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Any thoughts on very small private boutique consulting firms? Does this ruin my chances of a career opportunities afterwards? I’m interviewing with a company with 30 employees and I am worried I am digging myself a grave.

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Quite a few people I know have used boutique firms as a stepping stone to larger firms. Also know many people at boutiques, myself included, who left large firms to go to a boutique and will most likely never return to a large firm.

That may depend on the firm and how you define opportunities. Many large firms end up subcontracting work to boutiques on large projects, which helps gets you in the door with the large firm.

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