Not feeling the vibe anymore (tier 1/2 fund)
Hi all (disclaimer, long post),
Just looking for some piece of advice through this late night post. Currently working at a good fund (similar to a BentallGreenOak type of firm). Been there for only 3 years but working as hell during the week and planning zoom call to discuss IC presentations on Saturdays and Sundays (only my team does this btw) seems now very hard/boring to me.
I have tried to lateraled just to get a sense of the « grass is always greener » syndrome and I have been able to receive offer from larger funds (similar to Lone Star / Starwood, but it would mean crushing more hours, with a very attractive package) or I got some at smaller funds (similar to Harrison Street / Kennedy Wilson).
Despite my young age, I recently got a kid and I am not sure if I would like to grind as much as before. Feeling also very tired about changing minor wordings in slide 47 of an IC deck that nobody will read, excepting the investment summary. I have always been the very greedy guy looking to work at mega funds and aiming to climb the ladder to get important carried, but I feel lost right now.
Joining « smaller » funds like mentioned above would potentially allow me to have decent pay and work / life balance from what I heard, which is not bad. However, I am afraid to kill my career by doing so with no possibility to come back at a sweatshop with top remuneration packages later on. Also feel not really ready at the moment to get crushed and not supporting my wife during the first year with the baby.
Any advice/guidance would be much appreciated.