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Curious to hear from people (or general thoughts) who have gone from FAANG to Big 4 or Accenture Consulting. I always hear about the opposite. What are the driving factors? Is it worth the potential short term pay decrease, and the decline in WLB (I was previously at a mid-market consulting firm, so I was used to the ups and downs of WLB). I currently find myself getting bored regularly, not to mention the lack of true career direction here.

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Can you explain true career direction? The pay difference is significant, hardly seen anyone going from FAAng to consulting

I just came from KPMG. I was there for a few years and as an overworked associate with a MBA! I jumped to Amazon and got a significant pay increase. But still the same heavy work load! I definitely wouldn’t go back to consulting, the pay is there but the WLB sucks. It’s to hard on my mental health! The benefit of the big firms are you truly learn a lot! Use it to your advantage.

I get asked if I want to go back - the pay decrease would be like asking a senior mgr if they want to go back to making analyst / associate level pay

Yikes. Good to know. I have done some research in regards to the pay differential and that continues to weigh on me, as I don’t think I can stomach that big of a decrease. It’s looking like it is best to seek out another opp at a startup or FAANG, then boomerang (if I need to).

Call me and let’s talk. Don’t do it unless you’re going in as PA/MD making minimum $700k. Stay and remain bored - your trajectory is going to stay on track regardless.

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