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All the consultants: explain utilization rate? Thanks!

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Maybe an upcoming project for PwC? 😂

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A comparison of whether you’re either overhead or revenue producing for a firm. The higher your utilization rate, the more of your hours that are billed to the client.

Totally dependent on the firm and role. Bonuses are sometimes tied to utilization rates. I’ve also heard firms lowering salary to 80% if a consultant’s utilization rate is below a certain threshold. Again, totally dependent on the firm, individual and situation

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How are Business/functional analysts utilized at your company? Or do you have product owners (scrum) or product managers instead?

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