How many hours do you actually "work"?

Of those 12+ hour work days, how many hours are you doing actual work. Idk why but i find that i maybe do 6-8 hours of actual work, the rest is just waiting around for comments and twiddling my thumbs. Just wanted to gauge the monkeys in here.

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  • Analyst 1 in PE - Other

Honestly same. In my case, I believe it's because we aren't doing anything major right now. I've heard my q4 might look tougher.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov

I think unless you're staffed on a live deal, depending on team a lot of the "work" time is down time where you just sit around. That being said certain groups are busier in certain times and august is always nice and dead.

  • Analyst 1 in PE - Other

Yea that's essentially how my team is right now. We're doing stuff but all the major things are expected to come about later this year / early next year.

  • Analyst 1 in PE - Other

I think to an extent it's this. My manager likes to say that the first 6 months everyone kind of expects you to be learning the ropes / be a bit slow. I'm sure as time goes on all the AN1s will be integrated into everything.

  • Associate 3 in IB-M&A

It's a function of being a first year analyst. They don't want to load you up yet and you likely aren't on any super heavy lifts.

Personal experience - typical day is 16-18 hours and ~14 are actively working. You not only get more and heavier deals but you also will build up a backlog throughout the day of small tasks to do and have to check those off as you send the pressing things off. There's always a few hours of sitting around, but my group has been busy since March 2020 unfortunately

  • Associate 1 in IB - Cov

16-18 hours now or when you were an analyst?

saucester, what's your opinion? Comment below:

What's it like when you're waiting around for comments?Do you have to look like you're working? Like are people looking over your shoulder or could you do some desktop reading?

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov

This is actually how my group has been operating, people tend to leave in the evening around pre/dinner time and remote work the rest of the night. It is so much nicer waiting for comments to turn at home so you dont have to act like your working at your desk.

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