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Is utilization less important if the firm simply cannot sell enough projects to staff people on?

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What office are you in? We’d be happy to give you work to do if you think your utilization will be too low

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Probably more important then if anything. If there isn’t enough work layoffs are possible and least utilized are logically the first to go

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If we have too many people and not enough work. That leads to layoffs. While the firm looks at many factors of who gets let go; having a high utilization helps in your staying. As does having good reviews

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That’s when they start laying people off so your utilization stays high

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Your utilization is part of your brand. People want you to work for them so they book you first. Probably no better time to be highly utilized

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When do utilization rates reset at PwC?

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I’m currently on PIP b/c low utilization and “Performance trends” during my first pregnancy. I’m pregnant again, I was not promoted due to PIP, does that mean I won’t be eligible for paid mat. leave?

What are the consequences for not hitting your utilization target?

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Does D still penalize you for taking PTO? Did they change it recently? What is the utilization target for D Ms? How many days can you carry over to next year?

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I've been in the world of consulting for several years; amazed at how much more analysts and others feel the need to be constantly utilized. Seeing posts about how holidays impact the metric (cont'd)

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What's the deal with PTO, holidays, and utilization?

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Snuck out of work. Turned off my phone. Just bought tickets for Avengers: Endgame. Fuck utilization

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Thoughts on the utilization spreadsheet?

EY's fiscal year ends in June and effective July 1st utilization resets. How fitting that there is a heavy emphasis on keeping utilization up in the coming weeks. 😂

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Anyone notice a correlation between utilization and body fat %? Asking for a friend

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New to FDD from audit. Any advice on getting utilization up? Frequently bouncing around on a deal two days at a time. Have the skill and talent to do great work, just need to show it

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How much is utilization factored into raises?

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Expecting in few months and have the option to opt out of performance eval this yr.Have really low/negligible utilization, I did everything I could but could not get staffed. How will this affect me?

Everyone I reach out to is saying that things are slow during this time of the year and I am starting to get worried about my utilization. Is it true for all staffs?

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Why do holidays count against utilization?

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Curious...currently at 60% utilization PY. Some things on the pipeline but I don't feel particularly confident that them. What's considered dangerously low? Genuine advice?

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Anyone know what is the year end utilization cutoff date for ACP this year?

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GT NY Folks- Tax A1 here, any insight on round tables for first year’s? People have said they generally never fire A1’s, is that true? Utilization is low so a little concerned.

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When does fy18 utilization start? May or July?

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