For those of you who were hired as IB Analysts/Associates (recently or in the past), was a non-compete clause made part of the standard (or sample) employment agreement that you received? If so, what was the stipulated period of enforcement? How do these affect PE/buy-side recruiting (can you leave)? And truth be told, how much does this impede job prospects and exit-opps in general at such a junior level? Do they really enforce them for analysts?
Also, can these be negotiated down/away?