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Should I take a 15% pay cut and leave Accenture for industry? Or wait it out to find a better paying opportunity? Worried about chargeability and layoffs, hate the process of getting staffed. Wondering if it's worth it though for such a big drop.

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How badly do you need the job? I would say stick to Accenture if you can until you’re laid off (if you are that is). However if that’s not an option say you’re on a visa or can’t afford to be jobless for a few months, then go ahead and move jobs if you already have the offer.

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Leave. Your life will be so much better. pay cut will be temporary, trajectory is still upwards. For what it’s worth my career coach told me 90% of consultants he coaches (before manager) take a slight pay cut when they leave even to tech but that they make it up with equity and raises fairly quickly

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Current comp and new role?

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If you really can’t stand Accenture then sure, but I think you’re lowballing yourself. People don’t normally leave consulting to take a pay cut. I echo Deloitte, unless you’re for sure getting laid off it might be worth staying

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Ride it out, cowboy!

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