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What's your opinion when you see other consulting firms at your client? (And if it differs by consulting firm)

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Gone toe to toe w McK and D....competition is a knife fight but respect them (mutual I think but who knows). Have worked side by side w ACN twice, they do different stuff but pleasant enough to work with. "Playing well w others" will always make you look good to client, I love it when competition throws a tantrum cuz it makes them look petty (and us good).

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We were working on a policy project for our client and had just finished approving a physical security requirement around locking unattended computers in this one sensitive area for the company. To better enforce it, HR would go around at lunch and leave Post-It notes on offending person's desks. PwC got lit up with sticky notes and had to have a meeting with the facilities director. Fun afternoon

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Well, I usually come in at 9 and find 3 McK people at my client looking like they worked half a day already and could go for a midday break. Don't interact with them much during the work day however, but when I leave around 6:15, I see them looking at me with war torn eyes

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We have Accenture on our client, they come in a pack of 10 at sharp 9, leave in the exact same formation at sharp 6:15. I won't be surprised to find them holding hands while working

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I have PWC at my client and girls in audit are 🔥

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I'm so glad my firm treats us like family and I don't have to work 16 hours per day.

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I saw Capgemini once, among the most nervous group of folks I have ever seen. I once asked for one of their client's BU's org chart, I kid you not, the Cap consultant almost fell to the ground & hyperventilated for 1 min

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The BCG chick at my client (Grand Rapids, MI, anyone?) is nerdy hot and wears the oddest accessories. Hats, berets, scarves, shawls, and other things for which I do not know the names.

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McKinsey coming in without any social skills in real life or fishbowl 👌🏻

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Work life balance LOL

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I love see other firms at my clients. Means there's plenty of opportunities. Time to go hunting, boys!

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EY1- you know right, your "holding the door" can be inferred both literally & metaphorically, with VASTLY different results 😂

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Capgemini at the client site makes us all look like we are super stars. Thanks cap

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Worked with Sapient one time, maybe that team was an outlier, they used to blame their own teammates in meetings with us + client. Sight to watch

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OP - knocking on other firms doesn't make your dick any bigger 😏

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D2 - wut?

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Work closely with Accenture, tangentially with Deloitte folks. I enjoy my interactions with them, they seem like pretty good people. Feeling appears mutual 💁🏻‍♂️. We're all consultants so the circular firing squad seems a bit unnecessary.

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Booz and Accenture at my client help us look even better.

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Any time I see consultants from another firm, I always think of the news team fight scene in Anchorman...I might even mumble "coma esta b*tches" under my breath

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I've onboarded and trained other consultants. We hold the door for them on the way in and we hold the door for them on the way out. There are no misconceptions about who is the clients preferred consulting firm in that arrangement

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Well they tattoo us with a green dot when we go down to DU, so yeah.

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Too much group think you mean? I've seen it and it is the worst thing to see among consultants. Sometimes when a bunch of offshore folks come in they follow similar routine (broad brush tho). Consultants should do what's needed, not what the gang does.

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