Hiiiiii beautiful people,
I have been in a bit of a pickle lately and would highly appreciate the opinions and recommendations of you very clever bunch of consultants!
I have been at EY for a couple of years at an SC grade and on point for promotion in the middle of next year. As I specialize in the Energy/Utilities sector, I have been approached by Baringa (who seem very reputable in this sector) with a sterling offer.
I am not sure if I should stick it out as an SC at EY and move to Baringa as a Manager, once I have been promoted and in-role as a Manager, with a few Manager level projects under my crocodile belt. The package I have heard as an internal promote as a Manager is around £65k (incl £5k car allowance). Baringa have offered me circa £70k (including their guaranteed bonus) at the top end of their SC grade. They also have four promotion rounds a year, which means the move to their Manager grade, can be a real prospect mid to end of next year (I think this is c.£85k starting salary).
P.S. the grading structure between Baringa and the Big 4 is slightly different. They class entry level Managers from the Big 4 as their top end SC's.
Do I jump now and go for Baringa?
Do I stay put at EY and play the long game of having the broad level of flexibility from a large corporation (training, building my network, access etc) and move in to a boutique as an experienced Manager, at some point next year?
Please fill in :-)