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+2,578 8 years old with no finance experience, too late to get into PE?1021mo
+878 My Private Equity Recruiting Process1341y
+690 Overview of Infrastructure Private Equity1075mo
+690 From Private Equity Associate to VP in Private Equity1033mo
+675 Random Things I Wished I Knew About PE7511mo
+644 Then and Now: @APAE1481y
+612 Working in PE is hell on earth1292mo
+611 Former MS M&A / KKR here to field questions2551y
+596 How do I get my kids into top 5 schools?2425mo
+595 Q&A: Retired After a Career in Private Equity 1466mo
+589 MF PE is Paradise...LOL1481mo
+542 Why I Left PE & Switched to the Public Markets782y
+516 Is Apollo that bad?2493mo
+502 THEN and NOW: @CompBanker798mo
+479 Q&A - Infrastructure PE & IBD2132mo
+473 Why is everyone in love with PE?921y
+452 Why do people choose megafunds over MM?1823y
+432 What Was Your Biggest Career Setback; How Did You Recover?7410mo
+421 Reading List for Intellectual Killers1651y
+420 Did on cycle just start?5422mo
+416 Q&A: 3rd Year PE Associate ($10bn+ AUM, MBO/LBO, equity, mezz, distressed debt)1351y
+410 Let's be honest about PE2138mo
+403 To all Consultants considering PE898mo
+403 Is Private Equity a Low-IQ Approach to Finance?1602y
+386 Bonus hit and feeling... nothing?373mo
+382 Girlfriend vs PE841y
+376 PE long-term attractivity: Is the trodden path "broken"? Quo vadis gen Y?1345mo
+366 LOLing at private equity bros1028mo
+343 More negative press on Apollo1318mo
+340 KKR 2021 Analyst Program61710mo
+337 Distressed Investing: This Time It's Different332y
+327 Prestige Rankings Thread - PE firms1141mo
+323 Millionaire by 30951y
+321 No VP Promote from Sr. Associate - Seeking Advice 669mo
+319 What replaces Private Equity? What's the next popular exit opportunity?1508mo
+318 Why the hate towards growth PE / sourcing (e.g. KKR Tech)?714mo
+314 PE vs HF Personalities612mo
+313 Q&A: Non-target → Top Bucket SSG Private Credit/Direct Lending659mo
+310 2023 On-cycle is a disaster815mo
+308 How Do I Get Into Private Equity?2321y
+306 Q&A: GS/MS IB Analyst —> Megafund PE Associate —> HBS/GSB Business School1001y
+304 Q&A - Analyst at Top PE Fund (TPG, KKR, BX, OAK, Carlyle, APO)2292y
+302 I love prestige.197mo
+300 2022 Private Equity Headhunter Coverage621mo
+298 STOP obsessing about windows to jump thru for PE!!!253y
+294 Q&A: European PE professional at a Large-cap Megafund1192y
+293 Any Others Dealing With Competitiveness Among Associates / Cut Throat Office Culture?1382y
+284 Must Know Finance Terms692y
+280 Buyside recruiting is really demoralizing as a non-target702d
+280 VC in LatAm is wild692mo
+275 Q&A: PE Secondaries Principal2301mo
+275 The Promised Land of Private Equity Turned out to be a "Monster Land"1063y
+273 PE Associate Jumps to Death / Discussion on Mental Health4210mo
+273 Warburg Pincus 2021 FT Analyst2626mo
+272 Private Equity or Pizza Equity?713y
+271 Carried Interest Done Away w/ in Manchin-Schumer deal 1452mo
+269 No country for old I-bankers (starting a mid-career thread for finance professionals)657mo
+267 Q&A: London REPE MF Associate 993w
+266 Fired from PE firm for getting too drunk at company outing5410mo
+265 WOMEN IN PE - Easier recruiting?1141y
+265 Are you experienced? Thoughts on growing older324y
+258 Private Credit $350k+ working 0-20 hours a week. Crazy for leaving?1195mo
+258 PE Recruiting 2020 Information Thread3461y
+256 Why does everyone want Private Equity?1605y
+255 Keep Your Head Up434mo
+253 Private Equity Recruiting Process (From Banking)621y
+252 Private Equity Recruiting Walkthrough – My Experience201y
+252 Investment Banking to Private Equity - 6 Things You Should Know442y
+248 Is PE existentially fucked?482y
+241 Anyone regret LMM/MM?372y
+240 A Guide on How to Navigate On-Cycle PE Recruiting532y
+239 "We don't hire VPs"843mo
+238 Private Credit / DL Megathread 1963mo
+236 Define “good” WLB902w
+230 Gap period between IB and PE6111mo
+230 2019 On-Cycle PE Recruiting: Headhunter Ranking483mo
+228 Leave banking to start a PE fund?722y
+228 Abraaj Capital - Global Anlayst Program - 2017 Intake4054y
+226 How to Be King of Your Own Private Equity Firm391y
+225 My on-cycle experience / guide522mo
+225 Elizabeth Warren - “Stop Wall Street Looting Act”463y
+225 Best day of my life. I broke into PE coming from Community College. Here is my story.392y
+222 Developing the "It Factor" as You Progress in Career - What Puts High Performers on Another Level?563y
+220 Apollo is revamping recruiting and softening its culture. Here's a look.772y
+220 No PE in my PA542y
+218 Getting ghosted 24/7545mo
+215 Multimillionaire and retired by 30 Q&A592y
+215 How does one best fit pregnancy into a PE career421y
+214 PE with 10-15B AUM - Associate Offer Rescinded 611y
+214 Tricks of the Trade9611mo
+214 Solved1348y
+213 Filtering out “check the box” associates 651mo
+213 Life after PE - the other road412y
+212 Dumb shit - bankers / clients demanding in-person meetings422y
+209 How much of PE is just playing musical chairs with the same assets?725mo
+205 Why does SF suck so much I think I’m getting depression from the city1191mo
+205 Why You're So Easy to Replace586y
+203 PE Recruiting Guide666mo
+199 As my username suggests, not sure what to do...432y
+198 COVID driving 'high finance' professionals into career 180s?6510mo
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Career Advancement Opportunities

November 2022 Consulting

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  • McKinsey and Co 98.9%
  • Boston Consulting Group (BCG) 98.3%
  • Oliver Wyman 97.7%
  • LEK Consulting 97.1%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

November 2022 Private Equity

  • Ardian 99.5%
  • The Riverside Company 98.9%
  • Blackstone Group 98.4%
  • KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) 97.8%
  • Bain Capital 97.3%

Professional Growth Opportunities

November 2022 Hedge Fund

  • D.E. Shaw 99.0%
  • Point72 97.9%
  • AQR Capital Management 96.9%
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Total Avg Compensation

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