'Why would anyone want to be a management consultant?'
If you're going to be a consultant, you should get used to this question, you'll hear it a lot. Management consultants have a terrible reputation and most people don't understand why anyone would want to be one.
'But all my friends and I think McKinsey is great,' you may be thinking . Maybe, but remember:
So, why did I choose to become a consultant. With hindsight I think it was because:
Looking back, some of these were good reasons, some were not. I am very grateful for the time I spent as a consultant but the most valuable things I took away were not always what I expected.
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I'm a ex-McKinsey London EM who recently left the Firm