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Questions tagged [consultants]

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How to resolve situation with less specialised senior dictating how to do my job when he doesn't like the solution?

I'm a software developer with about 10 years experience, working as a consultant since end of last year, through an agency that put me with my first client where I've now been for half a year. The ...
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Questioning the usefulness of a one-day business trip

Previously this week I've been sent on a one-day business trip along with a 4y senior colleague, Bob. We work at a consultancy firm in IT and the aim of the trip was fixing some issues at our client's ...
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Will I get a raise in a contract-to-hire position? [closed]

Sorry if this question has been asked and if so please share any links with me. Currently I am working in a contract to hire position and my manager through the final company has already spoken to ...
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Is there a 'programming buddy' type service that exists ? [closed]

I am not sure how to ask this but the situation is I have a job where I do everything myself but once in awhile I will get stuck on small pieces and spend hours trying to find the answer that I am ...
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Consulting companies - how much the end client knows about how much I am paid?

My questions refer to "consulting companies" in the programming field in the US. When I work for an end client through such a consulting company, does the end client usually know/care how much the ...
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How to deal with an arranged meeting with an unknown consultant?

So, my boss told me that I should meet with this guy, who will help us with any hardware/software challenges that we have. I asked a bit what he means, and I got an idea of what he wants me to discuss ...
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HR is not replying after selected and submitted EAF for 2 months [closed]

HR from a giant company is not replying after selected and submitted EAF for 3 months.1 month ago when I called them they told them on processing.I asked them how much time required for processing. ...
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How to not “clutter up” one's OS with software for client projects? [closed]

Or, more elaborately: How to work as a consultant without "cluttering up" one's (Windows) OS with more or less temporary installations of all sorts of software necessary for client projects? (I ...
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What does software engineer(laterals) means? [closed]

I was about to apply to position in company careers page. But they have mentioned software engineer(laterals). I don't have an idea about this. What does this mean?
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Bored during low workload phase [duplicate]

I work as an IT consultant at a large company in a open space office. I am the only developer here who is responsible for a product which has a small part in a larger environment. We soon have a ...
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Do companies provide external help/consultancy when an employee face problem in projects? [closed]

I have been working on a project since 7 months. This is my first job. I am the one responsible for the project as no one in my office is from this domain. My project includes 5 modules and I have ...
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Does experience gained by working as a consultant to a Fortune 500 company count?

I started my career in a Fortune 500 company and then quit my job after 3 years and made a career change from manufacturing to IT software development. But I have joined a not so famous company which ...
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Why do some companies prefer consultants over salaried employees?

I am curious as to why a company would rather hire consultants over salaried employees. Aren't consultants more expensive, since there is usually the middleman consultancy firm in between? And why ...
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How can I determine how much to talk about my personal life with clients? [closed]

I'm working as a consultant via a large consulting firm. I'm curious as to the personal relationship I should have with my new lead at the client-side. For example, suppose I'm working on a ...
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Motivating yourself at new clients

I'm relatively new when it comes to the consulting side of things. My previous work experience was in smallish companies, ranging from 200 to 8 employees. Now after almost a decade of being employed ...
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Job position with questionable terms - What to do [closed]

I have just applied to a position posted but have concerns with some of their job requirements. This position is a business consultant position. One of the requirements is a 3 month training program ...
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Group work experience as a consultant on resume?

A friend asked me for help to translate her resume. At first her experience seems fractured (lot of short term positions), but after reading it a couple of times I noticed that these were as a ...
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Who is responsible to purchase 3rd party tools/licenses? [closed]

I have a question. I'm a contractor working for a sw development company (let's call it "ABC Dev"). They are outsourcing me to other companies to do .net development. One of these client projects ...
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State in the contract that software developer delivers only binary code not source code? [closed]

Is it resulting by the assumtion I was hired by a company as software developer then I have to give source code to the payer? As a software developer once I had the impression that partner company ...
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Somebody hit my car at the client's carpark

A couple of days ago, I noticed someone had clipped my car in the underground carpark at work. I work as a consultant in the building of a client. The carpark is available only for the client's ...
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Third party employment : Good or Bad [closed]

I have been working on payrolls of an IT giant. But my growth has been stalled here. I have got offer for a job via third party. Though they are paying me more but I am sceptical about third party ...
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What's a good way to qualify offshore consultants?

I've been tasked with interviewing several offshore consultants in sequence for proper job skills, and given a short amount of time to prepare. I've got 6 candidates to interview. I get a half hour ...
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Slow days for a full-time consulting job [closed]

I work remotely as a consultant for a tech company. I also go to college. Last summer I worked 9 to 5 every day, and I was constantly busy with a system they needed built. Over the school year I ...
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Forwarding my client appreciation notes to a new manager

My present manager is moving to a different team at the end of the month. I have received a few client appreciation notes last week. What is more professional? Should I assume that my outgoing ...
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How do I determine what percentage of a billed rate should a software consultant be paid? [closed]

I've worked for a consulting company for about five years and have been doing more work on contracts and budgets. I was surprised to see that my billed rate was more than 50% more than my salary. I ...
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Interviewees won't show up for personal or face to face round of Interview

I am working in a consultancy or agency in which we will catch a client and get a job description. After that I clearly read the description and search for the candidates in job portals. I call the ...
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Best way to list consulting/contracting experice on resume/linkedin

About one year ago I started working at a software development consulting company. Since then I have had many engagements and my resume is growing (length-wise) at a rapid rate. I have just quit my ...
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Which company to mention in Job Title for a Consultant [duplicate]

I am currently working as a consultant from one company (my Parent company on whose payroll I am) to another company (where I actually work, my parent company's client). What I actually work on, ...
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What is the Main differences between consultant role and Contractor Role? [closed]

I am currently working as contractor to the client from Outsourcing Organization. I have got a latest job offer from consulting organization. And the role is consultant. Here my question is What is ...
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Regaining trust from management and breaking chain of command to report positive information [closed]

A while ago I was inspired by a blog that I saw linked here and cannot seem to locate in my favorites list, but it was in effect a diary of a software engineer taking on a new job at a dysfunctional ...