Hey everyone, I wanted to see what everyone thinks of a long-term career in ECM/DCM for someone with no interest in pursuing PE opportunities and rather staying in banking.
What are the hours like for Analysts, Associates, and VPs? Could you ever expect 60 or fewer hours with seniority? Are the hours/lifestyle generally closer to Biglaw/Management Consulting where you get weekends off as well as leaving before 7-8 most days or IB where all-nighters and weekends occur commonly?
Is it a sustainable lifestyle or does it still heavily dig into your personal life? Saw someone say in the last thread one of their MDs worked 8-6 in DCM is this accurate or some extreme circumstance?
Also as a side question, how much does compensation get affected when compared to M&A and Industry groups at higher levels (VP and up)
What do you guys think?