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What route would you take any why? A) Stay at my "Tier 2" Management Consulting firm as a Partner with a good compensation X that is guaranteed and expected to gradually grow, but platou around 2x. B) Have an offer from an MBB firm with ~1.2x guaranteed comp over the next 2 years. After that more of get what you kill. C) Have another offer from "Tier 3" firm that is building management consulting arm with ~1.5x and very strong long-term upside as well. Appreciate your take on pros and cons.

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nothing's guaranteed if you are not killing. Nothing's risky if you are killing. So ask yourself: Am I really killing it? If so, chose for the highest long term upside potential. If not, stay where you have already built your roots.

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Depends. A - offers comfort and a pretty competitive comp, but allows for decent WLB because you’re established. B - it’s nice but you have to be willing to bet on your ability as a salesperson to generate revenue. High risk high reward C - Kind of equivalent to A except starting over at a new firm. If long term comp surpasses A sure go with this. But IMO I’d stay with A over C unless you have a reason to leave. My vote? B because I like the challenge.

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Seems like C is the actual challenge. B is just the brand name.

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Stick with A, unless there's more info to share. For option C, are you building a consulting practice from scratch or near-scratch WHILE being expected to hit sales targets despite no pre-existing relationships, brand permission, collateral, or team skills? If so, you need some AMAZING upside, and 1.5x in the short term doesn't quite cut it. MBB sounds ok, but unless you're sure that your clients will follow you instead of stick with your current T2, it seems like it will be more work than it is worth. You're a partner now, and don't need to try to impress anyone or angle for exits with the MBB name like might have been cool when you were a few years out of school. I'd stick with A.

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You should post this in the partner bowl

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I guess my question is: why do you want to leave? I have done #3 and it’s brutally hard. Late nights and weekends, while trying to be billable. I was hitting 80hr weeks for months on end. I would choose either #1 or #2, if it was me.

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Personally would pick A cos devil you know and seems like would be best WLB. For where I am currently in my life, that’s most important. C for a more driven person, sounds like a very interesting opportunity

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