GS ER vs JP ER

Offers for both GS GIR and JP ER for Summer 2020, but unsure which to choose. I want my decision to be based on:
* Exit Opps (Probably the same for both)
* Career Development (Not sure)
* Research Quality (I have heard JP >> GS, but unsure of this)

Thoughts?

This is in London btw if that matters.

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Nov 12, 2019 - 2:14pm

In regards to research quality, you could look at the list of top sell-side analyst to see if the analyst you would be working for is on there. If I recall correctly, JPM sell-side analyst dominate a good portion of the list.

Nov 12, 2019 - 2:30pm

Agreed with the above, JPM is a clear n1 in ER. GS has a better name if you want to do IB down the line although it's relatively marginal. Would take JPM anyday, although being in the City in GS's new offices would be much nicer

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Nov 12, 2019 - 3:42pm

Do you think going somewhere that produces good research is necessary for career development/learning?

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Nov 15, 2019 - 2:14pm

A little late to this, but I would make my decision based off the analyst. It's different than banking where certain firms are respected. There are analysts at good firms that are terrible and vice versa. When you're looking for exit ops, the buy side will definitely look at the analyst that you worked for.

All that said, JPM generally has more II analysts than Goldman (and the rest of the street for that matter).

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Nov 16, 2019 - 8:30am

JPM every day of the week and twice on sundays. They are by far and away the best ER shop on the Street. Goldman, despite being top tier in everything else, is mediocre at best in research - and it's not because they can't be, it's a business decision. Research is a loss leader business and GS stopped trying to compete years ago because they make more in IBD and Trading.

Source: worked BB S&T for 2 yrs

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