I have been in consulting for 2 years now and am currently interviewing for exits into industry as a Strategy Manager.
My question is this: I have a couple of opportunities in Group Strategy, and one in a LOB specific strategy team (insurance) for a major Financial Services company whose main business is in insurance.
The insurance gig would be for a great boss and in great working environment where I'd get to work from home for 2 days per week, and is my favourite option because of the culture and work environment, but I am worried that going into a LOB specific strategy team will limit me going forward compared to Group Strategy. I have no real interest in insurance per se, plus it's not a very sexy industry.
My main plan, though, is to start my own company. Therefore, I plan to join a large company that pays well and leaves me significant free time to work on starting my own business on the side, and once it takes off quit and do that instead. Should this fail, I want to be able to move back to Europe (home) from where I currently live and join a Strategy team in industry there (hence why I want to make sure this position doesn't limit that option).
I appreciate your thoughts!