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Questions tagged [clients]

Questions relating to the customers of ones company or work

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How do we improve the relationship with a client software team that performs poorly and is becoming less collaborative?

I work as a team leader in a team of 6 (2 very senior devs, 1 senior dev, 1 medium level dev, 1 junior dev and 1 senior graphic designer). Our client has his own internal team of 5 (1 architect, 2 ...
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Taking favor from the management while attending an interview

Most of the projects in Indian major IT companies are outsourced. The standard practice to get a candidate on-board is to follow a series of interviews, one of which could be with the client where one ...
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What to do when during a meeting client's people start to (physically) fight with each other?

I work on a project that requires many on-site meetings at the client's location, with client people from different departments. These departments can be considered as closed silos, where everyone ...
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Should my client be so concerned about basically my death?

I made an offer to a long-time client to build a system for them that would increase their profits drastically. They agree at that point. The problem is if the system completely broke for a few days, ...
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How to present a report which criticizes the vendor's work to that vendor?

I've done a report analyzing how a vendor had done a piss-poor job in our project. The report is basically an explanation why the vendor's technical choices are terrible, and supported by various ...
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Continue working for a company client after leaving the company? [closed]

The current setup for my team is a team of developers that report to a manager (who is part of the company management), we take calls directly from the client and these calls happen very frequently ...
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How to answer clients / supervisors when they ask “Are there any other errors?” [closed]

In a scenario where it's near impossible / too difficult for me to guarantee that there will be no errors, how do I answer that question without making my clients/supervisors anxious?
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How to deal with client who is not accepting his mistakes and arguing a lot while giving requirement [duplicate]

I'm team tead and working in service based IT company and I worked as a dedicated developer on one of the project which is based on middle east. As a part of the dedicated job, I have to go through ...
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How to have honest conversations with the project leaders about a difficult client

So similar to this question: How can I deal with a difficult client? Except that we know that the client is difficult and have had multiple meetings dealing with after-effects of the client's ...
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1answer
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Client won an award using our product, how to mention on CV

In my last role, a client won an independent industry award using a tech start up product we developed. As part of using the product they partnered with us, but at the award ceremony due to admin ...
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1answer
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How can I communicate progress with a client?

I am a tutor for a student and I work with him 7 days a week, for about 2-3 hours a day. The student severely struggles with math, although I am a tutor for every subject (he is in high school). His ...
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Could I ask an employee of my company's client for a recommendation letter ? Will it violate any company policy?

I will be applying to Graduate schools for Fall 2019. I have taken my GRE and will be planning to take again. My undergrad core GPA is not very good due to health problems, which I will mention in my ...
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Spin off freelancer partnership - portfolio on website with projects from former company

I am a software developer, currently working at company X. Me and the rest of my team are spinning off to make a freelancer partnership (I think it's called an agency in other parts of the world). ...
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1answer
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My manager wants me to start facing with clients without proper training..? [closed]

So I've been with the company for eight months and it's been hard getting proper training I needed to do the job. I almost have to beg/bother my colleagues to help me since there is no offical ...
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3answers
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Can a client force me to transfer my (digital) notes to him? [closed]

I'm in a lot of meetings on a daily basis. So I usually take notes to help me remember what we discussed during the meeting and to have a backlog of any tasks I might need to perform. Recently I've ...
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3answers
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Management falsifying project time billed to client

I'm asking this question on behalf of a friend who works for a large IT company. The company has a large contract with one of their clients. Within this contract, they get a number of smaller ...
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2answers
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Is it acceptable to e-mail a client regarding potential opportunities in their company?

I work as a junior consultant for a medium-sized firm; one of our clients is one of the largest companies in the world, let's call it Company ABC. One of our contacts in Company ABC, Mr. X, is mid-...
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1answer
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How to quit job with consulting company but keep job with client? [duplicate]

I've been working with a consulting company on client site for almost two years, as a software engineer, specifically DevOps engineer who has done cool things like automated the integration/delivery ...
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Discovered a bug that cost the client money. How do we resolve this with the client? [closed]

We recently discovered a bug in our payment gateway software. The amount of the transaction passed on to the client is less than the actual amount. The last time this piece of code was modified was 5 ...
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Best time to “remind” a client that payment is due [closed]

I have had a client for about a year, and I did a bunch of work before billing them - they were totally fine with the bill and everything and it wasn't anything too crazy (a couple of thousands of ...
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5answers
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Angry email from customer insisting he didn't get a refund [closed]

I run a time management app with a monthly subscription model that gives users the freedom to cancel whenever they feel like so. Normally if a customer cancels at the beginning of the month after they ...
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5answers
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My Employer forcing me to enter double billing for two customers

My US based fulltime employer forcing me to enter double bill for two customers of 40 hours each. We may be working any where from 40 to 45 hours per week but management forcing us to enter 80 hours ...
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8answers
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Dealing with delayed payments for my work

Context: I'm currently helping out my friend, who is full on into creating his own cryptocurrencies business, by creating simple landing pages for him, installing WordPress, etc. As we are friends (...
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4answers
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How can I better understand manager or clients with strong accents?

In most of my daily life, I can understand most of the American English(and some Chinese) speaking people I come into contact. But in my office/workplace, there are more and more people with a heavy ...
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How to I highlight that I am deputed and client location since I joing my company?

I am deputed at client location from very first day I joined my current Employer. Now it's time for my yearly appraisal. So how do I show it as a positive point and highlight it as positive point to ...
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6answers
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How to deal with a client who has little idea what his employees are doing? [closed]

I am a freelancer providing service to a small company. Let's call the boss John. Alice and Bob are two of his employees. I am not a part of John's company nor management team, I am simply an external ...
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1answer
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How to drop a difficult client without burning a bridge?

I've had a client for over 2.5 years, and the relationship has had its ups and downs. While I've learned a lot, I'm looking for new challenges and importantly, I feel I'm not being utilized to the ...
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12answers
17k views

How to gain motivation to do “boring” work?

I am an intern at an auditing firm. Completing this internship is mandatory to become a qualified chartered accountant. I like this profession, but sometimes I have to do boring jobs for which I have ...
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Forcing usage of clients laptops because of VPN access

Our company has a client that is a big, slow, national company. They don't know how to provide us the VPN access; instead, they sent us some computers with Windows in German, so we can access their ...
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5answers
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How to drop a rude/unprofessional client?

I have been working with a client for a few weeks, and recently I have needed to liaise with another of their contractors to sort out some technical issues relating to the work. During the course of ...
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2answers
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Client does not realize how bad previous contractors work is [closed]

I'm working on a project as a freelance web developer. Apparently I am the fifth dev in 1.5 years to work on this project. The web app has fairly low complexity. It is an online assessment. User ...
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Can a recruiter release your reference name and number to their client

I was approached by a recruiter regarding a job. I sent my resume and had first interview with regional nurse. A second interview was scheduled for Monday with CNO/CFO. The recruiter then called back ...
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Send a “Thank You” Message to Email from Quoted Text

I booked a jazz trio for a Client A at a hotel recently. Somebody working at the hotel then recommended me to Client B. In Client B's introductory email to me, they included quoted text from their ...
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How to indicate to a partner/client that I will bill them for raising unwarranted concerns? [duplicate]

I am working on a project with a partner company (X) for another client (Y). The team at X works with us on some aspects of the project and is the primary interface with the client Y. So, in a way, ...
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Is it okay to ask a client about job security?

I'm a freelance web developer and I've been working exclusively for one client for about 8 months now. They have a massive website that they wanted rebuilt from scratch and I've been hacking away at ...
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How to handle ex-client asking for free advice in social situations?

I am a freelance computer programmer. I have a former client with whom I did a very successful project with a few years ago. We have mutual friends, I enjoy his company and his company does really ...
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Can I ask customers for new opportunities? [closed]

I would like to see what opportunities are out there, but most of the companies I could work with are part of my customers or partners portfolio. Can I ask my contacts for opportunities? Is it the ...
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3answers
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intern paid for strip club with client on company card, what to do? [closed]

Posting anonymously obviously...this is a very sticky situation. So I manage a sales team and an intern on my team often takes clients out, both during and after working hours. I just got an expense ...
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Are clients normally billed for time you spend on fixing bugs?

I have a client that doesn't want to pay for the time that is spent fixing bugs, is this normal not bill clients for time that you had to deal with bugs? SITUATION: I billed a long time client for a ...
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My onsite client keeps calling me after office hours and on weekends

So the scenario is like we and another company are working on a common project. I often visit their office for discussion and meetings. For the first few months, it goes very well. After that they ...
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Client wants to reduce hourly rate at the start of a new project

I am a freelance developer from Uruguay with 3 years of experience in iOS development and about to get my degree as a systems engineer next December. I worked about a month for a new client from ...
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My client is on a hiring spree? [closed]

I am a Software Engineer with 1.5 years experience in full stack web development. About a month ago I took a part-time job for a fairly simple webshop with a client online. We planned for me to work ...
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6answers
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How should I inform my client that backend changes after a product launch is not just a bug fix or enhancement?

My client and I agreed on an architectural design for an android application, which included the MySQL database. The application has been released, and has grossed a good number of users and data. ...
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Is creating a professional Facebook account considered suspicious?

I would like to create a professional Facebook account to interact with the people I work with and with potential clients. What I fear is that potential future employers or clients find a ...
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6answers
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Late ask for on call [closed]

I am a software developer at the outsourcing company in Europe (outside EU). Recently, the client asked to have somebody online during the weekend before the launch of the product (client plans to add ...
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3answers
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Job interview in front of the client?

A company I am applying for as a software engineer said they would like to interview me in front of their client. I have had many interviews before, but never one like this. What could it mean? Is ...
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Being attacked by a client in my workplace - what are my rights?

I work in a home health care situation, and recently I was attacked by one of my clients. I was hit twice, one of which left marks, had my hair pulled, and had my head slammed against a table. I was ...
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Can I introduce myself as “CEO” while the enterprise is being created?

I'm currently creating a startup in France about talent scouting in the music industry, even though the enterprise in not official yet I already have to talk to potential partners and potential ...
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How to handle a rookie freelancer who did nothing right

I recently decided to hire an artist to do some custom work for me. I put up an ad online and took bids from a couple dozen artists.I ended up going with one very professional individual for the bulk ...
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is this client exasperation? [closed]

I've had to ask a client of ours who works as a government contractor what versions of software he requires. Every project at our company requires a TAP. A document outlining the software and versions ...