If people at A&M are regularly pulling 80-100% bonuses, I imagine you’d need to have utilization around 100% throughout the year or more if you take vacations. Is that practical? Like is there enough work to bill so much?
What is the minimum utilization criteria followed at SDC?
There are people from my team with utilization in range of 30% to 50% and got promoted to manager 1 and sa2 respectively.
I have almost 75% utilization, so wondering why work so much. Thinking of aiming for 55% utilization this time.
Are you seeing any change in behavior based on the increased scrutiny on utilization and EM? I feel like there’s less teaming than a few years ago. Is that acknowledged as an unintended consequence?
How is everyone staying motivated at work while going through fertility treatments? On days when I have appts or get my period, all I want to do is google and read forums about it. My utilization is tanking (not because I’m blowing off work, but because I need to find and take on new work) but can’t get the energy to). I’ve told my manager about what I’m going through and she is supportive, but feeling guilty when I hear about how busy everyone around me is and I just can’t find the motivation.
Project keeps being pushed back a week at a time and I'm approaching a month on the bench. Is there anything I can do for my utilization? I still have pre-engagement work every day, no other project.
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What would you do if you have way less clients than your peers? Do you wait until you are assigned more clients or speak up? I'm a high performer but not utilized to my fullest capacity.
Help- The project I am on is about to kick off a huge multimillion dollar implementation but I know I am underpaid. Also I feel like I am not being utilized to my full potential, and have witnessed some *not* best practices. I want out, but I also think this implementation is an opportunity for learning and in 9ish months could offer better exit opps. Should I stick it out or is 2yo consultancy and a masters degree worth looking for a new job now?
Feel like I’ve come to dread the monthly check-ins with my counselor. Even though I’ve got good feedback, healthy utilization, etc., it seems like it’s not enough in these conversations. Advice?
For people that started recently, what is your utilization looking like? I joined in September and have 24% utilization. I have been staffed on 4 deals that all died within a week and it’s been pretty frustrating
Promoted to SSE with 25% hike and VP as 9% . I had received ACE award in Q3 . I have also maintained utilization report 100% still I got less VP. Can I ask manager to revisit the component
Hey fishes. is there any issue with relatively low utilization in EY GDS. currently i m waiting for another project onboarding(maybe 1-2weeks). previous FY it was 78per now for FY23 it has come to 25 percent.EY
My wife is giving birth in a few months to our first child. Should I take the full 16 weeks? Four months seems like an extremely long time. What about utilization and bonus? Getting replaced in projects and initiatives?
Why don’t more people push back against eating hours (especially when it’s substantial, e.g., 25% beyond projected hours), when utilization is a KPI? Can there even be formal repercussions for refusing to, given that doing so is against policy at most firms?
I’m currently on a Secondment at a PE firm (100% utilized, 6-9months) and my partner still asks me to help out with BD/sales at EY. I’ve said no several times and now she’s becoming demanding. How should I navigate through this? Still wanna maintain a good relationship with the partner and EY, but been so close of just hanging up the call several times.
Any advice on how to transition from patient care into a WFH position. I really desire to do something different. I’m an outside the box thinker. I problem solving, figuring out things. My thoughts were case manager, utilization review but without any of that experience I’m unsure. Any suggestions?
My utilization is 90% but all of my clients are small jobs. Does that look worse than someone who works on the larger, higher revenue generating jobs with all else equal (utilization/performance)?
Anybody utilized Udemy course by Ranga Karanam for GCP Professional Cloud Architect certification? Is it good to study and pass the certification exam?
Promotion stripped away. Why? Because leadership sucks ass in selling (closing) business, resulting in low staff utilization. High performer first 2 years with facts and stats to back up.
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Partner has been sitting on something for two weeks (I’ve followed up twice) and I just know she’s going to get back to me over the weekend, while we are celebrating Christmas with my husband’s family, and want an immediate turnaround.
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It’s a tough one because yes, being efficient is sometimes a blessing and a curse. But, at least in our group, it’s a team effort. Life things come up and some people fall behind and others help them out. It may be different people next season but we are still a team, we pull together. Just think about the rave reviews you’ll get for finishing early AND helping out other people 👍
I’d like to help in that situation. But my team culture now is that most others (those under utilized, staffs/seniors/managers) just want to “take it easy” and I feel bad because it’s unfair to me that I work so hard... I work 200hrs just in first half of September, I don’t see others help me - even I asked for help they claimed they are busy
push back sometimes. it shows your human
Did the partner ask you to? And did you ask why?
You’re a manager — say no and delegate!
Tell them you’re at capacity too and suggest someone else — say that it will impair your work quality for existing clients. It’s okay to say no to your partners — if they won’t understand, you’re probably not working under the right partners.
Unless you play politics and know they’ll reward you with raise/bonus, I would join the other crowd and help out when you can or feel like if.
Seen HR say it’s part of your job to help them, but to that I say, it’s part of the staff’s job to do as much work as I’ve already done. (Typically only when there’s a huge difference!)