Are there any disadvantages when applying as a postdoc?
Most of the major consulting firms actively review postdoc applications in the same way they do for PhDs. One thing to be aware of is that it’s important to articulate your application in a compelling way that demonstrates why you want to make the transition to consulting.
You will want to demonstrate an interest and aptitude for business so they can see that you could fit into a role with their firm.
One thing our post-doc clients often find challenging is shifting their applications from being very research-focused and technical to one that will demonstrate traits specifically desirable in the field of consulting.
So there is no disadvantage, but it make take a little bit more work to show why you want to make the transition and that you are well suited to the job.