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Thoughts on the utilization spreadsheet?

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Too much text, depressing coloring, just not client ready.

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Super useful for planning etc.

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PC has always had it

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Everyone I reach out to is saying that things are slow during this time of the year and I am starting to get worried about my utilization. Is it true for all staffs?

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I pity those who revel in the "accomplishment" of have 100+ YTD utilization. Y'all got suckered by the firm.

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Is WLB better at S& than MBB/Tier2 or worse? I feel like it’s probably the latter because of Utilization/PwC culture, but want to validate.

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How do I tell my coach that my depression and crying half the day is why my utilization is lower than expected :( she set up a meeting for tomorrow and I have anxiety

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What is adjusted utilization?

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When do utilization rates reset at PwC?

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Any other PwCers at risk of missing the performance year utilization minimums?

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Can someone from Deloitte help me to know exactly how many hours I must work in a year to achieve exactly 95 percent utilization? I'm trying to understand the difference between holidays vs. PTO hours

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For utilization, if the denominator is fixed to 2080 (40 x 52), there is no way you can be a 100% utilized even if you're staffed throughout the year and bill 8 hours per business day?

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What are firms utilization and sales expectations for manager? My sales for first year manager is 1m and utilization is 70%. Is this generally normal, lenient, or aggressive? I’m at a small boutique ~100 people

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What is an expected utilization percentage during nonbusy season?

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As a new consultant... How attainable is the utilization goal in general? I know there are several factors but high level: do most people hit it?

Just started at the firm a month and half ago and snapshots are already happening soon. How important are they? I’ve had pretty low utilization, so I’m kinda nervous as an experienced hire

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“You need to work more hours to increase your utilization, but be mindful of the hours you’re charging. We need to be efficient with the budget.” Oh... ok.

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Anyone working for a major airline? Can anyone comment if it’s true employees get free flights? Saw a Consultant role I’m interested in and just wanted to hear about this particular perk and how people utilized it.

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My boutique’s utilization firm wide is at 94%. What’s yours at?

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Do airline bathrooms average the highest utilization of any public bathrooms? Every time I go in its wall to wall w dudes dropping heat. Ladies is this the same for you?

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Utilization QTNA. If I’m on a call for an hour and multitasking doing other work during that hour — do I bill one hour or two?

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Expecting in few months and have the option to opt out of performance eval this yr.Have really low/negligible utilization, I did everything I could but could not get staffed. How will this affect me?

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I am trying flexible seating for the 1st time this year, and I feel like kids are just sitting with their friends and segregating themselves by gender. For those who do flexible seating, how do you

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Would anyone ever pay to get one on one coaching to help pass the CPA?

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Found out today that one of the most promising senior in our office is leaving tomorrow because he didn't get his visa. Why we can't keep talented people here in this country?

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Does switching to a similar role at another firm typically create a delay for getting promoted? For example, Associate to Senior Associate on my current team almost always takes 2 years on the dot (give or take a month). If after 1 year I switched to a similar role at a competing firm, could I still expect to get promoted after another 1 year, or does switching firms usually cause it to take longer?

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Accenture CN peeps, my manager has not been able to staff me to a project for 2 weeks now after my release from one of the projects where the role as as good as content manager’s. I had voluntarily asked for my roll off as the role was just to upload come content on various platforms. They tried allocating me to some internal project but I asked them to staff me on a client facing project. I want to know what is the impact of all this on your performance or relationship with manager etc.?

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Hey PwC time to step up your parental leave...

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Awhile back someone posted an equation for finding your hourly rate but I can’t find it. Something like yearly salary divided by 600. Am I nuts? Anyone know what I’m talking about?

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Final round at Bain including 2 case interviews, a 45 mins presentation interview and a 50 mins math test... is that normal?

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Anyone else feeling the COVID19 come up? I got a promotion, lost 15 lbs, and started a small business. God is good. Not bragging just trying to put some positivity out there.

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Wanted to get thoughts on if there was a service line in the Big 4 world that has a work/life balance that doesn't exceed 45 hours of work per week? Or is that blasphemy?

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How long did it take you in your career to get real bookworthy projects in your portfolio? I’m a Jr early in my career, fighting to get a good FT role, but have been running into places that’ve said the roles are heavy on website copy, emails and other stuff that I’d never put in there. I want to shoot big but want to be realistic. Been stuck freelancing (some good places) since Covid started and trying to break into full time, but am afraid of getting stuck.

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My old team got merged into IB and because of my lack of experience i have to start as A1. I really like the work but I hate that i have no control over my agenda (recently had to do calls at my own birthday party and while I was at the hairdresser). I don’t see myself doing 2-3 years until AD level, also because hours don’t get much better. What are my exit options?

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Has anyone here exited and ended being the “client” to your old manager or partner?

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So I screwed up big time and took an associate role in my current job. I absolutely should have pushed for senior, but I was super eager for a new job and to be back near family. I'm about a month into this job, is it crazy for me to start looking around? I know I could be paid a lot more...

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Are the other big 4 (EY, Deloitte, KPMG) business casual?

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