I’m struggling. I left an agency I liked last year due to growth limitations and since then I’ve worked at 2 different agencies and can’t seem to find my footing. The first one seemed like a good fit at first but then it turned out to not be the best place for me so I left. At my current agency I feel super undervalued. I’m always raising my hand and offering to help where I can and no matter what I do, I don’t feel utilized or valued or part of the team.It’s really taken a toll on my confidence

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It sucks to feel undervalued, but definitely ride the wave not being over utilized. The majority of people I work with her so burnt out, they would kill to be ignored for a while.

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Are we living parallel lives? I’m in a similar boat, have been at 2 different agencies and now I’m learning my current one isn’t the best fit and I also don’t feel the most appreciated. The best you can do is speak to your boss/leadership and reinforce how you’re eager to help but it feels like the offer to help is falling flight, do they have any feedback as to why?

And hey, if this current role isn’t a good fit then there isn’t any shame looking elsewhere. I’m now moving onto my third job of the pandemic, which sounds wild but something changes in me where I refuse to accept less than what I deserve and if I’m in a situation where I’m not appreciated I’m going to take advantage of this Great Resignation and go elsewhere!

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Ugh I’m sorry it wasn’t the conversation you wanted, I had a similar reaction too. The job market is HOT right now, I had a new offer in literally a week and a half from my first point of contact with the recruiter. Good luck!

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Just had a SM call and ask to move over 2 weeks of billable work to a PRD code because the project is over budget. Just checked and this will put me just at 89% utilization for year end (cont.)

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I’ll start. Trying to get non local resources utilized. National Leadership thinks this is the answer to our problems but local leadership is hesitant.

Someone correct me if I’m wrong… for PDM Analysts/Senior Analysts with 93% utilization target, working 40 hours a week, factoring in holidays/collective disconnect days… there’s 1 day of PTO available across the entire performance year in order to meet utilization by Jan 8? Is that even legal? Lol

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What was your utilization for this year and what area of fraud/forensics are you in? Mine was 73% in eDiscovery.

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I am at a Pharmaceutical Tech startup and we are hiring!

We are looking for Product Mgrs who have 4+ years of exp in client facing roles where you gather requirements, design solutions, work with developers to build the solution, test the solution end-to-end, and deliver to the client. The work itself is very similar to what we do in consulting but you don't have to worry about firm activities, utilization, etc.

Compensation is highly competitive

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What's good utilization ? Just started and fretting on low utilization but I think meeting the target of 85% would be doable.
Is the average of Staff/ Seniors above 100?

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When you find out your peers are compensated more even though your rating and utilization is higher :(

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