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Is 80% utilization a problem at Deloitte if I joined in last September?

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Absolutely.

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Target for September hires is 75% and it says this clearly in your new hire materials

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I joined last August too and mine is actually much lower. But I was told that low utilization isn't a problem in your first year. My PPD told me this so I am going to just accept that. I don't think you should worry about it so much in your first year.

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3 weeks vacation for your sister's wedding?? I got married this summer and only took a week and a half...but anyway, 80% won't ding you too hard, but you'll probably get a 3.

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Training probably... Utilization is usually low for new hires.

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I would be very happy if I had anything close to 80 % right now

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Depends what level you

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PwC 1 - I am talking about Deloitte

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how many hours of PRD are considered good??

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Impact over hours. I don't know what a good number is.

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No doesn't matter if you started in September

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Consultant

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where can i access this new hire material?

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75% is for new Analysts. 90% for direct hire Consultants.

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October new hire, my peer is about 50% ish

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I had 57% in my 1st year, it's a 3 review, but wasn't a big deal

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It's on the low end but it depends on your group. Why is it so low?

Wow u guys are thinking 80% is low ? I suppose it depends on level though ..A/Cs have ~90% right?

SC here, 80 for a new hire C is good enough to get a 2 at year end. Don't sweat it

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Can't wait for the day when it's finally friday and I dont have to submit time!

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