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  2. The best of the back (or middle) office?

    obviously most people here are IBD or bust, but for those of us happy making a decent living and prioritize work and family time, what are some of the better roles in the BO and MO? the only real BO /MO role i am familiar with is Trade Support so i am int ...

    65 comments - 8 silver bananas - Feb 17 2018 - 1:45pm -

  3. BB Operations MD AMA

    Haven't seen too many posts to shed light on this so ask away. Also see my latest post here: // www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/how-to-get-the-md-t... Mod Note (Andy): This is an older AMA originally posted on 2/20/16 but the OP let me know he's ...

    121 comments - 15 silver bananas - Jan 30 2017 - 12:00am -

  4. What are considered back office roles in MBB?

    Apparently back office in consulting gets a ton of shit here on WSO. I know HR for sure counts as back office. But what else? back office to Wednesday, February 27, 2019- 4:55pm ...

    16 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 27 2019 - 5:00pm -

  5. 5 Benefits to Being in the Back Office

    I worked in the back office at an AM for 2 years before leaving for greener pastures. Now my job did suck, but there were a few benefits to the situation that I was in and that I'm sure a lot of you are in right now. 1. Free time at the office- The b ...

    88 comments - 17 silver bananas - May 29 2017 - 5:09am -

  6. How to Go From Back Office to Front Office

    in a few months i will be starting an investment banking operations job with JP Morgan. this job is typically considered a back office job. however, it has been described to me by the employer as a middle office type of job, because of the direct and imme ...

    132 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 25 2018 - 6:23pm -

  7. You might be in OPERATIONS...

    Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday- this was originally posted on 2/24/16. To see all of our top content from the past, click here. 1. If you like watching paint dry...........YOU MIGHT BE IN OPERATIONS 2. If you are a virgin living alone in a Hobok ...

    50 comments - 13 silver bananas - Mar 3 2016 - 8:01pm -

  8. Eat The Poor

    I have no problem understanding the privileged. I just place a pillow against the wall, bury the top of my head in it and perform a headstand. After a multi-minute lean against the wall, the blood rushing into my brain causes dizziness. Once I straighten ...

    120 comments - 4 silver bananas - Sep 23 2011 - 12:45pm -

  9. Equity Research Q&A with Flake

    Mod (Andy) note: This thread is from December '11, but Flake said he is still up for answering questions, so fire away Given the holiday season, I'm in a relatively good mood and feel the need to give back a little. I've seen a bunch of the ...

    153 comments - 18 silver bananas - Aug 27 2012 - 5:45am -

  10. AMA- Former Business Valuations Associate (BO-> Val-> Corp Dev)

    Maybe its just me (since I have selective reading, could very well be true) but when accounting firms and different groups within accounting firms are brought up "Business Valuations" is always asked about. So I thought would do an AMA on the my ...

    52 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 10 2014 - 10:11am -

  11. Your Guide To Back Office Fashion

    Dear Community, While reading through these forums, I have found many forum topics on what color the inside of your shoes should be on Tuesdays, if you work on the 100 block of West Street, but no one seems to comment on back office attire. Little do you ...

    59 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 17 2013 - 3:41pm -

  12. The Front Office of a Back Office is a Back Office

    Hey guys, The question I want to ask is whether audit at a Big 4 is actually considered FO in the exit opportunity sense and not just by pure definition. I actually worked for audit over the summer and definitely felt that it was more BO than FO. By defin ...

    41 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 31 2012 - 9:39pm -

  13. Used B-School to Move From Back Office to IBD Associate at 25

    I'm using a throwaway, but I've been on WSO for the last three years trying to move from a F500 back-office job Into M&A. I'm 25 and just landed an Associate gig at an elite boutique in M&A. I figured I would outline my story, and g ...

    27 comments - 8 silver bananas - Sep 16 2014 - 7:00pm -

  14. Back Office (BO) Product Control Finance- Salary after X years? (long-term)

    I am about to take a full time job working in product control (finance- back office) at Goldman Sachs and I was wondering how the salary progression will be like several years down the road. Irrelevant, but I took this position instead of a full time Audi ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  15. Is there a trend of respecting IT personel abit more?

    Now I don't mean the poor outsourced folks who you dial *9 on your cisco phones to complain when you spilt some coffee on the keyboard. I mean the guys who wrote your desk's pricing engine, your trading UI, your back office stuff and implement t ...

    24 comments - 1 silver bananas - Sep 15 2014 - 7:32pm -

  16. Not to be condescending, but why do such a variety a people read/post on this board?

    In the past weeks, I've read posts from persons with ops, ER, MO, legal, Corp dev, risk, etc., backgrounds. I'm not looking down on anyone with this post; I started in credit risk, would have been perfectly happy making a career of it if my firm ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 20 2016 - 8:21pm -

  17. Internal move from back office to front office after doing the CFA?

    I have spoken to various hedge fund and Asset Management employees and they have all recommended that I take a back office job and then work towards a front office fund management role after doing the CFA. Is this route common? Is it true that front offic ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 8:00pm -

  18. Back Office as a Sophomore

    Hello Everyone, Would accepting a back office operations position at a BB firm for my sophomore summer hurt my ability to get a FO SA role junior year?. Is this better/worse than a local PWN internship? Are there any other areas you would recommend that I ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:38pm -

  19. Back Office Trap- Need advice now

    dl fucked back office back office to front ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 6 2013 - 6:19pm -

  20. Wall Street Hiring From Within?

    Interesting article on Business Insider about how firms are starting to take loyalty seriously and hire from within: http://www.businessinsider.com/wall-street-hiring-... Any truth to this from anyone's viewpoint? BBs moving back to traditional route ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 16 2012 - 4:39pm -

  21. Should I quit my back office paid summer internship to study for the CFA/GMAT/something else

    I am a rising senior at at non-target majoring in STEM who has recently started a back office internship in a small Asset Management firm. When I was interviewing for the internship, I was led to believe that if I finished a set of back office work, I cou ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 1 2016 - 4:30pm -

  22. Back Office Vs. Front Office Personas

    Lets pretend that not necessarily everyone wants to achieve a front office position. I interned at the same prominent PE /Hedge Fund for 3 summers and experienced both the back and front offices. The people in the back were much more fun, they helped me w ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 14 2008 - 11:18pm -

  23. Back Office Jobs in PE

    Hi, So just out of curiosity, I was wondering what back office is like at a PE firm in terms of lifestyle, compensation, how interesting the work is, etc. Although doing front office work would be ideal, I, unlike many people on this site, don't thin ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 9 2010 - 3:20am -

  24. Do back office people know they are back office?

    So there's this group called Securities and Fund Services at Citi. From reading the website it sounds like ops to me. Would this be BO /MO? http://www. Citigroup.com/transactionservices/home/securities_svcs/index.jsp Furthermore, do the people that w ...

    23 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 26 2011 - 9:08pm -

  25. Back office BB vs boutique front

    If my goal is to eventually land a PE / HF / VC gig (after an MBA), which of the 2 is better (in terms of exit ops and transferable skills): 1) Analyst at top BB firm doing operations/ BO work (reconciling, settlement, P&I, 3rd party clearing, etc) 2) ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2012 - 9:11am -

  26. Back Office- Product Control/Finance SA at BB

    I'm new to the forum, and wanted to get your guys take on a back-office SA position in Finance/Product Control at a BB. I go to a NYC non-target school (think Pace, St. Johns, Fordham, Baruch, etc.), high gpa, and prior summer with Treasury at a fina ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 17 2009 - 1:23am -

  27. Back office bull

    Hey guys, been following this site for a long time and after seeing the wealth of information everyone has to offer I thought I could get a piece of the pie so to speak! I'm a 2nd year undergrad studying at a London university and have landed a summe ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2012 - 9:39pm -

  28. So be honest, can networking like a ninja overcome this???

    So, I have this friend who I've been trying to encourage to network. I'll call her Esperanza because I really love that word. She has overcome a lot of things already. She is a 1st generation student from a spanish speaking country. She doesn� ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 9 2012 - 10:38pm -

  29. Escaping middle office

    Do you know anyone who has done it? If so, what was their next step? What's the best way to get outta here? I'm 29 and I feel pigeonholed! Middle Office back office bulge Morgan Stanley ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 7 2015 - 8:08am -

  30. Goldman's First Year I-Bankers Moved To Back Office

    Oh, major burn here for first year Goldman people. Last week GS let go 3,000 employees, but now it's 'say hello to the back office ' for first years. http://clusterstock.alleyinsider.com/2008/11/goldm... Can anyone confirm this? If it happe ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 20 2008 - 5:25pm -

  31. Rank the Banks… Recruitment videos

    Recruitment season on Wall Street is slowly drawing to a close yet the banks have been doubling up on their recruitment material. First there was Goldman showing off why you should be in their back office and then there was Morgan Stanley's reality b ...

    13 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 22 2010 - 6:07pm -

  32. FO Hiring Up Significantly Over Last Year

    Here's a bit of good news if you're looking to break into a front office S&T or M&A role: the word has gone out to recruiters to fill the slots banks are expecting to lose after bonuses clear. Things are especially good (in London, anywa ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 6 2014 - 7:26am -

  33. Stuck in operations? Advice from a former victim

    Just to warn you in advance: You are about to read an article from a college kid who wasn't able to secure a front office role although having relevant finance- related experience. But what do you do after getting rejected from pretty much every job ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 5 2012 - 12:39am -

  34. Back office survival guide: About zombies and robots

    I finished my last article with the sentence "There are actually several ways to break out of operations" but before you break out you need to survive first. Believe me, the back office seems to be more relaxed than it actually is. Depending on ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 7 2012 - 11:12am -

  35. TA/Ops Analyst Role

    Is this back office? A friend of mine was offered a "hybrid" role, which combines trading assistant duties (trade execution) with operations analyst duties (trade reconciliation). Also, he would be programming to help out with trade automation a ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2010 - 2:35am -

  36. From Backoffice to Mid

    I am currently interning at a bank, as a project manager in operations. I have an interview at the end of the summer for any department i choose. I am intersted in what i do right now however i think i would like a middle office job a bit more. Should i t ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 9 2009 - 10:44am -

  37. Work experience vs. GMAT score for top business schools

    I am one year out of school and working BO in asset management. The job basically consists of low level accounting work for about 45 hours a week doing the same tasks every day with little opportunity to get on other projects. You can always do your best ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 29 2018 - 10:39am -

  38. What is the point of "being in a revenue-generating position?"

    After reading multiple threads on front office vs. back office, the phrase that I see often is "You always want to be in a revenue-generating position when you start your career." Just curious to see why this is so. Why is front office looked up ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 13 2009 - 2:53pm -

  39. JPM Corporate Wholesale Credit Risk Reporting Analyst.. Middle Office role? Back Office role?

    I just had an interview for JPM Corporate Wholesale Credit Risk Reporting Analyst.. Though I'm certain that this isn't a FO role, I'm not quite sure if this is a MO or BO role. I would be happy if this is a MO role but when I asked whether ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 2 2014 - 4:38pm -

  40. Getting pigion holed, need your advice

    Been working for two and a half yrs in the back office and want to eventually work in the front in an investment capacity. The thing is, I do not want to get pigeon-holed into this kind of job, but at the same time, the economy is not doing well and there ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2012 - 9:03am -

  41. is this a back office job?

    hey guys, im currently in a job search and i came across some postings that i wanted to clarifyon. I found the following job description and can someone please explain whether its a " back office " job or not? Job Functions, Unique Duties & ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 17 2014 - 1:57pm -

  42. Do Back Office guys have good prospects to Stanford GSB?

    I am currently in a BO role at Fidelity Investments as a Systems Analyst and I would like to transition into the management consulting ndustry. Looking from the class profile GSB took more people from tech than financial services. I understand these inclu ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 28 2013 - 6:11pm -

  43. Senior choosing Offer

    Hey All, I'm here to ask for some strategic advice. I am a senior at a target school. I interned in S&T at a top BB this past summer. Unfortunately, I was unable to recruit for FT in Investment Banking (i want to pursue IB and not S&T). I hav ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 11 2016 - 1:54pm -

  44. How competitive are back office summer analyst positions?

    I'm a sophomore who will be applying for Summer 2019 Legal/Compliance Summer Analyst positions in the upcoming months. I want to get a better sense of how competitive back office positions generally are at places like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, a ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 12 2018 - 11:04am -

  45. Citi Back Office or Accenture Tech Consulting?

    Citi job is back back office, supporting entire company (not HR). Two 1-year rotations in both operations and technology. Being sold as a "leadership" development program-- basically grooming for middle management. Very small cohort-- approx 10. ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 12 2015 - 2:59pm -

  46. Does this job description for JPM sound like Back Office?

    Finance Summer Analyst Program Program Overview- Leadership Program that exposes you to the internal finance roles in virtually every aspect of JPM business. Have opportunity to work in lines such as ibanking and Asset Management back office Job Descripti ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 13 2011 - 11:31pm -

  47. BB Product Control-> EY Advisory, BIG Paycut

    So been doing MO role at a BB for close to 3 and half yrs now (I mostly did Product Control and Valuation Control at a top BB and doing PC now at a low BB). I am currently 25, and I make close to 97k/yr. Kinda got sick of this job and want a career change ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 23 2012 - 2:12am -

  48. Operations > CFA > Profit??

    operations CFA back office MBA ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 3 2015 - 6:23pm -

  49. SA Offers Dilemma

    Hey! I have a guaranteed job offer for a summer intern position in (BO Fund Admin position), they have given me 2 days to accept the offer (I've already asked them to extend and the answer was no) and considering my class have not faired well this ye ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2012 - 9:11am -

  50. Fund Accounting

    This post is in response to a large amount of PMs I have received since commenting on this thread: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/new-and-need... The info below is to the best of my knowledge- please correct anything you see that you disagree with, ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 14 2011 - 6:56pm -

  51. How to get out of the Back Office?

    I am literally trapped inside Goldman's back office. On the 8th floor of 30 Hudson Street. Went there to visit a friend on Friday and must have fallen asleep waiting. I have no idea how to get out. All of the lights are off, the doors are locked. My ...

    7 comments - 8 silver bananas - May 17 2014 - 12:08pm -

  52. Interview Help- Escaping Ops / Back Office

    Hi everyone, I was hired right out of college working a commercial lending operations position in the back office at a fairly large bank (EUR185B AUM). As most operations roles go, this one became very repetitive and also has minimal room for growth. I ha ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 20 2015 - 3:14am -

  53. How to put this on CV? Is it even worth it...

    Basically this is the thing: I have 2 BB FO internships so far, and will start doing some part-time internship (9-10 months, only 10h/week to support paying my studies) at a good company (Fidelity, Wellington, PIMCO) in a random back office department (ad ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 8 2013 - 4:01pm -

  54. Offer HELP!!! BB Ops SA vs. F200 Corp. Fin SA

    OK, this might be a stupid question, but I want to hear some opinions. I have no particular career goals except to go to B-School at some later point in life. This is for my junior summer, both offers are in NYC, but the BB Ops gig pays 47% more on an hou ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 4 2013 - 7:04pm -

  55. Should I Take a Back Office Position?

    Hi all, I'm a recent graduate who hasn't found a job yet and found out through a friend about a back office position at a well known bank (not a BB though) that is looking for a non-permanent hire. Since I do not have a job at the moment, it see ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2012 - 9:39pm -

  56. MO Co-Op

    - I-banking back office financial technology ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 5 2013 - 9:20pm -

  57. Rejecting BO Offer?

    I'm currently interviewing with a BB for a BO position nestled within IBD. I was directly told by several interviewers (without asking!) that this job is NOT a feeder into (the same) BB Front office. My goal is to do media M&A /restructuring. If ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2012 - 10:19pm -

  58. Keep playing (one-sided) phone tag with MD

    I graduated school last May and am currently stuck in a MO/ BO job at a BB (risk and trade clearing). I went to a non-target so it wasn't as if companies were banging on my door looking to hire me, but I managed to find a couple fixed-income trading ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 19 2011 - 11:04pm -

  59. Is MS risk reporting back office?

    I got an interview for a Morgan Stanley Risk Reporting Analyst and here are the responsibilities. To be successful, candidates will need to have a relevant educational background (economics, mathematics, statistics and programming languages), a strong des ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2015 - 10:54am -

  60. Why do you want to work in back office?

    Have a interview coming up next week for a fund accountant position. Can't say I'm really excited about this one but in this economy and my compounding student loan, I'll take whatever I can get. So, how should I answer the "why do you ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:45pm -

  61. What's the earning potential of BO in BB?

    For both Ops and Tech (Tech as in developer, quant analyst supporting trading desk, not IT) say if I stay in the bank for those long term say 3 years down the line 5 years down the line 10 years down the line 20 years down the line what would be the all-i ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 26 2009 - 2:24am -

  62. Investment bank- Back office

    Got an interview for the back office for a large investment bank- Summer Analyst Will be assigned in either Operations or Trading Risk Services Operations: Responsible for end to end transactional services by ensuring the appropriate controls are in place ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2012 - 6:46pm -

  63. Back office and front office recruiting

    Hey, I am exploring opportunities in the back office at bulge brackets as a fall back (better than nothing). Do banks not care about target university when it comes to back office recruiting? I have been looking at people profiles and talking to people an ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 24 2014 - 2:19pm -

  64. Getting your foot in the door

    Hey all, If I do an internship in the back office for example in risk or operations at a top BB, would that help me in any way to get a front office internship for the following summer at a BB? Thanks back office ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 22 2014 - 7:24pm -

  65. Back Office to Real Estate Front Office at a major PE shop (Carlyle, BX, KKR, etc.)

    I know there's been a lot said about this, what I wanted to get a feel for some more recent accounts people had. I'm wondering whether anyone has had any luck in transitioning from a back office role (accounting, operations, etc.) in larger PE s ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 16 2017 - 12:11pm -

  66. Deleted

    Delete BB back office BO ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 5 2013 - 1:07am -

  67. Analyst, Funds Administration...what's in it for me?

    Hello, The title is: Analyst, Funds Administration... for a big insurance company. Its back office stuff. I was wondering 1- What to expect from the job in terms of learning experience that can be transferrable in the future. 2- How will that experience b ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 1 2013 - 4:48pm -

  68. ER publishing/production?

    Anybody ever do a job like this before? How much worse is it than trading / IB ops and other kinds of BO roles? back office ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 11 2012 - 11:19pm -

  69. Back office to biz school

    Hi All, One of the most common themes I've heard since grindin to get out of back office is, "if you get stuck, just go to b school." Seems to be a pretty common theme. How probable is it to go to a top 15 b school w strong leadership and p ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2012 - 9:39pm -

  70. Back Office to Buyside

    Does anyone have solid advice on moving from the back office to a trading desk or other front office position and how realistic it is? I'm starting working in application development aka writing code for a BB bank in NYC this summer but don't se ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2010 - 9:45pm -

  71. Help me transition from middle office operations at a bulge bracket into a RE role

    hi all, long time member but very occasional poster. so i am definitely in the minority here in that i didn't go to an excellent school, don't have incredible internship/work experience and i am just generally not up to snuff as it relates to mo ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 16 2015 - 9:32pm -

  72. Weekend Wars: Drones vs. Moans

    Over the past few weeks, I have been dealing with a very annoying neighbor. She can't shut up, moans, bitches and whines about every damn thing, but she's a good lay so I tolerate. It got me thinking about the workplace and how terrible it is to ...

    4 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 27 2011 - 2:28pm -

  73. Here's how they made it to front office up in Canada

    Given the fact that I come from extreme non-target up in Canada I decided to start networking and getting to know the finance community proactively. I met plenty of people in all types of roles and industries imaginable. By using LinkedIn and personal con ...

    3 comments - 4 silver bananas - Oct 28 2018 - 4:02am -

  74. Credit analyst at BB vs. f500 corp fin

    Hi, I have been working in corp fin at a f500 for a year after graduating. I am switching jobs and wondering which is better: credit analyst at BB or continue in corp fin at another f500? Also, is a credit analyst position (supporting loan origination) in ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 15 2014 - 8:01pm -

  75. BB 2019 Full Time Recruitment

    I am an intern at a BB in asset management middle office (no hate please) and looking to make the lateral move to IBD for full time. Does anyone have any tips on how to maneuver this conversation and/or make the transition? I am an econ major in a target ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 14 2018 - 5:06pm -

  76. 1st Round Interview Length

    Is 30 minutes considered short for a 1st round interview? This is for a trading operations role at a BB. back office ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 29 2012 - 8:50pm -

  77. Back Office

    I'm looking to start in Big 4 tax after after getting my MAcc next year, because audit sounds painfully boring and generally awful. I'm worried about the lack of breadth in exit opps from tax though. I came across this old article, and it was in ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2012 - 2:21pm -

  78. Post-MBA BO Careers

    Might be a dumb question but are there post-MBA BO investment banking career paths? Do banks even come to campus to recruit for BO "associates" or would one simply apply through linkedin or a company website? back office ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 29 2018 - 6:54pm -

  79. Received BB MO/BO job offer and need some advice!

    Hi everyone, I would really appreciate your advice, as I'm trying to make tough decision. Just some background first:- Graduated from a non-target w/ economics- ended up with a 3.3 GPA total- Tried to break into IBD SA / FT but didnt work out..- Deci ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 6 2011 - 3:07pm -

  80. Is this BO/MO tomfoolery?

    I'm a clueless idiot trying to make my way into the street and was hoping someone could tell me whether the following position (at a BB) would be BO /MO and something I should avoid: Associate Business Manager M&A Group * Oversee performance repo ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2011 - 9:08pm -

  81. Back Office at Midsized or Research Analyst or..

    I'm a junior at ivy league school. 3.3 gpa. Engineering major. 2 major finance related summer internships in Asia. I got an offer from BB (but not GS or MS..slightly lower than those) and after finding out that I don't have a green card or citiz ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 3 2011 - 4:34am -

  82. BCG Back Office

    Has anyone interviewed for a back office analyst role at BCG? Any idea on comp/hours? I'm not 100% sure of the group the position is in, but I know it's not the consultant/ FO role that most kids are chasing after. Just curious if they ask case ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 14 2010 - 8:47pm -

  83. applying for back offices but with an intern at front office

    Hi, The question really bothers me for some days. I am now doing tons of the online applications. Definitely, I wanna get into a front office and I interned with asset management (hedge fund) of a local boutique firm this summer. But I have applied some o ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 1 2009 - 3:30am -

  84. Morgan Stanley, Budapest?

    Hello everyone, Since you are all talents here I want to ask you a question regarding to the offer I just got. I will really appreciate if you could shed light on me for this issue. I have studied in France and UK for two years and I got an offer from Mor ...

    3 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 21 2017 - 12:34pm -

  85. Ops at large fund to TA role at smaller fund?

    So there are obviously lots of fine details that would dictate the success of this move, but take it at face value if possible. Would it make sense at all for someone with one year in operations at a large fund (> $20 billion AUM) to take a role as a t ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 3:46pm -

  86. Finance to Back Office/Ops.... What's my story?

    Hi WSO, My first internship was in sales, then in MM corporate finance advisory. In my last internship, I wasn't able to get another finance gig and ended up in a back office role at a bank doing strategic sourcing/expense management (basically suppl ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2016 - 11:00am -

  87. Goldman Sachs Technology Exit Opportunities

    I'm a junior with a summer internship as a technology Analyst at Goldman this summer (Computer Programming some Applications for PWM). I've always wanted to do a more business-oriented career, I studied Information Systems because I enjoyed the ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2015 - 6:21pm -

  88. Operations/Back Office Advice

    Hey guys, I am looking for some advice and insights on what I should regarding the question I am about to ask. I want to pursue a role in back office or operations, what would be the best possible way of obtaining one of these positions? I graduated from ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2011 - 2:26pm -

  89. From back office to deal team

    Hello everybody here! I want to initiate a discussion on the back office-> deal team career path of private equity boutique shops. I wonder whether there is any overlap between these two distinct functionalities for some small shops. My shop runs a spe ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 14 2009 - 1:06pm -

  90. Superday for back office position

    I got an invite to attend Superday at Goldman next Friday for a SA position in ops. Should I expect a less extreme version of interviews, as opposed to an interview for IBD or ST? More fit than technical? I'm a college junior right now. Goldman Super ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 12 2009 - 6:39am -

  91. Ocean Freight Logistics > > Physical Commodities Supply

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