M&A Consulting market - London v.s. U.S
I'm studying for the GMAT at the moment and once I finish I'm looking to go to London or U.S (Irvine, CA/ New York/ Dallas/ Chicago are my options). I would take a couple of months off between roles to further prepare for the GMAT.
My line of work:
M&A consulting in a Big 4, with a specialised focus (think 'specialised subject matter' Due Diligence, integrations, separations, synergy, operating model type work)
In terms of legal status:
My home country is Australia.
I have an Irish passport, so travel options across UK (for now) and Europe are easier than my options for the U.S, as my firm isn't sponsoring for vacancies they're trying to fill. I am, however, trying to get my family green card through my sibling - a U.S citizen.
In terms of the market appetite, Big 4 work culture and consulting salary I know the following:
- Salary: minimum $150k USD for my level
- Travel expectations: frequent/ all the time
- living expenses: lower than London, but higher than current arrangements
- culture: fairly tough / little work-life balance from anecdotal information
London - I know nothing about
Anyone care to provide some insight into the markets within this field?