I am currently working at a startup that's a few years old and am starting to feel demotivated at work due to a couple of reasons. 1) There is a lack of clarity in terms of what I should be doing and how I should do it; 2) I don't find the work that I am doing particularly interesting or impactful; 3) The job pays me much less than what my current skills and qualifications demand; 4) There is a lack of clarity in terms of career progression.
It is a very startup-y environment and you often have to fight to get your voice heard, but even then, given that it is a product company, the older employees who are close to management have a majority say in everything and are given much more responsibility/power/attention across the firm. I don't see much much of a career path for myself here.
I graduated from top tier universities for both Undergrad as well as Masters (graduates of my university are at all the major top tier firms in consulting, investment banking, etc.). I have always been extremely keen on strategy consulting as a career choice.
Would like to know whether anyone at any reputed strategy consulting firm has ever faced the problems I am facing? Do you constantly have to fight for work (such as persuade management to give you good projects or fight to get your voice heard) without much direction and support?
How much of being successful in entering management consulting and progressing in it depends on your ability to be more persuasive than the person next to you, and how much of it is dependant on your actual deliverables?
Would love to hear thoughts on this!