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  • Consultant in Consulting
Oct 11, 2021 - 7:20pm

Pretty sure London is better on all fronts (be it WLB, culture, comp, opportunities, etc.). For culture it is quite subjective but I think French culture is way more stiff and hierarchical than anglo-saxon work culture. Not to say that Paris is a bad place, still a premier financial centre but I think London wins hands down.

  • Consultant in Consulting
Oct 12, 2021 - 5:16pm

Interesting, maybe at junior levels but I think it plateaus much more quickly no (at least that is the preconception I had regarding continental offices in general)? And including French taxation it can't be that much better of a deal? Genuinely curious, my only true datapoint was internship pay which is beyond garbage at most places in Paris.

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
Oct 12, 2021 - 5:31pm

?? That is just wrong lol. What are your data points?

Cannot comment at the senior level but for juniors, salaries are higher in Paris while taxes are somewhat similar. CoL is lower. If you factor in participation/intéressement, there is no match.

I had offers in both cities and friends working in both as well. Even weak banks such as SG offer c.100kEUR packages.

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  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
Oct 12, 2021 - 5:39pm

Analyst TC in London at PE (& therefore I assume IB too) is ~£100-150k. Assoc 1 promotion ~£230k ($300k) + co-invest/ carry.

No friends I know in Paris make that much and London taxes are probably lower. France is basically a socialist gulag.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Oct 13, 2021 - 1:18pm

SG is not weak in Paris mate. Worked at a US BB in Paris and from what I have seen, SG fares much much better than the US counterparts in Paris. Both in advisory and in financing. 

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Oct 12, 2021 - 7:37pm

Don't chose on a marginal 10m income... wtf. 

London is the best city unless you hate the world outside France or can't live away from Your family 

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Oct 14, 2021 - 9:24am

Damn, wonder what happened to you that you're that salty and racist.

You may think what you want about most people in the picture but to include a child in your racism is exceptionally low. Would be pretty ashamed if I were you.

  • Intern in IB-M&A
Oct 15, 2021 - 3:15am

What's wrong with diversity? I'm sure you could take that kind of picture in the US or anywhere else in Europe. I hope you're a better consultant than that.... or you're just a shitty one

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