Agency leaders my question for you is simple, what’s yo target metric for utilization of talent at your org? Talent being designer / developers / creatives.

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What is average utilization % in Alvarez & Marsal PEPI for a manager in a typical (non-COVID) year

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New to consulting. What is utilization exactly and how does it impact your development, path within firm etc? Give examples? Thank you :)

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What if our company paid us a nice bonus now if we are >100% utilized, then had a clause that we would have to pay it back if we left within 1 - 3 years. Something like this may resolve the retention issue.

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What would you do if you have way less clients than your peers? Do you wait until you are assigned more clients or speak up? I'm a high performer but not utilized to my fullest capacity.

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Why are audit associates evaluated based on utilization but audit engagements are evaluated based on “profitability” even though the engagements are a fixed fee? There seems to be a direct conflict of incentives between associates and the rest of management.

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My boutique’s utilization firm wide is at 94%. What’s yours at?

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How hard is it to get laid off in federal consulting? Assuming you are fully utilized and the bench is slim - Deloitte , Booz Allen, Accenture , et al -

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Thoughts on making the jump to Guidehouse (Federal Health sector). Salary is higher but day to day responsibilities are basically the same. Tired of all the BD/firm initiatives work but seems the expectations/utilization goals are the same. How do other benefits/exit opps compare?

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Has anyone utilized WF brokerage account? Looking for an account where I could do both Mf/ETF as well as stocks and this seems to be a good option with low fees.

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What % utilisation is considered good? I know it depends on firm to firm, but in general? Also, is it wise to put in CV or say in interviews about your utilization if its good?

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Hi all, I’m looking to move in a mid size audit firm (RSM, GT other..). I am promoted to S2 in Big4. How are the hours in audit financial services ? Is it slightly better ? I’m utilized > 100% all year, averaging 60hr.

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Hey managers and above - do you get to take all of your vacation time? Does vacation still kill utilization? And do you get to be actually off on your days off, or is it just working from some place nicer?

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Anybody utilized Udemy course by Ranga Karanam for GCP Professional Cloud Architect certification? Is it good to study and pass the certification exam?

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How do investment firms originate deals? Any specific tools or vendors more often utilized vs. others? Bankers in my experience seem to be the most often origin. Why not tools like Axial or Captarget?

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Anyone have constructive feedback for tier 4 rating eg improvements, conversations to have, topics to discuss, etc.? I moved to PwC as a manager after practicing tax law for a few years. I’m new to M&A and started at the beg of pandemic so given the learning curve and perhaps wfh, my utilization was very low (50%). I continuously asked partners for projects but they barely put me on projects, a year later im on PIP. I’m furious. Not sure if I should start looking for another gig or not.

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How hard should you actually work in consulting? Obviously we have utilization requirements so we work long hours but I’m tired of giving 100% of my brain power. Is there any benefit of working harder? IMO there’s an incentive to work slower

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Hey all, I remember seeing a email where it states PTO this year will not effect utilization.. But i see it resulting in a low utilization for me.. Both standard and adjusted are at 75%..Can someone please help me understand this.. Thanks

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Hey guys, how much can I draw as take home from 25lac fixed ctc? I have maxed out 80C(1.5lac), Utilized 80CCD(1B) (NPS) - 50k Health insurance corporate premium - 12000/- per year.

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How lenient are you with billing? Just saw a presentation showing the average utilization was over 95% at my mid sized consultancy and I swear I know so many people that barely have work. Like literally during the staffing calls everyone says they’re only 50% billable and are looking to take on more work.

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How do I reset my expectations and ensure I work harder? I was expecting a promotion to manager this year (3 years as a SC, post MBA) because I’ve led an engagement, sold some work in previous fiscal years, had high utilization, and have made an impact internally within my practice and home office. I didn’t get the promotion to manager and I want to make sure I don’t have expectations that things will get handed to me in the future.

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Does anyone know what utilization rates look like at Salesforce CSG? Also any idea of whether PTO impacts utilization?

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Deloitte my S&A offer has 23 vacation days. Will I actually be able to use any of that? Does it count against my utilization? What’s the cultural expectation around using PTO?

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My dad is turning 65 soon and yesterday he told me he’s super unhappy at his job bc he’s not getting promoted. He feels like his talents are not being utilized. I feel for him but he’s so close to retirement and he’s the sole breadwinner for him and my mom (brother and I offered support but they decline). Has anyone been in a similar situation? I feel like he will get discouraged with his job search if he doesn’t hear back from places and will be even more unhappy. Anyone have any leads on (con)

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Need job opportunity feedback. Current gig - FDD M2 - will get promoted this year. In a really good group with great people and partner. Pay sucks. Potential opps: -ACN M&A strat - Manager - base is at market and substantial pay raise (50+%) with nice sign on bonus. Perf Bonus is likely 10-13%. Currently have offer -A&M PEPI CFO Services - way smaller base than ACN but crazy TC upside with utilization bonus. Still in interview process. WLB will take a big hit. What would you choose?

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EY moms - I was on maternity leave for 7 months this fiscal year (live in CA, so get extra time). Will I still be eligible for PBB? I was staffed 100% before I went out on leave and after, so utilization is high

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How do I tell my coach that my depression and crying half the day is why my utilization is lower than expected :( she set up a meeting for tomorrow and I have anxiety

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I’m currently a pentester and eventually looking to exit consulting. I don’t like the constant pressure of utilization. are there any good exit opportunities i should start to explore now and get ready for? i’d like to try and make a plan.

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PwC - for CRTs, do they look at your utilization for the FY or performance year? I.e., is June a lost month as far as utilization goes?

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Hi there, please evaluate my non-FAANG offer vs how much Google would pay in equivalent role. I'm curious if pre-sales is among the better paid non-tech roles or I just got a great offer L4 pre-sales remote role, TX $165k base 25% bonus paid quarterly (6.25% each quarter) if meeting utilization $80k RSUs in total over 4 years $12K signing bonus About $226k TC 4 YOE

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What do travel, utilization requirements (billable hours?), and work-life look like for those of you working in the Cloud space?

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So PwC has $1k for care if reg care not available per fiscal period. Has anyone utilized? How much max per day? What support do you need to provide?

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Am I understanding utilization rate correctly? It’s chargeable time over total time? Charged 40 hours and had 10 hours non-charge so my utilization is 80%? If so, wouldn’t it benefit me to understate non-charge hours so my utilization is higher since they only really care about chargeable time anyways? Charge 40 hours still but only put 5 hours non-charge for utilization to be 89% instead of 80%? Or am I misunderstanding how utilization works?

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Am I understanding utilization rate correctly? It’s chargeable time over total time? Charged 40 hours and had 10 hours non-charge so my utilization is 80%? If so, wouldn’t it benefit me to understate non-charge hours so my utilization is higher since they only really care about chargeable time anyways? Charge 40 hours still but only put 5 hours non-charge for utilization to be 89% instead of 80%? Or am I misunderstanding how utilization works?

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Am I understanding utilization rate correctly? It’s chargeable time over total time? Charged 40 hours and had 10 hours non-charge so my utilization is 80%? If so, wouldn’t it benefit me to understate non-charge hours so my utilization is higher since they only really care about chargeable time anyways? Charge 40 hours still but only put 5 hours non-charge for utilization to be 89% instead of 80%? Or am I misunderstanding how utilization works?

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Currently staffed on a non client-chargeable work (but still billable and accountable for utilization). So my project wants to "reserve" me for a future role in a few months. But the work is so not interesting and I am not making impacts. Can I work with other projects in the meantime and roll-off?

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At what point in time do they take utilization for calculation of raise and PBB?

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Do staff get any say in drawing boundaries for the sake of mental health? Context: Sr. Consultant up for promotion for second year in a row. My utilization is 140% plus non billable work. And I'm on the hook for delivery of 3 projects. A director who reports to the practice lead informed to my surprise that their team wants me to lead another project. I spoke to him, his managers twice and told him 3 times that I cannot commit to it. I get an email on Friday night that the engagement contd.

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Big decision. Took a job at a small org/higher level with shot to GC to develop my strategic/team building skills. Turns out that’s not the role. I’m micromanaged, under-utilized, & stagnating- no real development, but it’s SUPER easy, good pay, nice folks. Recruiter called &, Hello, offer. Different industry, more pay, work, development, opportunities to grow into F500 parent. I know I should be satisfied with decent $ & an easy job. What’s wrong with me? What to do?

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Looking for advice on project management software or tools for HR consulting. Our firm doesn’t have anything that is standard or used at all, and while some of us are starting to venture into using Microsoft Teams, I feel like there are so many tools out there and we could be doing things way more efficiently. We work in small client teams (1-3 team members per client usually) and it’s a mix of strategy, tactical, and outsourced HR work. Any suggestions?

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Guys out there: how are you approaching making new friends with Covid? Say you’re playing pick up basketball and meet someone who seems like a potential homie, do you grab the number and just hang out social distanced for a while or? What’s the move? Feeling awkward not acting on these potential friendships. Wanna stay social yet respect covid stuff

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I recently gave interviews with KPMG and almost cleared 3 rounds but they have put my offer on hold because of my salary expectation .I work with a big 4 currently and had an offer wih HCL so while interviewing with them I told them about my offer .Can I expect them to call me

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Can someone help me understand: what are client libraries and code in context of GCP and APIs. I need a basic 101 ‘tell me like I’m 5” explanation please

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For EY folks, if you’ve successfully referred someone, how soon after do you get the referral bonus?

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Anyone here from Target Minneapolis creative that can get my foot in the door? I have mostly worked in advertising agencies and would love to expand my work with client side. Thank you in advance.

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How hard is it to get into MBB after graduating college versus being in college and applying for an entry-level roll? Specifically, I’m wondering what the chances are of getting into the MBB if I don’t secure an entry-level offer during my final recruiting cycle this fall. If I want, is it possible (or is there a way) to get into MBB a within months after I graduate?

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How long does it take EY FSO Advisory to provide interview feedback? I believe I had my final round on Monday and haven’t heard back yet. They also updated the job posting date. Bad sign?

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When someone from Accenture applied to MBB do you guys laugh or take them serious? Trying to see what my chances are of getting in.

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What happens if you’re an associate and you’re fired for “performance” suddenly. You had a performance review the week before and their was no talk of this. How do you perceive this?

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How do folks at Booze like Data Science roles? Do their roles compare to Accenture and Deloitte data science or MBB data science? More prestige at Booze than big4?

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Is anyone from Deloitte S&A able to be interviewed for an undergrad assignment? Few quick questions is confidential and would appreciate the help!

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Is it viewed as “not good” to go back to my alma mater for MBA? It’s a top 40 business school and got me into B4 consulting easily. School has strong recruiting presence in the region I want and I have a full ride for their FT program. Appreciate any thoughts!

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Recently got an offer from Slalom for 110K and wondering whether I should take it. Mentioned I’ll have to forgo my bonus this year to join in hopes of a better offer. Should I look for other opportunities? I’m currently a 2nd year C at Deloitte going into 3rd at 85K with great feedback doing ServiceNow PM and configuration work in GPS.

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I know it’s been asked previously, but worth posting again: what’s your take on doing work (in-house) for free as part of an interview process? I’m being asked to do so by a start up and feeling iffy

A recruiter asked me what my expected salary was and I wasn’t prepared and answered too low. Is there anyway to come back from this or if I get an offer will it be what I asked for?

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