Private Equity and the Buy Side

How long did it take people to get the hang of this job? I'm a few months in and think I may not be cut out for it.

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Usually 6 - 9 months to feel comfortable. What’s got you second guessing yourself mate?

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I feel like I'm not internalizing what we care about when we're looking at companies compared to what we did in diligence in consulting. And I have a lack of finance knowledge that I'm working to remedy, but not sure if I'll ever catch up

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What type of firm (LMM, UMM, MF, etc) are you at and what was the onboarding/training process like? I had similar thoughts when I first started in PE until I realized that my knowledge deficiency's were because there was absolutely no training, feedback, or processional development that took place at my firm.

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Have a 1-on-1 scheduled with my Principal on Monday. I’m on a good project (Cyber) and we have a good relationship. Any recommended talking points or questions?

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Is the Knomo beauchamp backpack as spacious as the Calais? If not as spacious, would anyone know if it's still good enough for regular business travel stuff?

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Has anyone found / taken a virtual Mental Health First Aid course?

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Anyone going to the Health 2.0 conference in Santa Clara in the next couple of days?

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30 min video chat with hiring manager at FAANG for a PM role. Interview went fantastic IMO; but been 2 days and nada. I have another offer that I need to accept/decline- how anxious should I be?

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I’m considering an MBA, and am confused on my chances based on some of the posts here. I have a 3.2 Engr UG, work in analytics (strategy & architecture), and help the IT dept of NGO with data strategy

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Has anyone ever had to take a “behavioral assessment” before an interview?

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Any good reason to keep Chase Sapphire Reserve now that the points is Chase freedom is about the same?

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Are grambling, entertainment stocks good buy now. PENN, MGM,LVS,ERI, LYV have doubled at a min from ATL.

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Average % raise from tax staff 1 to tax staff 2? Big 4 - NYC Metro

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Any insight about West Monroe Partner compared to Big4 Consulting? level, comp, culture, etc

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Negotiations ? - assumed an offer was coming from Company A, when it arrived it didn’t completely match talks, turns out recruiter was creative and now total comp package is 14% off target.

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This is such a bad time to be on the bench.

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Recruiters ghost after final interview 🙄

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Got waitlisted for MBB as they conduct further interviews. What can I do in the meantime?

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How much do you have in your bank account and how old are you?

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Hello🙂, How much is the salary of a French CD in a middle size town like Lyon, Marseille, Bordeaux, Lille or Strasbourg for instance? 👀

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Bought some out of the money, long dated (Oct 20, Jan 21, Jan 22) calls on Disney, Nike, Marriott, Carnival. Buckled in for the ride

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Westin (that’s usually packed with business travelers) just closed their Lounge until further notice. Worker at the lounge told me she will be out of a job for the next month 😭

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