Operations analyst at Nomura VS Commercial banking at Citi

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Received an offer for operations analyst 2 year program from Nomura and Commercial banking 2.5 year rotation program at Citi. Which one do you guys think is better in terms of exit opportunities, for b-school experience and in terms of overall learning scope?

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Oct 31, 2015

Depends on what you want? Obviously commercial at Citi generally speaking. Better brand name plus at it could be a front office role.

In fact, there's no question you should take commercial at Citi unless you are an odd one.

Oct 31, 2015

Do you have an idea of how much commercial banking pays and perks?

Nov 5, 2015

Pay- Typical 1st-yr analyst out of u-grad is $55-65k base, $5-10k signing, $5-$10k bonus. I would probably say in your 2.5 yrs, you could expect to take home an average of $70k/yr all in.

Perks- Hours are pretty good. Typical week is 55-60 hrs with little weekend work. Another perk- while the deals you work on are simpler, you will do a lot more deals than IB. Great exposure to many different industries/companies. Analyst roles will eventually feed into RM roles, which is where CB gets attractive. Can make $200k+ working 40hr weeks in 7-8 years if you can sell.

Nov 5, 2015

which school are you going?

Nov 5, 2015
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