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Do any firms not have utilization metrics?

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@MBB folks, how do your firms ensure that people stay staffed? Does the up or out culture just weed out the low performers and slackers naturally?

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They keep track of who's on what project and compare project end date with pipeline etc and try to keep people staff. But you don't get penalized for not being on projects

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Mck does at AP level

We do not.

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Essentially, if you are a high performer - you will likely be staffed. It obviously factors in an indirect way into ratings but not as directly as at Deloitte. Former Deloitte employee here.

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Every firm tracks ute for practitioners - including MBB . Some don’t use it as an explicit metric for employee evaluation unless it’s very low .

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Very low = below target.

Not a metric in my group, but I’m paid directly proportional to my collections so I’m incentivized to be fully utilized.

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Group, at associate and above

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We track it but it only comes into question when you are performing poorly to see if there’s a demand issue for your work.

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BAH doesn’t either

McKinsey does. They will tell you utilization doesn’t matter. Nonsense.

Wait, can you please say more?

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We do not

OW doesn’t in a meaningful way

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