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Tech implementation folks, what is your utilization target (hrs/week)? How many hours do you actually work per week (incl. admin/non-billable work)?

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Wow, when I was at Deloitte my target was 45 billable hours a week and I had at least 15-20 hours of non billable time a week

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Yeah in Cali. Although now I wish I wasn’t with the coronavirus 😂

A target of 32 hours, but usually get 40-50 hours billable. Tack on another 5 hours for administrative tasks.

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Target 30 billable hours. Usually work 40-50 billable hours. 10-20 non billable.

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Target 34 billable hours. Actual billable hours have varied between 2 and 130 per week.

I love working hours like this and then have the account execs complain I’m not spending enough time making nice to the clients.

Let me ask a follow up question - those billable hours, how productive are they? Meaning, you work 45 minutes and go get coffee for 15, do you bill an hour?

If I'm working the 3 hours before and 3 hours after without a break... Yes I book the hour

Target 44 hrs/week Actual is anywhere from 40-70 depending on the week

Target = 25. Actual = 10

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