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Accenture Strategy Analysts - what's your utilization rate this year? I'm at 74%, been unstaffed for 8 weeks now and starting to get worried.

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Another thought - new hires would typically have low utilization. Another one - it's up to directors and partners to sell work. Another one - recession is coming. #djkhaled #anotherone #behumbleorgetcanned

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ACN4, not sure where you've been hiding but those rules are no longer applicable with the current economy/oil price. By the 6th week on the bench, you now get an email from HR stating you have 2 more weeks to find a role or you're managed out

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I heard at 9 weeks you get canned

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Welcome to recession

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Utilization doesn't mean shit. U can be highly utilized and still get canned from what I'm hearing on fishbowl. ^#behumbleorgetcanned

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99% had a few days of bench time around a year ago

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@accenture 3 that's not true. After about 10 weeks you are considered extended bench. That means your TFS will look for you a role anywhere, not just within your geography. I was on the bench for 12 weeks waiting on a certain role I wanted and I was fine. But it is also Feb, work is slow from November through February, it will pick up in March.

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Started about 6 months ago when bench was super deep. I'm at 66%.

96% #Boss

@pwc1... I mean yea... If you suck

Maybe you suck. #behumbleorgetcanned

@pwc.... Good thing I don't.... That would be terrible

See, it's annoying that these rules aren't clearly communicated to everyone. (unless I skipped over that email 🙃) but good to know.

ACN 2, no, I haven't been under a rock...... I just did this. I started my role the beginning of Feb. and had been on the bench since early November. I never received that communication.

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