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Moving from consulting to PE. Would you take a VP role at a shop that isn’t the greatest and may only be around for 5 more years? Or would you take a few steps backwards and take a new associate role at a good fund?

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If you’re BA direct to EM it’s perfectly fine going to a top firm as an associate. I see it a lot. It’s going to be hard at most firms to come in as a VP. In this case it’s a little tricky….I would recommend associate role just because being a VP and never having worked in PE before sounds like a horrible experience

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I went from EM in consulting into associate role it was terrible. However, as a consulting EM you are completely unqualified to be a PE VP and would fail miserably.

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As an EM I would never take an associate role

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Not even at much higher pay and career projections? Many firms only hire EMs as Sr. Associates

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Hell no- manager to associate is not what u want to be doing

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