Comments (19)

Feb 11, 2010

Assuming that this is in the us, I would say:

Citi or CS for culture
Barcap or CS for prestige
Citi for dealflow though it's heavily dependant on the group

Feb 11, 2010

why do people consider citi a lower BB? on all league tables they are around 3-5. is their IBD group larger than other groups so the per capita deals are less?

Feb 11, 2010

I think they are referring to their current bad rep in the media, other than that they are top BB

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Feb 7, 2020

Top? never heard that

Feb 11, 2010

Because people are dumb and give in to populous, media BS. Those clients who are actually on the front-lines and know the business realize Citi IBD is still very strong, as evident by their deal flow/league tables.

Feb 11, 2010

They are still good, but morale there sucks.

Feb 11, 2010

yeah don't understand why citi gets so much shit given their standing in not only worldwide but US league tables...

Feb 11, 2010

I agree with the above posts regarding citi.

It is all about closing deals.

Feb 11, 2010

go with Citi - best overall experience.

Feb 11, 2010

I have an offer on the table from Citi (did they give everyone on this board a job?). The office I interviewed at seemed pretty up tight culture wise. Also, I did a linked check on Citi analysts in PE, one in a megafund after MBA, and maybe a dozen or so in shops I hadn't heard of. What's the consensus on coverage groups that do their own M&A (I know Citi has a specific M&A group, but this office said they do their own)?

Feb 13, 2010


Feb 14, 2010

in terms of money, i think Barcap offers the most, followed by citi.

but in terms of exposure (specifically for US), Citi and CS is way to go.

Citi for all of its bad rep, still has a strong deal flow due to its network and relationships. but of course things will change if their dealmakers start leaving.

Feb 15, 2010

Base pay's the same across most banks. CS and Citi both pay overtime, Barcap doesn't to my knowledge.

Feb 15, 2010

paid on drugs?!

Feb 15, 2010

Yes for Summer Analyst positions.

Mar 3, 2010

yes i can confirm there is overtime for citi

Mar 8, 2010

yep overtime for Citi, I just got my offer package..thats what it states.

Signs of Recession:
Banker: "Where's me Bonus?"
Yuppie: "Whadya mean I have to actually work?"
Fox Rock Mum: "Lidl's the place to be seen in now!"
Cowen: "It's not my fault that me and my party are complete f**k-ups - it's the recession silly!"

Oct 30, 2010

Hey, I've got a Citi IBD Summer interview on Tuesday (EMEA London).

Since All you guys seem to have Citi offers, I thought I'd ask:

Did they ask you about specific deals in Interview - If so what level of detail?
Any other Info on Citi deals would be useful - I'm looking everywhere but can't find specifics.


Nov 1, 2010