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Considering leaving B4 for something smaller. What are your favorite boutique consulting firms in DC?

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I’d get involved with areas that easily crossover from public sector like policy, cyber security, tech... Otherwise it can be tough to transition out of public sector due to its reputation of being behind the times, slow paced, and hiring firms for long duration outsourcing contracts that are very different then your average “commercial” consulting gig

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Are we supposed to have favorite DC boutique consulting firms? As if they are restaurants or something lmao

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There are some legit boutique firms in DC like Slalom and Captech, but 99% of them are just rando 8(a) gov contractors

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