Management consultants usually leave their jobs after 2 to 4 years. Some are drawn to offers with higher salaries, more autonomy, or a better work-life balance; others quit to gain new experiences and update their learning curve, or to pursue other long-term plans. Consultants usually stay with major firms such as McKinsey, BCG, or Bain for two to four years. Some statistics indicate that 2.7 years is the average time a consultant works at a senior management consulting firm before moving to another company.
Please wait a moment and try again. One of the main reasons why people leave consulting firms is due to a lack of work-life balance and high levels of burnout. Consulting firms are known for their demanding work schedules and high-pressure environments. Consultants often have to work long hours and travel frequently, which can lead to fatigue, stress, and lack of time for personal activities.
Consulting is a solid springboard for many other careers and there are a number of attractive exit opportunities for people leaving consulting.