We're now enjoying life at a, or hedge fund, or perhaps we're in business school or have moved on to start a company or even gone corporate.
What we have in common: We did our time as analysts in.
Now how do we feel about it? We acquired great hard-skills highly sought after in the world of high finance, worked on multi-million and billion-dollar deals, got doors of competitive follow-on job opportunities wide-opened for us, etc...
Yet, when I see bad news about, I want to point a finger and laugh like Nelson Muntz in the Simpsons. It's more than a "I got out before sh*t went down"-feeling, since I was there when things were at their worst. I liked my team and its people, had no problem working nights and weekends to get stuff done, went through a surprisingly good amount of dealflow, and got a positive experience overall. But as a whole is such an easy monster to despise. Large, impersonal, as agile as a glacier, and clumsily managed by what is probably the leadership with the highest turnover on the Street in recent history.
How do you, other formeranalysts, feel about your brand-name-first-employer as a whole? What is your gut feeling when you see its logo? Or its name in the news? I feel that, with all the upside I got from the job, I should feel more positively about the whole entity, yet it's the exact opposite.