Working at same bank as dad?
Hi All -
I work at a boutique and got railed on my bonus (such is life), so I have been exploring lateral options.
I applied to a MM (think Jeff/Gugg/) at which my dad happens to be an MD. To be clear, my dad does not know that I have applied (yet), and therefore has not been pushing for me as a candidate. As far as I have remembered (it's been a few months since I applied), my application did not ask if I have any family members employed at the bank, but if it did, I answered it truthfully.
Now, I am sitting on an offer for a group that I really like and am second guessing whether it is too weird to join a bank that my dad works at. Any thoughts or concerns?
The bank is large and my dad is in a different group; I don't think there would be any interaction between us. We have a common last name, so I think it would be easy to fly under the radar. Personally, there is a bit of concern (not sure if concern is the right word). My friends obviously know my dad works at the bank, and I don't want everyone to think I'm a nepotism hire, but I think I could get over this, and this concern is secondary to other, more pressing issues.