I currently work in industry and I have an offer with a 17% bump in base salary to work for a consulting firm as a senior associate. I’m worried about WLB and being worked to the bone. Is it really 60+ hour work weeks? Should I go for it? Really need to make a decision this week. TIA 🙏

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17% raise but 50% more work….. I mean; depends on you mate and where are you in life

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if you are prioritizing growth and experience, join consulting. if you value your health and WLB, stay where you’re at. That said, 17% bump is not enough, it will drag down your wage per hour.

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Which firm and practice? That really informs the hours you work, though you will likely have the occasional 60 hour week regardless

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Great questions. There was not enough info from OP. And as always the answer is it depends based on Company, LOB, Role.

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If you’re looking to gtfo of your role in industry and think the consulting experience can get you where you want to go eventually then I would do it

Consulting will open doors for future opportunities. Think of it as a 2-3 year plan to grind, grow and learn. My hunch is that you want to get out of current industry position for a reason other than a modest 17% bump. Consulting will give you that exposure and help you land the next big thing. Who knows, you may end up liking it. Regarding WLB, ive found its team/service/ industry dependent. E.g PMO in life sciences will be easier than strategy in FSI etc. Personally, I’ve been in consulting for 3.5 years doing a variety of things and I genuinely enjoy the work I do. Will likely hop around but still plan on staying in the field. Wishing you best of luck!

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