complimentary professional Certifications? Thanks, Betseat...
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Google - Review - Sales- google - free meals - good exposure to managers - communication across business size not location/sector etc - develop very sound industry knowledge . - the lack of exits ie reached the pinnacle too quickly. Best to do something else then join the firm ...
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Citigroup - Review - Retail BankingLove working here, so many resources, and every project i am staffed on is newsworthy. Some of the top companies ask for our advice, and take us very seriously.. Being so large, things are very structured. A few things that are not necessary but we have to do them, and you may find yourself doing ...
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Plant Controller at a F500 - Ask me anythingMod Note (Andy): Interview/AMA Tuesday! To see our full list of interviews/AMA's, check out this page I’ve been a member of this site for a couple years now and have gotten some great information, so I’m hoping to give back based on my experience. I see many discussions around FLDP programs and...
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Prudential - Review - InsuranceReally good work-life balance, knowledgeable staff, supportive and encouraging and gave me interesting things to do.. None whatsoever, I had a great exposure to a new industry and was helped at every step of the way over the internship....
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Interview - Mergers and AcquisitionsAll questions were in fact plain-vanilla. You should be able to answer those questions even with very minimal preparation. I expected to get paper/walk-me-through kind of case study, but got only standard basic questions like what is LBO, why PE doing that, what the drivers, different kind of senior...
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Shell Oil Company - Review - Oil and GasIndustry intrigue, high deal flow, exceptional work-life balance. In general, the businesses operations are interesting and meaningful on a global scale. . Finance roles are a mixed bag. Many roles are solely accounting-focused, and only particular treasury and commercial roles are "finance" heav...
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Does your undergrad make that much of a significant difference?I'm new here to this forum. Had this account lying around but I wasn't sure how to make a post like this on WSO, but here it is. I kept hearing from friends and mentors alike that getting jobs in finance, banking, etc... borderline requires coming from a prestigious university. So I was wondering...
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Cambridge Associates vs Strategy/M&A at F500Hi guys, first time posting here. Would like to seek some advice between choosing an offer from Cambridge Associates (Investment Associate) and a Strategy/M&A (Analyst) role at a F500 ($10-20B market cap). This would be my first job right out of college. Might take an MBA in the future but still und...
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Standard and Poors - Review - N/AVery kind employees willing to help interns and consistently great work/life balance - pay is good for the number of hours worked.. Very strict 9-5 work culture (maybe a positive in the eyes of some) - if you like a more fast-paced and intense work environment I can see why S&P may not be ideal. ...
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Citigroup - Review - Corporate BankingVery inclusive and caring team. Staffed to live transactions ranging from bond raise marketing materials to assisting with analysis for credit memorandums. Was also tasked with building a three-statement model for an in-depth business case study. . Long hours in my industry group particularly. It wa...
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