GS TMT vs FIG

Hey all,

Landed a GS offer through their regular process (target school). Had two TMT interviewers and two FIG interviews during my process - both sets responded to my follow-ups and offered to speak to me about their groups.

I realize that these are considered the "top" groups at the bank, so I really just wanted to get a sense of differences in culture, deal flow, exit ops, etc between the groups.

Thanks guys!

Comments (17)

 
Feb 17, 2013 - 10:20pm

what industry interests you more should be your first question, i think.

 
Feb 17, 2013 - 11:31pm

Banker88:
TMT hands down. Take it from a FIG banker, FIG sucks.

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i disagree. not too familiar with the differences between the two groups, so I can't comment on that. both are top groups, so exit opps should be similar. i'd choose the industry you're most interested in. personally, i enjoy FIG. some people don't. it really depends on your personal interests. plus, you're going to be working a lot of hours in both groups. might as well learn/work in the industry that best fits you.
 
Feb 22, 2013 - 3:11pm

Most people will either say FIG is boring as shit or that it pigeonholes you too much for the future, or a combination of the two.

TMT is always in the news, "cooler" deals, and a top group. It won't pigeonhole you either. Seems like a no-brainer to me.

MM IB -> TMT Corporate Development -> New Ventures
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Feb 22, 2013 - 7:26pm

You got into two of the most prestigious groups of the most prestigious bank on Wall Street and you are asking here for advice / rely on which one to take? If you got this far, I am sure you can figure out a better way to get this information...?

 
Feb 22, 2013 - 10:09pm

LiamNeeson:
You got into two of the most prestigious groups of the most prestigious bank on Wall Street and you are asking here for advice / rely on which one to take? If you got this far, I am sure you can figure out a better way to get this information...?

I have a very particular set of skills

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