Do firms typically allow office transfers after a period of time?

Yes, office transfers actually happen relatively often, but it mainly happens for consultants who are performing well and have a reason for the transfer.

If you are performing well in your role and you want to transfer offices, they will often grant you your request but it does have to be approved by the office you are currently in and the office you want to transfer to.

In terms of the best time to request a transfer, it is typically after 2-3 years at the firm, but this can vary by firm and the situation. The message is, if you’re a high performer, they will do what they can to keep you.