Offer decision: GS or GOOG SA
Wondering if I can get some opinions on this decision.
I go to a state school on the east coast, I've grown up on the east coast and never been to California. I am pretty comfortable with NYC and my family is relatively close.
I have 2 offers I am considering, but don't have much time to decide.
GS New York in a middle office Risk Management role supporting IBD. This would be at 200 West, their very nice headquarters.
Google BOLD program in Mountainview at the Googleplex. Role is as a Financial Analytics Analyst. Diversity program.
Thoughts? More info below
These are for summer analyst between Junior and Senior year
Two great names and great companies, I know lots of people at both companies.
I have a strong network at GS, and many of my friends would be living in the city as well.
I am a finance major, and ideally I'd like to continue in financial services.
GS pays more, but has worse quality of life
Google has a 1 hour commute via bus every day from San Fran to Mountain View
I think the work at GS would be more interesting, but life at Google is hard to beat. Both firms offer good mobility within the firm if I chose to move to a different division.
I have been having a lot of trouble with this decision, so any input would be helpful.