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Manager 4, likely getting a 4/almost always with good, but not great utilization (~65-70%) but not getting promoted. Am I at risk of getting canned?

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Is 5 the lowest?

"almost always" will not translate into a 4, at least according to HR. The scale is not related to a number. That could change but be aware of current guidance

Hard to say these days. Which practice?

Not 4 is the second highest, above average to good but not highest. I think it would be the same as a 2 at pwc? Im concerned because it feels like we are becoming more up and out.

Are you in PAS or Assurance by any chance?

OP - we aren't using numbers for performance ratings anymore, supposedly. Nobody really knows how things will work, but LEAD drop downs represent evaluation metrics that do not map to a numeric "rating". Obviously, compensation will have to reflect performance in some way and high performers will need to be informed somehow, but the mechanism for this is not yet clear.

EY2 - understood on the rating system. Comments are generally positive for me too, like certainly an above average performer, but just havent developed the skills to be an SM yet. Think im at risk?

OP - You would need to understand the overall performance of your practice (is your practice struggling to win new business? Or did you get off a project during slow season? Do you have enough visibility amongst leadership?

Practice performance is good, a year ago I wouldn't be worried but it feels like the firm is taking an up or out cuture shift. Maybe im over thinking this

I’d say you’re not far off in terms of cultural shift. I would caution you though since you’re an M4 and at the cusp of M and SM. Do you have any sales numbers?

~$2MM in sales, which is actually pretty strong in my practice.

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