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Does it look bad to leave a role before you are promoted? Been in industry for almost 2.5 years and not made senior. I don’t particularly care for the director of my team and feel like I’m getting pigeon holed. I want to move on but worried it’s a red flag since I’ve been here so long without promotion.

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Not at all. Do what you got to do.


The typical staff spends about 2-3 years before they are made senior, so you having 2.5 years is not a red flag at all.


that’s the nature of public and needing bodies and the churn model. people take title demotions sometimes when moving from public to industry

Do they feel bad if you’re underpaid?

Not saying I feel bad about leaving lol just not sure if leaving before I get promoted would look bad after nearly 2.5 years in the same role. I think from what I’m hearing it’s normal to take that long or even longer to go from analyst to senior analyst in industry. So not too worried now.

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