Wondering what the community thinks. Is it worth starting a career at a smaller shop that is growing, or better to start somewhere more established?
I have been working at a private debt fund for ~1 year. They were successful in the past achieving somewhat consistent 10%+ returns doing opportunistic and esoteric loans (art, film, etc). As a result they grew quickly to roughly $1Bn. However they are still very much in growth mode and are very unorganized. the Pay is below market (<$70K base ~ 30% bonus ) with no sign of major improvement and deal flow is anemic. Is it worth staying on to grow with the firm or is it time to find a new shop?