EY has staff at 94% utilization - is that high?

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Not during busy season.... Summer yes

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Now would I have to have 94% if there's nothing to do in the summer or do you just have to hit 94% by year end ?

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I heard utilization doesn't matter in a smaller office where everyone just knows each other and can assess performance regardless of utilization. Bigger offices uses the metric more as they may not be familiar with 1000 staff lol.

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For 2017

You talking effective. After reducing for holiday, vacation etc. so no it's not high. But does paint a better picture of how to block your time when you are in the office and staffed on engagements.

You wanna hit or exceed at mid-year and at year-end.

Right well im in a group where we don't really work that much lol meaning from June-January in probably billing 3-7 hours a day and that's when im constantly requesting work from my group. I'm charging 6-10hours a day during busy season which really starts mid February- end of may. So it's hard to hit that 94-95%. I was told I'll be acting senior for 2017 and that I'm doing a great job with only having 7 months with the firm but was also told to try to hit that utilization so I'm just worrying how I'm gonna do that.

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To help the community brace itself, please provide facts on your Utilization, level, leads, YoE at EY, and network.
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1) As someone trying to get fast tracked for promotion IA, should I push to get on a project during Ramadan OR spend my time on firm building in Ramadan and try to get staffed afterwards? Would prefer the second option so long as it doesn’t impact promotion.

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I am at a Pharmaceutical Tech startup and we are hiring!

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