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MBB EM/ 5 years consulting + a couple of years in industry prior to that. Got a good offer (pay 20% increase and perks) at a big corporate but the title is senior manager which is technically what I do now. I am reluctant to accept because I feel it’s a step down although the pay is good and type of work is interesting. Any thoughts?

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Titles mean nothing. +20% on your EM TC is like what, $320k TC ish? Go for it

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I was in a similar situation, was able to negotiate my title upwards.

Depends on size of organization and who your hiring manager is, but it is possible.

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Who cares about title? If the money is better and you like what you’ll be working on then that’s all that counts. Titles in industry are vastly different than consulting anyways

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Ask if you can change the title.

What industry? Some industries just have deflated titles - as long as comp is competitive you are in the right place.

Echoing what others have said:
1) You can and should ask for a higher title. It costs them nothing to title you "Director," so if their HR policies allow it they'll likely budge
2) Titles don't matter much in industry anyway

My SO negotiated up from SM to Director at a fairly large corporate. I think the hiring manager had to get HR approval and there may have been a small raise tied to it, but it was primarily just a title boost

Titles are meaningless. I know a colleague who recently got promoted to “Managing Director” at a certain financial services company. His pay is only $200k+10% bonus. He has 10 YOE and only has 2 direct reports.

In comparison, my title is consultant but I make $180k+15%-20% bonus, have 7 YOE and manage a team of 8.

Is it tech? Tech has generally a lower title scale vs legacy corps which have a higher title scale. If tech, most people within the industry are pretty aware of this

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I am filled with vigor and determination.
I have had my mettle tested and have overcome challenge after challenge.
I have studied my materials and have trained my mind stronger than ever.
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