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Jun 3, 2012

The usual SF/LA/NYC/Chicago. I'd never move to NC/SC or wherever those HQs are

Jun 3, 2012

In my opinion, if the compensation package was outstanding or really worth the relocation then I'm willing to move to a new city for a couple of years. Major cities would be ideal.. like LA or Chicago.

Jun 3, 2012

Just relocated across the country

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Jun 3, 2012

For a limited amount of years and the right compensation and future opportunities, I'd move around the globe, preferably into English-speaking countries, 'tho.

Jun 3, 2012

New York, Boston, SF, LA, Seattle. That's it.

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Jun 3, 2012

Anywhere for a few years.

Jun 3, 2012

Jakarta.

Jun 3, 2012

I relocated from Boston to Dallas. Definitely want to live in NYC for a year or two, then spend a couple in Chicago and finally another few in LA/SF.

Jun 3, 2012

If compensation was exactly the way I wanted it anywhere for a few years.

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Jun 3, 2012

New York, London, California, and Italy (studied abroad there, would love a year or two in a place like Milan -- although it's a pretty dull city).

Jun 3, 2012

For the right compensation and oppurtunities almost anywhere.

I do take into account cost of living. For example $60 K in Texas goes pretty far, considering no income taxes and low costs of living. In NYC on the other hand your rent and food expenses will eat up a much larger chunk of your salary.

Jun 3, 2012

If the work is meaningful career wise and i'm getting paid well i would go anywhere, even to countries where I don't speak the language yet. Would be a great opportunity to learn a new one.

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Jun 3, 2012

^^^ u kno i hate when ppl talk about how expense NYC is and cost of living and all that crap...Theres a reason why they call it the greatest city in the world and the financial capital of the world. The stuff you can do in NYC you cant do in most places...think about it.

Jun 3, 2012

Anywhere really, I've always wanted to go to Cuba though. The fact that it's off-limits makes it that much more enticing.

Jun 4, 2012
SirBarney:

Anywhere really, I've always wanted to go to Cuba though. The fact that it's off-limits makes it that much more enticing.

Not much in finance going on down there I hear.

Jun 3, 2012

Anywhere in the world. And I mean anywhere.

Jun 5, 2012
Boreed:

Anywhere in the world. And I mean anywhere.

Agreed. Would be willing to move anywhere for a couple of years.

Jun 3, 2012

Anywhere in the world that I felt reasonably safe, which for me (at the moment) means anywhere but Venezuela, Middle East, and Mexico. I'm with Relinquis -- I'd actually prefer to go to a place where I don't speak the language. Would definitely spice up life and create a great opportunity to learn.

Jun 3, 2012

i'm not a big fan of the third world. i'd probably do it for the right opportunity but only for a few years. quality of the expat community matters a lot, moreso than the median income of the local.

Jun 3, 2012
ValueInvesting:

How far are you guys willing to relocate to find the job you want?

Relocation to find a job I want is a whole lot different to relocating to fill a position I've been accepted for. One is future potential earnings and another is a guaranteed position.

For "finding a job," the distance would be correlated to the certainty that I would find the job once I got there and the desire for the job. Where as to fill a position, the distance would be correlated to the job benefits.

If you gave me my dream job on a dream paycheque, but I had to move across the world, it's a much easier choice than saying "move to London, the job prospects in x industry are better."

Jun 3, 2012

I went from East Coast to West. There hasn't been a single day I regretted it. Hopefully they send me some place REALLY interesting next.

Jun 3, 2012

NYC, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, San Fran, Toronto, or LA.

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."

Jun 3, 2012

I guess the big thing is, the farther you go, how long are you willing to stay there knowing that your friends and family are far away?

Jun 3, 2012

London, Paris, New York, Beijing, Shanghai, HK, Singapore, Sydney

Jun 4, 2012

Fucking Wisconsin apparently

Jun 4, 2012

having been faced with that decision multiple times these last few years - as far as possible for the right opportunity.

the question some will face in the future is that if i want to stay in banking at vp or above and really can't cut it at a firm in nyc or la or chi or dallas/houston, am willing to relocate somewhere with my gf/wife/kids for the right opportunity? do you take an offer with a shitty bank in a role where you'll be fired among volatility, change in direction of the business or go where there's a really strong group at a decent in a less than ideal location but critical for your career since its the home office.

it all depends on where you are in your life, where you're going and who you're going with (and in some cases who you're leaving behind)

I'm making it up as I go along.

Jun 4, 2012

I moved from New York to Northern Europe to work in emerging markets. Fucking cold here.

Jun 4, 2012

If the money's right, I don't care. Ship me off to Tehran.

Jack Mehoff

Jun 4, 2012

I'm pretty picky about cities; if I'm going to spending all my time there, might as well live somewhere enjoyable. NYC, Boston, DC, maaaaybe Chicago. No Houston/Dallas, no California (except SF if the offer is good enough). Would also not mind Tokyo, HK, Singapore, Shanghai.

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Jun 3, 2012
chicandtoughness:

I'm pretty picky about cities; if I'm going to spending all my time there, might as well live somewhere enjoyable. NYC, Boston, DC, maaaaybe Chicago. No Houston/Dallas, no California (except SF if the offer is good enough). Would also not mind Tokyo, HK, Singapore, Shanghai.

Wow... not a single European city... No love for London?

bonks:

Fucking Wisconsin apparently

care to elaborate?

Jun 4, 2012
Relinquis:
chicandtoughness:

I'm pretty picky about cities; if I'm going to spending all my time there, might as well live somewhere enjoyable. NYC, Boston, DC, maaaaybe Chicago. No Houston/Dallas, no California (except SF if the offer is good enough). Would also not mind Tokyo, HK, Singapore, Shanghai.

Wow... not a single European city... No love for London?

bonks:

Fucking Wisconsin apparently

care to elaborate?

Of course. I moved literally across the country (TX-->WI) for a CO job because of (1) the pay and (2) the learning opportunities. I am the first person hired (aside from the manager) in a regional office of this firm, giving me practically unlimited travel opportunities and more face time with company higher ups than I could get anywhere else as a 22-year-old recent grad.

Actually on my way into the office for my first day of work. Wish me luck!

Jun 4, 2012
Relinquis:
chicandtoughness:

I'm pretty picky about cities; if I'm going to spending all my time there, might as well live somewhere enjoyable. NYC, Boston, DC, maaaaybe Chicago. No Houston/Dallas, no California (except SF if the offer is good enough). Would also not mind Tokyo, HK, Singapore, Shanghai.

Wow... not a single European city... No love for London?

Europe isn't too high on my list at the moment. I love the continent as a place to travel, but I'm just not familiar enough with the business environment there to know if I'd be comfortable. I'm up for trying anything, really, just not long-term unless I know it's someplace I'll enjoy.

Currently: future psychiatrist (med school =P)
Previously: investor relations (top consulting firm), M&A consulting (Big 4), M&A banking (MM)

Jun 4, 2012

NYC => (London for a month of training) => Hong Kong (nope I don't speak Cantonese, I came here and picked up a bit) => going back to NYC => who knows where's next? Went to look at Dubai but decided against it.

Jun 4, 2012

The motherfucking moon if its goldman

Jun 4, 2012

Still looking at a move to India so...far as fuck?

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Jun 4, 2012

I am a Londoner but have moved to New York for a HF position and am now moving to Hong Kong for another role having never been to Asia before. It's worth it.

Jun 5, 2012

Do not sell out Houston or Dallas. They are not NYC or Chicago, but the cost of living in those places is so freakin' low that it's like living in a different country. $100K in H-Town is like making $250 in NYC.

Jun 3, 2012
FormerHornetDriver:

Do not sell out Houston or Dallas. They are not NYC or Chicago, but the cost of living in those places is so freakin' low that it's like living in a different country. $100K in H-Town is like making $250 in NYC.

They can't be that cheap.

  • How much does it cost to rent a two bedroom condo (say 1,500 SF or so) in a good location?
  • What about dinner at one of the 10 best restaurants in the city?
  • I'm assuming you'll need a car for these cities. Do cars costs that much less there?

These just cover rent/housing, entertainment and transportation. Where are the savings?

Jun 3, 2012
Relinquis:
FormerHornetDriver:

Do not sell out Houston or Dallas. They are not NYC or Chicago, but the cost of living in those places is so freakin' low that it's like living in a different country. $100K in H-Town is like making $250 in NYC.

They can't be that cheap.

  • How much does it cost to rent a two bedroom condo (say 1,500 SF or so) in a good location?
  • What about dinner at one of the 10 best restaurants in the city?
  • I'm assuming you'll need a car for these cities. Do cars costs that much less there?

These just cover rent/housing, entertainment and transportation. Where are the savings?

The cost of living in Houston is mad cheap. I have a friend who works at a PE firm specializing in O&G, he told me he has his own place, thats like 600 SF, and its in a nice area. He is paying like $900 a month. In addition, the cost of food is cheap as well. He did say you need a car, but the environment is much more relaxed and cheaper than NYC. Also they don't pay state tax in Texas so you get to keep more of your income.

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