Is consulting worth it in the long run? Any practical example of consulting boosting your LT earnings/ career (In another field outside of consulting) ? Working for a non MBB

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Financially? Sure. But the lifestyle doesn't seem worth it at all.

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Agreed, the lifestyle is strenuous at the least. I can see how personal relationships suffer from it.

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I don't see a problem with consulting. Being a high level executive or director at a F500 would likely be just as demanding. If you want better work life balance, just switch to Federal consulting. Pay is still decent and in the end, you're still a "manager or senior manager/director" at a Big 4 firm so it looks good on paper (if that's your concern). The other option is going into the government as a full time employee; not exactly my cup of tea.

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