I started to seriously think about a sales andcareer basically four months ago, and this forum definitely helped me prepare well for the interviews. I got several offers and now I am deciding between S&T and CS S&T Fixed Income. I would appreciate any advice/tips/past experience on this decision. In particular, I am wondering whether someone can answer any of the following:
- Does anyone know the nature of the JPM program? Is it rotational and do you have a say on the placement preference? One really good thing about the CS program is that it is a 3 3-week rotational program, and the intern's preference is taken into consideration.
- In terms in prestige, which one has better name for S&T ? I know that everyone says for S&T there is no ranking and it really depends on products and desks. However, as I have no idea which desk I want to be, I want to know the general S&T strength of these two banks.
- Do people have past stats on % of SA that received FT offer in each of the two banks? HR's are reluctant to give out such info. I heard contradictory info on both said. Some said CS had a very bad rate last year, (6 out of 11), but some said it is actually 16 out of 20... I heard something similar regarding JPM's program.
- At the end of the day, how much should I put "firm culture" into consideration? Everyone says CS is warm and friendly and chill, and I do think all my interviewers at CS are super super nice human beings. But how much does it matter to a entry-level person? I mean, as a trader or salesperson, your MD probably can't screw you up as hard as they do in , right?
I would like to thank in advance for any input!