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+2,456 8 years old with no finance experience, too late to get into PE?1004mo
+847 My Private Equity Recruiting Process1348mo
+681 From Private Equity Associate to VP in Private Equity1015mo
+648 Overview of Infrastructure Private Equity1057mo
+635 Then and Now: @APAE1489mo
+606 Former MS M&A / KKR here to field questions2553mo
+579 Q&A: Retired After a Career in Private Equity 1441mo
+574 How do I get my kids into top 5 schools?2363w
+532 Why I Left PE & Switched to the Public Markets781y
+485 THEN and NOW: @CompBanker7810mo
+481 Is Apollo that bad?2424mo
+457 Q&A - Infrastructure PE & IBD2032w
+457 Why is everyone in love with PE?925mo
+442 Why do people choose megafunds over MM?1822y
+426 VC is a laughable Shitshow - Change my Mind1131y
+415 Q&A: 3rd Year PE Associate ($10bn+ AUM, MBO/LBO, equity, mezz, distressed debt)1352w
+408 Reading List for Intellectual Killers1654mo
+402 Is Private Equity a Low-IQ Approach to Finance?1611y
+394 Let's be honest about PE2124mo
+377 Girlfriend vs PE844mo
+376 What Was Your Biggest Career Setback; How Did You Recover?674mo
+368 PE long-term attractivity: Is the trodden path "broken"? Quo vadis gen Y?13010mo
+358 To all Consultants considering PE851mo
+338 KKR 2021 Analyst Program6175mo
+336 Distressed Investing: This Time It's Different331y
+326 More negative press on Apollo1302mo
+318 Millionaire by 30954mo
+314 What replaces Private Equity? What's the next popular exit opportunity?1492w
+308 How Do I Get Into Private Equity?2334mo
+301 Q&A: GS/MS IB Analyst —> Megafund PE Associate —> HBS/GSB Business School1001mo
+298 STOP obsessing about windows to jump thru for PE!!!252y
+296 Q&A - Analyst at Top PE Fund (TPG, KKR, BX, OAK, Carlyle, APO)2291y
+292 Any Others Dealing With Competitiveness Among Associates / Cut Throat Office Culture?1391y
+291 Q&A: European PE professional at a Large-cap Megafund1191y
+283 Q&A: Non-target → Top Bucket SSG Private Credit/Direct Lending633w
+281 PE vs HF Personalities5911mo
+277 Must Know Finance Terms691y
+274 Warburg Pincus 2021 FT Analyst2612mo
+273 The Promised Land of Private Equity Turned out to be a "Monster Land"1062y
+271 Venture Capital Associate Fielding Questions1471y
+269 Private Equity or Pizza Equity?721y
+266 WOMEN IN PE - Easier recruiting?1146mo
+265 No country for old I-bankers (starting a mid-career thread for finance professionals)623y
+261 Are you experienced? Thoughts on growing older323y
+258 PE Recruiting 2020 Information Thread3462mo
+256 Fired from PE firm for getting too drunk at company outing521y
+250 Why does everyone want Private Equity?1604y
+249 Private Equity Recruiting Walkthrough – My Experience206mo
+249 Investment Banking to Private Equity - 6 Things You Should Know441y
+245 Is PE existentially fucked?481y
+244 Private Equity Recruiting Process (From Banking)625mo
+243 Why the hate towards growth PE / sourcing (e.g. KKR Tech)?646mo
+241 Q&A: GS Special Situations >> Founder of a Private Equity Startup1033y
+239 Keep Your Head Up424mo
+237 Anyone regret LMM/MM?371y
+234 A Guide on How to Navigate On-Cycle PE Recruiting5311mo
+230 Private Credit / DL Megathread 1902w
+230 "We don't hire VPs"791y
+228 Abraaj Capital - Global Anlayst Program - 2017 Intake4053y
+225 Elizabeth Warren - “Stop Wall Street Looting Act”482y
+225 2019 On-Cycle PE Recruiting: Headhunter Ranking471mo
+225 Best day of my life. I broke into PE coming from Community College. Here is my story.391y
+224 Leave banking to start a PE fund?721y
+222 Developing the "It Factor" as You Progress in Career - What Puts High Performers on Another Level?561y
+220 No PE in my PA541y
+218 Apollo is revamping recruiting and softening its culture. Here's a look.771y
+215 How does one best fit pregnancy into a PE career425mo
+214 Prestige Rankings Thread - PE firms1091d
+214 Solved1347y
+213 Getting ghosted 24/7511y
+213 Life after PE - the other road411y
+212 Dumb shit - bankers / clients demanding in-person meetings421y
+212 Multimillionaire and retired by 30 Q&A591y
+211 How to Be King of Your Own Private Equity Firm393mo
+210 Tricks of the Trade951y
+208 PE Recruiting Guide649mo
+205 Why You're So Easy to Replace585y
+203 Current VC associate taking questions1461y
+199 PE with 10-15B AUM - Associate Offer Rescinded 625d
+198 As my username suggests, not sure what to do...431y
+196 PE interview question - If you can only know 3 things for an investment analysis?994y
+194 I'm a VP in MM PE, ask me anything1643y
+193 Physical Oil Trading Basics (Part 1 of 2)722mo
+192 Q&A: Distressed/PE Associate821mo
+191 What separates the good from the great in Private Equity?201y
+184 PE Horror Stories751y
+184 Life in a small PE group1984y
+179 COVID driving 'high finance' professionals into career 180s?644mo
+178 Does IB/PE Kill Your Creativity and Intellectual Curiosity?3410mo
+178 Handling Stress / Burnout in Private Equity429mo
+178 Hello Old Friends!631y
+178 PE vs. IBD1983y
+177 LOL at this new WSJ article on Apollo's Culture579mo
+177 What do you look for in your other half?561y
+177 Q&A: I’ve held Pre-MBA MM LBO, Growth Equity and Venture Capital investment roles for funds with $500M+ AUM to $5B+ AUM5910mo
+176 Exit opps: I've crunched the previous work experience of 390 PE Associates..472mo
+176 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.604y
+175 Megafund PE -> Impact Investing (IFC World Bank)? Am I Crazy?424mo
+173 Likely Getting Pushed Out at End of 2 Years (LMM Buyout) 381y
+172 Q&A: Buyside women 706mo
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Career Advancement Opportunities

October 2021 Investment Banking

  • Lazard Middle Market (= =) 99.6%
  • Evercore (= =) 99.3%
  • PJT Partners (= =) 98.9%
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch (▲02) 98.5%
  • BMO Capital Markets (▲09) 98.2%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

October 2021 Consulting

  • Bain & Company 99.4%
  • Cornerstone Research 98.7%
  • McKinsey and Co 98.1%
  • Boston Consulting Group (BCG) 97.4%
  • Oliver Wyman 96.8%

Professional Growth Opportunities

October 2021 Private Equity

  • The Riverside Company 99.3%
  • Blackstone Group 98.7%
  • Warburg Pincus 98.0%
  • Apollo Global Management 97.3%
  • KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) 96.6%

Total Avg Compensation

October 2021 Consulting

  • Principal (22) $269
  • Director/MD (43) $260
  • Vice President (35) $246
  • Engagement Manager (79) $217
  • Manager (133) $165
  • 2nd Year Associate (127) $137
  • 3rd+ Year Associate (96) $129
  • Senior Consultant (283) $128
  • Consultant (502) $114
  • 1st Year Associate (448) $113
  • NA (11) $111
  • Engineer (4) $110
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (116) $107
  • 2nd Year Analyst (260) $97
  • Associate Consultant (140) $94
  • 1st Year Analyst (876) $85
  • Intern/Summer Associate (141) $82
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (396) $67