1st year vs 2/3/4th year associate hours/lifestyleO
Can someone talk about the progression of associates throughout the typical "four year" program up to VP. My understanding is that hours are the worst the first year....and progressively get much better as your role switches to being the MD's "sidekick" , spending more and more time traveling and "shadowing" them, participating in entertaining clients...etc.
Do 3rd/4th year associates start to live normal lives?? Weekends drop off, you can make dinner plans, etc.
....or is it bootcamp all the way up to the VP promotion??
Can some current associates...or perhaps well versed analysts share their knowledge.