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    they worked at one of the big consultancies like it was a good thing?

    Accenture for example produces some of the most retarded brain dead 'consultants' I have ever had the misfortune to meet, we has some involved in my last project and they look like little drones flittering all over the place warbling on in management speak about nothing. When they did eventually produce some work... it is hopeless...
    And they all are so proud of the little mobiles and laptops they get given.
    Look at SandyDown, she mentions how she has worked for 2 of the big 6 consultancies every chance she gets, like its a good thing?
    I reckn years of working for big lue chips ditrect is far better than the mindless dones you get form the consultancies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tay View Post
    I reckn years of working for big lue chips ditrect is far better than the mindless dones you get form the consultancies.
    unfortunately - it doesn't help your spelling and grammar!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear View Post
    unfortunately - it doesn't help your spelling and grammar!
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    I guess for the same reason that clients will pay them more than they will pay you: because clients think there is something good about them.

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    I think there's a perception amongst permies that you must be good if you've worked for one of the big consultancies. I've got 5 years of IBM on my CV, most permies are quite impressed by it, whereas contractors just laugh at me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    I guess for the same reason that clients will pay them more than they will pay you: because clients think there is something good about them.
    Apart from the sales teams having short skirts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoStu View Post
    I think there's a perception amongst permies that you must be good if you've worked for one of the big consultancies. I've got 5 years of IBM on my CV, most permies are quite impressed by it, whereas contractors just laugh at me.
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    I did a 2 year stint as a permie at "one of the big N consultancies" and I was worked very hard, for a relative pittance. They draft in grads, try to indoctrinate them, and charge them out for ridiculously exaggerated rates.

    There's a lot of "face work" which is one of my biggest problems with office-based work, and focus on climbing through the ranks.

    One project I worked on was averaging 70 hours per week, for 3 months.
    Call me a wuss, but if you have to plan on nearly everyone on the team working double their contracted hours for three months, you've got planning problems.

    On the plus side, there's usually a lot of training offered, and quite a lot of "client facing" experience for relatively young workers, which I think fuels the (over) confidence of some of the staff (for some reason "client facing" skills are lauded as some sort of holy grail, but as far as I've experienced, this simply means the ability to not mumble in a meeting, and prepare properly).

    I'm still good friends with a few people from my time there, and there is a tendency (especially as many of the consultants have only worked in the one company since Uni) to think of their company as the be-all and end-all. They have a hard time escaping the "we're number one" message that's forced down their gullets daily.

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    Hmm, don't know, I've got mixed thoughts about that one. I'm currently working with an ex-KPMG security chap who is very, very good, but then I've also worked on a project for one of them where I was leading a team of kids straight out of Uni. Very intelligent the lot of them, but absolutely no idea about dealing with the customer or how things work in the real world.

    Yes they could code till the sun went down, but they couldn't install a printer.

    As for SandyDown, don't know what he/she is like technically, but I think they're a ***** on here.

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    agree with Tay , but DiscoStu has a point: perception is the whole game. People go by appearances and in this case they think because you come from a global brand that has posh offices all over the place, you must know what you are talking about.
    Worked with a chap from one of the Top 5 recently who spoke a good game, but produced pitiful stuff when it came to teh crunch and it was all dressed up with graphs and diagrams but short on actual substance.
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