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Mar 9, 2010

Industrials has always been the busiest group at Opco. You can ask any analyst on Wall Street. An industrials analyst or two from Opco moved to Moelis in 2008.

Mar 9, 2010

You can say breadth of experience, huge sector with lots and lots of niche sectors within it, chance to work with real manufacturing companies driving the real economy, etc.

Mar 9, 2010

thank you very much for your comments, anyone else?

Mar 9, 2010

anyone?

Mar 9, 2010
Mar 10, 2010

thanks for your comment charmwithsubstance, you are very helpful

Mar 10, 2010

Spend more time adapting an answer that actually incorporates your own story instead of just waiting for more cookie cutter responses.

Mar 10, 2010

They'll likely grill you on your aspirations of becoming a PE-douchebag.

Mar 10, 2010

huh? Could you be more specific

Mar 10, 2010

i spoke with some people in the M&A group over there. It seems to be a rather boring and strict group.

However. I see that you have been interviewing around a lot and maybe you might want to think about your interview approach instead?

Mar 10, 2010

Not really sure how specific groups interview, but a friend of mine interviewed and ended up interning at Oppenheimer last summer. according to him, interviews were pretty standard. any interviews w analysts will be very casual whereas associates and especially the directors will ask quite technical questions. MD interviews are kind of a toss up. are you interviewing for SA or FT?

in terms of culture, i know industrials used to be known for working their analysts the hardest, but according to the friend that has changed. he says health care works the hardest now, with m&a close behind.

good luck

Mar 10, 2010

A lot of technicals in M&A. Industry groups mostly fit based.

Mar 10, 2010

M &A is technical- but very easy- I recommend you review Enterprise value, accretion/dilution, etc. Anything you would learn in financial modeling.

Mar 10, 2010

anything else

Mar 10, 2010

M&A --> incredibly boring group.

Mar 10, 2010

when you guys say boring, what do you mean, like the culture wise or the deal flow

Mar 10, 2010

Culture.

Mar 10, 2010

thank you every one for your comment!

Mar 10, 2010

anyone else would love to hear from as many as possible

Mar 10, 2010

anyone?

Mar 10, 2010

I had an interview with the M&A dept -
My interviewers seemed to constantly mention who their previous employers were. And then continued to mention it. It seemed like every interviewer started every sentence with "when i was a bear, or when i was at JP Morgan..." I cant say I enjoyed meeting those guys - in my limited interaction.

In terms of the interview, it was entirely technical. Not too hard, but they did their best to apply pressure. The questions were relatively simple and fundamental, but were phrased in complicated situations.

Mar 10, 2010

wow, seems like everyone is not so fond of the MA group...I am really curious to meet them but this is just a phone interview so i dont know how it will be played out

Mar 10, 2010

I second avery's comment - each interviewer talked about their previous firm, many seemed to have a massive chip on their shoulder. Not a fan of the M&A team either.

Mar 10, 2010

thanks guys this has been really helpful

Mar 10, 2010

anything else to addd

Mar 10, 2010

failed the ma interview...i am so stupid

Mar 10, 2010

Actually, i got to the second round for the Industrial group, any more advice for the super day? Thank you so much guys, had it not been for these great advice, i wouldnt be able to make it through so please help me out again

Mar 10, 2010

anyone?

Mar 10, 2010

anyone at all?

Mar 10, 2010

ANYONE?

Mar 10, 2010
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