Should I leave corporate VC and join McKinsey?
Here's my situation: I have been working at a 150m EUR corporate VC in Western Europe for 1+ year after having spent 2 years at a boutique IB, but long-term I would like to switch to a regular VC due to compensation and cultural reasons. Problem is that I tried applying to a couple of other places but I get rejected 90%+ of the times and even when I get through to an interview, I get shaken out after 1-2 rounds, the reason being anywhere from not having a 'special power' (product, expansion, tech background etc.) or that I don't come from a top consulting background (i.e.).
Because of this, I applied tothrough the initial test. The issue is that even if I get an offer, I don't know if I should take it or not.
First of all it would be at one of McKinsey's Eastern European offices which means that even though the projects I would be on would be all across the world, I would still only get 51k EUR gross base salary vs the 65k I am currently getting at the corporate VC I'm at.
Second, I don't know if the skills that I'd learn and the McKinsey stamp that I'd get are actually worth spending 2 years there. For example if I stay at my current place, maybe I'd be able to switch to another VC after a while. Or maybe I'm better off joining a fast-growing series A startup as an expansion manager and trying to pivot from there into a VC position (headhunter contacted me regarding the position).
Appreciate any advice.