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With so many people reportedly leaving consulting, I’m wondering how common is it to leave for less TC? MBB comp $200k+ at 27. Do most people get increases above that or just go to jobs sitting at $150k but that “have better WLB”? *Not looking to include those that switch to industries with intentional disregard about comp (eg public sector, charity, teaching etc).

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I got an big increase in base (280K) and relatively similar total comp

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What was your position before and level now at Amazon? Trying to gauge what types of roles/leveling I should I expect.

For me it’s about starting to gain specific domain expertise in an industry and building that experience earlier rather than later. Consulting has a certain stigma, especially in tech, so better to try to make then jump now since everyone is so desperate to hire. I know I don’t want do consulting forever (or even 5 years from now).

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I guess I should narrow it down to exclude the tech exits that get posted frequently and are the “dream exit” for a lot on FB. The majority of consultants likely don’t exit to these roles (due to both ability and personal preference). Outside of tech and IB —- are a lot of people exiting to corporate roles for $200k+ in non-HCOL areas??

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You might want to ask your question by referring titles of exits. Sr Manager, Associate director, etc. Of course it’s not equal across firms or industries, but people would be able to provide more info. This being said, very possible for 200k+ in biotech/pharma.

Doable to leave for $200-225 all in, but growth trajectory is typically slower

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Took a slight pay cut. If you consider the raises in MBB of the last 2-3 years, a significant pay cut. However it was more than worth it to me for the mental health benefits, and the fact I have a life and can spend time with my family now.

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200k 60 hours/week vs. 150k 35 hours/week seems like lateral move. Your time is finite therefore you should treat is as money. Especially since everyone get 24 hours in a day.

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I'm exiting for a slight paycut in TC but much better WLB (this is a smaller tech company)

Jon, what level did you exit to in the smaller tech firm?

I took approx a match (and much slower trajectory) for better wlb. Was ready to take a cut

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