What is the minimum utilization criteria followed at SDC?
There are people from my team with utilization in range of 30% to 50% and got promoted to manager 1 and sa2 respectively.
I have almost 75% utilization, so wondering why work so much. Thinking of aiming for 55% utilization this time.
Do we have a chargeable code that we can bill our time to while we are waiting on a code to open? Its getting close to FYE utilization cut off so want to make sure I get credit for the hours pending.
Has anyone used Airtable at their companies? Especially in relation to ad campaigns and deliverables
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P1 - Can you explain the various ways that partners are measured and primary drivers are for compensation? Curious how much selling, utilization (individual and group), delivery, etc impacts comp
Edit: What is the best way to tell a PM or a PEP that this project isn't for you, and that it doesn't align with your career goals without getting kicked off too soon to negatively impact your utilization? The project is ABSOLUTELY horrendous and a mess. It is glorified admin work which is not what I want to do. Is there a way to tell that to senior management without getting a negative reaction?
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Are you seeing any change in behavior based on the increased scrutiny on utilization and EM? I feel like there’s less teaming than a few years ago. Is that acknowledged as an unintended consequence?
How is everyone staying motivated at work while going through fertility treatments? On days when I have appts or get my period, all I want to do is google and read forums about it. My utilization is tanking (not because I’m blowing off work, but because I need to find and take on new work) but can’t get the energy to). I’ve told my manager about what I’m going through and she is supportive, but feeling guilty when I hear about how busy everyone around me is and I just can’t find the motivation.
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Hello! How does KPMG evaluate performance and deliver feedback on projects? Is this the main driving force behind promotions or is that based on utilization?
SM asked us to shifted client billing hours to non-chargeable code... Will significantly impact utilization... Sucks
Help- The project I am on is about to kick off a huge multimillion dollar implementation but I know I am underpaid. Also I feel like I am not being utilized to my full potential, and have witnessed some *not* best practices. I want out, but I also think this implementation is an opportunity for learning and in 9ish months could offer better exit opps. Should I stick it out or is 2yo consultancy and a masters degree worth looking for a new job now?
Y’all just a quick vent - I am 10 weeks 4 days and just really f*cking tired of being tired and nauseous. Work is like pulling teeth right now with a difficult client and a director/partner who aren’t respecting boundaries particularly well with some utilization BS on top of it. I have anxiety and ADHD just normally and this is our first child (but second pregnancy after one miscarriage earlier this year). Just uuugggghhhhh. Tips for coping appreciated.
Curious: for those evaluated or incentivized on utilization and hours, how does that affect your work planning and productivity? Any negative impact? Not knocking anyone's system, just wondering.
Why don’t more people push back against eating hours (especially when it’s substantial, e.g., 25% beyond projected hours), when utilization is a KPI? Can there even be formal repercussions for refusing to, given that doing so is against policy at most firms?
Got an offer for moving to a boutique and was excited until I got the benefit info. Currently at $140, DTO, 12 holidays, high chance of decent bonus. New role is $160k, 24 days PTO, 8 holidays, only utilization bonus but good size.
The change is PTO/holidays is a huge deal for me but not sure if the salary makes up for it. They aren't budging on anything which to me is not a good sign. Really torn on what to do
Have any respiratory therapists found jobs OTHER than being a clinical RT? I want to possibly change careers, but I am finding that a lot of jobs (clinical liason, utilization review, etc) want you to have a nursing degree, not a respiratory degree. I feel like as an RT we are limited to jobs.
Anyone have any tips for getting past the "new consultant" anxiety? Everything from how I look to the team to my first month's utilization rate has me staying up at night...
As a first year associate (A2) what should my utilization be at the end of the year? I’m looking at finishing with ~75% if I’m fully staffed the rest of the year.
It's so quiet in the office today!.... I thought, as I worked from home 😜 love working in this season!
Fascinating convos at work vs. Simple and somewhat boring at home: does anyone struggle with this? With SO’s fam now. They're so nice. But they don’t really talk about anything meaningful / deep.
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What if I stop working in a project yet to go live?
Also to mention , there are 3 people in team including me.
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bonus will be the same or only a couple thousand less. Not worth putting in the extra 300-400 extra hours a year for the incremental. System is not set up to reward hard workers (I am not saying people working 90% utilization aren't working hard, just that +110% isn't getting compensated for the additional hours)
Wish we could just bank it for lean year
Agreed 100%. Politics is key
That's why there's a target. They don't tell you to go above the target.
@OP sounds like you were the dork in college that had a 98% in a class going into finals and studied for days to get an A on the final rather than getting a C or D and finishing with a 94% in the class which are both A's. 💦💦💦
Take a look at the swagger most partners have, I guarantee you they weren't getting 120% util and neglecting their life when younger
Agreed. The marginal amount of work required to be 5 rated is so much more compared to a 4 rating. Money difference is negligible. I been trying to give zero fucks. But it's hard to do so for some people.
Checked today, 114%. Not proud of it either as I do feel burned out. Will be actively trying to get that down next performance year.
...FYI if you have too high of utilization / hours over standard you'll get negative feedback at your Career Outlook discussion about work life balance
Also if you have above 100% util and neglect to take your PTO you are just giving the firm free labor
Hit your utilization and hours over standard target. Going much over that really doesn't pay off. Spend the rest of that time kissing ass instead.
Sometimes over 100% could be perceived as a burnout risk - working too hard and possibly looking to leave due to burnout.
Yep. Take some PTO with all that extra util
I've been at 105-110% for several years and always been praised for that.
Ha, exactly...the person with 90% utilization still receives a 1 rating, gets the same bonus, and same base pay increase
Are you really putting in over 100% ?
I agree with EY1. I have been trying to cut back, but the shit keeps hitting the fan and then these people send CYA emails pointing out when I dropped the ball when I am really trying to manage burn out.
"Praised"? Aww so cute.
D1, 1s are given to kiss asses, high performers, those with high util., etc.
I've always gotten top ratings but can't say that was for >100% utilization vs the politicking I absolutely do. But was just making the point that it's definitely not frowned upon to work hard...