Which financial analyst offer is better?

New ViaU41
Jun 25 13 Comments

1. Offer- FAANG 90k Seattle
2. Offer- investment bank 70k Indianapolis

This is for somewhat entry level

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  • Chase / Eng
    OFqo26

    Chase Eng

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    Definitely go for fang. You can easily go from fang to ib dev but not vice versa
    Jun 25 5
    • Amazon b8t46b
      This is entirely incorrect. There are tons of ex-IB ppl in FAANG finance roles. Going from FAANG finance (essentially glorified accounting) to IB at any respectable bank is super tough unless you have prior M&A experience
      Jun 25
    • Chase / Eng
      OFqo26

      Chase Eng

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      Ooh didn’t know you were going for non tech
      Jun 26
    • GM Financial / IT Nataku
      Says financial analyst right there in the title? Not trying to be a dick, but man...
      Jun 26
    • Chase / Eng
      OFqo26

      Chase Eng

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      Op just changed the title lol
      Jun 27
    • GM Financial / IT Nataku
      Ah, gotcha.
      Jun 27
  • Zillow Group ipoop
    If you're looking to get into m&a and Corp dev, I'd say do the investment bank first. Think of it as a bootcamp. Internal financial analyst roles are going to be way too laid back to learn much about anything. Plus, deal flow is going to be hit or miss.
    But if you're just looking for a comfy job in accounting, go with FAANG
    Jun 25 1
    • Expedia produxtBrah
      erm you know banks have internal finance too..
      Jun 25
  • 90k for TC? 🤔 I thought FAANG pays more even for entry level..
    Jun 28 0
  • Robinhood redlips
    FAANG is def better: money + location + culture/wlb + name
    (unless other factors are at play, like family/obligations, etc.)
    Jun 26 0
  • New / Other AuntHilda
    I voted FAANG. Having been in corporate finance for a decade, I will always have a regret of not working for an investment bank for a couple of years at the beginning of my career. That would add a lot of value to your resume. At the same time, there are only so many non-tech roles in FAANG so difficult for that to come again.
    Jun 25 0
  • Fox News / Eng
    HannityS

    Fox News Eng

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    15 YOE in Java, includes 8 YOE in Android.
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    there's no comparison between Seattle and Indianapolis. tc does not matter for entry level positions. other opportunities every 2 years do matter.
    Jun 25 0
  • Chase / Eng
    OFqo26

    Chase Eng

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    The reason why everyone is voting fang is because the original post was vague and people thought it was fang engineer vs banking analyst
    Jun 28 0