Centerview Compensation

Title says it all - curious to hear some confirmed numbers for first year analysts (including the acclaimed $50K signing bonus)

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Aug 12, 2014

The first year comp should not be a factor. Centerview only makes sense if you want to be a career banker. The pay differential from moving from some other EB to top PE/HF for your third year will mean you end up making more in 3 years than you would at Centerview anyway.

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Aug 13, 2014

elite boutiques are overrated as eff. pay range is from 30-80 at my firm and pay has nothing to do with iq (100% politics). bulge brackets paid really well this year and had initiatives to protect analysts but boutiques didn't do anything so even if you got top bucket at a boutique it wasn't worth it. if you have friends at a boutique talk to them - they will let you in the over-hyped secret of the "elite boutique"

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Aug 13, 2014
scrubbanker:

elite boutiques are overrated as eff. pay range is from 30-80 at my firm and pay has nothing to do with iq (100% politics). bulge brackets paid really well this year and had initiatives to protect analysts but boutiques didn't do anything so even if you got top bucket at a boutique it wasn't worth it. if you have friends at a boutique talk to them - they will let you in the over-hyped secret of the "elite boutique"

You have no idea what you're talking about, especially as it relates to Centerview.

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Aug 13, 2014
scrubbanker:

elite boutiques are overrated as eff. pay range is from 30-80 at my firm and pay has nothing to do with iq (100% politics). bulge brackets paid really well this year and had initiatives to protect analysts but boutiques didn't do anything so even if you got top bucket at a boutique it wasn't worth it. if you have friends at a boutique talk to them - they will let you in the over-hyped secret of the "elite boutique"

Wah wah wah; I suppose you would've been better off if they paid you based on all the deals yoy sourced instead, right?

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Jan 14, 2015

I don't even really understand this post. Boutique's don't protect their employees??

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Aug 13, 2014

I find it hard to believe that Centerview prevents people from going buyside. They may not be for it, but there's no way they don't sometimes support analysts. Anyone know anything about this?

Jan 14, 2015

Only matters if you have an offer. If not, then don't even ask.

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Jan 14, 2015

Can someone who's not an asshat reply?

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Jan 14, 2015

If he had an offer he would have known what they pay so reply only if you can contribute something meaningful. I have a friend who has an offer from centerview for the summer, I believe they are giving him 80k base annualized and 3k housing stipend.

SSK

Jan 14, 2015
Renegade2165:

If he had an offer he would have known what they pay so reply only if you can contribute something meaningful. I have a friend who has an offer from centerview for the summer, I believe they are giving him 80k base annualized and 3k housing stipend.

Thank you. Very helpful.

Jan 14, 2015

Centerview FT analysts get paid bank... Something along the lines of 180k all in first year for top bucket.

Jan 14, 2015

Centerview is pretty popular during OCR at my target for paying "above street".

Jan 14, 2015
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