Switching from a major oil/gas shop to a small consulting firm
August 5, 2012 6:00 PM Subscribe
A 20-something petroleum engineer friend of mine is thinking about switching from a major oil/gas company to a small-ish consulting firm in NYC named GlobalData. He's looking for some general advice.
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At the current oil/gas company, he is on a fast-track to a management position, makes great money, is well-respected, but doesn't necessarily love what he does. GlobalData sounds challenging, interesting, and new, but it would mean giving up a lot with a Fortune 500.
1: Is this a crazy move to even consider? I know this a super broad question, but feel free to throw in your two-cents.
2: Does anyone have any information on GlobalData's general reputation in the marketplace. Any information at all would be helpful (including references to other sources where he could find more third-party information about GlobalData).
3: Setting GlobalData aside, are there other consulting firms to look into, for petroleum engineers?
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