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Career Advancement Opportunities

January 2023 Private Equity

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  • Warburg Pincus 98.9%
  • Blackstone Group 98.4%
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  • Bain Capital 97.4%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

January 2023 Private Equity

  • Ardian 99.5%
  • The Riverside Company 98.9%
  • Blackstone Group 98.4%
  • KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) 97.9%
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Professional Growth Opportunities

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  • Lincoln International (= =) 98.6%
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Total Avg Compensation

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