Evercore MP or Mckinsey SF FT?

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I don't want to be in consulting or ib for more than 2 years, just wanna learn about biopharma space and get into biotech vc. I'm between 2 offers for full-time right now: 

Evercore in Life Sciences banking division (Menlo Park) or Mckinsey SF is generalist.

Pros of Evercore: I'll be only on biotech deals and can learn much more about the field and how to think strategically about business from a finance perspective + more pay 

Cons of Evercore: Not as well known, so may not add that stamp to my resume that Mck would

Pros of Mckinsey: Good to have on resume, will add that stamp to have my resume picked up consistently for future jobs 

Cons of Mckinsey: I don't think I'm gonna learn anything that concrete in the 2 years that I can apply back to my career aspirations + no healthcare focus + less pay 

Thoughts everyone? 

Comments (14)

 
  • Intern in IB-M&A
Sep 25, 2020 - 10:25pm

I took a McK offer over a top EB offer in new york .... and i wished I had done the opposite 

Plus u could always lateral to consulting after a few years (i've worked w a few) or during business school

 

 
Sep 26, 2020 - 3:20pm

Go to Menlo Park. Not directly BioPharm but personally have bought out three MedTech companies based there in last 18 months. 2 Years around that level of activity, building the valuation/banking skillset, and making connections is far more valuable than the more recognized name.

 
  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
Sep 26, 2020 - 10:03pm

No brainer here imo - go with Evercore MP. The skills you learn in banking (let alone from a top bank like Evercore) will be much more applicable. Besides, I guarantee you people in the VC/Growth/PE will be as impressed if not more with Evercore stamp than a Mck stamp. And it's much much easier to go from IB to Consulting, but so much harder the other way around. Take Evercore offer and don't look back. Congrats.

 
Sep 29, 2020 - 1:42pm
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