Jefferies - Houston Energy Group

Does anyone know the details regarding Jefferies' Energy Group in Houston? I would like to know more about 1) compensation for analysts, 2) deal flow, 3) future outlook, 4) overall culture of people there, and 5) exit opportunities. Also in regards to exit opps, how supportive are the senior bankers in helping you place into PE if that's the route you wish to take? I know there's a lot of bashing on Jefferies on WSO for some reason, and please reply only if you have valid information regarding this specific group and can give unbiased opinions.

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Nov 17, 2013

you get paid a lot if youre good

Mar 28, 2014

I hear they suck.

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Nov 17, 2013

Deal flow decent. Used to do all Chesapeake stuff. McClendon is gone so that may change. Hours brutal. Placement ok.

Nov 20, 2013

so without chesapeake in the picture, there's not too much going on?

Mar 28, 2014

also interested

Mar 28, 2014

Interested as well...interviewing soon

Mar 28, 2014

Jefferies energy sent an analyst to KKR a while back and seems like it sends analysts to the bigger energy MMs on the reg. This is for Houston btw

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Nov 17, 2013

^That pretty much sums it up. They're infamous in Houston for having terrible hours, but they seem like a pretty cool group of people (based on my limited interaction with them). I believe they have had placements into Denham recently, and sent a guy to KKR a little while ago.

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Mar 28, 2014

If they could keep it up.....

Mar 28, 2014

Equities in Dallas...

Mar 28, 2014

Jeffries sucks

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Mar 28, 2014

Jefferies is a great group. They have excellent deal flow and have done some kickass deals. As a native houston-ite i can tell you they have been around, and will be around, for some time. One of their Senior VP's spoke at a club meeting and from his insight; they have above average compensation and of course a work till your drop expectation.

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Nov 20, 2013

bump

Mar 28, 2014

That sounds pretty typical, and expect a pretty technical interview. My experience was split 50/50 between technicals and fit, with one guy asking most of the technicals and another asking most of the fit.

I'd definitely brush up on their recent deals (they were on the Apache - Cordillera deal) and whats been going on in the industry, but I don't recall them asking any industry or company specific questions. But it's a good chance to show-off your knowledge with follow-up questions that are related to this.

Mar 28, 2014

It is a typical energy IBD interview in my experience. People are very down to earth there.

Mar 28, 2014

For deals, you should look up some shale deals that office did. Good luck, Jefferies' energy group is absolutely murdering it right now.

Mar 28, 2014

Thank you all!! i really appreciate your help.
i guess im just weirded out by the prospect of having people join in and out during the interview... and it seems way too long for a phone interview haha. anyway thank you all again

Nov 20, 2013
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Nov 20, 2013