If you’re on a local project in the burbs of your city would you opt to stay in a hotel 2-3 nights a week... or would you commute 1.5+ hours (one way) to/from home?
TIL: Just attended the kickoff session of a Flexibility and Predictability committee for a multi-project account. They mentioned that Booz and McKinsey exclude PTO from utilization calculation.
I'm about to kick off my first video project (4 pre-roll videos) and I'm super nervous. Any advice?
Has EY really had a good year? I am looking at utilization in my region (SW tax) and it seems abysmal. Are raises really going to be better than last year?
I am a developer and one of my performance metrics is "Utilization" (billable hours). I am finding it hard to meet this goal (get enough work from my project team), accomplish all my admin tasks, and take vacation/holidays. Any advice?
How can you tactfully push a client lead to encourage change from a direct report of theirs? I have a great relationship with the lead and the report, but the report is dragging on business processes
First time needing to edgarize a document (my practice is ECVC and have a client doing a Reg CF raise). Am I right in assuming that it’s just converting a Word doc or PDF doc into an SEC-specific format? Any recs on service providers? Would love a cloud-based self-serve tool and understanding of how pricing is supposed to work.
I've been in the world of consulting for several years; amazed at how much more analysts and others feel the need to be constantly utilized. Seeing posts about how holidays impact the metric (cont'd)
My former firm lost a multimillion arb in a case I was handling prior to my departure. I recommended against trying the case, but still find myself oddly plagued with guilt for the client. Anyone experience something similar?
Will a sabbatical affect your utilization?
I get too distracted by reddit, youtube and google to make WFH a viable solution. I’m also struggling to focus on work when I see client tasks as inconsequential in the face of COVID. What do?
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.
EY's fiscal year ends in June and effective July 1st utilization resets. How fitting that there is a heavy emphasis on keeping utilization up in the coming weeks. 😂
If you are on an FWA, do you need to meet your FWA utilization hours every week? I.e I am 75% so do I need 30 charge plus whatever admin hours to mercury? I am talking to my people consultant and she seems to think so. In a job that is highly seasonal, how is this possible??
When do utilization rates reset at PwC?
Do you get paid more for being on a public client in audit rather than private￼ as you move up to manager? I know there were no pay difference from staff to senior.
Awkward Questions from Client: So you're out of CO right, do you smoke weed? ... No, and not appropriate in the middle of a meeting
My client a publicly traded medical VIP concierge service, heavily pushes their mental health service I placed request for my spouse when asking about their virtual network, I requested an AA male therapist hoping for peer to peer engagement 2X intake person said: “a colored therapist” I’ve managed this w/clients who were aware of problems￼ this client’s outwardly unaware & will expect a review; had my client lead inform the client as a delivery & conversion flag How would you address?
Have you been seeing any creativity lately around gender inequity, child abuse, LGBTQ, PETA, guns rights, or other cause related marketing? Why not? Because none of them are trending at the moment?
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Does anyone else feel as though they ought to either (1) quit your job or (2) cry when senior folks in your department boast somehow (or complain) they’ve not taken a week+ long vacation in two years?
Confession:My temper is getting worse recently. I couldnt help flipping fingers silently in a phone call yesterday when the potential project PM asked multiple really dumb and vague questions😔😫 HELP!
Difference between female vs male leadership is based on gender bias. I'm labeled "aggressive, stubborn, and difficult to work with" by male peers, while they're praised as decisive and direct. WTF 😡
Has anyone seen or discussed this Petition for SHRM must support Black Lives Matter & the LGBTQ community? I’ve grown increasingly concerned and disappointed in SHRM’s lack of vocal support for employment protections for LGBTQ+ and black and brown workers, especially as a black woman in HR. It seems like SHRM is overly focused on what is absolutely “legal” and not what is right. I’m of the opinion HR professionals must not only be “legal” but have a relevant and compassionate stance
Working as an audit staff in big 4 shared service centre. It's been 2 years. I really don't like what I do there, also it seems I won't like what I'll be doing there even after becoming senior. Thinking of leaving and joining industry once ACCA qualified. (One more paper left). But people around me discourage that growth potential and earnings in industry are way less compared to public accounting. I know that too but I still want to leave. I'd like to stick to core accounting. Thoughts pls
I spend my days without showering, just eating junk food and watching puppy videos. What the bench has done to me..
Moving to the DC area, but looking into two different types of programs:1.) Georgetown Flex MBA 2.) MPH Johns Hopkins. I’m working a remote commercial position in pharma, but am wondering if any of two programs will help me in securing a role in a tier 2 consulting firm? In the long-term would like to stay in pharma
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Just wondering if anyone can share comp insights for PWC - Associate and EY - Supply Chain Consultant. I have initial interviews coming up and don’t want to price myself out early in the process. Both are new grad roles in Canada HCOL city. I have 7 YOE in industry, no consulting experience.
Looking for a freelance copywriter to help out on launch campaign for a tech startup brand. Ideally DC-based, but open to remote. DM me!
6 months into consulting and bored of being aligned to only 1 industry. Thinking of switching to a small firm but is there a long term career benefit of staying at a big 4 firm for a couple of years?
Has anyone on H1B here been laid off and found a job within the 60 day graces period? If so, what was your strategy?
I’m thinking about asking for a promotion. What’s a realistic % salary increase to expect moving from junior to mid-level?
I need to learn a new way to speak about process improvement and efficiencies. I’ve learned I have a knack for this but it seems like such common sense to me that I struggle articulating this to people who just don’t get it. I have no certifications and have no interest in getting one… Also, can you actually teach process improvement to people who don’t get it or is this just a DNA thing. Help? :)
Need advice!! Just got promoted to manager and thinking about if I should pursue a compensation discussion with my counselor. I make 25% less than my peer group. (Lateral hire)
For those in big 4, how much time between accepting an offer and start date have you been able to ask for? Is a month feasible/how should one phrase it? Two weeks just doesn’t feel like enough with this heavy burnout/having to wrap up deals at old firm
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