2nd year associate here been with bcg for about 2 years (one promo under my belt), got an offer from a high growth tech startup thinking about exit right after bonus hits. salary about the same, job is interesting, better wlb, however (significantly) slower career trajectory. Tbh my experience at bcg has been mixed I learned a lot but not particularly enjoying the job (my feedbacks are on target, no issues there)
am I making a mistake here? is it worth waiting an other year before exit?

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If I found an interesting job with C pay I’d leave in a heartbeat

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I'll ask you the same question a mentor asked me when faced with a similar decision.

What things would make taking this job a bad idea? Why would those be so bad?

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Make sure the equity package is great and then do it. At a startup the cash is okay, but the equity is what will make the difference if the startup is lucky enough to make it.

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I wouldn’t! OP leaving at SA is mostly a wasted Opprtunity . Leave BCG at either C or P/L (Ideally P/L) best exits and sets you up for the long run

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