Do people ever regret moving to PE?
Summer analyst at a BB in IBD. Really enjoying my internship and plan to return full time, same group if I get the offer. Our staffer is an analyst promote to VP and I was able to chat with him a bit about his experiences last night and why he stayed; his response was that after you put in your dues as an Analyst and Associate you get an excellent life as a senior banker and (to my question) that many of the other analysts he started out with who jumped now mention to him how they regret having moved. Was curious if this was anyone else's experience, or whether (either to MM PE, megafund, hedge fund, corp dev, etc.) anyone could speak to exiting, in hindsight, possibly having been a mistake (or at least not so obvious a decision to have made). Would also love to hear from analyst to associate (or beyond) promotes on their experiences or from analysts who made the jump who are glad they did. Thanks.