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How does utilization hours work? Does it include the time you’re on the bench

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Do you feel that utilization includes bench time?

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Effective Utilization = Chargeable Hours / Effective Available Hours Effective Available Hours = Standard Hours (40 Hours in Germany) – Absence Hours (Illness, Vacation,…)

Billable hrs / (Total available hrs less vacation time)

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Professional services orgs are primarily tracked in terms of their utilisation rates. Putting vacation on parity with unstaffed time would create a lot of unhealthy practices around time off. Having said that, I am sure there are firms that penalise employee utilisation for taking vacation.

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Bhyi infosys se aya hai kya? Bench pe chargability - Kaisi behki baatein kar raha hai

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Billable hours / 2080 basically. Bench time isnt billable so it hirts your util

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I expect better from EY unless you’re just new to consulting lol

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I’m new

It even included vacation time when I was there, so freaking ridiculous 🤦‍♂️

Depends on the region Sometimes is: billable/ (total-vacation) Others is: (billable + training)/ (total- vacation) Or: Billable/ Total In my region is the 2nd.

What region are u

At PwC it’s billable/ total (40 hour weeks) - holidays

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