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Previously industry 🐠, looking to hear about anyone who jumped to consulting and decided it wasn’t for them. Did you move back to industry? Are you bored now? I jumped in my early 30s...

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Joined PwC from industry at age 30. I would say stick with it for a couple years before jumping ship. The transition is tough, particularly navigating the culture, but I think it gets easier and hard to really assess after 1 year. You need momentum with your internal network and time to understand platforms and offerings

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I came from industry too little over a year ago, like you said the work is great but lifestyle is not especially the travel part. But I don’t think I’ll go back to industry anytime soon because the things I am learning here don’t think would have gotten the same opportunities in industry even in a 100 years. In a nutshell it’s all about your priorities.

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Thanks for your input P1. That’s what I’m struggling with. I’m learning so much but the lifestyle is exhausting and i feel like my relationships are suffering. Need to really think it through over the next few months.
Thanks again!

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Came to consulting from industry at age 30. Fine with the work, though sometimes I do think it’s completely pointless work in the grand scheme of things. At 32, I’m totally exhausted from the travel. Looking for new opportunities now either internally (non-travel engagements ) or industry

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Also came in from industry. Doing really well but have been drinking and hanging out way too much. Travel is easy for me

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I’m in this spot now. I plan to get 2 years or so in consulting and then to back to industry. My health and personal life suffers too much in consulting

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only been in it for a year now and I love the work I’m doing but I don’t think the lifestyle is for me. Thinking of looking for other opportunities in the next 6 months. Any words of wisdom or experiences appreciated.

I left industry when I was 41 for consulting. I’m 1 1/2 yrs in and I’ve been exposed to some really cool industries but I feel it’s too generalized for me I will 100% go back to industry within the next 9-12 months.

Been doing it for 3 years now and pretty sure it’s crushing my creativity. Not sure what to do because I’m pretty good at this thing

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