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At a B4 stressed but managing it. Partner passed me over for a sr manager but treats me like one (constantly managing multiple projects, driving his practice initiatives and driving 1-2 /$300-500k of proposals every month. Boutique is offering me the TC that I won’t make here for 3-4 years - same level, more focused scope. Also talking to a tech firm that will be a slight bump (10-15%) but likely 25% less work/stress. Worried a little bit about career progression. Thoughts?

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Go and come back if you don’t like it.

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Idk. But def not the big 4 - you can always come back.

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Literally everyone in consulting is exiting right now for the reasons you listed and other factors. Make the jump.

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Go. Either is a better option than B4 right now.

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Leave.. that partner is exploiting you.

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Progression will depend on which tech firm. If you’re going to FAANG or equivalent, progression shouldn’t be an issue. You might not progress at the firm but you’ll surely be enabled to exit for progression.

Not FAANG - $500m software company - top three industry-specific player growing at a 20% YoY clip.

I’m leaving for the reasons you listed but it sounds like you’re doing more work than me and much more deserving of a SM role. If you’re a solid performer, they’ll take you back. I would personally lean towards the tech firm. Is the boutique base a lot better?

Tech will be 175 (same base) plus variable pay to get to 230 no clear path to promotion. Boutique will be 200 with TC at 250 - clear path to director in 2 years.

Which service line are you OP?

Customer - GTM strategy / operations

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