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Jun 16, 2020 - 5:58pm

Always easiest to exit to the same geography just from a logistics standpoint. I'm sure Evercore is good in all three, I would choose based on the city and industry you want to cover (e.g. if you hate either tech or energy there's not reason to get to Menlo or Houston even if they're super strong groups). If you don't feel strongly either way, I would lean NYC so you can get a broader experience.

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jun 16, 2020 - 6:07pm

menlo park just sucks as a place to live in for your early 20s..would rather just recruit for equally strong SF based tech groups so you can at least "enjoy" living in a big city. Am sure all the groups are very strong at what they specialize in, but its more about where you fit and want to work for 2 years.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 16, 2020 - 6:11pm

What's wrong with Menlo Park? On pictures, it looks really nice.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Jun 16, 2020 - 7:38pm

It is a suburb, nice place if you have a family but not really ideal for being 21, not a lot of clubs, bars, nightlife, etc.

  • Intern in IB - Cov
Jun 16, 2020 - 8:02pm

Oh don't get me wrong it's a super nice and wealthy place, but just really quiet. A kind of place you would want to settle down and start a family, not necessarily when you are younger.

Jun 17, 2020 - 1:17am

You're probably going to be spending your weekends in SF and that commute gets old after a while. On the flip side commuting from SF down to Menlo sucks too. Working in the valley is kind of a lose/lose situation unless you have a family or are one of those FIRE weirdos who lives in his (it's always his) van in the parking lot.

Oct 22, 2020 - 8:04pm

If you are in your 20's you 100% want to be in SF. Without question. 

Coming from a guy who came to the Bay at 22 and am 28 now. 

Menlo has great job opportunities but pre covid, your commute would be 90min from Menlo to the city if you left anywhere between 4:30pm and 6:30pm. So don't try that either. 

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  • Associate 1 in IB-M&A
Jun 16, 2020 - 10:06pm

Literally no one who works in MP in their 20s lives down there. They all live in the city. Commute is 30-40 min usually since most folks don't go in until after 10am.

Oct 22, 2020 - 8:07pm

40min if you leave at like 8pm and post-covid. 

I was commuting to Redwood City from the Panhandle (neighborhood in SF). If I left at 7am I got there around 8 to 8:15am with normal traffic, not to mention an accident. 

Jun 17, 2020 - 1:42am

speak to the teams and get first hand knowledge. probability of someone with a valid opinion/insight seeing this and replying here is very low. close to zero. probability of getting made up bullshit is close to 100%. actual feedback from persons at those offices: priceless.

Jan 12, 2022 - 12:29am

Completely depends on the MM and the BB, not a straightforward answer. Is the MM in their tech group? Assuming its a solid MM and mid tier BB tech in SF (CS, BofA, Barc) then you should probably go with the BB for better brand name. But the answer is not a binary "do this and don't do that." You need to consider whether or not you'd like to live in each location. Which team did you get along with better, are the cultures different? Getting PE/GE in NYC will be doable from either, its also way more based on analyst preparedness than the brand name alone. 

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