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How much utilization is "too much" utilization?

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When you can't spare 5 min to get laid.

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If you’re in PEPI you can never have too much

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Just make sure you stay right below the point where they Robin Hood you

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@PwC False. Not in all SBUs, only some.

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@M1 you with the firm?

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Yes

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Since A&M bonus is based on utilization, I guess the more the better

When it seems to raise the following questions: 1. Is the project staffed right as it seems unnaturally high even for an over achiever 2. Is the person the right fit for the role - meaning is high util representative of real work or indicative of a learning curve and re-work

Depends on your level. If you have sales and managed revenue goals, those are top dogs. Utilization matters but it can be sacrificed a bit if the sales and pipeline are solid. There is really no prize to exceed utilization if the other numbers are there. If you aren’t hitting your sales numbers, then exceeding billable time is a must.

I guess when it’s not affecting your bonus ?

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Deloitte peeps.. when is the cutoff date for utilization that will be counted for our YE review?

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my partner always says you have to to reach out for work everyday when available and blames low utilization on the staff level when we have a dedicated resource manager. Is this industry standard?

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Merry Christmas – just don't let this affect your utilization.

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What is an expected utilization percentage during nonbusy season?

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Hey 🐠. Team is supposed to be off this wk, but instead is working M-W and the Partner said that this is a “PRD” week, meaning that we are not billing (getting utilization). Is this against policy?

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Will coffee help with feelings of being under-utilized? ☕️

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Curious as to how people utilize their experience managers/resource managers...are they helpful in getting staffed/managing utilization?

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This is a bit of an aside, but over the last year or two, I've noticed "career coaching" explode as a service and a field. But, like what is it? How is it different from therapy, and how should it be utilized? I'm intrigued, but don't know much about it.

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Tips for consolidating credit cards ? I use at least 4 cards, it's hard to stay on top of the deadlines for payments and utilization. I use Mint and Mint Bills currently.

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Can anyone tell me what the utilization targets are for each level within Federal Advisory and Federal Consulting at Deloitte? How different than Commercial?

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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. 😂

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Is it alright if my utilization drops below what it is supposed to be by a little bit (5% or less drop from standard amount) while I don’t have a lot of work to do?

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Did not get promoted from Staff to Senior last year and this year the utilization is low because of a couple projects ending prematurely and difficulty in finding new projects even though-

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

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What would prevent a staff getting promoted to senior if they had 106% utilization, BD work, great reviews..?

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Is there an appropriate way to convey high chargeability on your resume? My firm doesn’t provide quantitative rankings as far as reviews go, but my utilization is 30% higher than the average so I’m trying to figure out how to convey that as an indicator of high performance

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What should my utilization rate look like as a new hire that started about a month ago?

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What does the market look like for M&A consultants in the next two years? I'm talking to a firm that has 90%+ utilization so they have open roles. Changing companies in a time like this appears risky though. What is everyone else seeing?

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When does fy18 utilization start? May or July?

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What denominator does EYP use when calculating our utilization? Are we accountable for 55 or 40 hours a week?

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Would you: 1. Take an IC role with a tech giant for $200k base and $400k OTE, with earning potential not capped (top 10% performers earning $600k+) OR 2. Stick it out in consulting for possibility of making partner in 3-4 years. Currently at $200k base.

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There is a good chance I may be promoted to Sr Manger this year, but I am not sure what salary I should be expecting? Can anyone give me an expected range of salary that I should be expecting for a first year Sr. Manager? Audit western United States.

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I'm up for promotion this year to C. I got an email that due to delay in completion of an MCD course, it's been escalated to SL lead. How bad is it and how mcuh will it affect promotion? I have completed the thing within 24 hours of due date but received the email after completing

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My manager once told me "if everything keeps going smoothly, then all of a sudden - the client don't need you anymore".

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Never Have I Ever.... winged a class without a lesson plan LOL

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I'm a CD with 12 years in the business, experience both agency and client side, art and copy friendly. Ready for a change in NYC. Any leads (please and thank you)?

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Anyone have any book recommendations related to business/finance? Reading Billion Dollar Whale now and can’t put it down!

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IF Joe Biden wins - anything good we can hope from immigration perespective?

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Citi Citi Bank , How is culture of project at TTS business unit ? Work life balance and all

We just hired some folks from a more bureaucratic firm and there's a bit of a culture clash between them and our more flexible startup team. What can be done to merge our cultures?

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All-my dad has been guilt tripping me into visiting him. He is 8 hours away driving without stopping. I am pregnant and am not traveling anywhere where I can’t drive non stop - not even seeing my in laws 90 minutes away. I know it sounds crazy but that is where I am. He half jokingly said I could wear Depends. Please tell me I’m not crazy and that it’s okay for me to not go and my dad should be at least somewhat understanding. We don’t have the best relationship.

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Interviewed for a Production Support Engineer role two days ago - went OK, was able to answer some questions and others that I couldn’t. The role was not posted yet on their site or LinkedIn at the time of me interviewing. Feedback from Manager was that I presented myself well and they would have to discuss as a team if they had the time to get me up to speed as there was a learning curve. Noticed yesterday morning the the role had been newly posted on LinkedIn (day after interview).

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Do any of you lot worry about agism in the industry? I'm about 5yrs in and thinking about this more and more. Noticed thay most my colleagues, in mutliple agencies, were about my age with 5yrs give or take each way. Its obviously not a new industry, so either people were getting out of it by 35 or not many of them were getting hired past then. Been tellling myself ill learn to code one day to future proof but I've done fuck all so far. Anyone else planning for the future or am I being paranoid?

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Anyone in big 4 audit use a recruiter to pivot into finance or data analytics? Looking for recommendations, not looking for someone to point me towards reporting jobs. NYM

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Received a job offer to leave the Big 4. Now I’m not sure that I want to.

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I probably spent over $2000 this past year but started my first year as a self-contained SPED teacher in an autism program. Such different supplies needed then the general education classroom.

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