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Say you work at Accenture and are doing OK (haven't been laid off yet and have projects lined up). Also let's say that you have good skills in cloud infrastructure, which is plenty busy right now. What would motivate you to accept a job offer at a tiny consulting firm (less than 300 people)? Would a good raise and a promotion to Senior Manager be enough? There are many risks involved with going to a tiny firm. What would it take for you make the jump and overcome concerns?

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Do it. Continue building your cloud skills with a pay/title bump. Expand them into security. Pass the CCSP. Write your own ticket anywhere.

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Depends. What's your current title, yoe, current comp, offered comp, expected career trajectory, etc

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1.) 300 employees is not tiny 2.) for me, it would be the security of knowing that if it falls through, I could move right along to a similar company with similar comp

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What is your long term plan? Figure out if the tiny firm lines up with that. Always consider if your next firm sets you up well for the long term. Also if you are safe and not super unhappy at ACN, and there is risk the tiny firm would not align with your long term goals, stay...😬

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If you leave on good terms, Accenture will take you back no problem, probably with another pay bump.

Unless you are consistently ATVT or SA you aren’t going to make partner anyways. Jump, but also realize that at a smaller firm you need to be very good at building relationships and business development. You’ll make more money at a smaller firm than you will muddling along at Accenture being consistent with if you can do the BD.

I’d take the risk knowing fully well that if you fail, you can go back to a bigger company! Opportunities are always there for the taking!

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