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Clients with toxic cultures: how have you dealt with them? We have a compliance client with a serious culture issue- they regularly throw each other and our team under the proverbial bus, throwing escalations around etc. I am one of the junior partners and suggested having an open dialogue with our C-suite contact to discuss constructive ways of working, at the very least… but the senior partner has vetoed it. Our team morale is pretty bad and we’ve had a couple of people leave because of it.

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Life is too short and none of us are that hungry. If you ask me, bye-bye toxic client. Alternatively, we all answer to someone. If your senior partner has vetoed the suggestion, ask them to come up with another one or suggest exploring ideas with them and your managing partner. No firm in the country can risk losing more people - so there is a lot on the line.


I agree wholeheartedly with both sentiments. Or your sr partner is going to be left without any team. Then he can veto himself.

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