FLDP Early Exit or Finish Out

Hi everyone, weighing some thoughts out in terms of career planning and looking for some input.

Currently in year 2 of a 3 year F500 FLDP in a project finance role with prior experience in an accounting role. The goal for the third rotation is to land a corporate/sector FP&A role to make a clean exit to SFA in FP&A either within the company or externally. Pros of the current role include great WLB (currently remote), exposure to senior leadership, future accelerated growth, and decent pay. The only major con of the program is location at the moment with remote work approaching an end and potentially having to spend another year away from family and my significant other (not enough experience to jump to a new role/location).

I've been reached out to regarding a financial analyst II role that is more business unit FP&A in a F50 environment. Pros of this opportunity are the location which would close the gap between my significant other and be a hybrid work environment and a 15-30% pay increase. Cons include uncertainty regarding a new role/team, missing out on opportunities finishing out the program, potentially getting locked into something I do not like.

I'm looking for advice from those that have finished out programs as well as those that have jumped ship. Given what I have laid out, what do you think? This is all still very up in the air but with so many variables to weigh I am curious to get some opinions.

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Nov 10, 2021 - 11:35am

I did a Finance development program at a top bank (GS/JP). I left 2 years into a 3 year scheme, pretty sure I burned the bridges there but I did what was best for my career at the time. fast froward a few years and I enjoy my work a lot more, and I am earning over double that what I would have been if I stay. SO my advice is to do the same, only if you feel it is the right decision for your own career. 

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