move to boutique consulting firm as a director with 30% hike? seems like a downward move further away from mbb’s. new firm most does long lead implementation projects. anyone take a similar path?

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Implementation won’t get you to mbb

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They're doing implementation now so it can?

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Your marginal tax rate is 50%? If that's the case then why do Americans always think Canadians have higher taxes? We don't have taxes that high until $300k+ income

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i’m manager now. going to be director at new firm.

What are your career goals? In the short run, that move is likely to improve both your TC and WLB, so if you want to chill a bit without going to industry yet, it might be an interesting opportunity. But if your goal is to get into MBB or access more strategic work, then it is not a good move. If your goal is to make partner, then make the decision based on your sales skills, as smaller firms allow you to advance more quickly if you bring in revenue. If you're a homegrown M at PwC, and you're so underpaid that it was easy to get a 30% bump and promo, maybe you could just jump to another big 4 instead?

it’s always been strategy and/or m&a cause i find that interesting + it would pay more (i thought). but given my immediate options..i am getting paid more at this small firm. i feel like if i don’t like it after 2-3 years i could always jump back to big 4.

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