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Would going from a creative agency to traditional consulting (e.g. McKinsey, Deloitte) be a bad career move as a creative?

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You’ll be surrounded by and servicing people with MBAs and no creative bones in their bodies. I’d say that’s pretty miserable. Also, consultancies have some of the most toxic environments. Not to mention, agencies pay much better. I personally would never consider it, even if it were an agency that was acquired (like Droga/Accenture).

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Yes, common misconception that you’d make more at a consultancy. Some do have incredible healthcare benefits though, if for example you’re looking to have/adopt a child, freeze eggs, hire a surrogate, go on paid parental leave, etc. Otherwise, if you’re young, want to make good work, and still have energy left in you, stay in agency until you are ready to settle down. If you want better balance and more money, go in-house at any brand, if you want even more money, go tech side. Just be prepared to be a small cog in a big boring machine.

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Depends on your goals. You trying to make good work or get paid?

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Both haha

Yes.

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I’ve worked with consultants and they don’t understand creativity, at all.

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