My firm sent an email yesterday saying their tracking billable hours DAILY. It’s either they don’t think we’re working from home or about to have some layoffs 🤷🏼♀️
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 else completely mail it in after giving their 2 weeks? Major senioritis for me rn. Probably had 2 billable hours today. Maybe
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?
So EY Advisory, Deloitte Advisory, Grant Thornton, etc have recently mandated 45 billable hours/wk, up from 40. Clearly this isn't firm-specific. Anyone have any insights on what's really going on?
How many billable hours per week keep you in the game at an agency making cuts? 60? 70? I have no idea what’s normal anymore.
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!
What are expected utilisation rates for entry level consultants? Been here 9 months and only done billable work for about 3 months of that. Bored out of my mind for the majority of my time here.
Ever been let go before your billable time entries were in? Was let go today and not all of my time made it in as it was due next week. I’m expecting a heavy payout but I’m wondering if they can withhold since my billables are not in? Seems like their loss at this point.
At my new job, we’re told to get 8 billable hours of work a day on our timesheet. Even when I thought I had a lot to work on, the most I could get was 5 hours. I’m super stressed about getting in trouble, even though I have actively asked for more work. I was unemployed for 9 months during this pandemic and I now I’m super afraid of losing my job again. Is this a normal practice? Idk how I’ll ever consistently have that much work.
Does higher vault ranking (v10-30 compared to v80-100) open more doors for corporate in-house opportunities for a senior associate? If chambers practice area rankings and expected billable hours are similar and they offer the same DPW pay scale, does it matter less? Is it better to stay at/lateral to a firm where you might be able last longer to learn the necessary skills? Any personal anecdote or advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
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.
Retooling as a first year from securities lit to general corporate in silicon valley. What am I in for in terms of billable hours and learning curve? How common are those 7am-12am days/working weekends?
Looking at a job posting and it requires 1550 billable hours for a litigation paralegal position. Can anyone give me a rough estimate as to how many work hours that will likely translate to per week? (My current job does not use billable hours)
Real talk: does anyone else find all the bragging about super high billable hours kind of sad? There is more to life and it just reads like life not being lived. 😔
What matters more: meeting/exceeding billable requirements or doing high quality work well above your class year?
How do you all track your billable hours? Want to move away from an excel sheet I manually update. Do you guys use software?
How are y’all planning your consulting exit strategies? Do you have a specific role in mind to aim toward? Are you building specific skills outside of billable work?
how much does EY Parthenon- software strategy group pay a Senior Associate in Boston? Any ideas on base salary, sign on, & bonus?
I have a gambling addiction. As soon as I get paid I blow it all. I have $17,500 in credit card debt and $30,000 in student loans. I won't spend it if I can't touch it, but I need to pay bills. (Cnt)
What’s Ross’s stereotype? Is it possible to get into MBB or FAANG post graduation? What is the student body like? Is it reputable?
Project was in Detroit. Used Turbo Tax. Got letter in the mail from Detroit saying I owe $3.05 in additional taxes, says to pay in 10 days or its going to collections. Is turbo tax responsible?
Question for EY moms - my husband and I are thinking about starting a family soon, so I was looking up the parental leave policy to see what my options are. I know some firms have clawback clauses that require you to come back to work for a specific period of time or else you have to pay back the salary you received while on leave, but I couldn’t find anything similar in the EY policy. Does this mean EY doesn’t have a clawback clause for parental leave, or is it just hidden away somewhere? TIA!
Partners, under what scenario, if any, would you consider hiring an associate without a book of business from another firm as a lateral junior partner at your firm? What are the considerations?
I was told today by one of the hiring company hr that the market is dipping now.. there will no longer be job opportunities at good Salary ranges for much longer.. is it true ?!
When you were watching a TED talk on classical music and walk away with lesson on mentorship, development, and how to live. https://youtu.be/r9LCwI5iErE
I really am thankful for how embracing my firms culture is to virtual meetings, but I’m looking forward to in person conversation again, grabbing coffee here and there, a team dinner or two, and a newfound respect for a blended wfh policy.
Hi! If anyone has any time on their hands, do you mind looking over my resume and giving me your thoughts? This is the first time I’d be applying since I was a student and any advice means a lot
Can anyone give me a sense of the typical salary at EY Parthenon at the Vice President level? Base? Bonus %? Thanks in advance!
Has anyone jumped from Big 4 Advisory to Tier 1 Consulting firms (e.g. MBB). Was the jump at the same, higher or lower level?
My mom just got laid off today...just got promoted on Friday too...why does this happen😣 all I want to do is fly home and hug my mom
Have you ever been fired as a lawyer? How did you bounce back? Does your current job even know?
What type of self help strategies do individuals actually find helpful when you feel burn out or stuck in a rut? Any books, apps, meditation, podcasts, etc, others find helpful? I've done therapy and it has definitely helped this past year with covid and a marriage separation, starting to feel like I'm making progress and want to keep up the momentum. Looking to see what type of self help others find actually beneficial and would love to use that to help others stuck in burn out too
F, just got rolled off & having a hard time feeling like it’s not bc I challenged M Mgr. Have seen him disrespect F Mgr in front of the team and make her visibly upset. Feels sexist. First proj @ D. ☹️
Anyone looking for an HR Manager? Interested in remote work preferably in the a bay area. I have my SHRM-CP
Currently a consultant at Deloitte but interviewing with EY..I have industry (cap 1) & advisory experience from Accenture. What should my salary range be when speaking with EY recruiter. **located in Washington, D.C.
New to Fishbowl?
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.