I'm a fresh CS Ph.D. from a top 5. I have three offers:
2) Stat arb at a top-10 prop shop. On a small team of a couple Ph.D.s and a manager. Offer is $80 + variable annual bonus (guaranteed minimum $40).
3) Modeling at a large Silicon Valley tech firm. Best offer is $190 annual + $50 sign-on. The $190 is $140 base + RSU package worth $50 annually at current valuations.
Any obvious conclusions? Things that matter most to me:
1) Total comp over short, medium and long haul.
2) Work hours.
Any thoughts on how the three options stack up along these dimensions? The BB and prop higher-ups are tight-lipped on bonus expectations. I've seen plenty of numbers on WSO, but none specifically for quants, and I'm guessing they're lower. I tried asking about bonuses on the popular quant forums online but got voted off the island quickly.