OFFER DECISION: UBS Healthcare VS Intuit CorpFin VS Mercer Consulting

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Hey guys, I wanted to see what you thought about this. I'm currently deciding between three offers: UBS Healthcare Investment Banking, Intuit's Financial Rotational Development Program, and Mercer's Human Capital Consulting Analyst positions. I'm personally interested in a position in corporate development and strategy at a company like Google as a long-term career goal. I'm currently leaning towards Intuit because in the rotation you have the opportunity to place into Intuit's Corporate Strategy and Development group. Investment banking is definitely a great way to gain modeling and financial skills, but I'm not really interested in the healthcare sector at all. Additionally, I enjoyed my interviews at Mercer and it might be a good place to learn, but I am worried about the narrow focus on HR consulting that Mercer has. I don't think there'd be a way to break into tech corp dev without applying to business school for Mercer, although that might apply for all three positions. Any advice on which offer is ideal? Thanks.

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Mar 19, 2010

UBS IBD you idiot, HR consulting sucks and I've never even heard of Intuit

Mar 19, 2010

Up to you: Intuit vs UBS. seems like you have a very particular goal in mind and Intuit will give you a chance to get into corp strategy and development quite directly. not sure about UBS, especially their HC team but if you didn't have an idea of what you wanted to do, I would go UBS. talk to the people again... this is a banking board I'm sure you know what we're all going to say.

no to HR consulting unless you want to become a shirley

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Mar 19, 2010

^^ second that

Mar 19, 2010

I'd go UBS since it'll give you a lot of exposure to banking, which, to some extent, allows you to see how high level decisions are made. UBS's brand name > Intuit. When you do decide to exit from investment banking, you can go back to MBA and and go into corp. finance or directly go from UBS to corp. finance.

Mar 19, 2010

intuit. are you ananth?

ubs has been decimated, and even if it hasn't been, most people on the street think it has been.

moelis left. lorello (healthcare head) left. go figure. i say intuit.

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Mar 19, 2010

HR consulting sucks.

UBS HC will offer you an opportunity to go into corpdev, should you hate banking or not make the PE cut, but Intuit will probably not offer an opportunity to go into IBD without significant effort and/or business school. From the optionality perspective alone, UBS is a better choice.

Mar 19, 2010

Actually one thing I forgot to include was that the UBS Healthcare offer is only for SA, not for full time. So the problem is that if I took UBS Healthcare it might not lead to an offer, and if it did it would be for next year's incoming analyst class. Business school is an option that I've thought about in maybe 4 years. Overall, it would be difficult to do the UBS Healthcare SA and then recruit for full-time positions since I'm currently a graduating senior and wouldn't have access to OCR for next fall's recruiting. Intuit starts immediately.

Mar 19, 2010

thoughts on Jefferies vs UBS -- which is the better option if interested in healthcare? Jef has a stronger team but UBS has the stronger name

Mar 19, 2010

I would take UBS HC and roll the dice with recruiting next year. Much stronger name to have on your resume. And im pretty sure no one outside of IB knows that UBS HC is garbage these days....that said i have friends still in UBS HC and they pitch like its their job....cause it is.

Mar 19, 2010

ubs hc doe ssuck. do not go to ubs hc

Mar 19, 2010

hungry, you really think that it'd be best to roll the die on full-time recruiting next season? The big risk is that you can't apply to most OCR job postings as an alumni, and giving up the two offers is tough if you don't even have a good shot at the next recruiting cycle. UBS Healthcare has taken a huge hit recently and I also heard that they mostly pitch because of a lack of deals, so I'm not sure how much transaction experience I would really get. I spoke with some people at Mercer and it seems like the only exit opportunities lie in going to business school and switching into another career. I just don't want to waste a good opportunity, but between these three choices it's pretty difficult to choose.

Mar 19, 2010

Again, as someone stated above, this is an IB board full of IB whores with an ax to grind. I'm a big risk taker so I would go with the SA at UBS above Mercer and Intuit. It's definitely up to you. I did a BB SA in undergrad cause i didn't know what I wanted to do with my life and got interviews all over the place in the fall from the most random companies. They see the name and understand that you are smart and can work hard. Plus you will set yourself up for stronger placement in corp dev (for bigger firms) and, down the line, b-school.

Also consider maybe delaying graduation for a semester if you want another shot at OCR...if u can afford it

Mar 19, 2010

well pitching all the time isn't so bad is it?

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Mar 19, 2010

Even if it was a choice between a top MM (Jefferies not HC, HLHZ not restructuring) and Mercer/Intuit I would go with the MM

1) HR will not get you into google corp dev. Outside of maybe GE, Pepsi and a few others...HR gets no respect
2) Intuit is a relatively small company and won't get you the same exposure as IB. Even if you are starting in corp dev...you'll be hard pressed to leverage that into a similar role at a company the size of google.

Mar 19, 2010

Do not go to Mercer.

"I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcom

Mar 19, 2010

Go with UBS. Even if that does not pan out, you can go with FT recruiting and recruit for other groups. With an IBD internship, you should be able to get most interviews (assuming you have OCR and a good GPA).

Mar 19, 2010

I would do that if I had OCR, but I actually will not since I am graduating this semester. My school doesn't allow me to delay my graduation, so next semester I will be classified as an alum. Thoughts?

Mar 19, 2010

in that case, what's the likelihood you will get a FT offer from UBS vs. Intuit?

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Mar 20, 2010

Intuit sucks, a very mediocre place to work for

Mar 20, 2010

probably 70% at UBS, but Intuit is already a FT offer. TheBenevolent, could you explain why Intuit is a mediocre place to work, and why you think it sucks?

Mar 20, 2010

Go for intuit, ubs is on its heels

Mar 20, 2010
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