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May 18, 2020 - 1:07am

Have heard good things overall. Well respested.

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May 18, 2020 - 9:04am

know someone personally going there that I regard as one of those genuinely intelligent people / rockstars / god status. however there's also someone else who's smart on paper, decently intelligent, but not god status (nowhere near, pretty normal/ not spectacular).

they do sourcing as a big part of the job which I personally don't like but is something to consider (you interact with execs etc which can be a plus. depends on what you like tbh)

for that guy I mentioned I am trying to push them into a better role eg sequoia, Andersen, Bessemer, Summit, etc.

edited: I think it's hard, but not harder than good IB shops

May 22, 2020 - 1:15pm

A big part of Sequoia's ethos is "Always Be Sourcing" and every VC spends a ton of time sourcing soooooo I'm not sure how pushing your friend into Sequoia/Andreessen/Bessemer is going to help him get away from that.

May 18, 2020 - 9:46am

Insight is a top shop. If you can get in there for a junior summer, I highly recommend it. People exit to top early-stage vcs, other growth shops, and leadership roles at startups. If you're interested in investing + tech, Insight and GS TMT are the best possible starting points.

I recently spoke with a VP there (I'm associate level), and it's almost impossible to get in there post-analyst if you're not at GS TMT or McK. If I were an undergrad I'd put a lot of effort into learning what the analysts day to day is like, see if it's something you're interested in and start learning the 'technicals' of GE.

May 22, 2020 - 5:22am

Have talked with someone at the firm and they recruit exclusively at top Ivies (mostly Harvard)
If you join the firm ft out of undergrad, expect to do mainly sourcing works


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May 22, 2020 - 1:43pm

Pretty unrelated, but I remember applying there for an internship back in undergrad. I went to a complete and utter non-target, so I knew I wouldn't have a shot in hell, but decided it would just be one more rejection for the pile so why not.

Part of the interview involved sending them a video cover letter, which I hadn't heard of before (learned it was just a Hirevue, except not on the Hirevue platform). I looked it up and saw a whole bunch of them were posted online in public YouTube and Vimeo links, and all of them were a bunch of grainy and poorly lit videos of uncomfortable-looking dudes awkwardly staring into their webcams and repeating their resumes.

So what I did instead was just put my resume and answers to their questions in a slideshow, convert it into a video and send it over. After a few days they sent me an invite to the next round, but I turned it down to interview with the bank I would end up interning with instead.

Anyways, hope that helps answer how hard it is to get a job there.

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Jun 24, 2020 - 12:11am

I have a virtual cover letter for Insight Partners due soon... Are there any industry specific questions? I might need to brush up a bit.

Also – what are opinions on an internship offer here (for junior SA) over top BBs? I eventually want to go into the buyside if that helps to contextualize

  • Intern in IB - Gen
Jun 24, 2020 - 7:14pm

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