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May 3, 2018

Which offices?

May 3, 2018

All SF/Menlo Park

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May 3, 2018

MS Menlo is just tech, FYI. And that's arguably the best tech group (though I gather GS has been killing it recently), so would take that if you don't mind being in Menlo Park.

Didn't even know Citi had a tech group out there, so take from that what you will.

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May 3, 2018

MS TMT > JPM TMT > Citi TMT

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May 3, 2018

MS without question.

May 4, 2018

Surprised - you have an offer from all 3, so presumably you're better qualified than most of the board to answer. But popular wisdom says that only is MS a much better bank than either of the other two, but also has the best West Coast tech practice.

May 8, 2018

I should point out that the d-bag factor is a huge part of my calculus here. Prestige matters less to me than most on this board, so I'm gauging the trade-off between lesser cachet and higher moment-to-moment well being if there is one. Thus, I have some doubts about MS being the clear winner since the elite @$$hole vibe's pretty real there.

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May 8, 2018

And what are your thoughts on JPM and C's people? Both of these banks are expected to use balance sheet to support their M&A business, but that means you enter credit memo territory. Shot in the dark: moment-to-moment wellbeing crafting one of these boring ass credit memos (and harangue with the Risk department) might not be so high for someone who sounds as smart/broad perspective as you do.

May 8, 2018

What's your background? Curious to hear how you positioned yourself to receive the offers.

"Truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry."

May 8, 2018

Yes, MS does have an elitist vibe, but JPM also has a very politicky vibe from my understanding of a couple of friends' accounts.

One other thing to think about is the kind of work you'll be doing. The MS tech equity practice is the best in the world, without a doubt, and so that means you'll be doing a lot of IPOs (not super technically demanding processes, but stimulating from a positioning standpoint if that's your thing), as well as tending to work with companies who need equity financing as opposed to debt financing (so earlier stage, could be somewhat skewed towards software and internet as opposed to working with very mature, potentially some skew towards semis & networking). All in though, I'd still take MS over the other two no question, but get ready to grind

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May 8, 2018
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