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What are the pro and cons of jumping to a smaller consulting firm in DC? Has anyone done this?

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Yes and I regret it. I eventually moved back to the big 4 because I realized I needed the resources of a big firm to grow at that point in my career.

I was in my 20s, so it could be a different story if you’re farther into your career.

It’s interesting because I feel my situation is different. I’m almost 30 but switched careers and am only a senior analyst. My growth has been so slow here, considering my pre consulting experience so I’m getting the itch to move to industry or smaller firm to get away from the politics of being seen as my level rather than skills

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I did for a big pay bump and work/experience more interesting for me

Pro is a more intimate experience and maybe good pay; con is smaller firms have fewer engagements to move to and may not be able to carry you on the bench if work dries up

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