RBC Capital Markets Internship

4.3 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (10 Intern Reviews)

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5.0 of 5 stars

Best Internship Ever
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Ton of responsibility on live deals. Working with very down to earth people who have the same mindset and goals.


Downers

Nothing, this was the perfect internship. The hours were obviously long, being that the role was an investment banking analyst; but this was expected and is similar to every other bank.


Advice to Potential Interns

Top tier bank that provides a great culture, work life balance, pay and placement opportunities.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Great Learning Experience
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The culture at the firm was wonderful, everyone was really nice and willing to help out. The company was also not overly hierarchical and I had casual conversations with Directors. Also, the industry group that I was in worked on interesting companies that I had heard of before.


Downers

The internship exceeded my expectations in every way.


Advice to Potential Interns

I would say that you should think about the people you are going to be working with for 90 hours a week. Fit is the most important aspect of where you want to work, and all the employees at RBC are extremely nice and willing to help.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Amazing ten weeks with great exposure and ability to learn more about the industry
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people I worked with, I had a phenomenal team and they were very helpful in helping me understand the product


Downers

How group placement was random but I am glad how my group placement did work out for the summer


Advice to Potential Interns

I think RBC is a great place to work and has great people to work for


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.3 of 5 stars

Well-Rounded Experience with Great Exposure
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Great exposure to work

Detailed explanations of work without being demeaning

Great exposure to upper management


Downers

Periods of slower deal flow


Advice to Potential Interns

RBC Capital Markets is a growing bank. This means that there is a great opportunity for new hires, since they need more employees to keep up with the increase in work. This also means that there is a lot of exposure to all aspects of the work, since they need more experienced employees to help.


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Yes


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4.7 of 5 stars

Great learning opportunity
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Opportunity to learn about the industry, great access to company employees and senior individuals.


Downers

Unpredictable hours.


Advice to Potential Interns

Ask about the percentage of interns that receive full-time offers.


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4.4 of 5 stars

Internship exceeds all expectations
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Great people, fascinating material, given a real opportunity to contribute.


Downers

The hours can be long


Advice to Potential Interns

Be yourself


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.1 of 5 stars

Great Experience
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Flat Org Structure, lots of involvement with live work, great team group


Downers

Could have had more interaction with other interns


Advice to Potential Interns

Work hard, be enjoyable to work with


Sample Interview Questions

Standard IB Accounting / Valuation questions. Few brainteasers. LBO workthrough


Would You Recommend

Yes


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3.8 of 5 stars

Embracing culture at a stable and growing firm
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Good mentoring and support network, projects actually used and added value


Downers

Pay below competitive level (no housing stipend)


Advice to Potential Interns

Very friendly and truly "RBC Nice" - ensured that I was learning and doing projects instead of getting lunch orders


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me a stock pitch

33*15 = ? in your head?


Would You Recommend

Yes


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3.4 of 5 stars

A great learning opportunity
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Networking / Teamwork

Learning opportunities


Downers

Work-life balance


Advice to Potential Interns

Come ready


Would You Recommend

Yes


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3.2 of 5 stars

An Introduction to a Career in Municipal Finance
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The exposure to working in a corporate office for a salary versus hourly wage, working closely with bankers at all experience levels, the level of responsibility given to interns for tasks and projects


Downers

Work-life balance, intern events (and conflicts between work and being able to attend events), prospects for career growth


Advice to Potential Interns

Careful consideration of a career specialized in Municipal Finance, a growing department within the corporation. Note that compensation compared with other companies' intern programs may not be as high.


Sample Interview Questions

What is the view of current financial markets and interest rates?

What is your view of Janet Yellen as chair of the Federal Reserve, and her prospects for US Economic Recovery?

How many tennis balls would it take to fill a Boeing 747?


Advice to Management

Compensation could be more competitive (housing / signing bonus, overtime) to be on par with other programs. Hours for interns could also be improved, to limit weekends if needed or total weekly hours.


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Yes


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