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I left a boutique consulting company because I felt under utilized. Joined a larger supposedly hip consultancy with local market model with great expectations and am finding myself let down by the experience - the client, work, teamwork and collaboration, technical content is not per what was promised and feels like I am back to my b4 days. I was a fool to fall for the kumbaya in consulting crap - I am best developing products with great teams. Industry looks down on me. What are my options?

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Since you’re not able to find what you’re looking for in 3 vastly different companies, have you considered that the problem maybe you? Have you given it the time to understand, establish relationships and develop your brand at the new place or do you expect everything to fall into place magically?

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Jump to a big 4 for brand name, then jump to industry? Or try for business school at a top program?

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What I am saying is that I am not finding them vastly different in culture and mode of working. The problem is indeed me - my decision to stick to consulting when I want to build products and solutions, not sell PowerPoint slides and business and technical jargon while delaying the building good products to sell more time and work.

Which consultancy did you join?

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It seems like you're not in love with the external consultancy life and would probably find more enjoyment internally for a company. I'd reflect hard on your strengths and plan to find an industry opportunity. PM if you want help planning. I do professional coaching as a side gig.

Slalom?

Hahha I thought the same thing when he said hip and local model...Slalom sells themselves big on that stuff.

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