Utilization is a stupid concept. Mine dropped from 80 to 55 after taking PTO. And then the company blabbers on “don’t be afraid to take PTO!” Lol piss off

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Have questions about talent review, milestone, utilization, allowances, processes, or just Deloitte USI in general? Ask away.
Got some time to kill so why not spend it helping

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I am part of a recent acquisition in professional services at Salesforce and my role changed from people management with no utilization to billable but I’m on the bench. I wasnt looking to leave consulting and we are very slow but I’m low in the chain now and can’t do anything to grow our pipeline. Going crazy To stay busy. I know I should enjoy getting paid to hang out but I’m very anxious and getting concerned I may be laid off. Should I go to another firm or wait it out?

Help me understand this please,
I joined deloitte 6 months back was on bench for 1 month, my utilization hasn't reached 95 . I got a mail for tr1 my coach earlier said we can take up and ask for milestone year to be 2023 but now coach says it can't because my utilization isn't upto mark. Is utilization considered to set up milestone year as well?

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Taking privilege leaves reduces the utilization?

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A lot of folks don't want to spend 12 hours a day working, especially doing busy work that doesn't get us anywhere. Sorry utilization has been low, we don't want to sit on our laptops at 6am.

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Joined deloitte 6 months back my utilization is 76% is it low and a reason to be concerned? Everyone will say it to be 95

Somewhat Deloitte specific, but the Deloitte bowl is mean so posting here

I’m up for promotion this year, and I’ve been working so hard and my feedback is amazing and I’ve wanted this for awhile. Now, an immediate relative is actively dying and I may go out on a short leave, and I also have some PTO planned so that I can visit family oversees later this fall. With all that’s happening, I’m not going to hit my 90% utilization target, which is a checkbox in my promo. (cont).

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Hi fellow consultants - I am working on an internal project for my company. I am hoping you can help with 3 easy questions:
1. What company do you work for?
2. From a timesheet/utilization standpoint, what does your company consider as a work week? (e.g, 40 hours, 50 hours)
3. How many hours are you expected to work in a week?

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There is a lot of fear in the overall ZS bowl due to less utilization and our business not growing at the same pace. What do you all see as the potential impact on our lives?

US: Thoughts on utilization %’s by staff level? They seem hefty.

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Hey there! I am an RN specialized in surgery trying to break into remote utilization work, specifically review of insurance claims. Does anyone have experience going from bedside into health insurance with no experience? I have less than a year of nursing experience but ready to make the switch because of working during the pandemic, getting my masters, and crap pay.

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Hello! I’m an lpn of 27 years . I have my license in PA and waiting for my flordia license . Looking for remote work with chronic care management, utilization review or LTC insurance groups . Any suggestions ?

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I just switched to a service line that’s more on the advisory side less compliance work. Today, I received an email about my low utilization rate. I have asked managers for work. Prior to the new fiscal year I was close to 100% Utilization each week. I’ve spoke to other colleagues who say they also have very little work to do. Yet it looks like we are still hiring. I’m not sure what to do. Does anyone have any suggestions? I feel as if the next step is to arrange a meeting with my career co?

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Anyone else here have terrible utilization because their deals die and a code never opens? /can’t find another code to book hours? I’m sitting on over 200 billable hours at this point

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Guys, been rolled off from a project 2 months back and since then I'm on bench. Apart from utilization ratio, how this will affect my progress within the firm. I'm a fresher with 9 months experience in the firm..

Looking for tips! I got staffed on a PMO Support engagement for the next few months. I am not contributing or controlling any deliverables as it’s a whole different group managing that. To prevent utilization impact, I thought it wouldn’t be that bad but here I am doing admin work. Any ideas to keep my head cool while I look for other opportunity to roll off within the firm or outside the firm?

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At any level above Senior, how do u manage the relationship between utilization and realization, which is an inverse relationship. Seems to be either blow the budget (and write it off), or eat a lot of time.

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On my TOD I used to see utilization and adjusted utilization. But now I can only see adjusted utilization. Is it same for everyone?

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Can someone tell me if I can utilise the hybrid productivity allowance again this year if i had utilized it also last year?

It calculates and shows the balance as 15000 if i try to claim reimbursement on DTE.

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Hello All!

I joined Deloitte a year back as a Consultant and wanted to know the importance of Utilization percentage. From what I know, a minimum of 95% is required but in past few months I checked many of my contacts (also me) were on bench for as long as more than 2 months and as a result, the percentage crashed down like anything. So, in order to maintain the percentage should we get into any project opportunities we get or sit back and wait for our choice of role?

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I’ve been on the bench with less than 10% utilization for 3wks now. I’m a first year and the past month has been slower with not many new projects coming in. I do see a few new projects come in every week but I’m not getting staffed on them. Should I be worried? Should I ask my PM if I should be worried? We’re in a pretty small group less than 20 people

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What’s your utilization right now?

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I work at one of the larger mid tier firms (think 5-10 in terms of revenue). The firm wouldn’t promote me from A1 - A2 citing poor utilization. I feel like I’m underpaid now. Should I try to get an offer from one of the big 4 and see if my company will match?

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I think the utilization metric is so flawed, yet it seems to be the number 1metric people rely to judge fdd staff. It heavily penalizes efficiency (if it takes everyone 5 hours to complete something what motivation do I have to be faster only to need to fill any saved hours with more work). Can you share any ideas on how to improve fdd metrics or perhaps share what your company does that makes performance great again.

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Does anyone have trouble hitting PwC FDD utilization goals in the associate snd senior level? When I’m working overtime I’m told not to book more than 7 or 8 hours a day, and when I’m not fully staffed or have slower periods, I don’t want to charge more hours than I work. Anyone have tips? How important is my utilization for CRTs?

Is "October Mid" a good time to join EY GDS? My Joining is in 2nd week of October 2022.
What is the appraisal cycle in EY GDS?
Any recommendations on appraisal cycle, pro rated bonus, yearend rating, utilization etc before I join?

Chat is disabled and Q&A is to the host only, but regarding the messaging around utilization… is utilization changing?

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Hi Sharks,
What will be in hand salary for below breakup? I have declared House rent as 22k/month, 80c is full utilized to 1.5lakhs, 50k nps and around 15k health insurance.


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Do all companies keep track of staff utilization and vacation, and when busy periods come by use it to overstaff/stretch you? Example: employee taken 2 weeks vacation by August, so in Q4 when things get busy they might be asked to take less vacation or more projects as they had lower utilization

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Does anyone know of any fully remote positions in utilization review? I’ve been a nurse for 22 years, have been a UR nurse for over 6 years. BSN and MBA. Looking to move up in management, however my current employer is very small so room for movement is minimal.

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Anyone who utilized summertime on july 19th lunch, DM

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Hi All, what is PYTD utilization on ToD?
Last week it was showing 98%, today it is 100%. What does it mean?

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I recently had an ah-ha moment and realized that I truly enjoy data analysis. I have utilized it in each job I have been in, but have not had an official data analysis position. I have listed data analysis duties/responsibilities under each employer on my resume. Any tips on what else I can do to break into this field?

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Interviewed last week with EY for an SC role in their Business Transformation Consulting Practice. Recruiter emailed me this week and said feedback was incredibly positive, but ‘our team is pausing on making any more offers while we evaluate our headcount, utilization, and project pipeline going into the next fiscal year’. Also said they’ll hopefully know in two weeks. Is EY in a hiring freeze? And if so, how long will it last? EY

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So last week my company announced that all architects and above will have their bonus structure changed.

Before, if I billed 40 hours a week I get 300% bonus. If I billed 32 a week I get 100% bonus.

Now, If I bill 28 I get 100%, but anything over 28 hours means nothing. The 100-300% bonus amount, which I used to control, is now based on company utilization, so how much everyone bills. If we beat the target by 6% we get 300% bonus. But that’ll never happen. I’m not expecting to get over 100%

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Hello! I’m a RN doing Utilization Review on-site for a hospital, and I feel like I’m being underpaid. I currently make $30/hr. I desire to Work from Home and receive better compensation. Is there anyone who can recommend some of the best companies offering WFH Positions? What type of WFH positions should a person search for? Which companies pay the most for WFH positions?

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What companies pay the most for Utilization Review Nurses?

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