Bad Job Fit - Quant Background

Help! I'm a first-year analyst with a ChemE/CS/Math background who was hired for a job in Risk "Analytics." I was told I would be doing "technical" and quantitative work like my previous internships. Unfortunately, a few months into the job I find myself in a pencil-pushing, bureaucratic, monotonous, operations job. I've been honest with my managers about my dissatisfaction and they're open to move me to another team but I'm afraid it will be to a similar role. Has anybody found themselves in this situation, and if so, what did you do? Any help/tips would be great!

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  • Analyst 1 in Other
Mar 2, 2020 - 12:04pm

Lol. I was in a similar position. I moved onto a different company. I would reckoned you do the same unless there is something really important that's keeping you there.

  • Analyst 1 in Risk Mnmgt
Mar 2, 2020 - 1:41pm

Thanks for the input! I might just take the new role and give it a chance, given managers seem to be heavily prioritizing quant/tech talent retention in the company, so new role could really be what I'm looking for, but I'll keep scoping external roles and bail if something better comes around.

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