Anyone ever leave for a chiller role then regret it? I did three years in Consulting then went to PE. After a year in PE I came back to Consulting because the stress/culture of the fund I joined was far worse than I expected. I’ve been back in Consulting for a while now, and am enjoying being back, but I can’t shake this feeling I’m wasting my potential. Like because I’m no longer reaching for the highest rung on the ladder (PE), I’m selling myself short professionally. Any advice?

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Find some more fulfilling hobbies outside of work. “Your potential” isn’t (or atleast shouldn’t) be just about work, and it sounds like you need to have things going on outside of work to feel proud of too. Should be easy w/ all your newfound time being out of PE grind - haha

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Get a six pack!!

I left my chiller role for PE and some days I miss my previous

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I was in asset management

How did you make the move over from Consulting to PE?

Pretty straightforward. I came from MBB so recruited on-cycle.

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Can you elaborate a bit more on the culture side?

If you get to go home ;-)

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OP - which fund / fund size were you at?

No can do. Even UMMs are small and I’d 100% out myself based on what I’ve shared

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I did the same. Consulting -> PE ->back to consulting.

I enjoy the consulting culture a lot more than PE.

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