Seeking advice. Came into consulting late, after 8 YOE in federal gov. Hired on as a consultant despite exp, and spent last ~4 years in investigations/risk, first at fairly well-known mid-tier firm then a boutique. Twice promoted in that time, so now senior associate/director-level making ~150k TC. Others at my level are abt the same age, so I am almost ‘caught up’. Problem is I dislike the work, feel v burnt out & underpaid. Has anyone successfully exited this space? If so, how and to where? 🙏🏽

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I would not put Senior Associate at the same level as Director.


titles at my current firm are slightly different

There are two separate issues. Compensation and work enjoyment. Exit opps depend on your background. Were your 8 years in investigations, compliance, or some other area?

If you’re looking for higher comp, having a tech background ensures a comp higher than $150k. Otherwise, it’ll depend on your background and niche subject matter areas.

Have you searched this fishbowl for “exit”? This topic comes up often.


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