this question is slightly aimed at the more senior people on the forum.
I am a senior strategy consultant at a top boutique in south Europe (Italy/Spain/France). I will exit my current role and as such I have been contacted by various headhunters for Tier1/Tier2 consultancy roles.
I am about to face the tough decision as I have an offer as “head of group strategy” for a company of 500 FTE (better hours / average salary) vs. a senior role at a Tier1/Tier2 consultancy (longer hours, maybe more prestige when exiting in 2 years and better pay).
I have mixed feelings as both are great options, but thinking about long term implications. A Tier1 brand name would not hurt, but my heart is quite set on leading the strategy department of a firm. Which one would you pick?