S&T Houston

Kind of a shot in the dark, probably more likely to find a unicorn than I am a Houston trader on this forum…

Just accepted a 2023 SA Commodity Trading position at a BB bank. Was wondering what the office culture is like compared to NYC (dress, hours, etc).

Also haven't seen one for 2022, any recommendations for good part of town for a summer lease? Is that an option for Houston?

Any other general advice about the area would be appreciated!

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Jul 22, 2022 - 10:22am
NattyPhys, what's your opinion? Comment below:

There are probably 30+ Houston traders on this forum, and some pretty heavy hitters too

Super chill office culture. Interns just dress nice, tailored clothes but nothing that says "i'm a douche" like guady belts or rollies. We had an intern that dressed like he came outta the trailer park and he turned out to be an absolute rock star

Live in Midtown, Montrose or Washington corridor. 

  • Intern in S&T - Comm
Jul 22, 2022 - 10:31am

I'd say Midtown over Montrose unless... you know. Some downtown places are fine, and if you can swing it River Oaks shopping district is cool too (though has become more popular with successful drug dealers as of late).

  • Analyst 1 in S&T - Comm
Jul 22, 2022 - 8:20pm

No no I'm a 23yr old and please do not live in Midtown. Very trashy. Go montrose or the heights. Don't live in the energy corridor when you first start. Can always move there a few year in. My trade floor is polos and jeans or untucked dress shirts (interns a step up with button up + dress pants)

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Jul 22, 2022 - 11:48pm
BuyLowSellLower, what's your opinion? Comment below:

also this is an intern… looking to live somewhere close to newer bar scene as well as the downtown/financial area. will only be 10 weeks with roommates, not super worried if it's expensive for that time.

  • Analyst 1 in S&T - Comm
Jul 22, 2022 - 11:51pm

Higher crime rates (loads of car break ins), the bars there (which I do enjoy from time to time) bring an interesting crowd, smaller sized apartments for equal $$, limited green space. I'm not saying avoid doing things there, I was just there a few hours ago in fact, but there are far better places to live IMO

Not necessarily saying the energy corridor is for families- most people I know there are either single or in a relationship w/o kids. Just further away from the city. Could be good for an introvert who will only do stuff in the city/heights/Montrose/eado on occasion. Think this is a good option for 3 years out of college, just not right away

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Jul 25, 2022 - 5:06pm

Honestly, can't say I've ever been a distinctly "country" bar in Houston where any 2 stepping would take place. That's not really my thing, but I know a little bit outside of town they have these massive "country" venues where people go drink and dance. Could be worth looking into

edit: imo, the actual houston nightlife is not that great. I just think it's the best place in the US(no question) to grow up.

Jul 26, 2022 - 10:54am
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