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Out of curiosity- are MBB and Big 4 sold out? I am hearing mixed reactions..ZS is fully sold, Deloitte is firing, Mck is more busy than ever before....what’s the word on the street

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Unfortunately I think this topic is fairly useless and people at best provide anecdotal evidence. Even if the anecdotes are true about being sold out are they selling at their usual rates? In many cases firms are making investments and either discounting or giving away work for free. Here are some publicly reported facts instead of spin 1. Strategy& Australia down 47% in revenue in April / May 2. Accenture reported Q3 this week and revenue was down 1% compared to last year 3. Deloitte is projecting revenue to decrease 17% in the United States next year and made corresponding layoffs 4. Next month Oliver Wyman and FTI both public firms will report their financial performance for the first time since covid hit

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Adding to this, Deloitte Australia’s consulting division is looking at a reduction of 34% revenue compared to Q1 2019

What do you mean sold out

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Newbie it means full utilized

Polling individuals will get individual results methinks. Some groups will be busy and may be busier than normal while other groups may be without any work. I’m sure there are also people from group A who are saying they are “busy” but that’s because they’re fully staffed on a project for group B while their home group has nothing. Take a look at job postings for general / non specialist positions. If firms are hiring, then they’re doing okay or better. If they’re not hiring then they’re probably not growing...hopefully they’re able to move people from slow groups to busy ones and not resort to cutting headcount.

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Such a Partner reply

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We’re far from sold out.

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Interesting I thought you guys were killing it in Fed and HHS projects

Vast majority of our restructuring team is on bench. Most cases seem to be going into liquidation / insolvency / administration / bankruptcy.

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What firm is this?

We are un-delaying pushed back starts for new hires to try and match the large amount of work we’ve sold

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EY TAS and I’m personally pretty much sold out. Not sure about the rest of the firm, but we don’t seem like we are struggling in healthcare.

Deal pipeline ....feels like chesapakes current valuation

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EY layoffs start next week, fiscal year closes today.

You mean like wirecard...kiddin...:)

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Nowhere better to be right now than in Deloitte commercial

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