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Folks that exited consulting in less than 3 years to industry, what was your rationale for doing so? Just trying to understand the mindset one has prior to such a switch.

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1) better pay
2) better WLB
3) knew I did not have the work ethic to get past manager in consulting

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Lyft 1- what’s the role you jumped to?

Hated consulting. Just seemed entirely based on lackluster data manipulation. Culture was very pompous and privileged. If you’re able to exit to a company that appreciates the consulting skillset then the pay should be comparable or better from an hourly standpoint. Work life balance leads to a much better quality of life. No longer have the constant anxiety associated with consulting

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Don’t forget about moving shapes and having a director / partner scream at you because 2 bullets started with a noun instead of a verb

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Wanted to take a risk (joined a startup) while the window was still open

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I love it and haven’t looked back.
Very subjective in terms of the ‘window’, but I felt it was more possible to join a company with a higher risk/reward before getting married, having kids, etc.

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Everyone saying better pay, how have the raises been? I only ask because industry jobs for my level have salaries much below my Comp at a boutique. If you leave early to industry, acceleration of pay will likely decrease but the WLB should make up for it. Also in HCOL city FWIW.

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Yup jumped for 30% bump, and will probably only expect 10-15% raises each promo, much less than consulting.

Was a calculated decision on my end.

1) better pay
2) better culture
3) feel more valued on my team

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Wish I was smart enough to leave after year 3...took me 5

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