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I think I’ve come to terms with the fact that I want to switch to a smaller boutique consulting firm. Any advice on how to start the search to find a local firm with a good culture?

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Coming from someone who has been in a smaller boutique firm, you might want to wait until the economy is back to normal. These firms go down quick in tough times and if they cannot sell work. Nothing against them, just something to consider.

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I agree with D1. I left a smaller firm that is not handling this pandemic well as their pipeline has dried up. They don’t have the reserves to maintain their staff during times like this.

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I will echo what everyone else is saying...but different reasons. I have worked for much smaller firms 1/2 my 15yr career and I came to realize that they don’t offer the same protection as a larger firm. A lot of times the CEO/ Owner is batshit crazy and treats employees like serfs and will fire you on the spot for anything. Where’s a larger firm has processes in place to course correct and many layers to get rid of someone (this doesn’t cover illegal activity or sound dumb shot like watching porn on your work laptop). There is only two instances I would join a small firm. One is that I personally know the CEO and I come in at the C level. And two is A&M offers me a job. Lol That’s the only ‘small’ firm I would join at this point in my career.

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What location OP?

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