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Do you regret going into consulting vs IB? I know WLB will be worse but I can’t help but think it would have opened better exit opps esp if I wanted to do PE/HF

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Absolutely zero regrets! I typically work 9-5 or 6, 5 days a week - not worth working double these hours (doing work that I don’t even find interesting) for not that much more money. Also IB exit opps don’t interest me. And I wouldn’t like the culture of those banks!

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CA1 is probably in federal consulting, would be my guess

No. I do not know a single person in IB who is happy. They have no personal lives anymore. And a bunch of them who said that they’re only doing it for PE/HF exit opps didn’t get the opps they targeted and now they’re doubly miserable

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Very true McK 1; that’s why I hope to lateral one day!

I don’t think you fully understand the hours until you work them. You truly need to be wired different to thrive in IB. Consulting had a significantly better hours/money ratio

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You can still exit to PE from consulting. I had and still do have many headhunters / recruiters reaching out.

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^^ this.

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zero regrets. I've found the best money / WLB sweet spot for myself

How much do you work at BCG? Curious how MBB hours compare to other firms (ofc I’m sure it’s project dependent)

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You (generally) do not exit to HFs from IB. Do your research.

Lol no

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