Staffing a part time side project that counts towards utilization at my firm. Unfortunately due to small budget cuts had to tell some of the part time staff who were contributing a few hours a week to the project that we would need them to step back from the project. Sent them an email immediately and thanked them for their time, and told them would love to work together again in the future. Is this fine or do I need to also meet with them to reassure them in a case like this?
Hi fishes.. i have joined ey gds in august. On the 2nd week of joining i got allocated to a project(100% utilization) its been 3 months, the project did not kickstart.. had few meetings but no work at all. I have been doing couple of certificates though. Can i be in trouble for this? Will job security be affected?
How do you handle busy season OT/utilization requirements while WFH, kids/family all home too? Feel like I’m on the computer round the clock while taking care of my fam, no sleep & just hittin 8hr/day
Deloitte I have been on my current project since September 2020, and am feeling some burn out. My current contract ends at the end of this month. I am considering sitting on the bench for some weeks, maybe a month to rest. Is that pushing it? How long is too long? My utilization rate is currently in the 90ish range.
What would you do if you have way less clients than your peers? Do you wait until you are assigned more clients or speak up? I'm a high performer but not utilized to my fullest capacity.
9 weeks after being laid off ... I got an offer today that far surpasses everything I’ve hoped for in consulting... low travel, no utilization worries and no sales bogey. I’m glad I kept my tech skills up.
Have any respiratory therapists found jobs OTHER than being a clinical RT? I want to possibly change careers, but I am finding that a lot of jobs (clinical liason, utilization review, etc) want you to have a nursing degree, not a respiratory degree. I feel like as an RT we are limited to jobs.
About to Join Deloitte Cyber Risk after college. What type of work I will he doing
— also work life balance and Utilization prospective?
Are you seeing any change in behavior based on the increased scrutiny on utilization and EM? I feel like there’s less teaming than a few years ago. Is that acknowledged as an unintended consequence?
Joined deloitte 6 months back my utilization is 76% is it low and a reason to be concerned? Everyone will say it to be 95
Any advice on how to transition from patient care into a WFH position. I really desire to do something different. I’m an outside the box thinker. I problem solving, figuring out things. My thoughts were case manager, utilization review but without any of that experience I’m unsure. Any suggestions?
For people that started recently, what is your utilization looking like? I joined in September and have 24% utilization. I have been staffed on 4 deals that all died within a week and it’s been pretty frustrating
I’m currently on a Secondment at a PE firm (100% utilized, 6-9months) and my partner still asks me to help out with BD/sales at EY. I’ve said no several times and now she’s becoming demanding. How should I navigate through this? Still wanna maintain a good relationship with the partner and EY, but been so close of just hanging up the call several times.
Got offer from BCG for ECT. Read numerous comments about ECT being not attractive compared to Generalist track. Also heard challenges about billability/utilization. Any views/ guidance appreciated!
I am not super keen to become a partner (selling) and main reason to join will be working with different clients, smart talented people and a good brand. End goal (at the moment atleast) is to stay for few years and return to the industry. 15 YOE
Do we have a chargeable code that we can bill our time to while we are waiting on a code to open? Its getting close to FYE utilization cut off so want to make sure I get credit for the hours pending.
What is the minimum utilization criteria followed at SDC?
There are people from my team with utilization in range of 30% to 50% and got promoted to manager 1 and sa2 respectively.
I have almost 75% utilization, so wondering why work so much. Thinking of aiming for 55% utilization this time.
Husband is doing well in his career, my son is thriving in school...Im still struggling to find a work place that i like. I been at my current employer for a year and to say the least i feel under utilized, undermined , only hired for my "optics" ( only minority in the team.. literally introduced once as the Puerto Rican HR lady). At first I thought some of the red flags was due to me being the new team member... but its gotten worst.... I want out... I have applied and interviewed. No luck yet
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I got laid off with no warning. Reason given was my utilization was low at 81.8%. No performance problems. Would it be inappropriate for me to apply back to PwC to the teams I discussed rolling onto?
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7.5 YOE , tech stack Front end with React and Node JS
I have been with TCS since I joined as a fresher and now I’m looking for a switch . My current CTC is 9.5 (I know I’m underpaid heavily) . How much hike should I expect and what should be a good deserving CTC I should get ?
I currently hold a bachelor in accounting and I am looking into transition to the Cybersecurity world. I have an interest in working with the banks doing penetration testing.
Can anyone recommend a Tech Bootcamps in the ATL or Metro Atlanta Area
How can I get started ?
HI! New here. I’ve been in digital marketing for over 6 years just finished a BS in unrelated field and looking at data analytics. I know I need to learn SQL, python and R but I’m wondering if anyone has certificate recommendations for marketing in particular. With so many it’s hard to tell what’s best or most recognized by employers.
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My therapist just told me I'm depressed..do you ever feel like they tell you things you hear a lot or could have figured out on your own? Like take care of yourself, it's ok to feel such and such, etc. I'm still newer to therapy so wondering if that's the common experience? Do you ever have moments where you're like wow that actually is eye opening and I wouldn't have gotten that from reading self help books and websites etc?
I’m currently a dermatology medical assistant and I love the dermatology field but don’t want to be a provider. Any other career path suggestions?
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I am looking for a switch in cloud strategy, pre sales & solution design profile. I am MBA from Tier 2 B school.
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Does anyone at Amazon make over 180 base?
Moved here about a year ago and today my car windows were smashed for the 5th time since arriving. There are so many things I love about the Bay Area but the reasons to leave keep adding up 😔
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How do I train myself to eat out of necessity not pleasure? I don't overeat but I always have the desire to eat something new instead of leftovers.
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SPY Bollinger bands indicating a pull back?
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Not a partner at BCG, but at all levels we don’t have utilization targets or requirements. If you’re utilization is low vs your peer group because no one wants to staff you - that’s problematic. If it’s low because you’ve spent most of your time developing a new client or some other logical reason, it’s a non-issue.
Sold work trumps all - can’t stay on the beach if there are no other prospects (unless there’s health issue or something) until you’re principal ... after that it’s ok for a while if you’re developing a client
If you’re on the beach because business is slow no issue, as BCG1 mentioned if it’s because no one wants to staff you due to performance or attitude reasons you have a few chances to improve, if not ... well it’s up or out (but you have almost a year of runway to improve in my experience)
Partners do have revenue targets though