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Longest you’ve been on the bench

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When I was first hired, I was on the bench (a couple small projects) for 2.5 months. Then super high burn projects for the rest of my tenure so far. Outside of one 4 week project and one 10 week project.

2 months in my first couple of years as an IT auditor (horrible job I was glad to see the back of but highly seasonal so April and May were the ultimate chill) - about 2-3 weeks during COVID

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3 months...barely did anything lol and enjoyed bench time to the fullest

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Bout a year

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Yeah it totally screwed with my psyche for a while. Don’t worry, you are not alone in your experience. I felt a lot of unease while I was on the bench and nothing anybody said made me feel better, can only imagine how it feels currently.

3 months

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But lots of proposals and BD, nadda chill time

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2 months

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Pre-Covid

I had 3 consecutive summers on the bench. It was glorious.

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7 months

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Are you an analyst? I about to be on the bench soon. How long does Accenture let us be on the bench?

6 months in 2017. Made the most of it - traveled, worked out, and job hunted to get a much better offer somewhere else

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One month. Was between transfer from client facing to internal

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Of course!

When I was at Deloitte I was on the bench for the first 5 months I was there. Did a lot of proposals.

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2.5 months (it's ongoing)

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Currently going on 3 months

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1 week

3 days

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Working for 2 years - longest bench was 2-3 weeks, with 1-2 weeks vacation within that. But I’ve heard of folks on the bench for many weeks or many months too

1 week in 14 years.

2 months

I know someone whose been on the bench since mid January...still employed.

Wow where?

8 months

What company

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Living that housewife life on the bench 👸🏼

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3 years and never was on a slower/less demanding project. never was on the bench. never saw a 40 hour work week. i cant believe this is what I worked for during college

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