I’m trying to move to SG from the US. What industries should I target for best pay / work life balance? Considering consulting, fintech, crypto, energy (renewable/ storage)

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Hey OP, probably difficult to say equivocally since there’s so much diversity in culture across these broad sectors… Also, finding a job in SG as a foreigner is not going to be the easiest at this time.

Consulting pays really well but SG clients tend to be quite demanding - WLB will be rough. This is assuming MBB or OW / Kearney. Big 4 will just be low pay with poor WLB. LEK is decent on pay but even worse WLB.

Fintechs in SG run the gamut… other than Grab nothing else really comes to mind. Not sure about comp at these places. Would you consider VISA a fintech? They pay pretty well and seem rather chill.

Traditional financial services is probably where it’s at - huge industry in Singapore and pays above consulting, with pretty good WLB in certain roles.

Not sure about energy/renewables.


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