Comments (28)

Oct 26, 2019

All of them are MMs (SocGen, BNP etc). Exit opps can be decent and lead to MM PE shops or corporate roles. Have a scan on linkedin to see where exactly

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Oct 26, 2019

Stay away unless you're french, culture sucks

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  • Prospect in Other
Oct 26, 2019

do you have to be ethnically French to fit in with the culture? I have studied French for years so I can speak it pretty well but I'm not from France

Oct 26, 2019

What's the culture like? "Sucks" isn't much of a description. Not trying to be annoying, just want to get a balanced view

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Oct 27, 2019

desole, j'ai sniffe de la cocaine et mange toutes les baguettes. Oui oui oui. c'est la vie. Ce n'est pas etrange qu'Emmanuel Macron ait baise son professeur et elle a soixante-dix ans. Comme ci, comme ca.

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Nov 2, 2019

Sacre bleu!

  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Oct 26, 2019

Yep, agreed French culture sucks for others

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Oct 26, 2019

I'm an Italian looking forward to work in france, could you explain why the culture in these places sucks?

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  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Oct 26, 2019

It is very hard to blend in unless you're French - language, culture, the whole thing.

You'll need to have worked with them to know.

Oct 26, 2019

Lazard is a French bank...think about their hours...

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Oct 26, 2019

Not sure what the logic behind this one is but most banks of that calibre have shit hours, regardless of their nationality.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Oct 26, 2019

Soc Gen has some of the lightest hours on the street so that's not a good comparison

Oct 27, 2019

I think Lazard is considered to be American.

Oct 27, 2019

I think so too, it was founded in New Orleans?

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Oct 27, 2019

lazard has laz in the name
the frenchies are lazy

ILLUMINATI CONFIRMED

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Oct 29, 2019

Lloyd Blankfein's first name ends in d, surname starts with B, and siphoned off more than 1M before exiting GS.

1MDB CONFIRMED

GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."

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Oct 27, 2019

French banks in the US (Credit Agricole, SocGen and BNP) are well known for their financing groups as they have big balance sheets. SocGen is very strong for project finance/energy/utility space and have a lot of deals in those industries.
Hours and holidays are definitely a big + for French banks, also exits are a - if you absolutely want to go the PE route. Although, if you want to do non-traditional buyside such as project finance / infrastructure PE / something more debt-related you could consider working for a French Bank.

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Oct 27, 2019

French banks in London/New York/Paris? There's quite a big difference between the locations, especially in the MM space.

Oct 27, 2019

SocGen London?

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Oct 28, 2019

Hey guys,

I'm French studied in France and lived a couple of years abroad in the US and Africa. I don't know about the culture in Socgen but the French are hella closed. Most of us who spent some years outside of the country come back and are just disgusted by the narrow mindedness and the feeling of entitlment. It gets worse for those who don't speak French.

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Oct 28, 2019

Not to hijack this, but are Japanese banks like this too?

Oct 29, 2019

As a client, its fucking impossible to get anything confirmed with them from the US since they have their lazy ass Paris offices to report to. Everything takes DAYS.

Nov 1, 2019

terrible cultures. If you're not White, French and Male good luck progressing

Nov 1, 2019

I hear they only recruit Foreign Nationals. And that you don't need to know french going in. They will teach you french as a part of basic. The exit opps aren't as good as some US outfits. You will primarily will be working in Africa or the Middle East. And if you get wounded you automatically get French citizenship.

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Nov 2, 2019
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Nov 2, 2019