I started my REAM investment analyst job at a 50-people AM firm in Europe some 2 months ago and I just hate it.
During the recruitment I was given the impression that I would be learning fin modelling, taking part in calls etc. All I do is meaningless crap tasks such as searching for data online and looking at useless accounting stuff. Other people who started at the same time as I did are doing modeling, taking part in meetings, they work in finance, I don't. I feel rejected, demotivated and I don't see an end to this. Every time I get something to do that involves doing a model, some "urgent task" comes in and I have to abandon the interesting stuff and do the same shit work as always. Just now an interesting project I wanted to work on was archived because "it's not urgent" Well, I feel it is for me because I am going crazy! I need to feel stimulated and challenged... All I feel is that I've been been there for 2 months and learned NOTHING. I worked on a model for like 3 hours and it were the happiest time I had there.
The seniors are not communicative and I can't get a bloody meeting with them to even set my objectives and expectations. They seem to not care at all..
I am also studying for CFA 2, so it opens some more doors as I hope and to learn some more finance, which I love.
I am thinking of:
- Resign straight away, study for CFA and search for another job. But I heard that it's better to search for a job while you are employed...
- Keep surviving there, preparing for CFA, do it in June and then start searching for jobs in UK, Asia, whatever (after Brexit is over with) - seems ideal solution but I'm not sure I can last for this long. Plus, what will I say on my next interview? "-Tell us what you've learned in the past 7 months" me: "Nothing, I googled stuff all day long", so wouldn't it be better to just resign straight away so this becomes an "internship" and not a failed job experience?
What you guys think of all this? Is this normal?.. I feel I was lied to by the company. They promised me to train me and then just abandoned me and gave all the cool stuff to other more experienced guys... :(
Sorry for the rant, but I really need to share it with someone and have some feedback :)
Thank you for your time!