Management consultants are temporary employees of a company, and their work schedules vary between each client. A typical workday for a consultant is 8 hours long, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a 1-hour lunch break not included. Management consulting is an industry that provides professional advice to organizations to improve their performance in areas such as strategy, governance, operation, organization, finance and marketing.
Some consultancies and field offices have implemented a “one night a week off” policy that allows consultants time for personal interests or rest. In Europe, Eastern Europe is known for having fewer large clients, smaller consulting budgets, and limited experience working with consultants. This means that the lifestyle of consultants in this region is more difficult than in other parts of the world. Overall, consulting is not a 9-to-5 job and most applicants are aware of the challenges that come with this career path.
However, with the right attitude and dedication, it can be an incredibly rewarding experience.