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I romanticized being a consultant while working in industry. Then I got a consulting job, a couple promos, and now the idea of consulting just makes me roll my eyes. I love the pay and I don’t mind working hard, w/ long hours, but the “business of consulting” is exhausting (e.g. maintaining utilization, selling engagements, 6k iterations of a deck, etc). Great company, great co-workers, and interesting engagements.... I can’t be the only one feeling this way. Time to exit or is this a phase?

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I totally feel this way too even though I just started in consulting a year ago. The business of consulting honestly makes me wonder if it’s worth it...

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C1 — I’m interested in public health advisory. Not so much healthcare administration, but more so health program management and population health. Though, the transition will be tough in managing salary expectations for exit ops 😕

Not a phase, time to exit stage left

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M2 - I have, but only in terms of “seeing what’s out there”. I haven’t initiated an real conversations to gauge comp, type of work, growth potential etc. I know where I want to go long term in my career. In order to manage expectations, I’ll need to better understand process/preferential steps to make a smooth transition.

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Out of curiosity, did the switch from industry make you realize how consultants are abused by both clients and their own firms?

A1, lol the term “abuse” never came to mind. However I must say, I do feel that more pressure and demands are internal vs. from clients. Meaning, pressure from firm leadership or the individuals self inflicted pressure to “overachieve”. I hear stories of demanding clients, but I’ve not seen or experienced such treatment personally.

Give it a few more years. The actual work will become boring after multiple reps.

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