Consulting Exit Opportunities

Found a great opportunity building out a team at one of the unicorn tech. My close friend is on an interview panel and his manager is the hiring manager. I think I will be given a serious look but...

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No way. Not for a 40% loss. There’s a slim chance it’s worth it if you’re dying to get into product management

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No. God no.

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It will take you a long long time to get that 40% back. That is a crazy pay cut and then add on the commute. That’s 2 hrs on a good day right?

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No. I work for a unicorn now, and a 40% paycut and a 2 hour commute is not an incentive at all.

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It will be 40% pay cut and 2hr commute one way. Would you consider it? It will be a great resume builder...

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No way. The commute alone would be a huge disincentive for me.

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If you take the job, I’d relocate to cut down on the commute but also make sure it’s worth the pay cut! There’s more to this world than money but that’s a significant change so make sure you are doing it for the right reasons

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What’s a unicorn tech?

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Company valued at over $1B

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Unicorn techs are worth $0

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2 hr commute one way? Are you kidding right now?

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Many people in the Bay Area do something similar (but not as bad). Google shuttle from SF to Mountain View takes about 1.5 hours one way!

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Thanks everyone. This confirmed my feeling that I shouldn’t even apply for it. I can take either lower pay (I will still be in mid to high $200k) or long commute, but not both. It’s actually no longer a unicorn since they IPOed recently but even the potential stock appreciation is probably not worth it.

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Op there is also a question of what are you passionate about. No one can put a price tag on your passion, not even you. I feel the fact that you are asking if this is worth it shows you believe the work is more exciting than what you are doing at AP. Personally I believe passion is more preferable.

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