Consulting Exit Opportunities

Currently at a boutique consulting firm (think A&M, AlixPartners, FTI, Simon Kucher). Had a recruiter from OW reach out. I know I want to leave consulting in 5 years. Should I jump ship or stay?

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So you're at FTI?

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Go to Ow.

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Hey I’m not boutique, you’re boutique!

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What is OW?

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this is a terrible question for so many reasons. Sorry if that’s harsh. 1. None of these are boutiques with perhaps Simon Kutcher being the closest to one at over 1,000 employees 2. The four firms listed are vastly different within consulting. Three of the four do restructuring but within traditional consulting the portfolio of work varies. Some of these will be a pay cut others a raise to OW. 3. Nothing on your goals other than to leave within 5 years. If you want to do pricing stay at Simon Kutcher. Want to do PE Value Creation? A&M and Alix are good shops for this (and other work), Oliver Wyman has strengths in other areas like life sciences, transportation and financial services.

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Come join 😊

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DM’d you

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I’m calling BS on OW as a “huge upgrade”. Highly dependent on what you do and what market. FTI and A&M are hard to beat in restructuring and turnaround.

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I’m not in the Restructuring and T/A space, couldn’t mention that due to character constraints

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5 years is an eternity on consulting. But I agree needs way more specifics on your goals to be able to answer.

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