What’s everyone’s utilization? Mine was over 100% the last few months, curious to see how others are doing.
Serious question: how do you "become" a top performer in a company? I get why some are viewed as rock stars or go-getters, but not how they do it or drum up the top-level support for it. Whenever I press to kickstart initiatives or push in a certain direction, the leadership is never interested in the actions or ideas. Instead, we just get told to bill hours and keep our utilization high. It's demoralizing how there is no support or interest in people that try to develop new areas or initiatives
For utilization, if the denominator is fixed to 2080 (40 x 52), there is no way you can be a 100% utilized even if you're staffed throughout the year and bill 8 hours per business day?
When do utilization rates reset at PwC?
Worked really hard on some work only for it to be discarded/not get utilized. Super demotivated right now...how can I change my mindset to feel better?
Deloitte 🐟 - is there something on DNet to find out how exactly is our utilization calculated?
How can utilization encourage efficiency? I have a 30hr code and I finished the work in 5hr. If I charge 5, the write up gives credit to the partner and my utilization suffers.
Poll Question: which consultant would you rather staff or hire and why? A. Consultant who has worked with the same client for two straight years, above target utilization. B. Consultant who has worked with 8 different clients over two years, above target utilization.
What if you could convert miles into monthly utilization? What would be the exchange rate?
Anybody else have utilization concerns. 4th yr and could end up with 60%. Worried - should i start looking?
What time frame is used to measure our utilization metric? I'm pretty sure it's not our fiscal year, but sometime around April '16 - March '17?
Consulting firms, how does your company use utilization as a performance metric? And what are your targets (e.g, Junior practitioners vs senior)
How does promo work in advisory c to sc promo? My coach had discussion with panel that I am ready for promo... but my utilization is garbage....
Would you be honest or just put something like work life balance. I have worked with really shitty people. It would be several. Like base compensation, skills not fully utilized, firm culture, communication issues, etc
I jst started with PwC ... How does charging G&A vs Vacation vs sick day affect your utilization? And what about this "paid time off"....Is that just vacation or is that another code we charge?
Are holidays (unlike vacation days) excluded from the denominator of the utilization formula?
My midsize firm decided on a salary freeze for this year. It kept the incentive bonuses, but no raises. Is this unusual in the COVID-19 era? Or are other firms doing the same?
What are some good questions to ask in an interview to determine the financial strength of an agency? It’s an independent agency without any public financial information.
Anyone in big 4 or consulting in Nashville want to refer me? Looking to do transactional or FDD work. Currently A2
Hello Fishes I have recently completed my MBA program and I am looking out for a job in Finance profile and I am having 4 years of experience in Accounts Payable profile. Also are there any openings for finance and Accounts Payable in Big 4's or any of the good companies. Any sort of referral or help will be appreciated as I am already looking out for job from last year and not able to get any calls its really frustrating and demoralizing..😔😔
New AWMA... curious to know what a reasonable salary expectation is and what the growth looks like for an associate within a growing ensemble. For context, background is more analytical, taking CAIA level 2 in a couple weeks, then plan on pursuing CFA.
Say you want to use real patients in your creative, but there’s not a lot of diversity among them. What would you do?
Big 4 🐠 here. Love consulting work but tired of the lifestyle. Anyone heard about F212, Slalom and Bridgespan?
Is there anyway I could solicit client feedback as a review directly into the internal systems? excellent relationship and have multiple appreciation mails. Q specific to EY.
Looking to move to NYC and was wondering the salary range for a Level 9 Consultant with ACN in NYC?
Staff at big 4, never see my wife during the weekdays who is in bed asleep most nights I get home. I know she’s lonely and misses me, but supports me and doesn’t try to complain. We are growing ...
What’s the best cash-back credit card out there?
Cloud Certifications: I️ use aws technologies at work but has cloud certification really helped get a promo or raise in salary. My Aws CSA associate is expiring in few months, I️ need to sit for SA pro. Is it even worth it ?
I have a Deputy CISO who constantly instructs us to not go to HR with top level compliance issues (because JP Morgan Chase frowned upon it). But these issues are pervasive to tone at the top and could cause non compliance. What should I do?
I’ve been getting left out of or forgotten from a few meeting invites and links to imp. things such as remote shoot viewings. Today was the 5th time it happened this year. I know I shouldn’t think of it much, but it does bring me really down and makes me feel like I’m invisible + less capable than my partner. My white male creative partner has never been left out of one. It doesn’t help that I’m an introverted woman of color who is less vocal. Has this happened to you? How did you overcome it?
Dark lip hair…any long term solutions? Tried laser but it did nothing (might have actually made it worse). Sick of bleaching or using depilatory creams. Open to any ideas!
Average performance bonus for BA @ Mckinsey?
“Diversity: Is The (Production) Industry Doing Enough?” https://shots.net/news/view/diversity-is-the-industry-doing-enough
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