Am I Crazy To Leave a 500K Job for Consulting?
Question is in the title. Currently at a hedge fund but concerned about sustainability of career, and a bit tired of studying one market continuously. Always was interested in consulting and being engaged in multiple industries and developing a versatile skillset. Have anfor a post-MBA level role. This has seems like as good a ticket out as any but still concerned about a few things.
Currently, I work about 50 hours a week with a young family and a great office culture. I am worried, frankly, about the 70+ hours and office politics that I have read about. Would anyone start this type of role with a young family especially with a big pay cut? Also, I am a more independent minded person who gets demoralized with busywork or things that have to be done but aren't useful. I don't know if this will mesh necessarily with being on call for a client and fulfilling project requests. Lastly, I am on the techier side of finance and am interested in exits in tech. Any views on how often big tech companies engage consultants and what value they see in them for roles afterwards 3 or 5 years in?