To the associates who started as analysts at their investment bank, why did you stay? Why not leave for buyside, corp dev, etc. after your two years?
I'm genuinely puzzled by this, which is why I'm asking. I did an internship in banking, and worked in banking as a full time analyst for 3-4 months on the West Coast (until I was able to hop over to buyside fortunately), and absolutely hated it. Maybe my experience was different (I did work at 2 different banks though), but I spent nearly all of my day formatting powerpoint slides, or googling information to put into powerpoint slides (proprietary information my ass).
To those who stayed on, why did you stay on? How did you find any of this work engaging or intellectually stimulating? What are your long term goals with this job?