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Is it worth it to hold out until manager in FDD? Or exit now as a senior into a senior m&a role

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Leave now. Harder to find good exits the longer you stay.

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I think most people on here will agree a career in FDD is not desirable if you value work life balance.

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100%. Pay will be higher than the majority of people that take the WLB route though. Puts and takes, depends what you value

Depends - what exit are you looking for

Senior M&A in Corp development?

12-18 months of FDD experience is sufficient for most exit opps unless you want a career in FDD.

Hmm I guess that leads to a discussion of whether a career in FDD is more desirable than a career starting in CorpDev/FPA. Lifestyle is certainly more desirable in the latter. I honestly don’t know the career trajectory of a mid-level move to CorpDev.

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Should have added context but I started in FDD a couple months ago so staying 12-18 months id be up for manager promo already. Is staying until manager worse? Wondering if I could exit into an FP&A manager role

You can yes. Probably not as soon as you hit manager though if you are going to a large public

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