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Jan 18, 2019 - 11:59pm

I am currently considering upgrading (targeting mid-level / post-MBA roles). Did you notice any difference in the quality or quantity of the postings after upgrading? As of right now GoBuyside is indicating that I am only "eligible" for about 25% of their postings but that I would be eligible if I were to upgrade.

Jan 19, 2019 - 1:31pm

No, not really. Not worth it. Better to pay the cost and go to literally one PEHUB conference and get some biz cards. Take it with a grain of salt as I base this on absolutely nothing. The one or two interviews I got through gobuyside were garbage. I'm desperate, and I even withdrew from those... Only good interview I got through them was HIG but they didn't liaise the process in the traditional sense there, so I don't really count that one.

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:33am

I legitimately question the value of their website. All the top interviews are still done through traditional HH. Every now and then they will have decent insight on interviewing / culture, but nothing substantial or you couldn't find out on here/speaking with other current / former IB analysts who've done buyside recruiting.

Robert Clayton Dean: What is happening?
Brill: I blew up the building.
Robert Clayton Dean: Why?
Brill: Because you made a phone call.

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
Apr 30, 2021 - 1:26am

I'm at a low tier/unranked firm so out of desperation applied to quite a breadth of opportunities on there and got interviews for a few opportunities, including making it to final rounds for half of them. Agree that most of them are shittier firms (one firm asked if I had experience cold-calling people because they wanted me to cold-call industry consultants and get info out of them instead of paying...). 

So yes, at least some of them are real opps, but with less than 5% being decent/great jobs.  CEO is a dick too, tried forcing me once to apply for a job that "I would be lucky to get" even though I didn't like the firm. Jokes on him since I ended up getting an offer from a firm that was much better through a traditional HH. 

  • Associate 3 in PE - LBOs
Apr 29, 2021 - 6:55pm

There are maybe 2-3 reputable buyside firms on there.  Definitely not worth the cost.  Pretty unprofessional to work with in general and the idea of paying them anything makes me cringe. 

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