I havein a CRG/HC-type group, , and .
The thing I don't really like about GS was there is a big IPO/debt issuance component to the work that I don't think I would enjoy. Plus, GS doesn't really comp very well (tho I've heard Lazard is comparable pay...could anyone confirm?) I summered at a/MS and really didn't like parts of the job that I think will carry over to GS. At the same time, it's GS and I've heard that CRG/HC/NR groups are chill and place up there with .
I'm interested in Lazard because tho it is a generalist offer, I really would be interested in doing restructuring and tho its not guaranteed, I think my chances at getting Rx or a good M&A vertical would be high. In addition, I've heard they place about as well as GS CRG/HC/NR. Here, I'm more scared by the hours, which while I heard are getting a lot better. I know EVR would probably be more chill in terms of hours. I actually really did like the LAZ people tho.
Evercore is also a strong place. I would be in M&A and I know they have strong deal flow and good pay. However, my fear is that they are expanding really fast and that the exits for the average analyst aren't as good as either GS or Laz. In addition, I do really value the option of doing Rx at Lazard.
I'm really torn, so any advice would be appreciated!