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Associate. 80k. Looking to make a move potentially to a boutique firm that'll pay at least 5-10k less if I were to guess. But the culture and work seem amazing. Thoughts?

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Similar boat so I'm listening.

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Go for it! Always choose work over money during starting phase of the career. You can always make more money based on your experience In the future.

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Go for it. I was laid off a few months ago as an associate with 1 year of experience and got a 5% raise in an industry job. No one is going to pay you as much money as you were making in consulting BUT I think the environment is better overall. At least for me it is

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Do it

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First year associate? What dept are you in now

Boutiques should pay more since they don't have as good of medical benefits, 491k etc, more of the rate should go to you rather than the firm. How come they are paying less? Are their rates really low?

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