Has anyone noticed that busy season is changing into a marathon, not a sprint? I’m working close to 60 billable hours/week year round, and 70+ Feb - April. Is this a bigger trend?
KPMG Advisory (Tech/Salesforce). What's the WLB? Avg billable hours vs actual hour worked?
How many days is it acceptable to have 0-3 billable hours when you know a storm is coming?
What the most outrageous billable hours you can confirm at your firm? Just learned from a partner that the highest billers at my firm came in at 3600, 3500 and 3200. Seems fishy to me.
I’d be curious to hear about people’s chargeable/billable hours. What are your goals vs actual, best/worst years, etc. I’ve only ever worked at one regional firm so my knowledge is fairly narrow.
Need advice for resigning while on bench. I already have a start date with the new employer. Should I do a traditional two week notice or give <=1 week notice instead? My goal is to not burn bridges, but I also don’t want to get let go on the spot since I have nothing to “wrap up” besides HR tasks. I’ve read on here that sometimes they will let you go day of and pay you out for two weeks but I don’t see why any firm would do that for somebody not currently performing billable work...
Do you count Sundays as a weekday? Somehow I always end up with an ASAP billable work. Not complaining, just making observations.
Is it just me or the average billable work in infrastructure transactions has blown off steam in the last couple of weeks?
I’m wondering whether and how other firms credit time spent by associates on business development for purposes of meeting the annual billable hours target. Is such time fully credited?
Anyone have slow months where you burn through a lot of your allotted pro bono/professional development hours to keep hitting minimum daily hours? The past few weeks have been like this for me. Should I be concerned (I.e., will this reflect poorly on me, come review time? Will I have dug myself too much of a hole if I keep burning my non-billable hours?) I’ve been asking partners if I can assist in any projects so I can fill my plate, but I’ve only gotten small (4-6 hour) tasks handed my way.
Am I being overworked/underpaid as a first year associate at a midsize firm in Chicago? ($67,5 salary, 2100 billable hours) it feels like a good starting point but I’m uprooting my life to start here
It’s been a hot minute. Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Hoisin Sauce (Keto). My pre-covid work clothes are now loose on me. I’ll have to buy a new work wardrobe wherever that may be. I quit my job and am back in school. Goodbye tax, goodbye busy seasons, goodbye billable hours.. 😁
How many real hours does it take to reach 8-10 billable hours? First year associate here wondering what a 8-10 billable hour day would look like now that I’m seeing my workload ramp up slowly but surely.
How do you get 40 hours of billable work done (and then not fall behind on admin stuff) with kids at home!? I have a 4 month old and a 3 yo with care 2 days per week and I don’t think I can do this!! Please help!
Partner: I've been sitting on a request all week. You need to stop billable work and put together this deck today. And be quick about it. Cool? I thought so.
How are firms handling the economic downturn in terms of billable hour requirements for associates? Are annual billable requirements being updated or mitigated in any way? Curious to see how other firms are handling this issue, and also afraid of not being able to take any time off until 2021 😳
What do you think is a decent ratio of required billable hours per year to salary? I.e., is $90K for 2100 hours a year too low?
Anyone having a horrible time meeting billable targets during quarantine? I haven’t been able to focus at all. Without much contact from my office, I feel like it’s just me, and everyone else is billing just fine. That can’t be true though, can it? I mean maybe some people. I’m so far off my requirement and worried. 🤦🏼♀️😭
Having my performance review soon. Have not met my billable hours last year due to lack of work. I have been very proactive and constantly emailed partners to inquire about more work. I will be a 4 year associate this year. Thinking to negotiate my level/compensation. Any advise?
Went from a big firm to work for a smaller firm. The people in the smaller firm are protective of their work and are good by their work too. I no longer feel chaos or stress. I am treated with respect and my schedule is more normal. I am even working more billable hours than before, but it feels like a seamless experience. I don’t work then past 5pm or anything out of the ordinary for this time of the year. I am so grateful!
The anxiety going up the elevator when you forget your room number and are too lazy to find the your hotel key card.
Hey! Any thoughts about how hard is moving to McKinsey & Company organisational design / enterprise agility practice? What’s the case study like, same as for strategy? Currently working as a senior consultant at an international innovation consulting firm with a strong agile track record. Want to remain in enteprise agility consulting but would like to move to Mck.
On zoom presentations to clients, does everyone on your team you keep the camera on the whole time, or only when speaking/presenters?
What to do if your Manager (on main client) talked crap about you at a work HH you couldn’t attend? Always had a gut feeling she didn’t like me, so I consider it a growing LT issue
I shop at BR and my client counterpart Shops at BR clearly. Some days we will have on the same shirt.....awkward.
Anyone here who interviewed with/ work for DoorDash S&O team? Would love to hear your experience and any advice. Thanks!
I'm on vacation, completely removed for the daily hustle; enjoying my time off. My wife called with an urgent request: she needs help with a deck that's due on Friday.
I don’t have a tribe, but I’d like to have one. This lifestyle, pre-Covid anyway did a number on my social life. Maybe I watch too much tv but how are people finding their girlfriends? 😭 for reference I’m 26!
Looking for a good company to move to in order to have a baby and a good work-life balance. Don't really care about the pay as long as it's not lower than 50K in Florida. Any good firms you know that offer that?
WHY do big tech companies make the candidates write algorithms during interviews? I am a senior software engineer and I can say with surety that SSE rarely write algorithms unless you are working on building something totally unique (like a new search engine).
Moms out there wfh with a nanny that have an infant any suggestions for them to keep entertained? Mine is 10 months and I need some ideas for sensory play or just new fun activities for them
Clearly a consultant prepared the wording for this error for American Airlines. Can’t even avoid a “please fix” on my personal travel...
We know all the married people on here gettin’ laid because WFH... or at least they were before someone got on someone’s last nerve. Shout out to the singles who were mid drought pre quarantine...
Does anyone know of any companies who offer tuition reimbursement for employees pursuing grad degrees? (MBA/PhD). I want to do a PhD part-time but can’t afford the tuition and won’t qualify for a GA
What are the exit ops for M&A/ Transactions Tax?
I never thought that I'd say this, but I want to see offices and cubes make a return to the workplace. Either that or 70-100% work from home. Only having the option of open workspaces is terrible.
Anyone exit from MBB into healthcare VC, either at a firm or corporate venture arm? Would love to know when you exited, how you found the role, and pros / cons
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