I'm looking to get some input from those of you who work or know people who work in Finance for a Fortune 500...I want to get an idea of how the skills and experience I'm gaining are stacking up.
Right now, I work for an F100 and hate my job. I'm getting paid decent money (just over 65k all in and this is my 1st year), but my work is boring as shit and I'm afraid I'm not getting the experience or skills that will help me get into a better job and then into a decent biz school. Couple that with the worse than expected hours (8-6,7) and I'm losing morale fast.
Basically, my work involves updating excel spreadsheets and putting together a slide or two for presentations to corporate (i work in a satellite office and dont present myself). There is basically NO financial analysis in this role...no NPV,, etc. Just numbers being plugged in for the company's records and controls. My title is "financial analyst" but in reality I'm a data monkey. The only "analysis" i do is asking manager's if they expect the budget for next year will resemble last year's budget (~4 mill) and then updating a file to reflect that. I don't work with the full company's numbers or PnL at all.
So, what are you guys doing on your jobs? Should I hang in here or am I fucking myself over by staying?
*BTW, if it matters as far as b-school prospects, I went to a non-HYP Ivy and graduated w/ a 3.4.