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Accenture - Review - Technology Consulting- Good work life balance if you work for it - Interesting projects - Strong support and amazing culture. - Internal networking required - Long nights for certain client projects - Long travel and diminish employee happiness ...
Lockheed Martin - Review - Corporate FinanceVery friendly and supportive work environment. The other functions are very open to letting interns shadow them and get a broad experience in the industry in general. Upper management is also very active in giving interns the best possible experience. . Location isn't very appealing for the younger ...
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Corp Dev Signing Bonus?Curious if people would be willing to share their signing bonus for Corp dev offers. Industry / years of experience / title or level (analyst, etc.) would be a decent start. ...
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The most in-demand programming languages I'm not sure which one to focus on for a Corporate Finance job. Any pros and cons appreciated: Java Python C++/C# SQL...
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Interesting lending/risk startupsHey all, I'm looking to switch jobs, preferably staying in credit but at a more innovative and quant focused environment. What is the most interesting credit/risk oriented startup you've heard of, aside from the lending clubs/prospers/etc. of the world?...
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Deloitte - Review - Mergers and AcquisitionsThe work hours are easy. . Self development ...
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July 4th LA WSO Meet Up?Hi guys, Do we have meet up during July 4th week in LA? I'm in LA for vacation in that week. I'm looking forward to meet some monkeys....
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Commonwealth Bank of Australia - Review - Corporate BankingAmazing team culture, competitive yet friendly work environment, very personal development focused, 7.5/10. Not IB, reputation has suffered in the press recently, progression a little stunted, not a GS or JPM....
Microsoft - Review - Capital Markets-Really great/nice coworkers -Manager let me choose projects I was interested in -Solid mentor figures that genuinely wanted to help me -Got to sit in on some really cool meetings with banks -Being on the buy-side (corporate treasury) is pretty interesting. -Sometimes the days dragged on, since the...
Johnson & Johnson - Interview - Financial Planning and AnalysisIf x happens to assets what happens to owners equity? I was interviewing for the finance co-op, so I was not expecting to be asked so many technical accounting questions. You can expect the interview to be half technical questions and half behavioral. For the accounting questions you basically just ...
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Is this a MO or FO job?Hi, Need some insights in below job description, this is within custody & fund service. Is this FO or more MO position? Business Overview & Role Description: The Americas Custody Cash Product Manager will be responsible for product definition and financial performance of the payments and cash mana...
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Question re: Transitioning from IB to Corp DevHope that everyone is well. I was looking to move to corporate development after spending a few years here in banking. I have a few interviews upcoming and just wanted to get a sense of a few things from folks who had been through the process -- 1) Was the format of the interview similar to typica...
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Houlihan Lokey - Interview - Mergers and AcquisitionsOne question was "how are the financial statements related". Another question was, "you have a 100 ounce (referring to the entire system) glass filled with water. You pour half of the water out and now the entire system weighs 60 OZ. How much did the glass bottle itself weigh?" There was another ...
Guggenheim Partners - Interview - N/Ahow does X change in depreciation affect the 3 financial statement? What is your greatest strength? What is your greatest weakness? Alot of general technicals and accounting questions. Was asked about a time I had to lead a team, struggles that occurred during, how I over came them, and then overal...
JP Morgan Securities - Review - GeneralistHappiness was ok. I was bored and overworked with repetitive work all the time and the experience was medh.. Very boring. People I worked with sucked and they had no life apart from work. Plus, all of them were kind of fat....
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Corporate Finance/Strategy jobs with great repuations?WSO, Are there any firms that have particularly stellar reputations for their corporate finance or strategy divisions? I know of Disney, but not sure of any others. Any that have great placements for Bschool, or are just known for being great spots to start out at?...
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Large private tech FP&A vs. Small public industrial corporate development/strategyHi all, Looking for a little advice on my potential next moves. I am currently finishing up a couple years in valuations at a big 4 firm and am looking for my next opportunity as I know I don't want to do valuations specifically for the rest of my career. I am still looking, but currently getting...
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General Electric - Interview - GeneralistWhat separates you from another candidate? What is your unique value proposition as a candidate? I offer a unique combination of experiences and skills that can provide quick contributions in unpredictable situations. My technical education and work experience has given me an understanding of a fun...
Schneider Downs - Interview - Investment BankingAsked about coursework and looked over my transcript. Talked a lot about courses I was taking to try to gage intellectual curiosity etc. I guess. It was very conversational, and did not feel like the interviewer was grilling me, but just trying to see if you have "intellectual curiosity" and are eag...
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Post MBA Oil & Gas Corporate FinanceDoes anyone have insight into the post MBA corporate finance or strategy roles at any of the oil majors such as Exxon, BP, Shell, Chevron, etc? I am interested in finding out more relative to recruiting, comp, and lifestyle. I have seen a couple threads related to this but most are outdated or not t...
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The logic behind going into a Corp Dev/Strat for work-life balance?I gotta lay a question on you guys cause I've been thinking about this for a while. So most people who go into BB IB or MBB Consulting exit into a corporate job sooner or later because only so many get to stay in a PE role after MBA. And even afterward almost nobody makes Partner. So the people w...
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Google - Review - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)great work culture openness flexibility in work schedules growth opportunities free food and lot of services. not too many. very open idealogy and silicon valley culture some time results in excessive opinions ....
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Calculating FCFEHi, when calculating FCFE, capital expenditures (fixed capital investment) has to be deducted and net borrowing has to be added. However, what about given loans? I'm working in construction company, which has many construction companies (SPVs) in their group. The company which I'm analysing regularl...
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CBRE - Interview - Corporate DevelopmentNone of the questions were particularly difficult or unexpected. They were mostly behavioral and fit-based with little to no technicals. They mostly asked if I was familiar with financial modeling and some basic finance/valuation concepts, but did not ask any sort of follow-up questions to actually ...
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Corporate Development Interview for a Top Aerospace & Defense Company. Please HelpFellow Monkeys, I have an interview coming up for a corporate development role with a large aerospace & defense company (Lockheed, Boeing, United Tech, General Dynamics) and would appreciate any insight on what to prepare for in terms of potential questions or skills tests. To give you more context...
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The Media War Between Comcast and DisneyIn the Reuters article, [Comcast Tops Disney With $65 Million Bid For Fox Assets](https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fox-m-a-comcast/comcast-offers-65-billion-to-lure-fox-from-disney-bid-idUSKBN1J92Z2), stated that Comcast out bided Disney $35 a share to $29.18 a share. Disney didn't respond immedia...
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JP Morgan Securities - Review - Corporate Financethe culture is welcoming and comfortable people are very helpful the benefits the intern program is structured. the office has a boring look some of the work is busy work don't get to choose team don't get to choose full time rotations...
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Disney + 21CF = is it really a merger?Today I received the small text book of information deemed relevant for the shareholder vote about the Disney and 21st Century Fox Transaction. It's been commonly described as a merger but given that 21CF would merge with a Disney subsidiary (created for the transaction) to then be a subsidiary whol...
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Compass Group - Interview - Financial Planning and AnalysisI was asked what my favorite Excel "trick" was during the HireVue virtual interview. During the interview, I was asked a lot of behavioral questions. Some of these questions were about how I manage multiple deadlines at once, how I have shown leadership in the past, what I do when I make a mistake a...
Ipreo - Interview - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)What was the CAGR of a stock over a five year period? If I were your supervisor and asked you to do something that you disagreed with, what would you do? Please tell me about a time that you failed and what did you do to correct your mistake Why are you interested in our company Describe how you w...
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Early Career Next Steps Inquiry, FLDP and beyondHi all, I work in corporate finance in NYC. I went through a 2-year FLDP and have been in my roll-off position for a year next week (3 years work experience). I work for a very well known global manufacturing company in the Fortune 100 (not GE). I'm not quite sure what to do next in my career but ...
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Choice between Corp Dev & Corp Strat pre-MBA?Delete ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...
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Bank of America - Review - Financial Planning and Analysis* Diverse team * Inclusive environment * Ability for high performers to get exposure to senior leaders . * Limited opportunity for upward mobility * Red tape and often too bureaucratic * Assignments and tasks often add little to no value ...
Credit Suisse - Review - Investment Grade Financereally awesome perks such as free cofee, free bikes, free elavatr escalator and even more loved it k. negatives sadly included such as free cofee, free bikes, free elavatr escalator and even more loved it k...
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BO intern working 12/13 hour days.. Need adviceI intern for a BB and my hours are usually 6:30am-7pm. Every other intern in my division is doing a 9-5, but my boss wants me to be first in and last out. My team is made up almost entirely of consultants from outside companies. If I were to take a full time offer, I would not be put on this team ...
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General Electric - Review - AuditThe company has a great culture with fantastic people who encourage learning, development, and becoming a leader.. The company typically lets most requests come through which overworks the associates for low impact work....
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Prudential - Corp Dev / M&AHas anyone worked with this group before? They reached out to me a couple of weeks ago, trying to see if it's worth a discussion. Anyone have a sense of their culture, work / life style and balance, compensation, and overall the group itself? ...
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Fitch Ratings - Review - SecuritiesIt's a really good work life balance, the building location was really nice, and the people are nice. It's kind of quiet, and most the people are incredibly introverted. I felt that at times senior management was a bit passive aggressive and very conservative. ...
IBM - Review - Strategy and Operationschallenging work; global scale; lots of personal growth opportunities; international travel; plenty of feedback. slow-moving organization; lots of structure/hierarchy; heavy market competition; challenges very real and pressing...
Capital One Financial - Review - Corporate Banking- Great manager and team morale; leadership truly cares about analysts development; - work is usually interesting. - too much shift in the organization, both internally and externally - a lot of focus on the technological advancement means the BAU work is never completed with the right support...
Cummins Power Generation - Review - GeneralistI like the company cultures, I can learn a lot of things from my managers. There are also rotation opportunities.. I don't think there are unsatisfy things about my position. I like everyone in my company. Maybe I will do an mba later....
Comcast/NBCUniversal - Interview - Corporate FinanceNothing unexpected or difficult at all, just standard behavioral stuff. Know stories for tell me about a time you failed in a teamwork situation. Know what Comcast does and it’s history. I’d you look at the website you’ll see that they own a lot of companies and things especially things you wo...
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Am I underpaid (FP&A)?Hey all, I feel as though there's the chance I'm underpaid in comparison to my peers. Thus, I would appreciate WSO's feedback on the matter. To summarize at a high level: High(est) COL Region 7 years total experience 5 years total "finance" experience: 3 years BB middle office ops (past), 2 year...
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Anyone here work in pricing?Back in December I accepted an FP&A role at a F500 biotech company for after I graduate. About two weeks ago I received another phone call from HR saying they had a “networking” opportunity for me and set up a phone call with a finance manager in pricing. I thought nothing of it, just a inform...
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Wells fargo intern to full time offerDoes anyone have experience in working with Wells fargo in their enterprise Finance program and recieving a full time offer after the summer before senior year to return full time? I'm currently in the program and I can't find information anywhere about interns receiving full time offers or it being...
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FP&A or similar roles for startups/growth stage?Are there typically roles that focus on managing the growth through financial analysis, dashboards, investor relations, fundraising, and similar strategic activities? I mainly see controller or CFO, and maybe outsourced book keeping in small companies, but wasn't sure if there was something I'm mi...
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Information regarding World Bank and IFC Analyst Programs.Hi. I am trying to understand the selection criteria for both analyst programs in WB and IFC. Currently I am working in Corporate Banking (SMEs) and only have a couple of months of experience. I live and work in a developing country, member of WB. I see that the programs ask for a maximum of 3 years...
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Receiving No WorkHi. I've been interning in this company for three weeks now. However, I have not received any work beside calculating past P&L on excel for the company's different business model, which took me two days. I got sick of sitting on my desk for whole day, doing nothing. What should I do to get more work...
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Corp FP&A Tech Career PathSo as the title mentions, I am hoping to get some advice on the typical career path in corporate finance. Background: Started as an intern at a very mature F100 tech company in Fall of 2015. Transitioned into a Business Analyst role from Fall 2016 to Early 2018. Using that experience, I was recent...
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FP&A exit oppsIts been a busy time since I joined the FP&A team as off-cycle intern. Although pretty funny, the role is very cyclical. What are usually the exit opps? By the end of the year I have to start an MSc.. my goal is to end in buy-side. (I will do the CFA L1 this Dec) PS: I'm working in a F100 compa...
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How I made the leap from Operations to Corp DevMonkeys, I figured I would pay my respects to this forum by thanking everyone for their insight, and knowledge; as well as their willingness to share both. Just for some context, I played lacrosse at an unheard of non-target that was essentially a community college. I graduated with a 3.9, and didn'...
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How to break in Corporate Banking behind the lineI'm sure that this has been answered plently of time, however I haven't come across it so here it goes.... I'm a late bloomer (early 30's), I know what I want to do (Corporate Banking), but I don't know how to get there. Hopefully, someone can show me another way, or some better insight. Late 2013,...
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Structure and Comp of the levels in Corporate JobCan anyone tell me what the structure is like at Corporate jobs and what comp looks like at each level? Thanks....
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Switching Corporate Development Industry FocusHi WSO, Just had a quick question regarding switching industry focus within the corporate development space. For example: if I was working in an entry-level corporate development position (Analyst/Sr. Analyst) within let's say Aerospace/Defense, then tried to switch into the corporate development...
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Modelling impact of 'free carry' on other investors' returnsHi, I'm from South Africa, and we are expecting new mining legislation that empowers historically disadvantaged groups. We expect the legislation will require x% of ownership (equity) in mining companies to be 'given' to local communities i.e. these shares will be allocated to local communities on a...
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Need some recommendations/ suggestions! Hey guys, I am a current junior going into my senior year of college and I am looking to be an analyst with a firm in Manhattan preferably. Had a slide dip with grades but should be graduating with over a 3.0. Can anyone please help me into how to land an analyst position with a firm in NYC? I w...
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What is the difference between PwC Deals and Consulting?What is the difference between the deals group at PwC and the consulting group? I'm very confused since both seem to perform the same kind of work...
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Big 4 Valuations/FDDI recently secured an associate role in a Big 4 transactions team (FDD), and have a few questions: - In terms of exit opps to buy-side, would TS or Valuations be a better option 2-3 years down the line? I understand valuations can involve a bit more technical work (modelling etc), and may look to tr...
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Wells Fargo and Company - Review - Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT)Decent training program; good access to interesting deals; the people who work there are generally nice; TMT is one of the fasted growing groups in the bank which provides ample opportunity for analysts.. Slow to promote; salary is generally 80% MRP; too many reorgs (I have been through 3 in the las...
Moodys Corporation - Interview - N/AIf you were in a meeting with the CFO of a company and were the lead analyst, what questions would you ask? I asked what industry (they said any industry but said you can use consumer product) then asked; Revenue - What's the quality of the revenue? ie how likely are previous years clients staying w...
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What are the best low stress well paying finance jobs?I was wondering what are some good low stress jobs for finance majors that are decent paying. The only stress free job that I can possible think of in finance is value investing. Any advice would be great I am currently going to college for financial management it be nice to have an perspective fro...
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I got my first interview for a Financial Analyst position, what should I focus on for the interview?I just graduated with a degree in finance and have been doing applications. I just heard back from a company, and they want to interview me about as position titled "Decision Support Analyst". I'm wanting to brush up on my financial knowledge a bit before the interview. Those of you who work or have...
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HSBC - Interview - Corporate BankingI was not sure what exactly the position comprised of so the technical questions were slightly surprising to me even though they should not have been. They also asked me what motivates me which was surprisingly difficult to answer. Other questions: Walk me through your resume. What do you have that ...
BDO Consulting - Interview - GeneralistOne of the interviewers starting to ask brain teasers, one of them was the Clock question regarding the hands being at 3 O'clock. I cant remember the entire question. I had seen it before, I'm pretty sure it is on the wall street oasis guides. I completely forgot the answer, so I had no idea. Anothe...
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Current Post-Merger Integration Consultant - Corporate Exit Ops?The pay is is great, but I'm over the travel. Colleagues have mostly left for other firms (and big pay bumps), but I'd really love to get out of consulting and sleep in my bed every night. The vast majority of my experience has been on the execution piece of the M&A lifecycle (target operating mode...
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Accounting for 50-50 partnershipsWhere can I read more of case studies involving accounting for 50-50 partnerships e.g Mergers&Acquisitions acquiring not more than 50% of the target? We are creating a shell that will buy 50% of a company and have challenges around accounting & reporting for the shell post merger. A similar case s...
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AIG - Review - Financial Institutions Group (FIG)Great team, lots of brilliant minds to work with. Plenty of interesting projects and sizable potential targets.. Slow moving company with a mediocre track record of performance for the last decade. Slow to promote....
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PLS HELP: JPMorgan Corporate Banking Analyst Graduate ProgramI am doing a Commercial Banking summer intenrship in HSBC right now. Ideally i want to apply for **JPMorgan Corporate Banking Analyst Graduate Program **(https://careers.jpmorgan.com/careers/global/en/programs/corporate-banking-fulltime-analyst) in September this year. I find very rare information a...
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How can we buy 51% of this target?Long story cut short. We are doing a buyout of a target company (PRIVATE). The target is owned 50% by one company and 50% by the Government and the government wants to sell the 50% stake in a privatization move. However we are interested in gaining some control hence we want a 50+% stake. The only ...
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Amazon - Interview - FinanceTell us about a time you had to give a negative decision to the organization and how did you do it, how did it work out. The question itself was not the difficult part, however there were several follow up questions that they would dig into. Also, prior to the interview, they asked for a technical ...

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