Resigning from a Tier2 consulting firm during probation to pursue Tier1 offer - is it ok?

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Anonymous A asked on Nov 06, 2017

I had started working for a Tier 2 consulting firm. While still on probation, a better offer from Tier 1 came across. I wanted to know if it is ok to resign from the firm during the probation period. How can the relationship be ended on good terms.

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Vlad
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replied on Nov 06, 2017
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

  1. It's totally fine to resign, just explain openly the situation
  2. To be honest - you can't ruin any relationship since you don't yet have any relationships in your first week.
  3. Resigning seems a tough choice if it is your first job. But in a couple of years, you will not even remember that moment. Just do it

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Iman
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replied on Jan 13, 2021
BCG | Strategy& |Roland Berger | Interviewed >100 candidates in formal hiring process

Hi,

It is totally OK to resign especially you are still in a probation period. Probation goes both ways so as long as you are honest and clear with your reason, I don't think any relationship will be damaged.

Congrats for the offer :)

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Iman

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Anonymous B replied on Jan 13, 2021

Hi there, I have been director in strategy consulting - for anybody new to the industry: Please go and check the rankings of Brand Eins/ Statista where clients evaluate consulting firms into tier 1/2/3 by type of work and industry sector, not the HR marketing departments of the consulting firms. Think out loud where you want to be in 5 - 10 years, and research which firm has the strongest footprint in this specific sector / field. You will be surprised that some so called "tier 1 powerhouses" will not be your top pick after this excercise. After this you can check if any change makes sense or not.

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