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My CC was let go today due to chargability and not getting staffed after a long period on the bench..

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Yup spent several months on the bench last year and no one gave AF because my performance was good and there were things coming up in the pipeline. I got bored and made the move. But ACN has been cleaning up shop even on the MC side since November quietly. I knew of 2 consultants - performance & chargeability issues combined

A9 - I've been when you are. You'll figure it out organically in either direction. Don't worry about it until you're ready to move on. People say the bench is cool but you don't want to pretend like you're getting the experience you need to move up.

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Well if me as an associate could sell I would

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PwC1... You can sell. It's called helping out on proposals. Stop slacking.

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Problem is, if the proposal you have been working on for 6ish weeks doesn't sell..the cycle starts over again , and ACN doesn't tolerate that...even though it's not your fault.. Funny that SMs/MDs haven't been held accountable yet.. Just Analysts and Consultants that have been let go.

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Because firing the people doing all the selling won't help sell more work...

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It's our business. If you're not charging or selling, why keep you on payroll?

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^agree. Except there are a bunch of very weak SMs and MDs who reached that level by riding the coattails of someone who actually could sell. They need to do a pruning of that level

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Lol I've been on the bench for 8 weeks now as an analyst in strategy. Guess I'll be saying goodbye to the firm soon. I've been killing myself emailing random people, regularly reaching out to my network and checking myScheduling 3-4 times a day for any roles. At this point it's probably much easier to get another job than to get another project.

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Bet it was strategy

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He was actively looking, and had just rolled off of a project about 3 weeks ago.. But his overall chargability in the last 6 months was very low. Accenture interactive

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It's honestly just a stock market move. This wasn't a problem last year when we were going up everyday. Tons of my friends spent multiple months on the bench and no one gave a fuck.

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Was your cc directly looking for work and got fucked over or was she slacking

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Pwc1, it doesn't matter at this point. ACN is getting very strict with their 6ish weeks bench time or you're out

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I am helping out on three. Has done dick for me getting staffed.

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Getting staffed is part of it, but expanding your network and learning how proposals work should be your primary objective. Begin positioning yourself as key personnel on proposals of you was to staff yourself on them.

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ACN9, I've seen Ms and SMs being let go in technology as well.

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@ACN9 I know people are being let go from strategy and FS. Sad to hear it's happening on the Tech side too :(

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It's just frustrating because I had another offer from IBM that I should have taken instead if I'd know Accenture was gonna be like this. It's always a bad idea to join a new group.

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A9- Never too late to reach out and start a convo again with IBM

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What group?

Chargeability and time on the bench is the primary metrics used to decide who is on the "list" - leadership can save people on the list due to performance or future potential

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