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Gosh that sounds rough!! It is case dependent for sure but typically 60 hours with little to no weekend work. Typically looks like 12-13 hours Mon to Thu and 8hours on Friday. Of course sometimes it is 65-70 hours if the timeline is tight but I have never had anywhere close to the 90-100 hour weeks that I hear are very common in banking.

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Eating lunch while working, not including dinner

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Bain north America probably averages 55-60 a week in general practice. More like 60-65 in PEG. Almost never any weekend work in either case!

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Come to BCG, life is better. DM me - former IB associate

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Yep - didn’t want PE or Corp dev roles and moved geos too

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Still grinding away at 3:39am. I'm at a top BB (GS /MS /JPM). Whenever I work this late, I put Eminem on and work to the rhythm of his music. 🥃

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55-65, 5 days a week

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Why not buy side OP? Do that for 2 years and then do whatever you want Best of luck in whatever path you take! Buy-side might be worth considering pure comp wise as a path

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Hi OP and PE1, how bad is PE hours? Also, comp-wise(post-MBA level), is it better than MBB?

We legit never have to work weekends on the Associate/Consultant level.

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Mbb def much better hours than that by in large. North America does at least

what firm are you currently at?

I was on a VDD (probably the worst project from sustainability perspective) previously and hours got pretty bad during the week 9a-3a for a couple of weeks, BUT that meant I could 95% disconnect from work (i.e. check my email). If you want better hours, do non-DD / corporate work

I think splitting the co-op fees makes sense

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