I'll admit immediately - I've never worked in banks. Probably a mistake of my career. After uni I joined a grad scheme at a large company and after 2 years there I got hired at a hedge fund. I'm at a senior position at a hedge fund but "senior" at a hedge fund means nothing. As far as experience I've done everything - quant development, quant research, operations, trading etc. I've been approached by a few banks (GS, JPM, MS etc) directly. I didn't apply, their recruiters found me on linkedin and have pitched roles to me.
A bit worried about these things:
1. I don't like bureaucracy - banks tend to have a lot of it
2. I consider a company of 100 people large. I've worked in funds where the entire fund fits in a single room (which is also not a very large room).
3. Pay...got to say that hedge funds haven't exactly made me rich but I could be poorer.
Has anyone else made the move? If I wanted to go back to a hedge fund, would having gone from hedge funds to a bank and now wanting to go back a disadvantage? After googling it seems most people want to make the opposite switch.