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JPMorgan Chase - Review - N/AThe company is overall very interesting and I am learning a lot as a intern out of B-school. I majored in finance and am trying to get into investment banking.. I get paid quite low as an intern meaning I have to live with my parents in their house since I can't afford an apartment....
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JPMorgan Launching Leaders Commercial Banking DallasHi guys, I got the email yesterday for the Launching Leaders opportunity for Commercial banking and started this to see who was going and to answer questions anyone might have....
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Baxter International Inc - Interview - PharmaceuticalsWho do you look up to the most in your life? Asked me three financial statements type questions which were difficult at the time because I wasn't well versed in accounting. They also wanted me to ask a lot of questions which was kind of unexpected as I only had a handful of questions prepared for ea...
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Corp Dev Salary for Mid-level Employee in HCOL MarketGoing through salary negotiations so wanted to get your all's latest thoughts on Corp Dev comp. I've read most of the related topics over the past few years and I know it's a wide range - just want to make sure my head is in the right ballpark. Level of Experience: 6 to 8 years Area: HCOL - Think ...
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Amazon - Interview - Other"We want to build a new data warehouse, where do you think would be the best place and why? What elements do you consider for the new warehouse setting up? How do you calculate the cost up front? How to do budget for the project" The case part is a bit unexpected. I thought it would be a pretty det...
Procter & Gamble - Review - Marketing- Incredible work/life balance, no facetime culture at all - Great apprenticeship culture - Lots of interaction with senior execs. - Lost some of the prestige it once had - Wide variation in quality of colleagues, some brilliant and others less so...
JPMorgan Chase - Interview - Treasury1If you could explain global treasury management to a six year old how would you? 2If won the lottery and couldn't invest the money what would you do? 3Tell me about a time you worked on a team and had a group member who wasn't engaged/not doing their work what would you do? 4Tell me about a time yo...
CIBC World Markets - Interview - Debt Capital MarketsDescribe a recent conflict you had with a supervisor? Describe this transaction on your resume (>5years ago) in detail: This led to a 45 minute grilling on a deal I could barely remember. Lesson learnt: if you don't clearly remember every detail of a deal, don't put it on your resume. If you do, you...
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[UK] Moving from FTSE100 Corp Reporting Function to Commercial ManagerPost big4 ACA qualification I've done about two years of Financial Reporting and now I'm trying to move into internal Commercial Finance at a FTSE to broaden my CV (and get away from auditors) Ive got an interview coming up for a 'commercial finance insight role' the problem is that these roles ap...
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Deloitte - Review - ConsultingTons of PTO. Generally fairly low stress job. Work with competent people. Company is very supportive of work/life.. Can deal with difficult clients, same as any other consulting job. Upward mobility doesn't compare wit that of IB....
McKinsey and Co - Review - GeneralistPeople here are smart and driven. Big focus on personal development and soft skills that are transferable. . Long work hours. People talk about work life balance but it’s rare to have a weekday that is not “all consuming”. ...
Abacus Capital Partners LLC - Interview - Investment BankingI submitted my resume and a short (optional) cover letter through a posting on my school's career services website - did not attend any networking events or know anyone at the firm. I was contacted within about 2 weeks and asked to complete a Wonderlic. After completing the Wonderlic, I was selected...
Kurt Salmon Associates Capital Advisors - Review - GeneralistModern work environment, lots of benefits, pay is good compared to other interns, salary is according to school. Chaotic management because of the merger, consultants have very different assignments and some are very boring...
JPMorgan Chase - Interview - Corporate FinanceMost questions were the typical behavioral questions, but there were a few brain teasers, such as the question that asks about the two clock hands. Another question to prepare for is to be able to talk about the state of the economy, and where you think it will go. Other questions were what you thin...
Verizon - Interview - Corporate Financemost of the questions were very generic behavioral questions such as walk me through your resume. give me an example of a time.. worked on a team, displayed leadership, solved a problem, etc. one of the interviewers asked me if i had to do a ted talk, what would it be about. at first i kind of froze...
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Preparing for an FP&A InternshipHey everyone, I'm going into my junior year next year and landed a FP&A internship at a mid-sized investment bank in NY. Is there anything particular that I should be doing before it starts to be as prepared as possible? Any and all help/tips is appreciated....
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Lockheed Martin - Review - DefenseLockheed gives every other Friday off as well as 4 weeks of vacation/year with holiday shutdowns around Christmas and New Year.. Working in the defense industry can be a weight on your moral conscience. It is also very difficult to advance in a timely manner, promotions are largely based on tenure. ...
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WACC for a new countryHello fellow monkeys, I am working on a M&A model in a new country in Latam (ARG). The country has very high inflation and crazy corporate bonds yield in local currency. I am looking for some guidance from you guys in what I should use for cost of debt. I am accounting for the local inflation in t...
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KPMG - Interview - Mergers and Acquisitions"Why did you decide to study business economics (1year master) instead of continuing in business engineering (2 year master, more prestigious)?" My original plan was to do go to a business school after the less prestigious study. However after careful consideration I decided to not apply anymore si...
Morgan Stanley - Review - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)Great company, great culture and atmosphere to work. High caliber of leadership and transparency is a bonus. Cross division mobility is not that good. Company can invest more in education for students pursuing MBA...
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Comp Ranges in Canada?Hey everyone I just have a really short question to ask. What are the comp ranges like in CF and CD in Canada? Thanks...
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PwC PricewaterhouseCoopers - Review - Corporate Finance- good culture among staff members - relatively reasonable working hours / weekend off - good training and development. - poor pay compared with other positions of equivalent hours - exit ops may not be as strong as other companies...
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CFA - to do or not to do I am looking for advice from anyone who has sat/ is sitting the CFA. I am in Corporate Finance (FDLP) and hoping to one day move into corp strat/dev. I also want to do my MBA... Is it worth sitting the CFA? P.s. if anyone has sat this qualification, would be great to know what you thought of it,...
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Waiting on Corp Dev Offer- Growing Company Salary Expectations?Hey WSOers, I recently had a final interview with a growing company in the North East Corp Dev Analyst position. There has been limited talk about salary, mostly talks of "market rate" etc. Orginally there was a discussion of no deal-based bonus structure, but after discussion that base salary wou...
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Job offers which would you choose?I'm going to try to make this as unbiased as possible, and if you can give me your opinion on which job offer you would take that would be really helpful. Some key pointers before I begin are: - My family currently lives in Miami, and if I worked there as well I could potentially have zero expens...
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How to best prepare for FP&A summer internship at Tech F500 company?I would like to make a great first impression and hit the ground running as to increase my chances of getting that coveted return offer. Some background info: I am a junior in semi-target majoring in Finance, the internship starts in about 2.5 months. Also, should I reach out to the recruiter about...
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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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Which FLDP rotation to take?Next summer I'll start my 3rd and final FLDP rotation at an A&D company. Here is the rub: I'm becoming more and more disenchanted with this company and industry. There are many reasons, but the main one is that there is no culture of promoting young talent. Almost all managers are mid thirties or ...
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The Allstate Corporation - Interview - Mergers and AcquisitionsNothing was too difficult, at least at the phone interview stage. Standard behavioral questions revolved around fit within a team, areas that I felt I needed to improve, and thoughts on working in a setting with uneven hours and tight deadlines. Technical questions focused on background rather tha...
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How to Evaluate a Commodities Trading Company?Hi, I am interviewing for a role that involves potential investments in trading firms (commodity or equity). Would you know of any practical book or resource that I could use to educate myself on the principles of modelling such investments, on the key value sources and on how to project risk asdj...
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SAP AG - Review - SoftwarePretty good culture. everyone is friendly and helpful. the company is known for treating its employees well. not much opportunities to take on challenges. Because the industry is not growing very fast, it seems very slow every day....
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Corporate strategy ---> MBB helpppHey folks - Moving from mid-office at top investment bank to Strategy at a regional bank. Projects are going to be internal consulting related to product offerings, new accounts, cards, and M&A activity for target banks. Good/bad/ok move to transition to MBB or other top consulting firm? What woul...
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Hard Money Interest Rate ?What is the Hard Money Interest Rate?If there is a bigger pocket then what will be the interest rate of it..? ...
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MassMutual Financial Group - Review - Corporate FinanceFair amount of money for a rotational program. Quality leaders and lots of interaction with them. Great culture with tons of young new workers. . Benefits are not great outside of a pension. Fully vested in 401k in 3 years. Company seems stagnant untill older members leave. ...
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I Don't Want to be UnderpaidI'm finishing up year 2 of my 3 year FLDP. I'm at a top Aerospace and Defense company, and a "perk" to this program is that I'll automatically be promoted to Sr. Financial Analyst when I'm done. Here is the problem- A&D is arguably the lowest paying industry. I found a data pull in our financial sy...
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Delphi Automotive Systems - Interview - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)What is the technical accounting procedure if a company buys a machinery, uses it for some years, does the relevant amortization and then sells the machinery for an higher price than expected? (Basically the accounting value when the company sales is lower than the actual amount of money the machine...
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3G Capital KraftHeinz InterviewHey all, I have an interview coming up with KraftHeinz for their corporate management trainee program. This program is a new pet project of CEO Bernardo Hees, and part of the interview is a 1 on 1 meeting/interview with Bernardo. All I know about 3G is what I've read in the papers...intense meri...
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Cold calling target companiesOne of my main duties in my corporate development job is to try and get the executives of the target companies on the phone so I can pitch them our idea of an acquisition. These companies are mostly medium to small sized, and although they don't have 10 layers of people you need to get past, there a...
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Explain what F1000, F500, etc are pleaseExplain what F1000, F500, etc are please. I keep seeing people posting about jobs like this and have tried Googling them and I keep getting Ford Trucks in results :)....
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Self Introuction and Finance Career InterestsHi Everyone, I am currently an undergraduate student at a State school, but am heavily involved on campus and have a high GPA. I'm planning to major in Finance, but am unsure about what parts in Finance interest me. Thus, I was wondering for all the professionals or students in the early, middle,...
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Corporate Development - BeiersdorfDoes anyone know about Corporate Development in Beiersdorf? What kind of exit opportunities are available after analyst position? ...
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Capital One Financial - Interview - Corporate FinanceThere were a few things about the interview that was difficult for me. The most difficult was definitely the case interview. You have to be very careful when they present you the case and write down all the information. They purposefully leave out information that is needed to solve the questions th...
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Call from recruiter strategy Goldman Sachs never heard backJust had superday for firmwide strategy for GS on Wednesday, said they’d get back to us in 1.5 weeks, recruiter called me on Tuesday and when I called back twice she never answered, even sent an email with no reply. Should I just assume it’s a no and move on? It’s now Thursday a week after the...
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Any Advice for my future?Hi. I'm a Sophomore from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. My majors are not a traditional "banking" major, which are Statistics and Agricultural Economics. Currently, I have secured a corporate development intern at a marketing company (about $1.8 B in revenue). The problem is, because I...
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Microsoft - Interview - Business DevelopmentMost of the behavioral interview questions were pretty standard. The take home case was slightly more difficult than expected. The case focused on Microsoft's more periphery products that I was not nearly as familiar with so that made it a little tougher. Additionally the time element snuck on me pa...
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Marriott Finance Leadership Development ProgramHello! Any thoughts on the program? Would it set me up for Wall Street after a few years? Possibly in Hospitality consulting or private equity? Basically it is a 12-18 month program where I will be Assistant Director of Finance at a Marriott property. Here is the job description. Basically I want...
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Websites with free vba codeHello community, What are some good websites for finding vba code? I want something that I can directly paste into a spreadsheet w/o much adjustments to the already written code. What I am specifically looking for is a splash screen or something along these lines? So when the user opens the fie, t...
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Anyone have input on what a Fidelity Corporate Risk internship would entail?I applied for a non-technical internship at Fidelity Investments (the application is that broad) back in November and they finally got back to me. I did HireVue and phone call with college talent who said a corporate risk internship was available for interview but other than working with a GRC plat...
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Capital One Financial - Interview - Product Management* What are five key improvements you would suggest to a traditional salt and pepper shaker device (ideation question)? * Tell me about a time when you handled a teammate who was not pulling their weight in a group project? * Tell me about a product that you use in your day-to-day lifestyle t...
Deloitte - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsWork life balance Variety of deals - buyside, sellside, fundraising, strategic option reviews Learning and development . Remuneration package Bonus potential Smaller sized deals in Scotland Structured promotion process ...
MasterCard - Review - OperationsIt was a cool campus and people are generally very friendly. Very cool cafe and large office space for collaboration. Company moves relatively slow - might be not ideal for recent college graduates who majored in business...
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GE FMP with CPA?I'm an incoming GE FMP (Financial Management Program) and was just wondering if getting a CPA will be worth it for me. I don't really know what I want to do long-term, but I know I don't plan to ever work in public accounting. I'm thinking after the FMP program to enter into another corporate financ...
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SunTrust Banks Inc - Review - Risk ManagementSunTrust lives and breathes its financial well-being program, onUp. Senior level managers and executives are very easy to reach and contact with. Work-life balance is amazing!. For a banking company, there needs to be a little more investment in more modern technology, as well as investment into ret...
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Biotech Business DevelopmentHey Guys, I am a neuroscience PhD from a computational neuroscience, meaning that I have modeling and programming expertise (just not of financial data). I have 1.5 years of experience as an in-house consultant at a big 5 pharma company. I would like to move into business development and help make...
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FLDP Super Day Technical Questions I have a Super Day for a F500 FLDP this week and I was curious as to what technical questions I may see throughout the day? ...
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What Major to go into Corporate Finance?Hi everyone, I am a freshman business major at a non-target school in the midwest. Recently, I have decided that I want to pursue a role into corporate finance, preferably starting at an F500 company. I have a few questions about this that I can't seem to find direct answers to on the internet. I ...
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VC Staff AccountantI think I already know the answer to this, but here it goes. Looking to move into VC long term and threw my hat in the ring for a staff accountant role. Not the most exciting thing in the world, but figure it would be good place to get my feet wet and start networking in the industry. Although most ...
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General Motors - Review - TreasuryCompany culture very old school. Many directors worked up during times of less sensitive management styles, very hard nosed, typical Automotive.. Company is not open to new ideas or ways of operating, very strong culture of favoritism, hard to get promoted unless you have a godfather...
INVESCO Asset Management - Interview - Debt Capital MarketsHow are the financial statements linked? What stock would you invest in right now and why? Various ming game questions that were irrelevant to the job Where do you see yourself in 5 years? What is debt? What is equity? How are the financial statements linked? The interviewer was also very uninterest...
Capital One Financial - Interview - GeneralistThe cases are more quantitatively focused than your typical management consulting cases. The necessity of applying a framework and all of that is not really needed, as it is heavily interviewer led. That being said, they'll still ask you to brainstorm ideas and whatnot so some creativity/basic indus...
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Calendarization of Balance Sheet?Hey guys, I am currently working on consolidating two companies' balance sheets. Company A's balance sheet ends on March 31st, and Company B's balance sheet ends on April 30th. Should I just add them up together and make a foot note of the different dates? Calenderization of a Balance Sheet doesn't ...
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Foster Care to Strategic Finance: My StoryI saw a couple of my story posts, and thought it would be good to share mine since I come from a very nontraditional background. I saw another post in outline form and liked it, so mine will mimic that. The beginning: * I was placed in foster care at three months old. My mother didn't know who m...
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Forecasting balance sheet items : short term investments and short term borrowingsHi there, I have to project short-term investments and short-term borrowings for a manufacturing company. I have projected all other items based on relevant parameters. I am currently facing issue how to adjust the balance sheet based on the two accounts. Should I keep short-term investments as a ...
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Commercial Banking UK vs Corporate Banking USACan someone explain the difference between commercial banking in the UK and corporate banking in the USA? Is there a difference? I am a bit confused since commercial banking in the UK deals with large corporate firms ( more than $350m in revenue) and has a LevFin team and it seems like Corporate Ban...
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Breaking into Corporate Finance after graduation Hi WSO family, Wanted to share a little bit of my story and background in the hopes I can get some sound advice on how to break into corporate finance and ways I can improve my strategy. I graduated from a non-target school in South Florida with a decent 3.4 GPA in Finance. Upon graduation, the o...
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Texas Instruments - Interview - SalesI was asked first, whether I was good with names and then what the names of both of my interviewers were about halfway through the interview, which was a bit strange. I was asked to describe a pivot table. I was asked what I believe would be the most important thing that I should accomplish in the ...
American International Group - Review - Corporate FinanceSolid experience. The company was in transition so there wasn't a lot of work but overall I had a good experience. . The company was in transition so there wasn't a lot of work but overall I had a pretty good experience. ...
Barclays Capital - Interview - GeneralistWhat are some areas that we should look to invest in? What are some companies that we should look to invest in? Explain the unit economics and business models of these companies? Tell me about one of your M&A deals What are the unit economics of this company? What is your favorite and least favorite...

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