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Does anyone regret joining a boutique consulting firm? I signed with a startup out of college (spring 2020) whose founding partners were all partners/Sr leaders at a few T2s. Our firm is super small (dozen FTEs) but does really good work (we charge premium rates and work super cool projects). I’m just having second thoughts as exit opportunities aren’t as prevalent as I thought, the pay/benefits don’t match industry/risk of joint a startup, and I’m not getting the network of a Big4 or MBB

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Not at all! I love my company, I love my projects, and I wouldn’t leave just for the chance at something better, because I know from experience it could also end up much worse elsewhere

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Went from B4 to boutique…boutique is better

No regrets but also depend on what other opportunities you have in hand and where you want to be when you exit. Working for a boutique now, here’s some of my pros & cons(ymmv): pro: pay, people, promotions, company culture, WLB con: network(esp if you are using professional), job security(if your firm isn’t great at BD)

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