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How much should company prestige/brand matter?Wanted to get some thoughts on how much you all value the prestige/branding. For context, a recruiter for a F500 based out of the city where I grew up in recently reached out with a role that seems pretty interesting. The pros are that it's home and close to my family, the pay is actually pretty goo...
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State Farm Insurance - Review - Commercial BankingFriendly coworkers who always are willing to help. Very predictable work hours and there is usually work avalable. . The work is slow paced and can lack a challenge. No travel whatsoever so I was always at the same desk everyday. ...
Deloitte - Review - Transaction Advisory ServicesNice colleagues, pretty and air conditioned office. No open space office, but small rooms for two to four persons. . Very much work, expensive food at cafeteria. Some directors are real workaholics and give you monotone work (e.g. unnecessary references within excel)....
Discover Financial Services - Review - MarketingMediocre company with limited options. It was a solid place to spend my sophomore summer, since I had time to network.. Low pay, slow pace, limited learning opportunities, mediocre talent and mediocre projects to work on....
Microsoft - Review - Corporate FinanceVery smart people, Excellent work/life balance - Junior pay among highest of any FLDP program, Excellent medical benefits, Best on-campus dining/lunch - Thursday pho and sushi combo and free lacroix :), Easy to move across the company, Great campus life. I did not came across anything negative. Seni...
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My analyst went AWOLMonkeys, I jumped companies ~6 months ago to work in corp dev. It was a promotion, different city, etc. Overall a good opportunity to get out of my comfort zone have an analyst working under me. Said analyst was at the company before I joined. It was a weird situation - they didn't have an previou...
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Citi Asset Based FinanceCame across a posting for a Portfolio Associate within Citi's Asset Based Finance group and was wondering if anyone had information regarding this particular group (comp, hierarchy, hours, work flow, etc). *Asset Based Finance (ABF) is part of the U.S. Citi Commercial Bank (CCB) Credit Products un...
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Deloitte - Review - EnergyGreat atmosphere with colleagues typically in same age group, therefore very easy to get along with and management very proactive to get you involved into the Deloitte brand. Work is very mundane, essentially a monkey could perform the tasks you do. They basically just have the program to entice you...
Google - Review - GeneralistNon-corporate culture; changing landscape; good hiring policies; interacting with driven people; smart influx of employees.. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- As a partner, this is a no-go....
Raytheon Company - Review - Defense* Easy work hours: the company adheres to a 40-hour week pretty strictly, and if you exceed 40 you can use that time later as time off. * Flexible schedule (half day Fridays, every other Friday off, etc) * Leadership at all levels is very accessible for guidance/advice. * Work is often very ...
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Which career path to pick - Business Development or Corporate Finance?Hey guys! I desperately need of your knowledgeable opinions! Which career path should I pick? Today, I'll be completing my 3 month internship program from a renowned financial advisory firm (they wanna hire me). They made me rotate among various departments so I can get acquainted with the importan...
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Director and Sr Director Comp at Fortune 100?Can anyone give a rough estimate as to what Director and Senior Director compensation looks like in Corp Dev/Strat if you're working at F100 Company? Is 500-600k possible or is it generally lower? Thanks...
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International Finance Corporation - Interview - GeneralistTalking about debt. They deal a lot in debt investments and as such wanted to discuss debt in a lot of detail. So, basically how would you think about Tenor, Pricing, Leverage etc were all part of the interview. Know the key ratios and different methodologies of debt repayment. Also know the detai...
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How to prepare for a corporate banking analyst interview?Im a rising sophomore majoring in accounting and finance. I go to a non-target. I recently got an interview offer for TD's corporate and speciality banking through ModernGuild. The program is for a summer 2019 analyst position. Since the interview is in a week, I want to know what I should study....
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JPMorgan Chase - Interview - Corporate DevelopmentIn your essay you mention that you have a "drive for excellence." You say that it has served as a motivation for you and has helped you to get to where you are now. What do you mean when you say that you have a "drive for excellence"? What does having this "drive for excellence" mean to you? How doe...
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2019 Commercial Banking – Corporate Client Banking & Specialized Industries Summer Analyst Program with JPMorganI got a hirevue to complete for this internship does anyone know the questions that might be asked ?...
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Wells Fargo and Company - Review - Corporate BankingEveryone at the company is very outgoing and was open to giving interns as many projects to work on to keep them interested.. Sometimes, things are a little slow - this is generally because the clients are very long term so there isn't much that an intern can do....
JP Morgan Securities - Review - GeneralistFulfilling work, fun to do, good team and environment. Everyone was supportive and helpful regardless of what needed to be done. Work could be hard sometimes, somewhat repetitive, pay could be better, co workers were had no lives...
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GE FMP vs PwC Transfer pricing traineeshipHello fellow readers, I have enrolled on GE’s FMP in Europe, however I have also been offered a position on PwC’s European Transfer Pricing Traines Program and I cannot make up my mind which to go with. For GE the rotations are a great way to leanr about corporate finance and accounting, but ob...
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CMA for Corp DevCorporate Monkeys, What do you think of the CMA designation in regards to how beneficial it is for a career in Corp Dev? I am currently in a mid size company in energy and utilities, and I have a background in Economics & Math. I didn't study any accounting at University and studied a minimal amoun...
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Commercial Lending vs International Trade FinanceI work at a commercial bank, and I'm currently a senior analyst for our middle market team. I'm on the path to be a commercial lender, and I will be moved into a lender role as soon as a job opens up in one of the groups that I support (no firm timeline for this). I was recently approached with an...
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KeyBank - Review - StrategyI enjoy the culture and that everyone regardless of title takes the time to meet with you and is concerned about your well being. Arrogance of some. Can be a tough company to navigate with how everyone does their own verticals. Nc...
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Summer After Sophomore Year 2018I am in the summer after my sophomore year, and I was not able to get an internship, so I just ended up taking a summer class at my local college(in Colorado). I go to a target school and have a decent gpa majoring in finance and mathematics. I had a tough time adjusting to the rigors of college my ...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Review - ValuationYou learn many marketable skills including financial modeling and excel work. The hours are very mangeable and the work is not high stress which allows you to learn at an easier pace. . The work itself is not very important. You're doing post-deal work or audit assist work. You really have to care a...
Wells Fargo and Company - Review - HealthcareGreat culture, lots of networking opportunities, hours are not too long, and OT pay. Work is interesting but can get slow at times. . Wells fargo scandals, not in NYC, pay is lower than some other banks. Charlotte is a smaller city, so less to do, lots of UNC kids. ...
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Looking for custom software development companyHey everybody! I have an awesome business idea and i'm ready to realize it immediately. So I need an advise based on your own experience - which software development company is the best to work with?...
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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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JPMorgan Chase - Review - Project FinanceGreat Company. There are many ways to progress and every employee is willing to help you progress your career and find out whats best for you.. Sometimes your manager will put you on "busy work" when work is slow and there are many people who dump their work on you because they dont know how to do i...
Google - Review - Management ConsultingGreat job. Decent hours to do corporate strategy at the front end of the tech. innovation. Great place to get access to emerging tech.. Tough people to be around some times. Big company and has the issues and structure that come with it. Hard to make impact...
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What Major For Valuation?Hey Everyone, Recently, I've garnered an interest in Valuation to start my career - and potentially keep it going as I move forward. But to do valuation, should I major in accounting or finance? I've been hearing so many mixed responses, and cannot tell. I personally love finance more than account...
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Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Generalist-Hours arent bad -Smart people -Can make the most of it if you want to -Pay is decent, bonus is small though. -Minimal valuation work -Work with disgruntled employees at times -Travel is bad -Some coworkers are unmotivated ...
Marcus and Millichap Real Estate Investment Services - Review - Financial Planning and AnalysisGreat work environment, amazing boss who does not micromanage at all. Lots of snacks, Work is interesting.. Not sure about upward growth. Not sure about bonuses. People don't hang out for happy hour or after-work activities....
Grant Thornton - Review - Transaction Advisory Services- Great work life balance. The team has been extremely helpful in teaching and training. Great visibility within the firm.. - Often seen as a tier below the Big 4. The client base is often middle market firms as the Big 4 receive the fortune 100 deals....
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Currently at FAANG Corp Finance, have an offer for TMT Corp Strategy - Need advice Here's my situation: I graduated with a top 10 MBA a year ago and started working at one of the large tech companies on the west coast in Finance. Overall, the role has been OK. Sometimes the work is really interesting and impactful (30% of the time), other times I feel like a glorified accountant (...
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Associate role with BIG 3 CRA vs Senior Financial Analyst with F500Hi, I have recently completed MBA and have two full time offers. The role in BIG3 entails credit ratings and with F500, its primarily focused on forecasting and budgeting. In terms of long term growth and career progression, which role presents better opportunity. Thanks in advance...
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Expected return (cost of equity)Hi guys, I have a question regarding expected returns on stocks. Expected returns on stocks are calculated using the CAPM model. In the DCF model to value a stock cash flows to equity holders are discounted by this cost of equity (via the wacc). If you calculate the enterprise value using a dcf mo...
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AmerisourceBergen - Interview - PharmaceuticalsIt was a fairly easy interview. No difficult questions were asked. More so, I was talking about my experiences and my skills and how I have utilized them in the jobs and roles I have taken up. Questions Included: - Background Overview: Target graduation date, ideal career path - Relevant Coursew...
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Finance Management Analyst Program Bank of AmericaDoes anybody know anything about this program? Salary? Exit Opps etc? Personal experience? I am interested ...
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Corporate Finance vs Transnational Services Hey everyone, I'm currently about to start my penultimate year at university after the summer break, I will be mainly applying for IB internships but due to the fact how competitive a spot on SA programme is I will be applying to Corporate Finance and Transactional Services too. I'm applying to the...
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CFA worth it?Is a CFA worth it in Corp Finance? I'm currently a SFA at a mid-level public company doing budgeting/forecasting/reporting/etc. but am trying to find a way to differentiate myself to help move my way up the ladder. I already have my MBA (from a respected local school but not really impressive). ...
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CFO Services / Outsourced CFO Career Path?This was something I've been wondering about for a while and I don't think I've seen a related topic on this yet. Does anyone have experience with working for an outsourced CFO services firm? I see them used often for early stage companies and it seems pretty interesting. Sometimes they even end up ...
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Wells Fargo and Company - Review - Financial ServicesAlright company to work for, isn't like JP morgan or Goldman. The work life balance is healthy and they encourage you to have interests outside of work.. Not much of a company culture at all, the internship program is poorly put together and seems like it's still in early stages. ...
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Advice: determined to go to Asia: FP&A @ F100 or Corp Strat @ F500?FPA @ CPG F100 or tech Corp strat @ F500? Want to be/work in Asia within the next 2 years (Singapore/HK/SEA). Looking for advice. Would appreciate any words of wisdom here....
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Johnson & Johnson - Review - Healthcare- Work team was involved in my development - Compensated for weekly OT w/out having to raise the question - Young team. - Dry culture - Age gap between interns and staff - Co-op experience varies heavily based on work team...
Ford Motor Company - Review - StrategyVery Happy with the Job - not so much the area (metro Detroit). This company offers great perks and benefits. . Great Finance rotational development program --- and great opportunity to get your MBA paid for if you want to stay in the automotive sector. ...
Wells Fargo and Company - Interview - FinanceHow do the three financial statements connect? How would $10 depreciation affect all three statements? What made you choose your university? Do you regret your decision? How do you think the company is doing right now with its public image? What would you do to change and improve the image? Please e...
CarMax - Interview - Strategy I was referred by an existing employee. If you can, go this route. An internal referral = guaranteed call from an internal recruiter. The call with the internal recruiter focused on my past experiences, why I was interested, what did I know about the position, and what did I know about CarMax. Fri...
Morgan Stanley - Review - Risk Management- Company culture is unparalleled - Hours are more reasonable relative to the industry - Wide array of local perks within the area. - Compensation is undervalued & countercyclical the the growing location - Talent tends to be targeted from the same select regional schools...
Facebook - Review - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)It’s an awesome place to work for. You can create a lot of impact and make the world more open and connected . We work hard. Things move very fast. But, the reward and satisfaction more than make up for it. Better than most places...
BMO Capital Markets - Interview - Consumer - RetailThe most difficult question was asking what my biggest weakness was and what was time that I addressed this weakness to strengthen it? Another difficult question was what I could improve the most, they wanted me to describe something that I was already good at but then give ways in which I could im...
Wells Fargo and Company - Review - TreasuryManagement is great, flexible hours, lets you work on what you want (exposure to other groups). I got a project with people in different cities all together.. Initial group placement wasn't top choice. Intern coordination was poor- not a lot of formal training....
Ernst & Young LLP - Review - Transaction Advisory Services- Working environment was positive and very friendly - Staff cared about learning experience of interns. - Culture could be more competitive, challenging and dynamic - Full-time staff generally seems to feel slightly underpaid/ undervalued...
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FLDP F500 vs Big 4Not to beat a dead horse, but I have not heard much recently when it comes to FLDP programs, so I was wondering if someone could be able to give me some insight. Currently a rising Junior, in a summer internship at a F500, ( low 400s) in the tax department. While I thought I would enjoy tax, it tur...
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Wellington Management - Review - Global MarketsThe company is full of friendly people who are willing to answer questions. They are also very bright. The compensation seems fair and they are lenient regarding hours worked, assuming you're getting your work done (i.e., its not a strict 9 - 5). . While people are good at answering questions, they ...

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