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Being underpaid & was hoping to get a raise this year but won’t be happening due to COVID. Need to switch, is it better to switch among Big4 & MBB like Deloitte etc or go to a boutique firm? PS. I’m grateful that I’ve a job right now

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Pay scale: MBB>Top Boutique>Big4>Other Boutique (at least for junior levels, things are more complicated the higher up you go)

The 'other boutique' bucket is more of a wildcard than you'd think. Some of them are insanely selective and also pay commensurately insane salaries. But they're usually very specialized.

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D1 has it right. Note consulting firms are all facing similar market forces- while some were more financially prepared I know many are freezing / lowering comp, doing hiring freezes, etc

I would say start mapping out the process of getting from where you are now to where you want to be. It’s not going to happen over night and don’t put it off if you are serious about making the switch. What I mean by that is, start the following: 1. Research specific companies and practices you are interested in 2. Find out any prerequisites that may be required 3. Reach out to people on linkdeln and network. Don’t just network recruiters, go beyond that and network with connections you already have and new ones as well at target specific companies. 4. Polish your resume or revamp it - however much work it may need and send to different eyes to gain different perspectives 5. Apply and hope for the best but don’t be discouraged if the first few don’t come to fruition as we are in weird times. Best of luck to you, find your worth.

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