1. Industry wide question: is your bench heavy? 2. Accenture Strategy question: Do you feel like there's not enough work to go around, and the work that is available isn't teaching you much?

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Our sales have been pretty solid this year. But there is an unusual lag in sales turning into projects, therefore our bench is considerably heavier than past years.

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Bain has no bench

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What is ENRC?

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My group has a lot of people on the bench but instead of having us sit around they staff us on projects from other groups so we can still do stuff (and mostly to stay billable)

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No bench for BCG, it's been consistently super busy

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1)ENRC bench is so fucked

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Even in that case, the pipeline looks pretty weak for upcoming projects so this situation is gonna last. I'm thinking there might be layoffs because 2/3 of the analysts are unstaffed right now

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Never source projects through myScheduling. You should always have a pipeline of your own if you've been on a project already

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Energy, natural resources, and chemicals

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Don't forget Jan and Feb are graveyard months.. Always were when I was at Deloitte and and came at ACN

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Accenture Strategy has basically no projects available on myScheduling. It's all about networking and working on proposals to get projects.

Deloitte Advisory has the added benefit of being able to join projects from other groups very very easily. Anyone who is on the bench is being picky (which is okay, if you don't want to work on something random or boring)

No bench here it sucks so much - can't imagine how annoying it must be for managers

2nd the no bench at Bain...they won't even let me go on the beach. Has to be a 1 for 1 trade onto another case

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I need more EQMs before the year's out and currently on the bench. $75 round trip flights to Vegas... 🤔

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Hitting the bench for the first time soon, any advice on how to look for projects?

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First Monday waking up on the bench and it feels amazing.

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I’m a 2nd year and effectively just ran a deal on my own with the partner. It ran smoothly, I got praise from the partner, and the partner said that they trust me to do most stuff without their sign off (so no need to check with them in future unless I’m really unsure). Generally there is one or two mid levels above me, and I find it way harder to do my job when they are managing me. They like to keep me on the bench, get me to do minor tasks and don’t let me take responsibility and ownership.

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Being on the bench is triggering my anxiety in a way I’ve never experienced before. I’m in a constant state of panic, have chest tightness, feel like I am short of breath or someone is strangling me..

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How do you do “on the bench?” Take it easy or full throttle internal dev?

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When your project sucks but you can’t roll off

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Just joined a new small firm about a month ago and I haven’t done anything in weeks after the first week of trainings and a weekly bench call. No one is reaching out to me. I think they’ve forgotten they hired me. What do I do?

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I was laid off from a resource management role, working with employees approaching or on the bench, working with managers to staff projects, and support functions like report creation, scheduling, etc. Roles like this are few and many large consulting firms have frozen internal hiring. Do you think it would be beneficial to get a SHRM cert? Would that help get a "talent related" HR role? Worth the money? I have a background in recruitment as well.

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Is there any benefit for analysts/consultants who are on the bench to help with BD work? Does it make a difference in terms of networking/getting your name out - or is it really just doing

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How many people are on the bench/beach at your firm?

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Do we need a consulting meetup where we can chat about the job market, critical open jobs, and what we can do to resole. It seems that we have no one on the bench

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Approaching 3 weeks on bench. Longest I’ve ever been on in 5 years. Nothing super strong in pipeline either. Should I be nervous? I’m sure I’ll be able to make up most of the hours later in the year.

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I started in October, been on the bench for two months, and now I am starting on processing PPP applications. This wasn’t what I was expecting and is not close to what my domain is. All my other new hire colleagues are on exciting cool projects. I feel like I’m going to fall behind while my peers are building their CVs. Is this bad? Be honest please. Words of encouragement aren’t needed, just clarity on my situation.

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Have you ever worked with a partner that points out every error you make (regardless if it’s nothing or a bigger error) but never points out anything good you do or says thank you? How do you not let it slowly chip away at your confidence and self-worth? I try to let it roll off my back, but it does ultimately affect me and my enjoyment of my job.

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Do you stay online when you are on bench? Or just check emails and take a break?

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Unexpected roll off, tips for how to transition to backfill?

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What do y’all do while on the bench?

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