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Feb 1, 2017

How much time have you spent with the Evercore group? I ask because I've grabbed food with some Evercore ppl a few times (some from RX, some not) and I wouldn't describe them as uptight. My experience could be different because it's an informal setting but I didnt get an uptight vibe from those guys. You seem to really like the Barclays people a lot but from what I've read, Evercore is a more solid RX shop. When in doubt, I'd say go with the people you like more.

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Feb 17, 2017

Seconded on the culture point. Can't speak to the Barclays RX culture, but I know a few at EVR RX and, while they definitely work a lot, aren't particularly uptight. Very active, entertaining group, takes a lot of pride in itself

Apr 17, 2018

Barclays RX is a joke compare to guys at evercore

Sep 1, 2017

Can you please tell where you would place Duff and Phelps RX? They have been involved in a couple of big transactions including Lehman (as bankruptcy examiner's advisor) and Delphi. Also they seem to have acquired good RX companies in US and UK. In totality, they have grown a lot in last one decade in terms of revenue and global expansion. Any thoughts?

Feb 1, 2017

Evercore is much stronger and I would care about dealflow and experience, which is also correlated with comp. Go with that

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Feb 1, 2017

Not sure why you care so much about distressed lending. The restructuring bankers (Evercore) still play a very active role in negotiating the DIP - and the work is actually interesting as opposed to box checking.

IMO this is kind of like being the lead advisor on an LBO at (insert elite boutique) and saying "damn, I wish I could be at Wells Fargo underwriting the term loans for this deal"

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Apr 17, 2018

Ha

Jul 20, 2017

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Feb 1, 2017

You'll gain a better technical skill set at Evercore, with higher comp and better deals. That being said, you're coming in as a post-MBA associate where group culture is much more important in the long-term.

If all things were equal, I'd go with Evercore, but if you "LOVED the people" and they "loved you back", then take Barclays.

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Jul 20, 2017

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Feb 3, 2017
Starberry:

Just turned down Barclays and will be taking Evercore

Thank you everyone for your input

Congratulations! I definitely agree with your choice.

Feb 3, 2017

Agreed, great choice and good luck over the summer. Congrats!

Feb 5, 2017

Sorry didn't see this. Good choice nonetheless.

Feb 3, 2017
Feb 5, 2017

Evercore. Great platform, growing and very good exit opps should you so desire.

Aug 1, 2017

Saw in a recent article that the company likes to hire top-tier established dealmakers....any insight into how the culture is for the VP's/younger MDs at the company? Is there room for them to grow or do they level out with the hirings of these rainmakers?

Aug 1, 2017

No real idea. I've seen some acquaintances get promoted to MD, but they were superstars. Besides that tbh if you're at that level you may want to reach out to your network instead of asking on wso.

Apr 17, 2018
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