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Feb 10, 2010

It's either Barclays or CS. The CS culture is great but Barclays is a bigger name in S&T

Feb 10, 2010

I would say CS bc of its culture and its becoming much more prominent on the street within the past couple of years. Barclays is still going through their merger of Lehman and it might be very stuffy there. Just my 2 cents. I might be wrong thought.

Feb 10, 2010

Thanks for the input. Hasn't CS always been at the top in S&T especially in equities and high yield in FI? And what would you say stands out at CS as far as the culture is concerned? Is it the laid back feel of a European bank or something more that Barcap might not have? The people I've met at both CS and Barcap seem awesome.

Feb 10, 2010
seal89:

Thanks for the input. Hasn't CS always been at the top in S&T especially in equities and high yield in FI? And what would you say stands out at CS as far as the culture is concerned? Is it the laid back feel of a European bank or something more that Barcap might not have? The people I've met at both CS and Barcap seem awesome.

CS is known as the hip bank on the street. Barclays is way stuffier.

I would pick CS if you are going for equities I suppose. Barclays is really good in commodities.

Feb 10, 2010

I would certainly recommend CS.
Few things to think about:

With respect to culture, they are still intense but less "stuffy" than their rival UBS.
In terms of stability it's doing quite well!

in terms of the regulations it will face.

Citi is a US bank
Barcap is a British bank
CS is a Swiss bank.

Take your guess as to which of the 3 is feeling the least amount of heat regarding the populist rhetoric on "banker/trader bonuses"

;)

CD~

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Feb 10, 2010

Citi or CS, depends on which product

Feb 10, 2010

what is a "hip" bank?

Feb 10, 2010

Does anyone know percentages of interns getting FT offers? I'm planning on working hard and doing the right things but a lingering concern is definitely there.

Thanks again

Feb 10, 2010

"Have SA S&T offers from each, all are rotational and CS is within equities"

if you are interested in equities, CS
FICC -> barcap

Feb 11, 2010
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