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If I barely hit the minimum required utilization for 1st year analysts (75% for tech), can I still get a 1 or 2? Completely rocked my project but was on the bench for a bit longer than I wanted..

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Welcome to consulting! The answer is: It depends.

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So you worked a quarter of the days this year and want a 2?!? Millennials! ... but seriously no one really gets 1s first year out of school - not your fault, just those roles often aren't scoped to check every box on the bonus taxonomy

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0 chance of a 1. A 2 is possible

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OP, I got a 1 as a first year analyst. I had 115% utilization, 2s with rave reviews on my projects, and about 200 firm hours including organizing multiple office events with partners present who praised the work. I was told I barely made the cut

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D4 - well done! And yes, D4s approach is what gets you a 1 rating and the visibility you need to get a1. If you office leader does not know your name - you will not get a 1.

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Unless a partner loves you

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1 probably not, 2 maybe, 3 likely.

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Did you plan office events? I'm being completely serious, it doesn't matter if you killed your project if you didn't have firm initiatives. I had 90% util and three 2 ratings and didn't get a 2 because I didn't plan office events.

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D5 - The people with the fancy titles called RSLLs are the ones that give out ratings correct? Gotta start networking somehow 😵

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That year burned me out though, would not try for it again

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Be careful OP, my RSLL is a woman. A badass woman 😏

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As an analyst likely not as an Sc or M maybe

Have your project mgmt reach out to service line leadership

D3 - when should they be reaching out? At year end?

Your utilization is counted till march 9

Haha the month of training really took a hit on my %

Dang 0% for a 1 huh.. guess I need to take a bullet for Janet

Well then. I guess d4 answered my question.

You are also going up against the other BTAs in your SL and region. Aka, the second years up for promo. You have to beat them out as well.

RSLL is the right guy. Got kicked off from 1s since the RSLL had never heard of my name😢 it was my bad since I've never met him either…

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