Deciding between BB S&T and Big 4 Transaction Advisory Services Group - help

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Hey guys,

I've been lurking around these forums for the past couple years but just now am posting in desperate need of some opinions/insight. It's finally come time for me to go with an offer:

a.) BB S&T 2 year program (Sales side - only option in SF, so annoying hours)
b.) Valuation in a Big Four TAS group

Originally I was more thinking I'd end up in IB so I may be looking to make the shift later on. Right now S&T compensation is slightly better, but skill set/exit opportunities I'm not so sure. Plus there not "guarantee" after the 2 year program is done I get into the NY program (thats the path).

Thanks for any info on the two and what you think.

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Nov 7, 2014

I would go TAS if I was you. I think the skill set is much more transferable.

Nov 7, 2014

Do you like working on a trading desk?

Nov 7, 2014

I've never interned on one. It isn't something I'd think of doing long term, but didn't know if it opened certain doors that were better than with TAS. not sure how I would handle the risk side of things if I went through the 2-year program in sales and shifted to trading

Nov 11, 2014

bumping for a couple more opinions

Nov 14, 2014

same here.

Nov 14, 2014

same here.

Nov 21, 2014

It really depends on what you want long term. If it really is IB, well then TAS is going to be better for you.

However, BB S&T is a much harder to get into I would say and is a path of least resistance to higher compensation quicker if that is your goal.

There is no guarantee either in teh Big 4 that they will keep you for the full 2 years as well. Remember if there is a downturn, TAS is usually hit ahrd and they will down size. Less risky than S&T most probably but still also a possibility, so Im not sure Id let that sway you. plus if you do a great job at either, they will do what they can to keep you Im sure.

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Nov 21, 2014
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