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Hey guys, just curious: how do exit opportunities compare at the principal level vs. the senior manager level? Principal is about a year away for me, and I'm wondering if it's worth the slog.

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Isn’t principal a partner without a cpa? I would imagine partner exits in c-suite and sm as upper leadship

Exits from consulting don't really get better overnight just because of the title shift. Principals have better exits because they have more YOE, more management experience, a longer sales track record, P&L ownership, and possibly practice/office/firm management responsibilities. If you do all that for a few years after promo, then exits will be better. But if not, then leave sooner.

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