Utilization - PwC says vacation won't hurt it but if denominator is set at 1,976 hours that's factoring in 52 weeks minus firm holidays. Shouldn't it be 176 hours less to truly not count against it?
Thoughts on utilization? Why is this metric so important in the consulting world, beyond ratings/internal contribution? Should this not be the responsibility of the firm rather than individuals?
Utilization rate this time of year?
Staffed most of the year but low utilization (<40%) due to partners asking team not to bill. I have read other posts that say to ask for non-charge code when this happens. If projects are (continued)
Lots of lay-off convos going on... anyone ever heard of (and utilized) the “engineer your lay-off” approach authored by Fianancial Samurai? Curious on thoughts / results.
Stupid question, want to get into political risk consultant, is that a thing outside of PwC in the big 4? If so what qualifications do you need and what's more utilized, risk analysis or poli sci?
What do you think it takes for a PPD to get a utilization bearing WBS for proposal work? I know it is rare...
How fucked am I as a first year BA who will have 60% utilization at year end? Instant 4?
Have an opportunity to roll of a 6-month engagement soon. PPEDs & SMEs would like me to return (minimum another 6 months). Client work is something I have absolutely no interest in (open SOW so a lot of BAU work). That being said, I don’t have another engagement lined up. I have been networking but my conversations have translated into involvement in pursuits/leads. I’d be walking away from guaranteed utilization on a G360 account and a potential agile promotion in May..gamble or not? thoughts?
90% utilization with 300+ hours of impactful PRDs. Have snapshots of every work I did this year. Can I expect rating of 1?
I love how people pride themselves with being unassigned or out or busy season ... My Utilization levels are still over 100.. Busy season until June ! #AuditLife
Hi Bain 🐠, how does utilization look like for AAG guys? Any distinction in terms of Marketing Science and Data Science? Which one will give you more mileage, exposure, in your opinion?
I noticed today that my utilization on ToD plunged even though I continue to be staffed? Anyone experience the same?
Anyone have an app or Excel spreadsheet they use to keep track of utilization? We just switched systems and our new system doesn’t give us a real time balance of our utilization rate (cont)
What is the longest you have seen someone with less than 50% utilization stay in a firm?
Why is it that anytime I’ve gotten on a proposal, those asking for help have given me a non-billable code? Is that time counting towards my utilization or am I missing something?
So, what happens if you miss your utilization/billable hour target by like 70-150 hours? Tons of "impactful" PRD work
Is taking the sabbatical offered by pwc, career suicide... in a time when utilization matters so much?
Why’s it called FAANG and not like FAMAG or something? In my opinion I hardly ever find anyone who’s able to switch into Netflix whereas Microsoft is still a top tier tech firm and is always hiring undergrads and even non tech folks
Hi fishbowl! I am looking for senior designers (5-7 year experience ) that has BTL shopper marketing experience, alc experience a plus. Must be able to concept national retailer specific programs. Can developing key visuals, p.o.s. Based in nyc, but remote for now. Please dm me with your book!
PSA: some airports without clubs get a credit at restaurants with the CSR Priority Pass. E.g. American Tap gets $28 off/person (up to $56) in terminal C at DCA. I’ve paid for my annual fee by now.
Do you think parental leave policies and the culture around it at your company are fair?
Potential agency boomerang having a hard time making a decision to stay brand-side or go back. Need some advice! Do I leave the brand, being "the client," fun work, great WLB, as well as the most toxic work environment I've ever experienced and meh pay? Do I go back to agency lead a new team with significant responsibilities, forget about WLB, sell my soul alongside smart people, get great pay and benefits? PS: I'm a mom and brand-side for 5 years. What do I need to know!? Thank you!
Going through the process with Cap One for a senior business analytics role. What does that compensation package look like? Thanks!
Long post that’s going to spill into the comments so please bear with me 😅 Anyone having a problem with being overlooked on their team? I worked on implementing a new system, recruiting app teams to test it out, & creating a thorough guide to help people learn it. Back to back meetings with clients & different teams; I was dedicated to this project for months. My coworker added a 2-pg FAQ section & essentially got credit for doing everything even after I shared my contributions to my supervisor.
As we prepare for the new school year, just want to wish all of my colleagues good health, strength, clarity, and compassion in all that you do, with abundant reward for your guidance in the positive growth of our young members of society. May calm peace be yours, everyday. Cheers! ❤
I’ve been laid off and, as I embark on my job search, I’d like to keep my marketing skills sharp. Any recommendations on must read books, or resources?
EY folks after their Bonus and Ratings.
Starting application process to FAANG and other tech firms. For those who have recruited, what’s the end-to-end timeframe? Trying to see when to start the process if my goal is to leave by end of October. I also will be able to get referrals from google, fb, and amazon, not sure if that speeds up the process . Thank you
I heard PwC is going to increase their presence in Nashville and go after more of the healthcare market. Has anyone else heard that?
Where are some of the best places/hotels to use SPG points? I usually book Airbnb when I travel but want to leverage my suite night upgrades some time this year and get the most value out of them
Secretly find COVID19 to be a good lesson for someone just starting their career- taught me to save up for a rainy day, cherish everything in life and stop taking “normal” things for granted 🙏
Must have had a bad oyster... Puked three times during a major client meeting (in bathroom). Amazing how in consulting it just isn't acceptable to be 'sick' save loss of an arm or death by explosion.
Kinda disturbing how intensely some folks ordering the iPhone X are being attacked online. Why does it matter if others want a phone? It seems to be another manifestation of the culture wars.
FYI...My friend that works at RSM got laid off. Tax associate. In the beginning she said they weren’t going to do layoffs. Glad I don’t work there anymore. Anyone at RSM can confirm?
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