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+817 8 years old with no finance experience, too late to get into PE?9410mo
+244 My Private Equity Recruiting Process1342mo
+195 From Private Equity Associate to VP in Private Equity9811mo
+182 Overview of Infrastructure Private Equity1061mo
+157 Q&A: Retired After a Career in Private Equity 1434mo
+153 Why is everyone in love with PE?913mo
+146 Then and Now: @APAE1492mo
+141 Why I Left PE & Switched to the Public Markets789mo
+133 Girlfriend vs PE804w
+123 Is Apollo that bad?2331w
+121 Must Know Finance Terms6911mo
+117 THEN and NOW: @CompBanker804mo
+115 KKR 2021 Analyst Program6144mo
+112 More negative press on Apollo1164d
+110 Reading List for Intellectual Killers1644mo
+96 VC is a laughable Shitshow - Change my Mind1131y
+94 Former MS M&A / KKR here to field questions2552y
+91 Warburg Pincus 2021 FT Analyst2614mo
+88 What Was Your Biggest Career Setback; How Did You Recover?661w
+88 What replaces Private Equity? What's the next popular exit opportunity?1411mo
+88 Distressed Investing: This Time It's Different331y
+86 STOP obsessing about windows to jump thru for PE!!!252y
+81 Fired from PE firm for getting too drunk at company outing5210mo
+80 PE long-term attractivity: Is the trodden path "broken"? Quo vadis gen Y?1304mo
+80 PE vs HF Personalities594mo
+78 Q&A: 3rd Year PE Associate ($10bn+ AUM, MBO/LBO, equity, mezz, distressed debt)1343y
+76 Why the hate towards growth PE / sourcing (e.g. KKR Tech)?621mo
+75 Why do people choose megafunds over MM?1821y
+74 Let's be honest about PE2042mo
+74 Q&A: GS/MS IB Analyst —> Megafund PE Associate —> HBS/GSB Business School991y
+73 Are you experienced? Thoughts on growing older323y
+71 Q&A - Analyst at Top PE Fund (TPG, KKR, BX, OAK, Carlyle, APO)22910mo
+70 Q&A - Infrastructure PE & IBD1952w
+70 Millionaire by 30931y
+70 Best day of my life. I broke into PE coming from Community College. Here is my story.3910mo
+68 Is Private Equity a Low-IQ Approach to Finance?1618mo
+67 Is PE existentially fucked?489mo
+66 PE Recruiting 2020 Information Thread3355d
+66 Investment Banking to Private Equity - 6 Things You Should Know4410mo
+65 Keep Your Head Up361mo
+65 Dumb shit - bankers / clients demanding in-person meetings427mo
+65 Private Equity Recruiting Walkthrough – My Experience191mo
+65 2019 On-Cycle PE Recruiting: Headhunter Ranking455mo
+65 No country for old I-bankers (starting a mid-career thread for finance professionals)622y
+62 What do you look for in your other half?561y
+60 Elizabeth Warren - “Stop Wall Street Looting Act”481y
+59 Apollo is revamping recruiting and softening its culture. Here's a look.777mo
+59 A Guide on How to Navigate On-Cycle PE Recruiting535mo
+59 Private Equity or Pizza Equity?7211mo
+59 The Promised Land of Private Equity Turned out to be a "Monster Land"1061y
+58 Getting ghosted 24/7517mo
+58 Anyone regret LMM/MM?379mo
+57 Private Equity Recruiting Process (From Banking)604mo
+57 "We don't hire VPs"7911mo
+56 What separates the good from the great in Private Equity?201y
+55 LOL at this new WSJ article on Apollo's Culture572mo
+55 Leave banking to start a PE fund?721y
+55 Life after PE - the other road4111mo
+54 Multimillionaire and retired by 30 Q&A591y
+54 Tricks of the Trade956mo
+53 Private Credit / DL Megathread 1801w
+53 PE Horror Stories7510mo
+52 Q&A: European PE professional at a Large-cap Megafund1196mo
+51 Developing the "It Factor" as You Progress in Career - What Puts High Performers on Another Level?561y
+51 Any Others Dealing With Competitiveness Among Associates / Cut Throat Office Culture?1391y
+50 PE Recruiting Guide843mo
+50 How does one best fit pregnancy into a PE career382y
+50 As my username suggests, not sure what to do...4311mo
+48 No PE in my PA549mo
+48 Stereotypes for PE associates at each of the megafunds341y
+47 Q&A: Non-target → Top Bucket SSG Private Credit/Direct Lending612mo
+47 Physical Oil Trading Basics (Part 1 of 2)722y
+46 Best lifestyle PE firms in terms of hours work, comp/size doesn't matter323mo
+46 Abraaj Capital - Global Anlayst Program - 2017 Intake4053y
+45 Hello Old Friends!6311mo
+44 Q&A: Went from Community College & Fast Food with a 2.8 GPA to one of the most active PE funds in the world within 3 years.603y
+43 Megafund PE -> Impact Investing (IFC World Bank)? Am I Crazy?412mo
+43 Blah experience at MF, heading to B-school. Recruiting tips?348mo
+43 Favorite Distressed/Special Situations Plays?771d
+43 The Truth Behind PE Compensation214y
+43 Why You're So Easy to Replace585y
+42 Does IB/PE Kill Your Creativity and Intellectual Curiosity?344mo
+41 2021 On-Cycle Private Equity Recruiting1448mo
+40 WOMEN IN PE - Easier recruiting?1101mo
+40 Regional Boutique vs. F15 Tech PM105mo
+39 Do you consider your Private Equity job intellectually stimulating?552y
+39 Private Equity Recruiting Kicked Off?1013y
+38 Vista Equity Partners 20211542mo
+38 Handling Stress / Burnout in Private Equity423mo
+38 Can one get rid of a company's pensions during LBO?422y
+37 Blackstone PE Culture?593mo
+36 Why do you go into PE only to go into HF355mo
+36 Why Growth Equity vs Buyout?346mo
+36 Anyone have info on Insight Partners?2374d
+36 Urgent: PE Offer after being fired4611mo
+36 Likely Getting Pushed Out at End of 2 Years (LMM Buyout) 381y
+36 Biggest wastes of time in Private Equity581y
+36 Q&A: GS Special Situations >> Founder of a Private Equity Startup1033y
+35 Software LBO Models for Practice16410mo
+35 Q&A: Distressed/PE Associate826mo
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Career Advancement Opportunities

April 2021 Investment Banking

  • Lazard Middle Market (= =) 99.6%
  • Evercore (▲01) 99.2%
  • Goldman Sachs (▽01) 98.7%
  • PJT Partners (= =) 98.3%
  • Rothschild (▲03) 97.9%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

April 2021 Investment Banking

  • PJT Partners (= =) 99.6%
  • Evercore (= =) 99.2%
  • Lazard Middle Market (▲01) 98.7%
  • Rothschild (▲07) 98.3%
  • William Blair (▽02) 97.9%

Professional Growth Opportunities

April 2021 Private Equity

  • Blackstone Group 99.2%
  • The Riverside Company 98.4%
  • Warburg Pincus 97.6%
  • Apollo Global Management 96.8%
  • KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) 96.0%

Total Avg Compensation

April 2021 Consulting

  • Principal (20) $274
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  • Engagement Manager (73) $216
  • Manager (125) $165
  • 2nd Year Associate (116) $138
  • Senior Consultant (263) $128
  • 3rd+ Year Associate (89) $126
  • NA (10) $116
  • Consultant (475) $114
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  • Engineer (4) $110
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (108) $107
  • 2nd Year Analyst (238) $95
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