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What are the potential benefits of working at a deals oriented firm (e.g., LEK, S& Deals, EY-P) as compared to the more traditional Big 4 MC type roles at the post-M level? Really struggling with putting in the hours for the deals centric role as I’m not 100% sure of the longer term payoff (besides short term slight bump in comp).

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The main issue is the “short-term slight bump in comp.” There is no comp comparison between S& and PWC or EYP and EY, etc. Hours are not ideal in the deals world, but a lot of folks express burnout working in other B4 roles outside of deals.

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Deals type work is more valuable if you want to work long term in deals environments. M&A is hard to break into because M&A is a pretty unique and specific set of skills and takes a lot of dealing with shitty/unpredictable hours. If you don’t want deals then don’t do deals just because everyone seems to glamorize it Source: In Corp Dev currently

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You are more competitive for Corp dev roles when senior and PE roles when junior.

I find the work a lot more interesting, but that’s personal preference.

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You need to spend more time figuring out what you like and what you want to do.

Follow-up question: have those of you who work in deals done so while supporting a newborn (with your spouse working)?

I have not, but many teammates have children of various ages. we have 16-weeks of leave to help you get settled and many people schedule calls/meetings around their parental obligations. At EYP for reference

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