Hello. I am a former management consultant who is writing an article about the challenges consultants face when they move to jobs outside of consulting. I would appreciate your input with this short, 8 question survey. If I use any of your quotes in the article, I would just quote you in this form of your first name and your answer to #3 - e.g., "Victor, a former consultant who transitioned to a large company" Thank you for your help! - Victor Prince (www.victorprince.com)
Did you work as a consultant for a management consulting firm in the past?

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* 1. Did you work as a consultant for a management consulting firm in the past?

How long has it been since you left consulting?

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* 2. How long has it been since you left consulting?

What best describes where you worked after you left consulting?

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* 3. What best describes where you worked after you left consulting?

Do you think each of these is a significant challenge former consultants generally face when they work in jobs in non-consulting organizations.

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* 4. Do you think each of these is a significant challenge former consultants generally face when they work in jobs in non-consulting organizations.

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Not a clear career/promotion path (e.g., no 'partner track').
Too much corporate bureaucracy.
Miss getting a new team with each new project.
Colleagues don't communicate efficiently and effectively.
Corporate world over-values years experience versus results.
Not enough variety in the work.
Career exit strategy unclear. ("Where would I go after this?")
Harder to find mentors.
Miss working with colleagues who are mostly my age.
Don't like having same manager permanently (versus by project).
Not enough intellectual/academic stimulation.
Pace is too slow.
Organizational politics are a bigger pain.
Am not learning as much on the job.
Definition of success is less clear.
Work feels lonely / Miss the camaraderie of consulting.
What advice would you give to someone leaving consulting to start a job in a big, non-consulting company?

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* 5. What advice would you give to someone leaving consulting to start a job in a big, non-consulting company?

Please share any stories or examples you can about the challenges former consultants face after moving to a non-consulting organization.

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* 6. Please share any stories or examples you can about the challenges former consultants face after moving to a non-consulting organization.

In general, what do think are the biggest benefits of moving from consulting to a non-consulting job?

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* 7. In general, what do think are the biggest benefits of moving from consulting to a non-consulting job?

If you would like to get a copy of the article summarizing these results, please share your first name and a valid email address.

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* 8. If you would like to get a copy of the article summarizing these results, please share your first name and a valid email address.

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