I've just been through the interview process for a consulting role in a Big 4 consultancy - specifically the strategy practice.
I've just received a phone call indicating they will be making me an offer by the end of the week. HOWEVER the offer is going to be at consultant level (I was hoping for senior consultant).
My first question - is this an appropriate level for my background or are they trying it on (as I've heard they will sometimes try to do)?
Grad scheme at one of the big UK banks, 3 years in the public sector including managing a team of eight for the last year. Obviously not a consulting background but with some transferable skills (analysis, project management, presenting etc).
2.1 degree from a good uni.
My second question - what salary offer can I expect (obviously I will find out the actual offer in a few days so this question not so crucial)?
Glassdoor seems to suggest a a range of about 37-50k for consultant band. Would I be able to negotiate towards the top of this band?
I am happy to receive an offer and appreciate that I don't have consulting experience. However I had hoped my experience would count for something. Also a consultant salary would only be a small rise in income and would come with the extra hours and smaller pension after leaving the public sector!
Thanks for the help.
I have some big decisions ahead...