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I feel like such a Noob. I’ve been doing Salesforce implementation consulting for 5 years and now realizing this whole other ball park with Strategy consulting at places like MBB. Is it worth it to apply for MBB and try to change my consulting career or just continue to specialize in my Salesforce consulting career?

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I feel like such a noob…I’ve been crafting a skillset but just realized that there’s this whole other career path I could have gone down called investment banking. Should I apply at JP Morgan and Goldman?

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Pay is better at tech firms bro. Scroll down a bit and you have people at MBB firms wondering how they can get into tech firms without any tech skills. Tech is the future and tech firms pay the most.

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Are you talking about SWE? I’m referring to consultants who go into non-tech roles at tech companies. I don’t think a smaller startup will get you to partner level income. The vast majority of startups fail and the equity is then worthless. Much, much easier to make Partner than L7 at FAANG. I’m not saying tech isn’t great. I agree it’s the future. But there’s this misconception that it pays more than remaining in consulting.

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OP, we do strategy consulting within Capgemini. I’m in Invent and I do nothing but strategy work.

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Honestly, go for it if thats is what you want to try or transition into. Can't be much harder than salesforce implementations.

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If you are a technical role (integrations for example) in sfdc, is easy to switch to a tech role in other specialty, and could jump to a tech company. If you are functional, you are indeed wasting your time. Jumping to strategic role at MBB sounds a bit... complicated from your point. Probably with a MBA is more feasible, but strategic work is not the same as designing journeys. However MBB are launching tech sub-brands, could land something related to product there. Competition is fierce.

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Why? Is this a whim?

Yeah to that point, my wlb is pretty damn good lol

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I have the same the same exact question! Doing Microsoft Dynamics implementations going on 1.5 years and I feel like if I want to make the change I should do it now. Has anyone done this? What was your experience?

You’re probably at a point where you could make the switch easily if you want to

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Go get an MBA sounds like you’re just interested in MBB on a whim…a top MBA will give you a reset button to really think about what you want, whether that’s MBB or possibly another career altogether.

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