Any consulting or agency companies that pay more than $300k?

Microsoft xir
Apr 19, 2018 24 Comments

I'm a principal at Microsoft interested at trying consulting. I can't seem to find a salary match though. I've tried Accenture, Slalom, and McKinsey.

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  • Microsoft / Product @zzz
    Em is a senior position at mck. You shoukd at least look at principal or partner. Most people at mckinsey make partner in about 10 years or less. It's up or out there.
    Apr 19, 2018 3
    • AT&T / Eng
      DDM2K

      AT&T Eng

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      Optum, Windstream, AT&T, Verizon
      DDM2Kmore
      Most people AT McKinsey make Partner in 10 years or less. The people who didn’t are NOT at McKinsey anymore.
      Apr 19, 2018
    • Microsoft / Product @zzz
      Yup. Which is why it's not worth going there unless you made principal at MSFT like in 3 4 years after graduation.
      Apr 19, 2018
    • BCG / Other
      sisyphus

      BCG Other

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      BCG
      sisyphusmore
      Very unlikely to lateral into McK as a partner with zero previous consulting experience, unless you have a serious commercial presence (e.g. Rolodex). As a partner, you’re going to make well into the 7 figures in Y2/Y3.
      Apr 20, 2018
  • Zillow Group hybiy
    Y consulting, with full time you get the pay plus more benefits such as vacation
    Apr 19, 2018 3
    • Microsoft xir
      OP
      Consulting companies* they give benefits too. The benefit is if you work at a consultancy or advertising agency you get a big variety of work. You get to be client facing. Your impact is always externally facing.
      Apr 19, 2018
    • BBT
      skifree

      BBT

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      JPMorgan Chase
      skifreemore
      Sounds awful.
      Apr 19, 2018
    • T-Mobile tk3hs8e
      Introvert?
      Apr 20, 2018
  • T-Mobile
    A-b-c-d-e

    T-Mobile

    BIO
    Engineer
    A-b-c-d-emore
    The rule of consulting is that the A players quit and take major roles in industry, the C players get cut and don’t make partner, and the B players ride it out because they can’t do anything else.
    Apr 20, 2018 0
  • Microsoft xir
    OP
    Update for you all. Consultancies and agencies will pay $300k+. The interesting thing is you do less, have less responsibilities, but get paid more at FANG, and other major tech companies. Versus you get paid less, have more responsibilities, more stress, at the consulting firms
    Apr 20, 2018 2
    • Amazon / Design MiddleWest
      Well yeah. For most consultancies you’re spending 4 days a week in another city. Consultants are generally enjoyable people to be around but it’s hard to have a significant effect on a company when you’re not part of it, and only engaged periodically. Looking at the comp numbers here...there are senior designers making about as much as high-level McKinsey people. Which sounds a bit odd but I guess that’s the case.
      Apr 20, 2018
    • BCG / Other
      sisyphus

      BCG Other

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      sisyphusmore
      This is true IME at MBB.
      Apr 20, 2018
  • Wish pinkocean
    McKinsey can totally do that... what level did you interview at?
    Apr 19, 2018 1
    • Microsoft xir
      OP
      Engagement manager .director. $260k offer
      Apr 19, 2018
  • Amazon wwqwwq
    That's true most people who have made junior partner at top tier are now like SVP at large corporations
    Apr 20, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Product @zzz
    Initially these days I think tech pays more, but what I have seen with my friends at these management consultancies is a far superior career trajectory. Most who managed to stay, made partners in 8 to 10 years, and the comp is not even comparable at that level. A few are already in high exec positions in other companies, including tech, and those who managed to switch to vc or hedge funds and that increased their comp by another order of magnitude. . Now it is true that some of these people could have also risen fast at tech companies, but I doubt at that rate.
    Apr 20, 2018 0
  • Amazon wwqwwq
    Any top tier consulting firm McKinsey, big, bain.
    Apr 19, 2018 0
  • New Macme2
    Surprisingly some Indian like SIs with HQ in US will do around 300K TC for emerging tech focus roles at Dir or Sr Dir level.
    Apr 19, 2018 0
  • Apple / Other tiger99
    I am in the same boat, can you please share ur McK offer details
    Apr 19, 2018 1
    • Microsoft xir
      OP
      $200k base + $60k bonus, prod, etc
      Apr 19, 2018
  • T-Mobile
    A-b-c-d-e

    T-Mobile

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    Engineer
    A-b-c-d-emore
    Accenture pays $300K plus for MD roles. It sounds like they want you at the level below.
    Apr 19, 2018 0
  • Amazon wwqwwq
    U can also go in as a functional expert
    Apr 19, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Design MiddleWest
    Principal engineer or designer or PM? I thought McKinsey would pay in that range, but you’d probably have to be a partner with serious sales responsibilities. For a strictly IC role I doubt it. I love the folks at Slalom but they don’t pay nearly as well as I hoped.
    Apr 19, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng (_/\_)
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    Apr 19, 2018 0

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