Analysts who left early - do you regret it?

Analyst 1 in IB - Ind

IB Analysts who left before your 2 years were over, do you regret it?

Why / why not?

Also what would be the minimum stay to not have a red flag on your CV?

Comments (6)

Feb 14, 2020
  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Feb 24, 2020


Feb 24, 2020

Not an analyst but friend of mine left after 1 year, and he's very happy with his decision. I would argue that it depends where to and why you are leaving. He left for an MF as they needed someone ASAP, don't think he'll miss much on banking and as he works the same hours people don't see this as 'struggling with banking'. Also was in the top team of his bank and closed 2 multi Bn deals.
Hence my argument of where you are leaving to do what and what are your long term goals.

Feb 24, 2020

For those who did left, what job did you leave and go to? How easy was it in explaining in your interview.

  • Analyst 1 in Other
Feb 24, 2020

Left before 2 years and happy as I know there was a lot more to learn, but after 1.5 years, benefit of learning new material came at a diminishing return. I needed to spend 3 years to be considered for A2A. Its a stupid company policy that ignores performance. So it made sense for me to move on.

The main challenge was explaining to people why I wanted to leave "so early," apparently 1.5 years wasn't enough. I did have two deals under my belt so that def. helped.

Feb 24, 2020