{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "I just found out that people bill more than 8 hours in a day to help with utilization (ie. submitting 8.5 or 9 hours as a standard day). Is this common practice?", "post_id": "61d5ffaa0f9adf003010219e", "reply_count": 25, "vote_count": 2, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d051", "bowl_name": "Consulting", "feed_type": "crowd" }

I just found out that people bill more than 8 hours in a day to help with utilization (ie. submitting 8.5 or 9 hours as a standard day). Is this common practice?

likefunny
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Bill what you work.

like

Lol

like

Nice try, Ethics/ HR

likefunny

I bill what I work. If that’s over 8 hours, it is what it is.

like

Are the other 4-5 hours spent being “on call” and available if your client reaches out? Are you at your desk or at least nearby it so you can jump into a document or do a quick review with your team? If you’re out, would you log back in later to do the necessary follow up and put another couple of hours in? If so, that still counts, even if you’ve knocked everything off of your “to do” list. If I knocked off after 4 hours to run errands and ignored my emails/pings/calls until the next day, then I’d not bill for those hours.

like

We almost always bill 45 hours per week; if you work less, bill less, but as a general rule 45 is standard based on my experience.

like

Depends on the SOW. If the project is just billable hours, we bill what we work. If the project is a daily rate or fixed fee, we bill 8 hours.

like

Time recording and billing practices are very firm dependent. The most common scenario is that you bill straight 8s regardless of how much you actually work, and if you don't play ball, you get a bad review. That's just one scenario, as sometimes there are projects that allow for more billing, or some firms don't care about hours to begin with.

like

What about "work what you bill and bill what you work??"

🥴🤣

like

We plan our staff for 45/week as a standard practice. If they get their work done I assume they're billing it all.

like

It's up to them based on their utilization. They could work on firm contributions, pick up gigs, or potentially help on another project. Everyone has been so busy I haven't heard about it being a problem. They aren't specifically required to work over 40, it just puts you lower in the stack for promotion metrics.

Not with us. You'll be told to reverse it. I did have one project that allowed it. Utilization was 110% that year.

Omg lol yes. It’s uncommon to bill 8 hours

Related Posts

How much Utilization Review Nurse are making?

like
like
like

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.

like

Hadn’t noticed this sub before, and most of the threads are old so thought I’d ask a follow up - how has everyone been handling parenting with public accounting? I’ve got a toddler and my wife is an accountant (industry), and we only have a few immediate family in the country- but they have health concerns. Busy season was rough, things are looking better now as things return to normal. Still working crazy hours if you count the daycare duties on top of utilization targets.

like

Any Monitor Deloitte people in here based out of Southeast Asia? What is the avg. salary raise (base + performance bonus) should I expect from 1st year Consultant to 2nd year C? Current performance scatterplot is at highest top right, utilization rate 90%. Thanks!

Hi ladies! I just got an offer and want the insight I don’t get from my non-mom friends. My background is in investigations but I’m a consultant and not really hugely passionate about it. I got an offer from Deloitte to do background investigations but it would be a pay cut. Not huge…and OT would make up some of the difference. The work/life balance would drastically improve and the guaranteed PTO/holidays would be a huge improvement over having to consider utilization. Help me weigh my options!

like

Both in industry and consulting, i probably have a 15% utilization on Friday. Just cannot get myself to be productive. Maybe attend a meeting but that is about it.

like

Staffed most of the year but low utilization (<40%) due to partners asking team not to bill. I have read other posts that say to ask for non-charge code when this happens. If projects are (continued)

like

Is it true that Accenture doesn’t track utilization and doesn’t have any firm initiatives? Are B4 the only firms that ask you to do PRDs, firm initiatives and track utilization?

funnylike

What happens when you have a low utilization rate because projects took so long to start?

like

Can anyone assuage my fears of being laid off? Midwest, work for RSM (not Chicago). Just started in October, and have 4 parts passed. Have not been well utilized this season, straight 55 and (cont)

likesmart

Promoted to SSE with 25% hike and 9% VP. I received ACE award in Q3 with recognization still I feel VP is very less. Utilization report I have maintained 100% . Is it possible to revisit the component

like

Paranoid that my utilization is low this year and my current assignment ends right before our yearly review happens

Busted my butt last year, hit my utilization target (overshot it), multiple in-house projects including two with international impact at my org..... and this year, performance ranked a “high 3.” (What the hell is a high 3, years from now?). No promo. What to do?

like

What are the utilization targets in Salesforce pro serv?

like

Does anyone work for McKinsey within their Digital Arm as an architect? I was told this would be on the expert path. Can anyone tell me how the project dynamics would differ? Another thread I read mentioned that experts are utilized across multiple projects. True?

like

What is your utilization target? Mine is 80% which gives me no time to develop innovative skills for our practice.

funnylike

Its unclear w/o score cards. Whats the utilization target for exam and nonexam taking seniors? Is that full or effective utilization?

like

Additional Posts

Anybody notice that Prince Andrew used the corona media hype to announce that he’ll no longer be cooperating w the Epstein investigation?

like

Curious as to what healthcare administrative specialists usually make in NYC? I feel like I am getting underpaid with all the work I do for the facility so would like to get some ideas ?

like

Anyone working in Perficient in oracle related technologies? How is it wrt work? Would it be any better than tcs?

like

When you get added to the Laid-Off Bowl but haven’t been notified that you’ve been laid-off

likefunny

I'm a med surg nurse moving to Southwest Florida. I have 2 years experience in Canada. What should I expect to get paid?

like

Does any one work at Propeller Consulting or Cerner Corporation?

like

🥱🥱 Amazon wallet zindabad Sodexo is seriously waste macha....😮‍💨

Post Photo
like

Rejected after final round for a biz ops role I really wanted 😞 great feedback from team but ultimately passed over for someone with more direct experience. Just wanted to be sad for a bit

like

I miss my family.

like

Anyone here have any good MS strategies?

likefunny

Help me unlock the DM feature.

like

Since this is an open forum where we can be honest, I've assembled a list of billable litigation tasks that can be done from a playground: Conference calls, File review, Fly on the wall depositions where your camera is off, Zoom cattle call status hearings. Any other suggestions?

like

How often do you talk with your coach, and what topics do you cover to help you achieve more? Struggling to think of conversation points as an analyst

like

Does anyone here having experience working in ultra high net worth individual (HNWI) family offices? I’m going through a recruiting process for one out of public and the pay bump would be 55% (yeah no shit I should take it if I get it) - but I’m curious what the work experience is like since I’d never heard of family offices before a few weeks ago?

like

Is anyone working as an Oracle Consultant contractor here? If yes, how did you get into it? Any advice for me? Also, what are the rates you charge? I have 4 years in Oracle Consulting - AR, CM, integrations.

like

I have chronic health issues and I’m severely depressed. I can’t even get myself to work anymore. If I don’t quit, I’m in serious danger of being fired. I feel that I need to just quit and take time off to get better but feel that it will be a stain on my career. I’m a pretty junior lawyer. Any advice. I just can’t do any work at all and I’m my anxiety and depression is spiraling out of control. I see a therapist I try to cope and it’s not working.

like

Any advice on getting over how meaningless and unimportant a job feels? I’m so down on myself. Everyday I sit and wonder why I’m here and why I’m doing this. I beg for more responsibilities and (cont)

likehelpful

My fiancée almost lost her life to a medical emergency. The doctor needed me to stay home 2 weeks to supervise her post-operative care once the hospital discharged her. We had nobody near that could help so I got permission to attend class remotely for 2 weeks from the dean and all professors. One professor removed me from a graded argument the week after I’d return. When I asked about this error, he had said “I had planned on your failure to appear” and that he preplanned giving me a 0 grade.

like

Hi folks Does Deloitte ever try’s to retain a resource ? What is the process after initiate resignation? I joined Deloitte a year back, Currently hold an offer still in process of negotiation Am so sceptical to accept the offer or put done papers Currently I am at consultant level with6 years of experience and my leads are saying I am performing at next level, I am not feeling confident if they really mean and just realised even my pay is at a lower level of consultant @Deloitte

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal