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Nov 13, 2014

In the order you listed them. Fin.

Nov 13, 2014

Close call between Moelis and Evercore. Moelis will get you about 170k as a first year while Evercore will pay you in the 145-155 range. The others are both ~140k. As far as placements go, top kids at Moelis generally have their pick to wherever they want with top PE. Evercore has been good too, but slightly less in the top PE firms and more middle market. Jefferies and DB dont even come close...Moelis makes you work harder too depending on the office...NY is similar to Evercore while LA is pretty crazy. If you can work relatively hard, then definitely go to Moelis. If not so, then Evercore is my suggestion.

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Nov 13, 2014
alphasapphire:

Close call between Moelis and Evercore. Moelis will get you about 170k as a first year while Evercore will pay you in the 145-155 range. The others are both ~140k. As far as placements go, top kids at Moelis generally have their pick to wherever they want with top PE. Evercore has been good too, but slightly less in the top PE firms and more middle market. Jefferies and DB dont even come close...Moelis makes you work harder too depending on the office...NY is similar to Evercore while LA is pretty crazy. If you can work relatively hard, then definitely go to Moelis. If not so, then Evercore is my suggestion.

170k as first year?!?!!? can someone confirm this?

Nov 13, 2014
wallstreet321:

170k as first year?!?!!? can someone confirm this?

Ya, that seems a little ridiculous. Which elite boutiques pay the most? I'm guessing it would go:
1. Centerview
2. Blackstone
3. Moelis / Greenhill
4. Lazard / Perella / Evercore

Everyone's thoughts?

Robert Clayton Dean: What is happening?
Brill: I blew up the building.
Robert Clayton Dean: Why?
Brill: Because you made a phone call.

Jan 21, 2015

For which location is this?

Nov 13, 2014

You can't go wrong with Moelis LA and Evercore.

Nov 13, 2014

Info above is misleading. I know for a fact that overall comp at Both Moelis and Evercore in 2013 for analyst was the same - $150k. BX is 5k less and Centerview is 10 - 15k higher. Evercore was 152.5k in 2014, dont know if Moelis was higher or lower but I am pretty sure it was not much different.
Its a toss up between Moelis and Evercore, but given culture, I would go for Evercore over Moelis anyday. In terms of placement you will get the exact same interviews from both places, it really depends on how strong of a candidate you are!

Nov 13, 2014

^ Sounds about right from what I've seen/heard. If you choose Moelis over EVR, think you'd regret it on a cultural level for sure. Only real pro to Moelis vs. EVR is if you want to do RX and your offer is for EVR M&A.

Dec 1, 2014

Why does everyone think Moelis has a bad culture? I have spoken with a number of Moelis analysts and it seems like the culture there is actually pretty decent (at least at a junior interaction level), it's just that you work long hours due to the amount of live deals you get staffed on.

Dec 15, 2014

Yeah your numbers for both BX and Centerview are wrong. I'd recommend not making statements in absolutes unless you're actually sure of their veracity.

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Nov 13, 2014

I hope first year comp is the deciding factor in your decision - good luck!

Nov 13, 2014

I would say Evercore hands down. I don't think Moelis NY is as strong as LA and I've heard nothing but great things from friends at Evercore.

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