Looking at PE exits and having second thoughts thanks to culture. I’m 24F, is the culture as bad for women as people say? A somewhat enjoyable work environment is important to me

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Culture is not like it was back in the day. It's similar to current BB IB culture.

like

Eek that’s not ideal either (vs consulting, for example). But I can see how it’s an improvement for PE

Depends on the firm

What skills/background are required for a PE exit?

It’s not that the culture is “as bad for women”. It’s just “bad”. It’s intense and aggressive and cutthroat with very long hours at junior levels. And filled with whip smart intensely challenging people. Some love that. Others find it way too intense.

Ah I love the part about challenging people but aggressive isn’t too great. Thanks for the insight!

I hear the ones with lots of Mbb hires are better

That’s what I have heard as well’ But team makeup / associate class is still heavily heavily male at these firms (Insight Partners comes into mind). Not inherently bad, but would be harder for a female to blend in and feel included.

I had an exit opp and I didn’t take it as it looked too intense - F mom here

Thanks for the benchmark! What areas showed it’s too intense, just so I could look out for it as well? I have shitty period cramps (passed out from it couple times) and my team accommodates for it if it gets bad. Pretty sure in PE it won’t happen

like

Related Posts

Thoughts on DDB Chicago’s culture? What kind of traditions, events or culture and inclusion initiatives does the agency have?

like

Mamas, my husband is having a really hard time at work. He’s been very stressed out, the culture is very toxic, and he’s a very passionate person so he’s having an extremely hard time. He’s working nonstop, we have a 6 mon old son, and I’m working full time as well. I talk him down from the ledge everyday, he’s decided to switch jobs but right now isn’t having luck. He’s extremely smart, just isn’t fitting in at this place. Thinking of setting up some time to talk to a psychiatrist..cont

like

I’m burnt out. Biglaw six years and got pushed out. Now at a midsize firm. I work more than I used to and getting paid 1/3 less. Work is not bad at all and the firm culture is great. I never wanted to become a lawyer to start with but now I’m stuck here. If I switch to a completely new profession, I would have to start over. My hubby’s financials are not great and I feel I’m obligated to stay at my firm job to make it work. I really don’t know what to do...

like

Can someone provide insight into firm culture at Troutman in Atlanta? Trying to decide whether I should head there or choose a smaller boutique firm. Both are similar in terms of billable requirements, and have comparative compensation.

like

Looking to move to New York. What are some neighborhoods I should check out with a good balance of culture, nice apartments, convenience, food, etc? (Large 1 br/bath under $3600)

like

Anyone in here work in ERPA’s Wokrday practice? What’s the culture like? Any opportunities for professional development? Any active initiatives that keep a remote workforce engaged? Do y’all have fun??😂

like

FL fish - any insight on Hill Ward Henderson culture? Specifically the construction & design group?

like

I am still learning and my sr manager is really making me feel stupid. And maybe its just my firms culture but I am on a new engagement and have no senior above me to guide me, the work stream is just me and my senior manager. She had asked me a question about the engagement as to why we are doing something and she got mad because this was the second time she was telling me. I know she is really upset with me but this is all new and I have no one to go to for regular questions. I feel so dumb

like

What's the difference between IB and PE in terms of workplace culture?

like

Better culture for m&a tax in NY - pwc or EY?

like

What’s the culture like at the following places: McCann, FCB, MullenLowe Group?

like

What’s the dating / hookup culture like at the different M7s? Specifically Booth vs Kellogg vs Wharton.

likefunny

Hey everyone, I need feedback of TIAA in Pune regarding Work culture, Techstack (.net), Environment for work and Growth. Is it good for long term?

like

All my MBB 🐠, is there anyone who would be willing to chat with me about your role and experience, the company culture and work and potentially work with me to see if I am a good fit and also if you would be willing to refer me? I am currently a Senior Consultant at EY.

like

How is cognizant Salesforce practice for experienced hire? Is work culture good enough? How is job security?

For those who are in or were in external audit at one point in their past, how bad was your firms / teams culture for eating hours? I used to be at KPMG and the table below says a lot. $623/hr lololol

Post Photo
funny

I’m trying to reckon with what I’d describe as a culture of fear surrounding partners/leadership and the unconditional respect they’re often given. I’ve seen some whack behavior from partners that just goes unchallenged. Is it mainly politics? Faith in their vision? Precedent?

like

Hows the company's work culture, management and job security? Is it a very strict company.

Define the type of person who thrives at Edelman and fits the culture and the ones who don’t

like

Anyone from Avanade here? Negotiating an offer with them and want some insights into their work culture/benefits/progression.

like

Additional Posts

How should I go about switching my service line. I feel like the Oracle service line is getting to be unprofitable since a lot of companies are moving towards Cloud. I always find myself on the bench

like

Startups going public (potentially) that like Big 4 consultants?

like

Does strategy& hire people on h1b visa?

like

Typically how many working days after an interview does the HR gets back. Had about 4 interviews with Slalom. The last one was on Friday and all my interviews went well. Haven’t heard back yet. Wondering if I should reach out to the HR. I don’t wanna sound desperate…

like

H1b approved after rfe - I’ve successfully moved to industry ✌🏽 no more amendments for every new client/project..

like

I just needed to post this where people could relate. I’m 6 weeks along, constantly exhausted, and feeling a low level of queasiness all day. I’ve lost motivation to solve the most basic problems (like convincing my toddler she needs shoes to go outside) let alone run my project and lead proposals. I’m sure it’ll get better in the second trimester, but right now I spend the day counting down the minutes until bedtime. Any tips for survival are welcome!

like

Interviewing with founders of a small shop. I want to ask them in a professional, sincere way if they had to let go of people during the pandemic. Is that bad to ask? “What steps did you take in order to protect job security during client loses?” Is possible. Bc I know some places were able to keep ppl.

like

Anyone in DT think that the utilization reports with everyone's name they send to all seniors and above is just a obnoxious shaming tactic ?

like

I'm through the HR screening and have a senior associate round 1 interview with S& FS coming up and am looking for some pointers. Been at my current job for 3 years so am rusty with the interview process. Any case or behavioral tips? Thanks in advance.

like

People who actually post: “DM me for a rec to <your company >” Does this work? Do you find applicants and they get interviews/roles?

like

Being a foreign worker on H1b who recently rolled off from the project and currently on beach, what are my options in these times of impending slowdown?

like

Just got laid off due to COVID cuts, I have a background in typical brand strategy/project support/market strategy consulting work, so not a ton of professional experience but was described as a rockstar by supervisors/mentors. What can I do during this down time to stay busy? Looking at classes in PM. Happy to volunteer consulting work as well. Just want to keep the brain active - would rather work for free/cheap in the same realm than not

like

I’m 3rd year senior at a regional firm, going all in to earn a promotion to manager next summer (July 2020), but I’m trying to determine what I should do if I don’t earn the promotion (cont.)

like

About to start traveling A LOT. Do people recommend southwest or United? Flying out of Chicago and equidistant to midway and ORD.

like

Anyone work at PWC TMT group? Looking at a position and had a few questions about wlb and expectations, etc.

like

A lead on my team mentioned she is pregnant and she hasn’t made the news public and just informing me as a friend. we go live in summer, she won’t be due until fall but I feel project might need back up given the crazy hours in go live, should I inform SM or PPMD in confidence and look for an additional member? How do I go about this? Don’t want to betray her trust and at the same time do not want to risk project. Anyone been on this boat before?

like

Thoughts on DDB Chicago’s culture? What kind of traditions, events or culture and inclusion initiatives does the agency have?

like

Got promoted to senior but did not get a raise to go with it. Firm keeping salaries flat this year due to COVID-19, but I was shocked when I found out promoted staff wouldn’t be getting a raise either. To me, this whole thing rings hollow because the firm has told us multiple times that they were projecting flat growth for the year when compared to last year (which was one of the best in firm history). So it pisses me off that they shot their mouth off about how great year last year was...cont

like

Going to Cartagena and Medellin Colombia next month. Any recommendations on things to do, restaurants or nightlife? 🇨🇴

like

Consulting moms - do you pump at the client site? What are your strategies?

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.