Random thought: I’m someone who works hard and puts a lot of pressure on myself to do the best I can do. I almost think that because consulting is so goal/utilization/time focused it makes me feel ..

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Used to but not any more. Part of it is because the reward is not what it used to be

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Maybe when I first started out in this industry, and while I certainly aim to be my very best and excel at everything I do to continue my professional growth...I have made it equally a priority for me to maintain a level of happiness and sanity to ensure a quality of life. The metrics that we need to meet are important, but when it gets to the point of interfering with my way of life...that’s when I take a step back to reprioritize what really matters to me....and it’s not always needing to get “exceeds” in my performance review.

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This! 💯💯 at first I tried to always do my best and at times my home life suffered and then I switched and work suffered so I just made a compromise between the both and while I’m not slacking I’m also not killing myself

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Like I can never relax.

Does anyone else feel this way?

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Yes

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In light of all discussions on FB, it seems to me that individuals at our firm have been removed out of EY beyond PIP related issues.
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My experience seems that the ones let go, had weak network.

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I wish admin utilized Tier 1 supports with teachers. Smiles, appreciations and acknowledging ones efforts would do a great deal to boost morale and climate. I just don’t understand what that is so hard to do.

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Salam! 2 questions below:

1) As someone trying to get fast tracked for promotion IA, should I push to get on a project during Ramadan OR spend my time on firm building in Ramadan and try to get staffed afterwards? Would prefer the second option so long as it doesn’t impact promotion.

2) if the reco is to max utilization and be staffed during Ramadan, any advice for balancing fasting + long working hours?

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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.

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What’s the expectation if you were free for most of the day and your boss assigns you billable work in the afternoon? Is it expected that you work into the late hours of the night to get your 8 billable hours for the day? Also I’m fairly new and no one really FULLY explained utilization to me, would I have to reach out to HR to get their formula (see if PTO is factored, etc)?

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What were some challenges y’all faced this week?

I’ll start. Trying to get non local resources utilized. National Leadership thinks this is the answer to our problems but local leadership is hesitant.

Promoted to SSE with 25% hike and VP as 9% . I had received ACE award in Q3 . I have also maintained utilization report 100% still I got less VP. Can I ask manager to revisit the component

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I am at a Pharmaceutical Tech startup and we are hiring!

We are looking for Product Mgrs who have 4+ years of exp in client facing roles where you gather requirements, design solutions, work with developers to build the solution, test the solution end-to-end, and deliver to the client. The work itself is very similar to what we do in consulting but you don't have to worry about firm activities, utilization, etc.

Compensation is highly competitive

DM a link to your resume if you are interested

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Those managers and above, if you have a sold newly promoted senior with good FY17 utilization but his FY 18 utilization so far is around 60%, what would you think?

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Deloitte folks - is there a report or a link where I can check my utilization metrics?

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Curious as to how people utilize their experience managers/resource managers...are they helpful in getting staffed/managing utilization?

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Does PTO count against utilization for EY consultants?

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