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Work life balance in FDD- due diligence? Is there any at all? Big 4 only please

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Depends on the level, obviously the higher you get the more often you are busy. Also because it is M&A it’s unpredictable- some weeks you are extremely busy while others you go home at 2pm. Depends a lot on your manager too- I’ve had some where they plan well and get stuff done without super late nights. I’ve also known managers that like to make everyone work late. The work is cool though and sets you up for more interesting tracks in the long run IMO

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Non-existent. There are a lot of good aspects FDD work vs audit, but if you have any concerns around work like balance in audit it will only get worse in diligence.

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I think this is office and client specific. I sometimes work for intense PE firms in the NE and they work ridiculous hours and expect their advisors to do the same.

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