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Company Review: Natixis - NatixisOverall, I am happy working for Natixis. My peers and superiors are great to work with. My bosses' expectations are always within reason. - The people are great to work with. - Good work/life balance. - Managers' understand that work/life is a give/take relationship. . - Change is slow due to the m...
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Company Review: Parthenon Group-EY - 3.5Low travel model encourages better office relationships and exposes you to partners on a more regular basis; interesting casework.. Hours can be very long, limited support in terms of training or development, EY organization overall is kind of b-team...
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Company Review: American International Group - AIG Finance InternshipFantastic experience. Although it was a little slow because the company is going through changes, everyone was so incredibly supportive. . The work wasn't terribly interesting and does not have the "pizzaz" of other finance-related jobs to put on your resume. ...
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Company Review: American International Group - AIG Finance InternshipFantastic experience. Although it was a little slow because the company is going through changes, everyone was so incredibly supportive. . The work wasn't terribly interesting and does not have the "pizzaz" of other finance-related jobs to put on your resume. ...
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Company Review: Fidelity Investments - MehWork life balance was pretty solid. Work was challenging, but not overly difficult. Mentorship was lacking. . Lower pay. Work was not that challenging. Not much of a work hard , play hard attitude within the office. ...
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Company Interview: Ernst & Young LLP - Valuation & Business ModellingAnswered above. There were no difficult questions. If you really know your CV then this should pose absolutely no problem whatsoever. I would additionally drum down on international exposure / cross-border operations and your English ability. They don't recognise any qualifications other than the ...
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Company Review: Wells Fargo and Company - SatisfiedGreat culture, immersive projects, stimulating work, competent management, mix between senior managers and younger analysts/associates. Interns primarily work on specific sections of credit underwriting memos during the summer, limiting exposure to overall credit underwriting process...
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Best path to becoming a Sr. FP&A Analyst?Let's say you're in college majoring in accounting. What internships/entry-level jobs/skills/credentials, etc. would you pursue to finally land a Sr. Financial Analyst (FP&A) role?...
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Company Review: Bank of America Merrill Lynch - Tech Summer AnalystGood place to work with nice culture. Managers were very nice and helped you along the way with any project.. Not much teamwork driven with a little old corporate culture. A lot of work is individual and you are solely responsible....
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Company Review: Wells Fargo and Company - Wells Summer Intern Hours. 9-5 40 hour weeks compared to other who working much longer hours in other departments. Nice people . Did not want to stay. People often were not eager to help and had a lot of time spent watching movies ...
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Booz Allen Hamilton VS Walmart Corporate FinanceHi friends, I'm trying to decide between interning at Booz Allen Hamilton (Summer Games) or Walmart Corporate (Accounting finance development program) this summer. My background is in economics, so I'm pretty flexible. My past internships are in government/policy. I'm interested in Walmart vs. Amazo...
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Corporate Finance Analyst at F100 Tech AMAThought I would give back to the community a little and post an AMA! About me: Financial Analyst at a big name F100 tech company. Graduated in 2015 with a finance degree from a well regarded school. I have worked in my current role for ~2 years, so figured I could field some questions. Happy to an...
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Post MBA at Chevron/Exxon/ShellAnybody know what life is like at these companies after you get your MBA? I've searched their websites and have found some useful info but nothing about salary or work-life balance. I work in Energy right now for a different major but would be open to moving after getting a part-time MBA from a ...
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Company Interview: Bloomberg - Strategy and Operations AnalystCase interview about determining the number of radio stations was difficult and unexpected. While case interviews are generally broad, this question was difficult not because of the scope of the interview but because there wasn't much data provided initially. The right questions needed to be asked t...
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Corporate development > Product Management?Been working in corporate development & strategy (work on both deals and corporate strategy) in a mid-cap publicly traded company for approximately three years. I am going to have the opportunity to make the move to product management if I so desire. Product manager is something I have always be...
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Walmart Corporate FinanceHow does Walmart's Accounting finance development program compare to other corporate finance development programs? What are the top corporate finance development programs?...
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Company Interview: JPMorgan Chase - JP wealth mangementTalk about a leadership experience. I didn't have time to prep for the question so I got a little off guard. Another question was, how do you keep updated with the markets. I got scared when I first saw the question. Then I tried to write down some key points down so I can articulate my points. I ta...
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is this a corporate development job?My background is mainly in finance/accounting roles with F500 companies. Hold bachelors degree in finance plus MBA/CPA. I came across the job below which interests me, but it isn't clear to me whether this role falls within Business Development, Corporate Development, Corporate Strategy, or some hy...
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Company Interview: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation - Structured Finance Analyst , Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation -What is project finance? -Who are our competitors & what makes our business unique? -What was on the Wall Street Journal's front page today? -Pitch a stock -Do you think the yield curve will invert in the future? -What are the consequences of an inverted yield curve? -What is the fed funds rate? -W...
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Amazon: Business Analyst (full-time)I'm a senior and am interested in a number of different industries (don't have my heart set on any one thing). While I've mostly been looking for corporate strategy rotational programs, I saw that Amazon is recruiting for a straight-up full-time business analyst role at my university. The group woul...
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FP&A planing foreacasting and budgeting process? please helpHey guys, I have a phone interview next week for the fp&a role. I’m in the financial service industry before and wanted to switch to a more financial analyst role. I know the basic stuff of accounting and finance, but I don’t have the actual experience in fp&a position (even though I put some re...
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Company Interview: Siemens - FLDPMost of the questions were basic. The first question posed was to just tell them about myself. After that we went over my resume step by step. Some example questions asked involved leadership positions and how I would react in certain situations. The interview was held by 3 people that wrote down s...
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GE Oil & Gas FMP vs. Accenture Consulting Development ProgramI have offers for both FMP and Accenture Consulting (I have a finance background). The jobs are obviously very different, and there are pros and cons to both. I am having a hard time deciding which is the best opportunity since I don't have a clear long-term career goal that directs me to pick one o...
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Company Interview: Duff & Phelps - Valuation AnalystGot asked a question on purchase price allocation. My prior experience was a corp dev internship so he asked me what type of assets would the purchase price match to. Also had a questions about an LBO model. After I answered it he said I wouldn't really have to know too much abo...
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Non-GAAP Activision Blizzard DeferralsI am strugling to understand how the deferrals work in ATVI Income Statements. However I don't understand whta they refer to when day say for example that: "The decrease in net deferred revenues recognized for 2016, as compared to 2015, was primarily due to: • Deferrals of revenues associated wit...
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Corporate Finance Careers - Question About Earnings Potential Based on FunctionHey all, I'm in a FLDP right now and I could honestly see myself being okay winding up in one of the accounting/reporting roles for a few years. However, I was talking to an alum from the program earlier this week and they mentioned something about comp for the other functions and that it was higher...
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Large Split Screen to Replace Dual Monitors?Does anyone forgo dual monitors for 1 large monitor and use a split screen configuration? My back has been acting up so I've been considering ordering a stand up desk to use an hour or so a day, but the configuration of my office/desk likely wouldn't allow me to keep the dual monitor. I consider t...
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Company Review: TD Bank - TD Bank Treasury DepartmentGreat culture and management team committed to ensuring career and personal development. Work-life balance was strong.. The entire company is still in a zero expense growth environment. Lots of consultants and tempory workers which can sometimes lead to conflicts...
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Has anyone heard back from GE FMP internship application?I still have not heard back from GE and would assume they have started interviews. Trying to see if anyone else has heard back...
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Company Review: Pfizer - PFE CompGood work life balance. Fun work environment. Interesting work. Great opportunities to move up and talk to senior leaders.. Long hours during certain periods of the month. Industry lends itself to a lot of integration work at times....
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Wells Fargo Analytic Consultant 1 (Credit) Application StatusGood afternoon, I had an inquiry; my application status for the listed position went from "Applied" to "Review" about a couple weeks ago. What is the general "Review"/application timeline for this position, and if they've declined my application, does it change immediately? Also how does this di...
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Company Interview: Procter and Gamble - Finance InternAs an economics major, I didn't really know much about financial terms or calculations. Otherwise you'll get questions on how to calculate NPV and stuff. But the interviewer decided to ask me deductive reasoning questions. One of them was, how many marriages occur every year in the US? The behaviora...
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Company Interview: Amazon - Financial AnalystThe case interview will have three scenarios. Case one: Deal buy - You will need to determine if taking advantage of a price reduction will be in the best interest of the firm. Case two: Product drop - Determine which product(s) to drop and have a good answer as to why. There will be various informa...
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HelpWhich major is better for working as a finance analyst, management analyst etc, finance or economics...
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Company Interview: BNP Paribas - BNP Paribas1. Strong focus on capital ratio calculation of a Bank 2. In depth calcucation of the cost of equity 3. Detailed analysis of the MIFID regulation Obverall teh other questions were not very difficult, were based on basic knowledge of corporate finance. The team wants to know if you really understand...
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Company Review: JPMorgan Chase - JPM AnalystI love the complany that I work for. Being an analyst at one of the largerst banks in the world is great.. Working tons of hours is never any fun, but living in NYC more than makes up for the lack of free time during the week....
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Company Review: JPMorgan Chase - Corporate Finance in Jersey CityEnergetic manager who is driven; quiet office. Feel comfortable reaching out to people for questions.. Coworkers' intelligence and education level is not as high as expected. Experience at this company seems to depend a lot on who your manager is....
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Fortune 50 FP&A Interview QuestionsI am interviewing for a corporate FP&A analyst position (post-undergrad) on Monday. I'm not exactly sure what to expect in terms of interview questions.. I know their business pretty cold and can talk very intelligently about the company and industry, but what should I know in terms of finance tech...
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Entry Level Corp Dev Exit Opps Hi everyone, Currently a first year analyst in corp dev (M&A) at a mid-sized pharmaceuticals company. I landed this position right out of undergrad after doing a summer in MM IBD. I haven't seen many clear answers on exit opps out of entry-level corp dev, but I'm looking for anyone to share their e...
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Company Interview: IBM - Summer Analyst-IBMName a time where you didn't have the necessary resources to complete a task, and explain your thought process in attempting to solve the problem anyway. Explain a time where you used more than one of the skills listed on your resume to accomplish a difficult task. Why are you applying to a positi...
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[Standard Chartered]2018 Internship - IG Programme - corporate finance video interview questionHey, has anyone applied 2018 Internship - IG Programme - corporate finance in Standard Chartered, and can share with video interview question? thanks a lot!...
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Has anyone worked at FP&A for Caesars Entertainment?I have a phone interview and I was wondering if anyone can shed some light into what I can expect. What's the job like, what did you think of it, are there any recommendations for how to prepare and make it through all three rounds?...
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Big 4 FDD vs Capital One FRP vs BoA FMAPHey everyone, so I have an offer from a Big 4 firm in their Financial Due Diligence practice, as well as interviews from Capital One and Bank of America in their respective finance rotationals. The pay at the Big 4 is probably a little bit lower than the rotationals, and is in a SE metro. Everythin...
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Company Review: Blackstone Group - Great company to work for Really liked the quality of the work and the people who were there. They seemed to enjoy it and made the environment better.. Didn't really enjoy the expectation of face-time when you were expected to just stay at the office when you had nothing to do....
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Learning SQL for FP&AWhat is the best way to learn SQL for use in finance, namely FP&A? I've watched videos on YouTube but most of them are focused on the syntax. I do know that SQL is used in some type of DBMS like IBM / Oracle / Microsoft Excel. So, when job applications list SQL experience (like for FP&A Analyst posi...
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Company Review: Lockheed Martin - 1st job out of collegeGood chance to learn. If you want to make a career, there are plenty of different areas to learn different things. 9/80 every other Friday off.. Sometimes mundane work. Easy to get stuck in a lower prestige group and be stuck there. So have to be smart about the opportunities you pursue. HR is slow....
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Company Interview: Morgan Stanley - Summer AnalystThe group project at the end was difficult. We had to construct a lego castle from memory and work in a team. This was pretty fun and difficult to do correctly. None of the other questions were very difficult and most were standard behavioral. The first interview was the only one that had anything m...
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Company Review: SAP AG - SAP---Not only a good start for tech people, but business too-The most amazing aspect of the team I worked in was the people. Every senior level people are really down to earth and willing to teach the newbies, even the tiniest details of the job. -Good exposure to variety of projects and scenarios since it is a massive company -Good support from logistics, t...
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Company Review: Strategy& - Great place to jumpstart your consulting careerCompensation, benefits, exit opportunities, training, culture and people environment, student loan payment options. work/life balance, slow career progression (most promotions based on number of years worked, not necessarily skill or merit based)...
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Company Interview: IBM - IBM Financial Analyst Co op1.What kind of technical excel experience have you had, 2.favorite class and least favorite class, 3. how well do you work in teams, 4.We also went through each part of my resume in detail. 5.What my greatest strength was, what I would say my greatest weakness is. Lastly, I was given plenty of tim...
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Company Interview: RBC Capital Markets - RBC Corporate Finance Summer Analyst Internship, New York CityTalk to us about a recent Merger or Acquisition deal that you were interested in. Tell us how the financial statements link together. Tell us about a time in which you succeeded in a team setting and how this influenced your relationship with team members. What does a corporate banker do? How does...
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Company Review: Sovereign Santander - Good experience but hard to advance Good culture and will pay high. Often times will pay 1.5x market rate to bring on people with solid backgrounds. . Poor profitability and hard to get promoted After being here for 2 years pay has stayed relatively flat ...
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Company Interview: Corporate Insight - Corporate InsightWhy this company? Why this position? Strengths and weaknesses? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Describe your writing process Talk about a recent research project Writing experience How has your degree prepared you for this position? What does our company do? Favorite courses at XXX? ...
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FP&A / Corporate Analyst Interview at Private Equity FirmHey guys, wanted to get some advice on what I should expect for an interview for FP&A / Corporate at a big international PE firm, NY office. Most interviews I've been in are for ER so they've been more technical questions on WACC, DCF, etc.... This is my first interview for a corporate Analyst and I...
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FP&A Analyst to M&A Integration Manager --> possible future pigeonholing? Currently an Analyst in a Group FP&A role applying for internal move to M&A Integration Manager role. The role will be involved in M&A integration, business improvement and act as a sort of in-house consulting position. The role itself looks very interesting but a cursory glance at people on lin...
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Company Interview: Blue Cross Blue Shield Association - Corporate Strategy InternWritten case was interesting, they have you use excel presumably to see if you are comfortable with it; written case was to evaluate a product offering using some assumptions.. A lot of time in each interview is spent talking about the structure of the association, make sure you come prepared with 1...
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Company Review: Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi - MUFG ReviewStrong culture and great colleagues. Work life balance is great. Can work from home depending on your specific group.. Poor technology and old systems. Hard to move from middle to front office, they do not provide analyst training to those who want to work in front office but rather college grads. P...
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Company Interview: Deutsche Bank - dbAchieve - Global Transaction BankingThere were questions about modeling experience which I thought was interesting given the program was for sophomores, but at least some experience manipulating large data sets was needed. I was also asked to describe all of the sub-divisions in GTB in detail, as well as the names of people I had netw...
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Development from Analyst to Senior/Associate I have a couple of months left of my rotational program and will be promoted to a senior analyst position at the end of the program. I understand the development that is necessary to make the transition at my company, but I wanted to hear what you guys think as well: **If an analyst wants to get p...
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Finance ModelsBeing an economics major is quite the challenge moving towards financial anlaysis. Economic and econometric models are way simpler (or is it becoz I understand them better??). I really wish I could stop time so that I can just learn about financial models for a good month. Then when I'm done I can...
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Company Review: Standard Chartered Bank - Good working experienceGood and supportive culture which promotes learning. Lots of responsibilities given with hands on experience. . Restructuring of the company results in people moving around. Some inefficiencies due to administrative tasks but that is expected of a highly regulated industry. ...
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Company Review: Macquarie Group Limited ABN - Summer Analyst Great time, lots of focus on personal development, good work life balance, interesting, lots of technical skills gained. The application process was unclear, detail of what exactly was going to happen during employment uncertain...
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Company Interview: New York Life - Summer Corporate InternMost of the questions consisted of generic fit questions. Examples include: Describe a time when you were working with someone in a group that was not performing and how did you go about solving it? Basic questions about previous internships that I had and why I wanted to work for New York Life. Ho...
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Big 4 TS Partner route or Corporate DevelopmentI joined big 4 in Ireland straight from college, qualified in audit then made the move to TAS. I then worked hard to be highly rated and managed to secure a transfer to our New York TS practice before returning home. I now have almost 9 years experience in TS and feel like my chances of making partn...
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Pre-Investment NPVNeed Help Answering Two Questions please, a and b. So, a factory costs $1million to build and will generate net cash flow starting next year of $100,000 per year for 200 years, after which the factory will be worthless. So, $1m must be invested now. The same cash flow will be available in years 2...
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Revenue model sell-side M&A Hi monkeys! I work at a small corporate finance boutique where we primarily assist firms with raising capital and IPOs. However, one of our project leaders got his hand on a small project that he thought we could assist on. This involves finding a buyer in Sweden to acquire an asset from a UK-based ...
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29 Year-Old CFO of Kraft HeinzThe $100 billion food empire has decided to entrust the financial direction of the firm in the hands of a 29-year-old. David Knopf has worked at Kraft since 2015 and is a partner at 3G Capital. Prior to Kraft and 3G he worked at Goldman Sachs and Onex. He will become one of the youngest CFOs in the ...

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