Everyone and their moms are trying to lateral to Centerview
Current analyst. CVP people, y'all have it lucky.
COMP: Yes. 130k base 75k stub 50 k signing as an A1. For the other two analyst years, it's around 330-360k. Associate 3s get 780k on average. I'm guessing it's an easy 7 figures for principals and above. NOT TO MENTION ALL CASH COMP. Source: Friends and litquidity comp survey.
Ubers to and back from office
Free breakfast/lunch. Sushi bar once in a while.
Relatively large dinner stipends and generous expense policy (100 and below no receipts)
Partner led trips to the Hamptons and ski resorts for the juniors
Month-long time off/sabatical for A2A promotes
As well as all the other things for why people generally take the independent advisory firms over(lean deal teams, feeling appreciated by seniors, etc)
More Subjective Factors
No facetime culture
Training is done completely in house
I love the strategic advisory focus as I find the work more interesting
Generalist program across M&A/Rx so exposure to lots of different industries. Spices up the work.
Whale hunting model so higher value deals on average
Accounts based staffing. The good: you really get to see how the life cycle of a client relationship develop; weeks can be 30-40 hours when accounts are not blowing up. The bad: when accounts are blowing up, hours can get up to 90-100 severals weeks at time.
Exits are probably the weakest among the EBs, but that's simply due to self-selection. Friends have gotten looks from every single MFPE. Personally I want to stay in banking, and it literally seems like everyone in my group is trying to lateral there.
If you want to stay in banking,itself from the rest of the pack. I'm actually so jealous lol.