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Pros - BofA brand, friendly culture, good/smart analysts will get some looks from top funds, solid semis deal flow, opportunities to work on higher profile deals though not normally in a lead position, less stressful than working at the usual “top” Bay Area banks

Cons - separation of coverage and M&A can be a con from analyst perspective, not particularly strong in software if that is of interest, many good/smart people across seniority levels leaving to tech companies and other banks during COVID, coverage work can begin to feel old after getting reps in, less knowledge pass-through than the usual top tech banks

Tried to provide a balanced view here and can answer questions in messages


I interned there back in 2018, so not sure how this holds up currently. I received a return offered but turned it down as the culture was pretty bad, a lot of politics in that office. I was in tech coverage and pretty much every life deal was passed to the M&A team (in the same office) or NY TMT group. There had been some decent exits out of that office though, so could be worse.

They were understaffed from an analyst perspective when I was there and hours weren't great but also not terrible. Office is far from the city so not ideal if you truly want to be in SF.

I think I would've been fine there had I stayed but also heard things had improved since as I was still close with a few fellow interns who stuck it out and made it through.


Curious about what exits look like for coverage vs M&A. I've heard M&A is generally pretty solid but where do most coverage people end up? Is UMM / MF possible?


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