From a career standpoint, big consulting firms are good
for "getting your feet wet" and finding out what industries
and areas of expertise you're interested in.
But think long term.
Long term, you'll make the most money and probably
be more satisfied in a niche.
Especially if you decide to go out on your own.
With that in mind, once you've decided on what industry
interests you and what area of expertise captures your
interest, I would seek out a small boutique firm in that
From there you'll probably get more offers and opportunities
to enter into high level industry positions (if thats what
you want to do) in the industry and expertise you're interested
Does that make sense?
Notice that I did not say anything about which firm (big or
small) would be more comfortable to work for. That entirely
depends on the people you work with.
In a big firm you might find great people to work with and in
a small firm you might find the same.
But think long term goals rather than short term happiness.
Author, The Consultants Marketing Bootcamp