Is PE making us... stupider?!
Clickbait title intentional (sorry). I worked in consulting before PE and am of the camp that found it intellectually stimulating and engaging. I mention that because it provides a different foil against which I can compare PE (as opposed to banking, like most in the forum).
In contrast, I find this job to be focused on procedural items - even the modeling - that I feel like my ability to think critically is atrophying. In my mind, most of these deals are about ticking a nearly endless list of boxes or running through myriad scenarios, and not so much about deep critical thought.
Does this resonate with you, or do you see it differently? If you respond, please indicate the extent to which you think your fund's strategy informs your answer.