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.

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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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