Need Advice: McKinsey vs Barclays
Hey there monkeys, long time lurker here with a tough decision upon me. I currently have 2 outstanding offers that explode soon:(did not intern there) both in NYC. For reference: would want to end at a / go through the PE pipeline if needed.
My question is: how hard is placing at Barclays without having interned there? From a top target, but do not have alumni in the common top "P&U, Nat Res, Industrials" groups. As per McKinsey, is MF recruiting still possible? (Not the typical BainCap, but APO, WP, Carlyle, etc). Biggest question: I am currently unsure of it all as I'm aware that the McK name carries more weight than Barclays, but am unsure how much consulting vs IB may limit me in the future (HF); I would not want to make a wrong choice early on.
Appreciate any and all advice!