anyone else find their PE job boring?Subscribe
Anyone else bored by their PE job? After two years of banking, PE was supposed to be the golden ticket - but now that I'm a year in, more often than not I'm bored as hell. I started at a large nyc-based PE firm last year after two years at a BB.
I once spent a few weeks on a bond desk and sometimes I wonder whether a job closer to the markets (S&T, actively trading HF) would be more up my alley - more action and pressure and rapid decision making. PE is mostly repetitive lbo analysis and diligence work with 1-2 deals per year and a long runway to a senior decision-making position.
Even the idea of sitting on a rowdy trading desk seems far more appealing than sitting alone in my office listening to the air conditioning. I'd be willing to sacrifice some comp to have a job that gets my blood pumping a bit and that I'm passionate about. My shop sometimes promotes associates but I might be looking for a job anyways in a year.
Anyone ever heard of someone leaving PE to go directly to sales/trading on the sell-side or a HF role thats close to the markets? Do you think an mba at wharton/chicago etc. would be the best transition?