I was curious what other firms have set as their utilization goals for their different positions? Currently, everyone from staff to senior manager has a set goal of 90%.
Thoughts on leaving PA primarily due to the metrics based culture (utilization, dtc, use of X digital tool, revenue, margin, etc). I find this aspect of PA stressful and exhausting but not sure if this is something you just get used to. Currently a manager and seems like the metrics just change over time / don’t get easier.
Will the inability to speak the local language fluently in a country like Germany or Japan definitely impact utilization negatively below manager level?
As a new consultant... How attainable is the utilization goal in general? I know there are several factors but high level: do most people hit it?
Snuck out of work. Turned off my phone. Just bought tickets for Avengers: Endgame. Fuck utilization
Are utilization targets strict at every consulting firm? I know we complain a lot at Deloitte but I’m not sure if it’s the same everywhere
How many hours are considered 100% utilization for S3/S4? Are we based off 40 or 45 now in SaT?
When does fy18 utilization start? May or July?
When do utilization rates reset at PwC?
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?
GT NY Folks- Tax A1 here, any insight on round tables for first year’s? People have said they generally never fire A1’s, is that true? Utilization is low so a little concerned.
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??
Deloitte be like: Your safety is our #1 priority.....but so is utilization becau$e year end is around the corner
Hi 🐠, need some advice. Was told by my manager that time doing research (for info related to my client) is not client billable and has to be charged to the overhead code. This strikes me as fundamentally wrong, esp bc this is a flat rate project so the hours will just affect my utilization / internal metrics, not how much the client is billed. I asked for a non-billable code that counts towards utilization but was told my utilization is fine even though I’d be billing <40hrs & to use OH code
Asking for a friend who is currently a consultant in Accenture’s security practice going up for promotion. What is the typical salary range for senior consultant’s in BCGs Platinion division?
MBB Experienced Hire 🐠 - did you have strategy experience when you applied to MBB? I have some Tech, and M&A experience. Do you think I can be a good candidate (applying at Assoc/Consultant level).
EY OTS Manger salary? MBA, post MBA big 4 manager M&A consulting experience. Central region. Is $190-200k a fair range to ask?
NYC UI: I applied 3/9 and claimed weekly benefits every week while pending. My claim was approved 5/13 (with a crazy low of $182/wk). The NY Labor system now says I haven’t claimed my weekly benefits since I applied. Beyond frustrating.
Planning on having a child. My period just ended this past Saturday. Any advice for how to time if trying to get pregnant?
Anyone in the US worried about the rapidly rising COVID cases and the inevitable effects on the consulting industry? Just curious what people’s thoughts are
Would you recommend using travel agents/agencies? Trying to book a trip to the northeast region next week, but am feeling overwhelmed looking at all the hotels, flights, etc. If you would recommend- any good ones in particular I should contact?
Desi ppl , struggling a bit with verbal communication since I moved to US. Sometimes can’t find words during client meeting so do a lot of ‘aaa’s , ‘Kind of’s and ‘sort of’. How can I improve it? I do watch English series a lot and read books but looking for other ideas that may have helped you all . Are there are classes which helps with fluency ?
Do big 4 firms care about where you work? Say you want to work remotely in a different city, is there tax implications (they make you report your physical work location)
Anyone in NYC hiring Junior Creatives?
What is your opinion on a MS social studies teacher having a confederate flag hanging in their classroom?
Any tips on starting a side project to boost my chance of getting hired as a PM without technical experience?
Which privacy cert would you go for, CIPM or CIPT? Debating which I should test for, since I have competency in both. Which has better ROI for career, or in greater demand in industry?
Anyone watching Indian Matchmaking? Aparna and her mother have to be the worst, right? She thinks she's a godsend and quite frankly she looks like a potato, is ignorant, doesn't sound nearly as intelligent as she professes to be, and is even more negative than I am! That's gotta say something.
I’m going in for a doctor’s appointment tomorrow to find out if I have lymphoma. Am I supposed to like... work if I’m diagnosed? Our company has short term and long term disability leave options but idk. I’d love time off work but not at the expense of cancer (joking to try and get through today)
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