Just had a random thought. Since everyone discusses how on cycle is getting earlier and earlier, what happens to your effort at work once you land the offer? I assume you aren't going to be slacking, but do people still go above and beyond to succeed at work?
I'm in consulting and currently busting my ass to go above and beyond than what I am expected to do. Some of my peers just do what is expected which would lead them to the meets expectation ratings which is technically all that is really needed.
So if PE recruitment is almost 1-1.5 years before the job starts, what happens to people's work ethic following accepting an offer?