I've read a few of the other threads about Houston banking, but thought that there wasn't a lot of, TPH, or Simmons. I understand that rankings are very different in Houston compared to NY, and these are considered pretty solid shops here. Specifically I am looking for information on culture, current deal flow (given the oil climate), and compensation. I've heard Simmons was bought, and it sounded like this was more of a distressed sale, so unsure how this will affect them going forward. Regarding comp, I've heard some crazy bonus numbers out of Jefferies and TPH (well above even NY street). Have also heard that Jef Houston has a separate bonus pool from the rest of the firm, hence their ability to pay more. Would love to learn more about these groups if anyone knows. Also would like to hear about the associate experience at any of these groups (autonomy and comp), as this is not commonly discussed here.