I gotta lay a question on you guys cause I've been thinking about this for a while.
So most people who go into BB IB or MBB Consulting exit into a corporate job sooner or later because only so many get to stay in a PE role after MBA. And even afterward almost nobody makes Partner.
So the people who go into Corporate jobs value work-life balance I assume because it can't be money they're after. Most people won't make it far past 300k as a Director and your chance at VP are extremely low. The thing is, if someone wanted a job that pays well and has good work-life balance why not just do the following:
-Big 4 Consulting (55-65 hours on average and not that big of a cut compared to MBB)
-Corporate Banking (Usually 9-6 and MDs could make 1MM)
-Investment Management (Work usually 8-6/7 and make about the same or more than CB)
-Software Engineer at top tech company in Silicon Valley (Programmers usually work 9-5 and are expected to make around 400k-450k if they aren't awful and could clear 500-600k if they move further)
-Big 4 Accounting (Work long hours during Jan, Feb and March but the rest of the year is 9-5 and coud make Partner which pays way more than Corp Dev/Strat)
-PWM (Not 100% on this one but heard some people could make 200-300k in their mid-late 20s if they're good)
All these jobs offer similar work-life balance and pay better than a corporate job so why would someone choose Corporate over these?