What's everyone hoping to get for Christmas? I got my present early: five months of billable work to start off 2016.
Fun fact that consultants will appreciate: The weight of the Liberty Bell equals the number of billable hours in the year. 2,080 lbs. Can anyone else “wow” us with a fun fact?
I can't wait 'til the day I can quit. As audit ain't nothing but bullshit. Audit programs won't be a bore. Time entry won't be a chore. Realization, billable hours will be no more.
[1/2] Hi all, I apologize because I know there have been posts on this bowl with similar subject matter recently, but I really need advice. I am at a risk of losing my job at the end of this month if I don’t make some changes to my work performance, specifically meeting my monthly billable hour requirement. My work and my work product is not an issue - my partner has repeatedly commended me on everything I produce, but my billable hours are seriously lacking.
People on here are talking about billable hours and utilization... are those things that are tracked on an individual basis? We do it as a firm aggregate and thought that was the norm, but seems to be that it might be tied to specific people at other firms?
What does your firm allow you to count towards non-billable hours other than standard business development?
What the most outrageous billable hours you can confirm at your firm? Just learned from a partner that the highest billers at my firm came in at 3600, 3500 and 3200. Seems fishy to me.
I struggle like crazy staying on track for billable hours. I will work 10.5 hours and look back at my day and 6 of it was billable. Tips for doing better about this?? I have minimums to meet and this is not sustainable
Need advice for resigning while on bench. I already have a start date with the new employer. Should I do a traditional two week notice or give <=1 week notice instead? My goal is to not burn bridges, but I also don’t want to get let go on the spot since I have nothing to “wrap up” besides HR tasks. I’ve read on here that sometimes they will let you go day of and pay you out for two weeks but I don’t see why any firm would do that for somebody not currently performing billable work...
When your boss gives you 48 hours (clock hours not billable hours) to produce a viable objection to a MTD/compel arbitration in a complex commercial lit case, which is not my practice area, what kind of result is he expecting? From scratch, no template.
Just got into a full time grad program for international affairs that starts in January of 2021. (completely changing careers). I need to stay working at my firm until then and possible after to get the billable hours for my CPA. I passed all 4 exams and I refuse to give let that go to waste...... how do I tell my employer I'll be going to school in a way that they'll still let me work part time? Extremely nervous they're just going to let me go.
Excluding doctors and lawyers, do you think that it is fair to say that working as a consultant is a lot more demanding that many other business jobs? (Billable hours, 24/7 availability, etc..)
Is it possible to work in tax while only working 40-45 hours per week? I like tax and learning about it, but I cannot keep up with the billable hours and constantly being in busy season.
what is the annual billable hours requirement for a manager/senior manager at KPMG? And is it enforced?
What happens if you don’t hit your billable hours? I am a first-year that had a very slow February and slow start to March. I’ve been reaching out to various teams for work but things seem slow now & I’m worried that I’m not going to hit my 1800 target.
I’m a 2017 associate in NYC biglaw. I logged approx. 2300 billable hours in 2019. Is that light, normal or heavy in the biglaw market for RE associates at my level? Thanks in advance for thoughts.
I’m pretty sure colleagues at my firm are inflating their billable hours. Is this the norm? I suspect many of you will think this is obvious and/or that I’m naive but wtf? I find hitting 2200 is tough even with a good sized work load. Am I just expected to play the game? I don’t want to sound self-righteous but if most are lying just to make the requirement, then maybe the requirement should be lower.
Ah! If the clients ever realize the number of billable hours wasted on making slides just ‘look’ pretty!!!!
Should I take the Siegfried job? They gave me a competitive package and also helped with relocation. Is this a good move out of audit? Alao interviewing with FDD but just started. Is Siegfried bad?
Got notified I advanced to final round with BCG but already accepted offer with a T2 firm (experienced hire, pre-MBA). Friends are telling me still interview given I have 1 month until start date. Gut says karma will haunt me if I reneged on current offer. Hiring Managers: is this treason / guaranteed to doom me to hell? Or would you rather have me leave now than in .5 years?
DDB’s estimated salary for Creative Director
Are folks getting RFE on H1 transfer to Big4? My question is specifically because initially your office location is the only one mentioned coz you don’t know what client you will be assigned?
Dear Fishes, I have 2 offers, accenture(9.8 LPA including variable + 64 K) and Deloitte (9.5 lpa fixed) for SAP ABAP PROFILE in Pune. I am having LESS THAN 3 YEARE of experience in coding. Because from mechanical background. Delloitte offering greenfied implimentation which is dream for any SAP consultant having my experience. Accenture project is not sure. Many consultant complaints about work balance life in deloitte. Any suggestions for me who wants to upskill his skill Thankyou
How do people feel about federalizing education. This would put teachers on the GS pay scale where federal employees with a bachelor's degree would all have a minimum salary and federal benefits.
The hard lessons you learn in the hospital... ALWAYS wear a mask when changing a flexiseal bag or you're going to have a bad day. 💩💩
Actually am getting pretty comfortable with this WFH arrangement. dont wanna jinx it 😬😬😬
wtf does a "chief diversity officer" do exactly? forgive my dumb white ass but besides recruiting multicultural people and maybe hosting some events, is there really place for a c-suite role here?
Submitted a resume to a recruiter for a job last Monday. They called me within 2 hours and asked to schedule a phone call. The call went well, and they sent me all the necessary paperwork they need me to sign. I signed it within the hour and sent them an email saying I’m looking forward to working with them. Haven’t heard anything back since then. Is that weird? Does the recruiter actually think I am a good fit for the role? She sent me the name of the company and everything.
Is end-of-year bonus season a lost cause at this point? (In a firm with no layoffs or pay cuts yet).
Has anyone moved from audit to recruiting within the big 4? How did you do it? How is the job?
To those in non-MBB: Would you rather have an offer in hand right now for MBB or FAANG pm? Assume it’s a lateral transition.
What should be fixed ctc expectation at Infosys for 10 yoe.. Tech Arch role offered. Current 17lpa.
https://hbr.org/2020/01/what-top-consulting-firms-gets-wrong-about-hiring thoughts? Article mentions case interviews as a poor predictor of performance.
Towns to stay in and things to do / see on a road trip from SFO to LA over a 3-day weekend? We are both outdoorsy people and love hiking. Thank you 🙌🏻
Hi does anyone know average dubai salary (in AED) for 14yrs experience solution architect??
Can I create a new mileage plus account to take advantage of fasttrack challenge and get elite status for next year if I already have a mileageplus account .. what's the catch here ?
Hi I have an offer for the role of Product Manager from Sapient. Can someone provide how's the work culture there ? Also, are these roles put on bench first, and then taken in for client projects ? Also, any thing to be aware of w.r.t. the pros and cons ? Thank you.
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