NGT Zurich vs. JP Dubai

Hi guys! I was wondering if some people more experienced people than me would be able to provide some pros/ cons regarding starting a career in IB in Nomura Greentech Zurich vs JP Morgan Dubai. I am curious about what would you guys do in this specific scenario. I personally lean on NGT as the sector is growing fast and living in Europe is better long term, but I'm open to different views. Thank you in advance!

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Sep 23, 2021 - 9:07am

I doubt you will find many, if any, people that have made this choice. Switzerland and Dubai could not be any more different culturally. Also, do you like mountains or a steamy desert? I'd focus more on where you want to live vs the specific job as these are so different. Also, have you spent much time in either location? Both have cultural integration issues that some foreigners face. I'm American but come from a Swiss family. I am totally comfortable there but have seen friends struggle with the culture. I've also spent a good bit of time in the Middle East, including Dubai, for work. I could never live there…too hot, and I'd never be in the inner circle. 

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Sep 25, 2021 - 12:00pm

That was the point I was trying to make. Swiss culture is highly insular. I look Swiss, have a clearly Swiss name and speak Swiss German so for me it is a bit different even if I'm not actually from there. 

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Oct 14, 2021 - 6:05pm

I have seen quite a few people get an internal transfer or lateral to another bank. I personally know a couple of people who traded up firm wise while lateraling from Dubai to London. Think mid tier BB to top EB and another from a small EB team to a top group at GS/ MS/ JPM

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Oct 20, 2021 - 3:44pm

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