Guggenheim SA 2021

Prospect in IB-M&A

I haven't seen a thread for this so I am starting one. Does anyone have any updates on the timeline with regard to SA 2021?

What does y'all's status say on the candidate portal?

Comments (218)

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Apr 2, 2020

diversity candidate here so this may not apply to you but they reached out to schedule a superday during the last week of February. Had already accepted another offer for 2021 so didn't end up going but I know superdays for diversity kids have been ongoing since first week of March and offers are already being extended

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 2, 2020

Wow. Congrats! Where did you accept an offer instead?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Apr 2, 2020

thank you! not going to say specifically because the firm only takes 4-6 kids from H/S/W and occasionally a couple other schools per year so it wouldn't be tough to figure out who I am but a very small and secretive boutique

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Apr 2, 2020

Sounds like PJ Solomon to me

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
Apr 2, 2020

can assure you it's not

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 2, 2020

do they have good exit oops ? I'm leaning towards Allen

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  • Prospect in Other
Apr 2, 2020

Can confirm that they are going ham on diversity recruiting. I'm more interested in their restructuring group myself and have heard that is on a later timeline.

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Apr 2, 2020

Networked with one alumni, diversity at non target here, I know a few 2021 positions are already open, but to think that they already have people for 2021 is insane...

Apr 10, 2020

anyone know the timeline for non diversity?

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 16, 2020

interested as well

Jun 25, 2020

Diversity and non-diversity are on separate timelines?

  • Prospect in Other
Apr 16, 2020

Any updates on the RX timeline?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Apr 28, 2020

Bump for any updates on timeline? Also interested in RX specifically

  • Intern in IB - CB
Apr 28, 2020

bump

Apr 28, 2020

Applications close May 3, heard first rounds should start sometime in May.

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May 6, 2020

are first rounds out yet?

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May 6, 2020

Houston oil&gas first-round today with superday this Friday. Source: recruitment team

May 9, 2020

Did you hear back from the superday yet?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 7, 2020

Bump for any NYC updates?

  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 7, 2020

Has anyone been through their non-diversity interviews yet? I've heard their technicals have been hard in the past so I'm just wondering what people's experience has been this year?

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 11, 2020

^^bump

  • Prospect in S&T - Other
May 8, 2020

when do other applications open? (meaning non IB)

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 8, 2020

I did diversity and got an offer but also got one from Citi. What would you guys recommend between those two? Solely in terms of exit opps

  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 8, 2020

If you're deadset on exits then I think most people would go with Citi here, but the gap between the two firms is not extremely large.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 8, 2020

You'll get the same looks from headhunters at both these firms so I'd mostly consider the following:

  1. Citi doesn't do m&a in-house
  2. Gugg is generalist for internship and beginning of ft
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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
May 8, 2020

Exits are the same. Gugg pays more

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 8, 2020

Is Gugg a sweatshop? Having a hard time finding anything helpful on their culture

  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 8, 2020

Group dependent but generally not nearly as bad as laz/moco. TMT used to be pretty bad but hiring has caught up with dealflow so work's more evenly distributed now. Honestly the label of 'sweatshop' is used pretty arbitrary so I'd recommend speaking with some analysts to get a feel for the culture

  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 8, 2020

I think most people would not consider the firm overall as a sweatshop. Anecdotally, all of the people I networked with there have praised the culture. I think they're known for being "fratty" and collegial which can be a bad or good thing depending on the type of person you are.

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
May 8, 2020

Top groups like TMT & HC verticals definitely still grind. Culture is overall as person above has described which makes it better

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 3, 2020

Sorry for the stupid question - HC?

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 3, 2020

Healthcare

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 3, 2020

Out of curiosity how busy have the m&a groups been during covid? Has everything slowed down or are m&a analysts working on rx deals too?

  • Intern in IB - CB
May 10, 2020

any updates on RX?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 11, 2020

Heard that phone screens were going to start this week, but I am not 100% sure on that. If anyone hears anything about RX be sure to comment.

May 11, 2020

Just got a phone screen request for RX NY!

  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 11, 2020

Congrats! Dang I'm starting to sweat a bit. I've been networking hard, but now I'm unsure if I'm even going to get a first round. ;(

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 12, 2020

I got a first round invite too. following

  • Intern in IB - Ind
May 11, 2020

any insight into Chicago office?

May 13, 2020

Received Chicago first round phone screening for IB Middle Market. Zero clue about the NY process.

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
May 13, 2020

same. any idea what type of Qs will be asked? I know technical, but what areas do they like to focus on. Thanks.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 12, 2020

Anyone know how much Gugg pays their FT analysts compared to the street

  • Prospect in Other
May 12, 2020

Heard it's on the higher end but don't know more than that

Jun 3, 2020

tighter range, higher end of street.

  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 13, 2020

Update: Looks like phone screenings are still rolling out. Just got contacted for one today.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 13, 2020

M&A or RX?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 13, 2020

RX

May 13, 2020

Just had RX technical screener

May 13, 2020

how was it?

May 13, 2020

Not bad at all imo!

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  • Intern in IB - Ind
May 13, 2020

Guggenheim Chicago Phone screens just got sent out

May 13, 2020

anyone have any insight to the Chicago SA interview technical screen? how advanced are the technical questions?

May 14, 2020

Bump

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  • Prospect in 
May 14, 2020

Any M&A screenings out yet?

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 14, 2020

Bump for NY

May 15, 2020

I haven't heard anything and given the posts it seems like M&A isn't out yet. I have a call with a VP today(general call not phone screen), I will report any updates on process if I hear anything.

  • Intern in IB - Ind
May 15, 2020

anyone know what type of questions they like to ask in technical screener.

May 15, 2020

how about ECM?

May 23, 2020

bump

Jun 16, 2020

Had an ECM first round a couple days ago

May 20, 2020

Anyone heard back regarding Chicago Office?

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 20, 2020

NY M&A updates?

May 21, 2020

NY RX Update? Any superday yet?

    • 1
May 21, 2020

had a second phone screen on Monday, haven't heard back yet

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    • 1
May 21, 2020

same here, had second round on the 19th

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 21, 2020

Any idea how many SAs the RX group generally takes?

May 25, 2020

From what I have heard from past years is that they take about 5.

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 25, 2020

Oh wow that's small

May 22, 2020

Just received a superday invite for RX

  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 22, 2020

Congrats! Anyone else hear back?

May 23, 2020

Yeah I did, too. We were supposed to get back to them by today at noon. Dates are not confirmed tho.

May 25, 2020

I just got back from Guggenheim saying that it will be on Thursday morning. Do all of us have different dates?

May 25, 2020

I have mine Friday morning

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 28, 2020

Congrats! Curious how it went for you and how many rounds of back to back? Technicals? @OracleOfAustin

May 22, 2020

anyone have any insight into the Chicago office? Ive heard that two of WB's best MDs left to start the Chicago office with a focus on tech. Seems like its going to grow pretty quickly.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 22, 2020

Anecdotally, heard those MDs are good guys, and that their new office is already doing well.

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Ind
May 23, 2020

Can confirm Chicago group is doing extremely well

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 22, 2020

Did we get dinged if we haven't heard back about the RX superday?

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 22, 2020

Having been dinged from 4 processes now, I would say the answer is generally a yes.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
May 23, 2020

That's unfortunate. I really thought I did well in the two phone screens.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 24, 2020

Does anyone that has been talking to Gugg employees know if they are cutting down the SA 2021 class due to economic downturn? And how many diversity candidates has NY M&A taken already?

  • Prospect in Other
May 24, 2020

Anyone have info on NYC M&A process? Worried I may have missed the boat.

May 24, 2020

I don't think they have sent anything out

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 25, 2020

ecm?

May 27, 2020

when does S&T applications open up? does anyone know?

  • Intern in IB - Ind
May 29, 2020

guggenheim Chicago done recruiting

  • Intern in IB-M&A
May 29, 2020

Done taking new applicants, or they've already made their hiring decisions?

  • Intern in IB - Ind
May 29, 2020

finished hiring

    • 1
May 29, 2020

NY M&A updates?

  • Prospect in Other
May 29, 2020

Analyst told me they're almost done

But that conflicts with what I've heard elsewhere so maybe he just didn't like me haha

May 29, 2020

that's not true I heard they don't start till June

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
May 29, 2020

Yeah that doesn't seem accurate. I know diversity was done in March and early April but I don't even think they've started interviews for non diversity.

And haha maybe he just didn't know so I wouldn't take it personally

    • 1
Jun 2, 2020

just got an invite for first round ny m&a! they told me it will be held in late june

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  • Intern in IB - Restr
Jun 1, 2020

Damn bro i aint even hear back from 2nd round. Guess i should just change my shit to prospect

    • 2
Jun 1, 2020

restructuring?

Jun 2, 2020

got ecm first round invite

Jun 2, 2020

got a M&A super day invite

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 2, 2020

Target?

Jun 2, 2020

non-target

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 3, 2020

news on Houston ?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 3, 2020

Hey guys, just got invited for a first round + superday combo for Structured Products Origination team under IBD. Any insights on how this might differ from typical generalist interview?

    • 1
Jun 3, 2020

Bump

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Jun 5, 2020

Got a phone call rejection from the RX group... guess the RX dream is over and it is time for BBs!

  • Intern in IB - Restr
Jun 6, 2020

damn same bro. I did interviews at moe, hl, evr, ghl, gugg, and nothin converted bro. damn

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  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 6, 2020

Any chance we get invited to superdays with multiple groups or is it one or done like Moelis?

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 6, 2020

bump

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 8, 2020

Any updates with NY M&A?

Jun 16, 2020

bump

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 19, 2020

superday today for ny generalist, target non-diversity

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 19, 2020

Congrats! How'd it go?

Jun 10, 2020

For people who had first round interviews with SPO, how did it go for you guys?

  • Prospect in Other
Jun 11, 2020

First rounds and final rounds/superday were all in one day so they didn't waste any time. Relatively technical and didn't know what to expect going in, but got the call extending the offer today!

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 12, 2020

Did you hear back yet?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 12, 2020

Do all calls go out on one day or are they staggered out?

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 12, 2020

Not sure but I know that a group of candidates just had their first rounds this Wednesday and will be having final rounds on Friday

Jun 12, 2020

So is there a second round of superdays today?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 12, 2020

Are offers for SPO already out after the Wednesday superday or are they staggered out?

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 13, 2020

Anyone have updates on SPO? Are all offers out?

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 16, 2020

I just applied to NY M&A today - I thought I'd applied but apparently not - is it too late now? Any updates on NY M&A? Non-target non-diversity btw

Jun 17, 2020

From what I heard it is too late to just apply and get a interview. Try networking with some higher ups.

Jun 18, 2020

How many interviews have the virtual super days been?

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 19, 2020

two 30min interviews with a mix of behavioral and technical

    • 1
Jun 19, 2020

Was it 2 v 1 or 1 v 1

Jun 19, 2020

Have a first round and potential superday next week for NYC Generalist

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 23, 2020

when is your superday?

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 19, 2020

anyone who had NY generalist superday today know when we'll hear back? HR said they would notify us next week but I heard they call you about offers in the evening. Or at least they did in previous years

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 22, 2020

does anyone have updates about offers?

  • Intern in PE - Growth
Jun 19, 2020

are all NYC m&a invites out? from a top target and had an analyst push my resume to recruiter

Jun 19, 2020

Anyone know how much Guggenheim pays SA and also FT? Curious to see how it stacks up against the BB. Also what are some of their best groups?

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 19, 2020

SA get paid $85k with $2.5k signing bonus. 1st year analysts get paid around $165k. More if you're good. Much higher than BBs and similar to highest paid EBs except CVP.
Top groups are TMT and Healthcare.

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Jun 19, 2020

nyc m&a updates? bump

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 19, 2020

for after superday? havent heard anything

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 24, 2020

bump

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 24, 2020

Offers have been given to some target applicants

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Jun 24, 2020

Same here for me is what I'm hearing...

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Jun 25, 2020
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