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Anyone ever used an employment offer from a client you’re currently on to renegotiate salary or not worth the effort?

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Make sure it’s a job you want in the event that they call your bluff. And if they do give you a counter offer, remember that you can only play that card once per employer.

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Can backfire. Personally, I wouldn't do it

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Some may say that's blackmail

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Not personally however I have heard from 6-7 colleagues they’ve used an offer from a client or another consulting firm to get a salary adjustment. Also be careful that the offer from the client is valid - there may be rules in place about the client poaching Deloitte folks and / or vice versa.

Ty this is helpful to know

Odd as it sounds I’ve heard that folks are sometimes advised by Talent get an outside offer to support their case for a salary adjustment. Seems like there’s a better way for Talent to do this (salary surveys and benchmarking, employee performance review analysis, etc) than to tell people to get an offer from a competitor or client.

Hmmm thanks for the comments. This seems risky

It can very easily backfire. I would use it in case of significant difference between your base and offer. Also agree that you can use only once.

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