Consulting Exit Opportunities

Comp, career path and level considered, when do you think is the best time to exit consulting if you’re not interested in becoming PPMD?

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Manager if your goal is to maximize comp, Senior Manager if you want to get to industry executive the fastest. Your ultimate career path/trajectory/ceiling is more based on where you go and how you progress after consulting.

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Context: I’ve seen someone exit after 1-2 years who didn’t get to see much comp growth before exiting, and those who waited too long that took a pay/level cut (entered industry at a level below their caliber)

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Manager level

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In a similar boat.. trying to decide if I should exit as a M or wait an year for SM.. do exit opps really change between M and SM?

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