This question could be broadly as "Is it worth it to get a pay cut to go in McKinsey expert track as an experienced hire?"
Specifically for me:
(1) 6 year working experience, I am 30. Got invited to apply as senior solution analyst (bencmarking for commercial banks) to McKinsey GCI Analytics (an expert role). They are looking for 2+ years experience.
(2) Pay cut ~30%. $120k vs $95k. At my current firm, 10% annual raises plus we get bonus for overtime.
Question: Would the exit options and salary increases be worth the leap?
FYI: If you are wondering about non-financial aspects, balancing out the excitement (good) and stress (bad) of McKinsey, it evens out for me.