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Feb 2, 2010

Depends where you want to work full time. From what I understand, Rothschild is very prestigious in London. Otherwise if you want to work in NYC full time, then I would rank them as follows:
1. Lazard NYC
2. Credit Suisse NYC
3. Rothschild
4. MS in Madrid

Feb 2, 2010

How did you ended with this wide swath of offers? Why would any one work in a backwater office such as MS in Madrid? Where is the Rothschild offer for?

If you gave us more colour, we would be more helpful...

Feb 2, 2010

Just curious, what's the typical offer acceptance time ? From what I know it's 10-20 days. Must be tough to get all these offers all in line for the respective deadlines. Congrats man!

I would personally go for CS NYC. Solid brand name and good international exposure. Laz NYC is also solid. It's a matter of preference.

Feb 2, 2010

I would die for Lazard

Feb 2, 2010

The answer is LAZ NYC. Significantly better than CS in NYC (or pretty much anywhere, for that matter), ESPECIALLY if you're looking for prestige.

Rothschild is rightly seen as very prestigious/reputable in London, but it still largely does MM deals, so it should come second.

CS NYC is still a NY BB, so it comes third in your prestige listing, not very far behind Rothschild.

MS Madrid is in a backwater economy that is being royally raped by EU integration. They should come last in your rankings.

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Feb 2, 2010
drexelalum11:

The answer is LAZ NYC. Significantly better than CS in NYC (or pretty much anywhere, for that matter), ESPECIALLY if you're looking for prestige.

Rothschild is rightly seen as very prestigious/reputable in London, but it still largely does MM deals, so it should come second.

CS NYC is still a NY BB, so it comes third in your prestige listing, not very far behind Rothschild.

MS Madrid is in a backwater economy that is being royally raped by EU integration. They should come last in your rankings.

Rothschild London does mostly MM deals? Drexelalum11, check mergermarket and other website before you talk.

Rothschild NYC does more MM deals, but Rothschild London is just like Lazard NYC, plenty of transactions over 1B, even if measured in EUR term.

Feb 2, 2010

I'd go with Lazard or Rothschild. Lazard in NYC is great, but so is Rothschild in Europe. If it were Lazard NYC vs. Rothschild NYC, I'd probably go with Lazard. In London, it's more of a toss up. I'd give the slight edge to Lazard, though.

Feb 2, 2010

Looking for prestige? Haha. Oh man I love how naive people are. You should look at the group and culture of the bank you'll be working for. As far as exit opps, they are simiar between CS, Lazard, Rothschild.

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Feb 2, 2010

what are the job scopes/roles, these will help if you can tell us more..

if you are talking about exit opps, its the job function that matters more than the name of the bank..

Feb 2, 2010

I'm curious how you got offers for NYC, London, and Madrid. Did you apply to Rothschild NYC and London? Did you apply to MS NYC and Madrid? Seems like strange geographical preferences. Where did you interview for which offices?

Feb 2, 2010

Agree with Banker88, also wanna know how did you apply to Morgan Stanley and why Madrid?

Feb 2, 2010

What kind of culture are you looking for? Isn't there quite a difference between the CS culture and Lazard culture. I know this may vary with group but in general.

Feb 2, 2010

Im from Barcelona.
I really want to work in IB so I decided to diversify my applications. It is easier for me to get a job in Madrid. So I applied there, just in case my abroad applications didnt work. For instance, tomorrow I have a phone interview for GS Madrid.
My applications:
- Madrid: GS and MS
- London: Rothschild and UBS
- NY: CS, Lazard and JPMorgan
Right now I'm studying in Wharton as an exchange student. So, I did many interviews by phone or video conferencing. In other cases I had to go NY.
I dont really care about the culture of a corporation, their only objective is to make profits... My objective is to grow in experience, networking and prestige... So, thats what Im looking for.

Feb 3, 2010

Just being curious, why didn't you applied to the aforementioned CS, Lazard and Rothschild in Madrid or London? Coming from Spain, how is IB there? Who are the players in Madrid? I'm German and always had a penchant to go working there..
And a lateral question, as a European did you had any problems applying to NYC (CS, Lazard and JPMorgan)? I understand that getting sponsorship for a visa must be much easier from a BB like JP Morgan than Lazard right?

Feb 3, 2010

You guys are getting trolled. I understand NY/London, but Madrid is completely out of place

Feb 5, 2010
PussInBoots:

You guys are getting trolled.

Please explain "getting trolled."

Feb 3, 2010

^^^ agreed. I smell troll

Feb 3, 2010

Nobody would go to Spain. Maybe there are a few players like BBVA and Santander but these are all banks and there are nearly no PE firms either...and I am not even talking about the deal flow... In my opinion only London is valid in Europe. To answer the question I would go to Lazard NYC

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Feb 3, 2010

Take MS in Madrid - leave the country and don't come back. Thanks.

Feb 3, 2010

You do realize that you can make a great IB career in Continental Europe (Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Milan) right?

May 9, 2018

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Feb 13, 2010

My suggestion is that you go work for Deloitte in Beijing....the less tools around here the better

Jan 26, 2014

lol

Jan 26, 2014
princetin:

lol

Thanks for the bump.

Jan 26, 2014
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Jan 26, 2014
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"Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be"