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Thoughts on switching to one of the big banks for a nice work from home 9 to 5 (possibility of entrepreneurial ventures after 5) vs corporate banking - in terms of long term quality of life and future career opportunities?

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What’s the difference in comp and is the chill one adequate for your lifestyle? That’s how I’d choose.

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Dealing with the same decision. Currently I’m 100% WFM for the foreseeable future in a software dev role at a bank. I have an offer on the table to go with a big defense contractor for $40k more but hybrid. 2 days a week in office. “In office” means a 3 hour commute one way. Not sure what to do.

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In DC? Just take Acela once a week. That’s what I do 😆

Id choose the work life balance where you can pursue other passions

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I would not consider working for 1 of the big 4 banks a 9-5 job you’ll end up working before 9am and after 5pm. I’ve worked for 2 of the big 4 banks worked outside the 9-5.

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In corporate banking and own a startup I work on after 6 and on weekends. Do both.

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