Anybody here that focuses on ITDD / techDD transition to PE Ops? Would be great to hear your career path and advice

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Curious to learn more too. Especially about WLB and career / pay progression

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A&M PEPI here. I know a few folks at least that have transitioned to PE Ops. I’m relatively new to the firm and still building my network, but definitely seems like a viable exit opportunity.

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Not me but my close friend ( he did Ops dd so not exactly the same).
Pay was great better than consulting lower than PE deal team.
Lifestyle was brutal he had ownership over 5 portfolio companies and regularly travelled between U.K./Canada/US (was in each a couple times a month). But I think the hours themselves weren’t too bad, less than DD but hovered around the same as normal consulting maybe a bit less.

Progression was not too clear in terms of years etc but got a hefty salary bump and big bonus each year etc (stayed for two years)

Eventually he came back to consulting then left for industry he said the biggest thing was PE is dry and the camaraderie isn’t there in the same way it is in consulting

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He just felt the people are dry. It may not apply to everyone he was very social. Couple years above me as a graduate and on our first project together he took me for beers to explain the project so he found the whole environment very different. Not as young as consulting, not a huge supply of juniors to have fun with, very serious people solely focused on getting the job done. Very sharp and nice people just not very fun

I was just thinking the same thing. WM?

No, Big 4

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