Having a work setting that allowed bonding with other interns (interns were grouped together, whereas at other firms interns are scattered among full time workers); having amazing firm-wide events (white water rafting, softball tournament, countryclub/beach/golfing events, etc); having a very understanding and reasonable work culture that focuses on balancing lifestyle while still outputting good effort
Advice to Potential Interns
Look beyond brand name and ask people how their experiences were. I knew Evercore for its great brand name and reputation among investment banks and that was the primary reason why I chose it. I did not know about its incredible culture, social events, intern bonding events, and higher compensation before I started... these are all huge factors to consider beyond just its brand names.
Advice to Management
While Evercore is expanding, to make sure to keep its current culture and events, which may become harder to keep in a larger firm since it will be less cohesive just by virtue of its size.
Sample Interview Questions
Fit qualitative questions, why investment banking, basic technicals (depreciation, DCF valuation), advanced technicals (DTL/DTAs, half year convention)