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Got extremely good reviews for this past LEAD cycle but question if I’m going to hit utilization goals for this fiscal year. Is this a problem or an issue that will affect me?

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What is utilization goals?

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That’s not a question that any of us can answer for you. It depends. On your peer group and any specific circumstances that justify your utilization. Your counselor would be the right resource to answer this concern

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Depends on your level, your service line, your group, etc.

Agree w EY3. If you have a valid reason for not being fully utilized (e.g. Lots of proposals, business development, internal initiatives etc) then it really shouldn't be an issue. If you weren't utilized because you kept opting out of chargeable work or hiding your availability, then yeah it could be an issue

I’ve missed util every year I’ve worked here but with great reviews. Hasn’t had any negative effects. Up for Manager next year.

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If everyone is slaving away in public accounting and the hours suck, etc etc, how is everyone so stressed about utilization?

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Just started at the firm a month and half ago and snapshots are already happening soon. How important are they? I’ve had pretty low utilization, so I’m kinda nervous as an experienced hire

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How much utilization is "too much" utilization?

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What's the lowest utilization you have had at any given time?

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At your firm what’s the denominator on utilization? 2080? Or is it calculated after provided PTO, sick days, holidays, etc. (e.g. at 9 weeks of PTO/sick/holidays, would be 1720)?

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Dammit...45 mins and still trying to submit time in Mercury ...Gold Rating to developers

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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??

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I work in the IC and, as many of you know, the security related paperwork lead-time between engagements can take months sometimes. Had super low utilization due to constant rotations to....

My boutique’s utilization firm wide is at 94%. What’s yours at?

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My specialty group is so dead my utilization is 18.7%. I've reached out to dozens of people and no one has work for me. Been here 8 months. I want to shoot myself for not taking the PwC offer.

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Will the inability to speak the local language fluently in a country like Germany or Japan definitely impact utilization negatively below manager level?

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Snuck out of work. Turned off my phone. Just bought tickets for Avengers: Endgame. Fuck utilization

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What is the charge out and utilization rate at different levels?

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I pity those who revel in the "accomplishment" of have 100+ YTD utilization. Y'all got suckered by the firm.

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I’m 2.5 weeks out of training and haven’t been utilized to the full extent. I haven’t been staffed and rarely have been asked to complete smaller one-off projects. Who should I talk to? MD? Associate? Other analysts? Broader question is ‘how do I ask for work?’

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Hi Bain 🐠, how does utilization look like for AAG guys? Any distinction in terms of Marketing Science and Data Science? Which one will give you more mileage, exposure, in your opinion?

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Today’s career aspiration: get to the level where you do not have to submit time sheets. SVP? EVP?

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What is an expected utilization percentage during nonbusy season?

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