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Ratings on three projects - 3,2,2. Utilization - 90%... Proposal hours - 15... Firm activities - 43 hrs... I then get a YE rating of 4 😕 ... How worried I should be regarding the layoffs???

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D9 - Well, to start with, a Manager that is threatened by one of their employees is not a good leader. That usually comes out over time, but doesn't really help in the moment. In my experience, this is where your network within the firm becomes really important. Reach out to Partners and SMs you know for support. If possible, find a way to move on from the project without burning too many bridges. The nuance here is that some people have more influence than others (at year end and in general). You need to know who those people are and be proactive about managing their opinion of your performance.

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D14- I just had someone from Talent cancel another one of my calls. I'm not kidding when I say that it is so hard to get on the phone, let alone in-person, with someone. I wish you could be my Talent Sherpa and just explain the basics to me. I love my counselors, but they are often unsure of the answers to my questions and haven't been able to get answers from Talent either. I really don't want to say bad stuff about Talent because I really love Deloitte's Talent in theory and in practice (F&P, D&I), but when it comes to the nuts and bolts of how stuff works and will impact me on a daily basis, I feel like I am left out to sea with hours of searching in DNet on the weekends as my only resource.

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How do you only have 43 hours of firm activities...?

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D7 this question is indicative of the problem. We put in so many hours of client work and are expected to add multiple hours per week of silly firm activities.

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D9, the amour of impact depends on if it's for one of the ppds in your year end meeting. Shit is more corrupt than Chicago

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Like me of course !!.... Hard to think that after being staffed the whole year (with good ratings) - no bonus, no salary bump and the fear of being axed all year... This is just ignoring all the good client work done all year and being punished for not doing enough proposal work (which btw is not even mandatory)... FYI I had personal issues last year and the last thing on my mind was to spend extra hours each day to work on proposals...

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D25 - I'd consider myself a leader in the firm, but I'm not HR or even a Principal. For all the complaints on here, I decided to try to add some balance and transparency. I'll be the first to admit that I'm a fan of the firm. The people I work with have done well by me and supported me through the more challenging times. If there's a little that I can do to support others - even anonymously on social media - I consider it giving back.

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Appreciate D14 and the transparency. He or she is one of the good guys.

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Something is seriously wrong with the firm but no one is talking. Very concerned

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I'm a SM in S&O, with the firm over 10 years. If you're just frustrated with the process, by all means blow off steam here. It's not perfect and never will be. But if you have legitimate questions about how it works - feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer in a transparent and balanced manner.

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S&O: I had 95% utilization, 3,3,2,2,2 - the 3's were on a 4 week and 10 week project (1st project back from bschool) . Ended the year in all 2's. Tons (100+ hr PRD) and office leadership position. my project leadership are always trying to rest add me on new things that sell. Got a 4. So angry. If this is how the firm treats ppl that try hard ... We don't deserve this bull shit

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D23 - I think leadership is aware of the rumblings and has started to try to course correct on the messaging. In the S&O townhall this week they specifically mentioned conflicting messages between separations and the firm overall having a "great" year. The firm overall (and Consulting overall) made plan (great!) - but S&O missed plan (oops...). That was the most transparent I've heard them be up to this point about what happened.

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The project I got a 3 on was only for a month... The rest 2 projects with 2 ratings were for 7 months and 2 months each.. Am in tech ... Also never received any negative feedback on any of my projects...clearly my counselor screwed up.. My only concern now is that how to avoid getting laid off from the firm

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These standards are unrealistic. Are you analyst level?

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Yea so you know that this makes no sense. What the hell is going on here. Time to update LinkedIn...

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This seems like a whole lot of blowing off steam / frustration. For the 12 or 13 Deloitte people who have posted, have you ever actually been in a year end discussion? Of course it's not fun if you got a bad rating, but I can promise you we spend days in discussions trying to get it right.

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D5 - I can tell you in S&O we missed our Revenue plan by a couple percent but still grew above market (plan was aggressive). But we missed our bottom line by over 10% due to lower utilization and much lower attrition than we had planned. Attrition was 30% lower than historical average and our utilization overall was 3% below plan. That means hard choices had to be made.

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D14- honestly, your answer to me was so high quality that I just feel really good. I have had such a hard time ever getting straight answers from people or even finding people who know the answers. Your advice was refreshing so thank you. I appreciate you taking the time to address these concerns.

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D5 - we live in an imperfect world with imperfect systems. Emotional intelligence is just as important as intellectual intelligence - and that's especially true in consulting. If you're caught in a situation where you feel like you're being treated unfairly, it's just smart to understand who can influence the perception of your performance with others. If you'd rather blame the system, that's up to you - but I think that's a bit like blaming the world for your problems.

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Our Revenue growth plan in S&O is less aggressive this year and I think we're being realistic about utilization and rates. We'll likely be hiring less (i.e. Mainly campus with maybe some select targeted exp hire skill sets). So overall, yes - I see things improving this year.

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D18 - thanks for the unsubstantiated blanket statement. Care to provide any actual support or logic for your position?

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I heard at Andersen Tax they publish everyone's utilization to the office and highlight the ones who didn't work enough. Is this true? I was thinking about jumping over there after this busy season but if that would be a dealbreaker for me.

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Half a year at EY as a business transformation consultant. Ive basically been benched from day 1 and have had sporadic bursts of mainly internal audit work. My utilization was sitting just below 30% and I am struggling to find work somehow. I was a marketing major and I dont feel like I really get what consulting is all about. Should I find a different job or stick it out?

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Just had a terrible year professionally - became a new mom, but couldn’t travel once I got out of maternity, missed utilization and tanked at year end. Got $0 /$0 comp. I am feeling so low and

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