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A little birdie told me time to jump ship, layoffs are coming... this firm is terrible with managing staff/forecasting needs - hope they trim at the top this time...ugh

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Even if the bench isnt big...are you learning the skills that you will need in the future. I spent some time at pwc and realized that pwcs advisory practice doesnt really teach problem solving skills. They teach you how to follow an audit checklist and present it in an incredibly polished way. With all the talk layoffs over the last 24 months at pwc...i wold look for a firm that does a better job of giving their consultants marketable skills.

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P7 it means that on average the caliber of people should be stellar. I wholeheartedly agree. Some of the people who get accepted in MC are a joke. However if you want to keep top performers, fluidity between MC and Strategy has to be fostered and encouraged. People whom perform well need to be rewarded. The overall dilution of caliber is a direct result of over aggressive growth several years back. I think we are seeing the resulting consequences in the form of layoffs. I don't want to sound like I support layoffs, but if it results in a leaner practice with high quality people getting the recognition (and compensation) they deserve I can't say I'm not for it.

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Demand managers should be fired, and they should hire monkeys to update talent link instead since they cost nothing but bananas.

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Not sure what SC1 is talking about my experience has been nothing of the sort.

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Bench since October...? Jesus. Do you go to the office or sit at home? I would be looking for work in other groups if yours isn't providing projects. You gotta look out for yourself

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FS is apparently doing well since the election

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I'm scared. Been on the bench since October. But I'm also a new hire...

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Are you sure you're not talking about the 10% cuts in IFS? I'm in FS and we don't have a deep bench right now so I'm surprised they would be laying off 10% of folks.

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Agreed on the skills comment. Leadership honestly doesn't give a fuck about teaching us things. It's just the honest truth.

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If I get laid off I'm screwed. Spent all of my savings on moving here from undergrad. Lol would take a miracle to make rent next month

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With the salaries S& gets paid I wouldn't have a tolerance for them on the bench either..

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Shiiiiiiiiiiit I have a lot of friends in CIPS. I'm hoping this is just more #fakenews

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Public Sector is running strong if my sources are correct.

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No need to jump ship if you are doing well. Sounds like now isn't the time to hit the bench, so time those roll off dates correctly

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We cut 10% last year, hired a couple new people, three people left, and we currently have no bench.

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My team is well run, I just have an issue with how staffing works. It's every man for himself. The demand manager does nothing to help, newbies are left in the lurch unless they have good coaches (which I did when I started, fortunately).

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I can refer you to Accenture =]

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P9, in Chicago and I know a lot of oct/sept new hires across the board that have yet to be staffed or were just now staffed. Specifically in CIPS

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An MD told me that he got word we are trimming 10-15% in all advisory. So that's close to 2-3000 people.

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That's serious layoff. Nothing natural

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Wait........ what? Are you SURE you're not talking about IFS? Also, is the mantra "if you're good you're fine" still applicable?

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