I currently have 2 job offers to decide between. The first is as an Operations, the second is a FP&A role with a biotech company. The pay is almost identical, so it will not affect my decision. I will have to relocate to Dallas for the Ops role, while the FP&A role is located in my hometown of Atlanta.
I was wondering what opinions and insight anyone could give me regarding the kind of work to expect, future career path/projection, work/life balance and overall enjoyment of work for either option. I have previously interned at both companies, although I would be joining a new team with JPMC than the one I interned with. (I interned in the CIB, but I will be working in the Consumer & Community Bank....)
The main attracting factor to JPMC is the name that I will be able to have on my resume, as I have heard that Ops is not the most prestigious or enjoyable work. Basically I will be using this as a stepping stone to move into a different area of finance once my program is completed. As far as the FP&A role at the biotech company, I feel as if I will enjoy the work more, I will not have to relocate (not that much of a deciding factor however) and I believe I will gain more exposure than I would in a large institution. I do worry that taking a role such as this will make it harder to work in the banking industry in the future, if I decide to.
A little about me, graduating from a reputable state University with a degree in finance, decent GPA and solid resume. Any advice is more than appreciated! Cheers
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