I know I'll be working the same hours as a BB analyst based on what I was told at my interviews and will make roughly the same year-end pay. So what is the benefit of working for a BB? Is it just exit opps and resume boosting? and if its that, is it that big of a boost?
I just figure that getting into the industry is hard enough and which bank you work in really can't matter that much especially on the analyst level.
Bulge Bracket vs Middle Market
Client interactions and exposure to business. These are most common difference mentioned between bulge brackets and middle markets. The idea is that it is easier to understand the structure and operations of 500 million dollar company vs a multibillion dollar company.
Bulge brackets still win in terms of brand name. Exit opportunities... In most cases (not all) it easier to "trade down" then "trade up". The other consideration is that large banks have more resources and can outsource some their print, research and graphics work to their respective departments
If choosing between two offers the decision should probably be made on fit and then group. Both bulge brackets and middle markets will provide great exit opportunities.