Back Office Vs. Front Office Personas

laxn103's picture
Rank: Senior Baboon | 204

Lets pretend that not necessarily everyone wants to achieve a front office position. I interned at the same prominent PE/Hedge Fund for 3 summers and experienced both the back and front offices. The people in the back were much more fun, they helped me when I needed it and were more laid back. The people in the front were obviously more up tight and didn't have time. I think it is a measure of risk. The back office people make good money, live very well compared to the average middle income american, front office people are looking for more. The back office people know when they have taken enough risk and are comfortable with their life. It annoys me when the back office gets shit on as much as it does because I am seriously considering getting into it rather than the front.