Centerview vs. Goldman

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Title says it all. Friends deciding between the two; which would you choose? His primary concern is exit opps to PE/B school. But other considerations are also important. any input is valued... thanks!

Comments (29)

Feb 25, 2013

If generalist, then Goldman.

The only way I choose Centerview is if it is a group specific offer that I am interested in or one of their tops. That's just my opinion though.

Feb 25, 2013
CountryUnderdog:

If generalist, then Goldman.

The only way I choose Centerview is if it is a group specific offer that I am interested in or one of their tops. That's just my opinion though.

99% sure Centerview is generalist.

Feb 25, 2013

Yeah, the Centerview offer is generalist. Group selection at Goldman will occur in the next month, from what he's been told. Apparently his likely placements will be one of the following four: TMT/FIG/NRG/HC

dollas

Feb 5, 2014
boobielover:

Yeah, the Centerview offer is generalist. Group selection at Goldman will occur in the next month, from what he's been told. Apparently his likely placements will be one of the following four: TMT/FIG/NRG/HC

I find it hilarious that every person who gets an offer at a bank automatically thinks they will be placed in one of that banks top groups. His likely placement is not one of those...he won't know until he meets with them. He could easily get put in industrials.

"Look, you're my best friend, so don't take this the wrong way. In twenty years, if you're still livin' here, comin' over to my house to watch the Patriots games, still workin' construction, I'll fuckin' kill you. That's not a threat, that's a fact.

Feb 25, 2013

You do realize this is over a year old, right?

Also, he eventually had a choice between FIG and HC. Splendid use of your time - commenting on a year old thread and making a baseless, butthurt comment.

dollas

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Feb 5, 2014
boobielover:

You do realize this is over a year old, right?

Also, he eventually had a choice between FIG and HC. Splendid use of your time - commenting on a year old thread and making a baseless, butthurt comment.

LOL. First of all, the 5 comments ahead of me are from the past day or two (plus it's SA recruiting season and everyone is posting these threads) so I assumed it was recent.

Second, hahahah I'm not butthurt at all. What an immature comment. I work in the industry so I know the truth and don't masturbate to the thought of GS.

Third, just because he ended up with a choice between those two (which could be a lie for all I know), doesn't mean that was going to always be the case from the beginning. Everytime someone gets an offer from a bank they automatically assume they're getting put in on of the top groups. Truth is, that assumption is retarded no matter how good your resume or networking skills.

So calling my comment baseless....is wrong. Calling me butthurt is laughable.

"Look, you're my best friend, so don't take this the wrong way. In twenty years, if you're still livin' here, comin' over to my house to watch the Patriots games, still workin' construction, I'll fuckin' kill you. That's not a threat, that's a fact.

Feb 6, 2014

nvm

Feb 25, 2013

If his concern is exit opps go Goldman. Centerview is looking to mold career bankers.

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Feb 25, 2013
Feb 25, 2013

All of which are good groups, he should take Goldman.

Feb 25, 2013

interested in GS NRG as well.

Feb 25, 2013

GS. Obvious choice. End thread.

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Feb 25, 2013

Fact: If you make partner at GS, short of several acts of sheet financial idiocy and perhaps even in spite of them, you will be a multi millionaire. See comment from GoldmanOrBust (who may be biased) above.

Feb 25, 2013

% of analysts at GS who make partner....? GS is still GS, but Centerview a great spot, especially if you're weighing quality of life concerns.

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Feb 5, 2014

Centerview does have a 50K signing bonus. (No, that is not a typo)

Feb 6, 2014

oh ic

Feb 5, 2014

Yes, I'm sure. I have a family-friend who works there. Also, Centerview, if I am not mistaken, is the highest paying firm.

I'd rather have 50K signing bonus than Saturday's off. Having Saturdays off is stupid, because you're fucked Sunday. I don't know about you, but I want to watch NFL games on Sunday, lol.

Feb 6, 2014

indeed

Feb 6, 2014

What's the position at Centerview?

Feb 6, 2014
speedmerchant:

What's the position at Centerview?

investment banking (focus on M&A and some restructuring). they've done some cool deals, but don't know if that makes up for the name

Feb 6, 2014

I mean...it completely depends on what you want to do. centerview is a highly respected name in the industry, cranking out some crazy deals right now. and once you're in risk, you'll pretty much be staying in risk going forward, back/mid to front office is a pretty tough transition to make (i think i've only ever heard of 1 person to do it)
no point in picking GS for the name, if you're serious about banking, it's about the deals

Feb 6, 2014

lol nice one blastoise

Feb 6, 2014

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Feb 6, 2014

ITS A TROLL POST people

nobody would take GS risk management over Centerview M&A

what a joke

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Feb 6, 2014

rofl...

Feb 6, 2014

This is a joke, right? Centerview is one of the most elite banks to work for (arguably better than GS IBD in many ways). They have a tiny analyst class and great deal flow (have you seen the transactions on their website? damn). Plus its boutique, so all m&a and highest comp on the street. Centerview is leagues above GS risk mgt.

Hopefully, this is a troll post otherwise you really needa learn something about the industry. good luck!

Feb 6, 2014
Feb 6, 2014