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Keep hustlin’ y’all! It’s been 1 mo since I left consulting (exited to a high growth tech company, pre IPO) and I can honestly say every part of my professional life is better. Hours are reasonable, work is interesting, I can make plans for nights / weekends, and people are genuinely excited to work here. Plus TC is much better (200k —> 350k)! I interviewed a ton of places and turned down offers that weren’t right. I just wanted to post to say thanks, and if you’re still looking, don’t give up!

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Congrats, Op 👏 🎉 I had the exact same experience when I left consulting. I honestly don’t understand why anyone would want to be a consultant.

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Congratulations OP! Sounds like a dream job. Can you share which company/role did you join if you are comfortable sharing and did you have any prior tech experience? What are your recommended strategies to target such roles?

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The company is late stage but pre IPO (think Stripe, Databricks, Better, Samsara, Brex…) and the role is in value consulting - basically a mix of consulting and sales. I had experience consulting for several cloud / SaaS companies and played up that in the interview process. The big thing for me was to focus in on the right stage of company. I knew I wanted to find a company big enough to value the consulting skill set (series C and later) but one which still offered the asymmetric upside from high growth, both in terms of equity appreciation and career growth.

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Congrats! What level did you leave consulting?

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OP - curious what’s the change in cash compensation (not TC)?

This - would love to understand the TC breakdown!

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