What are everyone's thoughts on firm activities/professional development work that you do outside billable hours? Anyone else feel that most are a complete waste of time?
People who work 50, 60, 70+ hours a week: how do you do that without putting your project over budget? Are your engagements written to have a resource work over 40+hours a week? Are you spending over 10-30 hours a week on added non billable time? What are y’all doing with all of that time?!
Finance peeps question: How do you convert annual salary to a freelance rate, what’s the formula for billable hours per year/hourly rate $$?
I was offered a secondment for a period of three months at one of the firm’s clients (a private equity fund). No billable hours. Any cons I should take into account?
Finally, now that WFH is more accepted (thanks 2020), do you think more industries will “reimagine” this arbitrary 40+ hr. work week?
Some orgs tried/have proven to be more productive with less (e.g. 6hr work days, 4 day work weeks) but I don’t know if consulting leaders are enthusiastic about normalizing this since “it’s the land of billable hours”...
What would it take?
If Donald trump works from Trump Tower two days a week, is he remote and WFH? As his client, I am not ok with that since his billable rate is really high.
How does your firm measure utilization? I work for a small boutique that defines it as utilization = number of billable hours/2,080 and full bonus payout occurs at 80% plus.
Thoughts on an impending disruption to MC industry where billable hours currently drives price rather than outcome or value based pricing?
Should I be concerned for my career with lack of billable projects? Background: Analyst hired out of undergrad in July 2020. I have worked on 3 proposals in the last 2 weeks, and 5 in the last 2 months. In the past year since I was hired, I have 8 months of billable work which is actually slightly higher than the other Analysts I joined with. Should I keep collecting paychecks and hoping for projects, or is this a serious issue that should prompt an exit strategy?
I’m averaging 180-200 billable hours a month, at a firm with small bonuses and salary slightly under Cravath (and the gap widens as you progress). I like the work and the people I work with. Advice on whether to stay put or seek more $$$?
How do most people’s firms calculate billable hours for associates? In other words, what hours are counted towards your target? Do you get credit for things like CLE’s, mandatory trainings, etc.? What about pro bono work (assigned by the firm) or writing for firm publications? Or time that a billing partner writes off on paid matters? What about sick or other leave credits? Is it pretty much everyone’s experience that it’s just straight billable hours on paying clients?
My HR rep told me that to apply for your CPA license in MA you only need 1 year of work experience, not 2009 billable hours. Didn't sound right- can anyone confirm/deny?
Accenture is hiring.
Anyone interested to work in rich cultured coperate world can share your resume at email@example.com with the job role and experience.
I’m 24 and will be making ~130k TC as of next week, let’s goooo!!! (Also for NYC fish how does that stack up for young professionals in Manhattan? Average/Above average ??)
Just started my career and looking for advice. Other than putting money into my 401k what opportunities should I be looking at? I live for free so I have a decent amount of money.
I have an interview for HR manager role and the range is listed from 75-90 if asked what I am expecting is it ok to say 90-100 or not bc of what the range said?
Ever felt truly burnt out from work? How did you recover? I read that time off would work, but it didn’t do the trick. Now I’m wondering how to reset
Anyone have any tips for filing for unemployment in NYC? I’ve been trying for two weeks and it always times out
Anyone used Personal Capital wealth advisors service? They gave me a free assessment with an overview of some recommendations (mainly around rebalancing) and apparently have 6 months free for total $$ under management over $250k.
Fees at .49% for 401k and 0.89% for other accounts managed.
Looking for recommendations for a good travel stroller for my 2 year old that doesn’t break the bank, but is still great. From my research i like Baby Jogger City Tour, GB Pockit Air, Mountain Buggy Nano Stroller. Babyzen Yoyo seems great but is really expensive and I don’t want to have a second expensive stroller after my Uppababy. Thank you!!
Looking to hire a ton of data scientists at CVS / Aetna this year! Our team is amazing and solving critical problems in healthcare. Opps in NY, SF, Boston, Hartford at multiple levels. DM for info
Has anyone ever been in a situation where very early on in seeing someone (~3 months) they go through a tragedy of some sort? E.g. losing a parent. Would like to hear any advice on navigating this
How’s Leo Burnett Detroit ? For Cadillac ?
What is the main difference between visual designer, ui/ux designer, product designer and experience designer? So many terms and will greatly appreciate it if someone who has been in the industry for awhile can give some clarity.
Analysts: How do y'all organize your emails?
Best fake/ironic name for a consulting firm:
Is it sad to exit as IC/ non SM/director type roles as M in D?
I'm a doer, I truly don't enjoy project managing or people managing. I do however want to grow in my career.
Am I making a mistake exiting into industry as an IC?
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