A&M fishes do you feel pressure while taking vacations as your comp is tied to billable hours? Also what’s the policy on remote work, can people work from another country (eg. Canada or Europe ) for a few days if they are supporting during US work hours. Big 4 is strict about international work location, so just curious.
Opinions and any information regarding billable hours and quality of work life at Stockwell, Harris, Woolverton & Helphrey...anything info appreciated!
I’m pretty sure colleagues at my firm are inflating their billable hours. Is this the norm? I suspect many of you will think this is obvious and/or that I’m naive but wtf? I find hitting 2200 is tough even with a good sized work load. Am I just expected to play the game? I don’t want to sound self-righteous but if most are lying just to make the requirement, then maybe the requirement should be lower.
I’m thankfully hitting my hours, but my firm keeps passing non-billable work my way. I am grateful for the opportunities, but this type of work always seems to find its way to the female associates at my firm. We have been told that non-billable work is irrelevant in terms of our annual hours. Any tips on how to navigate this in a thoughtful way? I want to be a team-player, but I believe that others need to step up to the plate.
Need advice for resigning while on bench. I already have a start date with the new employer. Should I do a traditional two week notice or give <=1 week notice instead? My goal is to not burn bridges, but I also don’t want to get let go on the spot since I have nothing to “wrap up” besides HR tasks. I’ve read on here that sometimes they will let you go day of and pay you out for two weeks but I don’t see why any firm would do that for somebody not currently performing billable work...
Ah! If the clients ever realize the number of billable hours wasted on making slides just ‘look’ pretty!!!!
When your boss gives you 48 hours (clock hours not billable hours) to produce a viable objection to a MTD/compel arbitration in a complex commercial lit case, which is not my practice area, what kind of result is he expecting? From scratch, no template.
Anyone have slow months where you burn through a lot of your allotted pro bono/professional development hours to keep hitting minimum daily hours? The past few weeks have been like this for me. Should I be concerned (I.e., will this reflect poorly on me, come review time? Will I have dug myself too much of a hole if I keep burning my non-billable hours?) I’ve been asking partners if I can assist in any projects so I can fill my plate, but I’ve only gotten small (4-6 hour) tasks handed my way.
How many days is it acceptable to have 0-3 billable hours when you know a storm is coming?
Deloitte folks, what is your year to date client billable hours ? Disclose your level as well please.
What matters more - billable hours or quality of work? It seems like I have a good reputation for always being available, but personally, I don't think I am doing my best work as I'm overloaded. Does billing well matter more than quality work? Just started in the spring as midlevel.
I’d be curious to hear about people’s chargeable/billable hours. What are your goals vs actual, best/worst years, etc. I’ve only ever worked at one regional firm so my knowledge is fairly narrow.
What happens if you don’t hit your billable hours? I am a first-year that had a very slow February and slow start to March. I’ve been reaching out to various teams for work but things seem slow now & I’m worried that I’m not going to hit my 1800 target.
Do you count Sundays as a weekday? Somehow I always end up with an ASAP billable work. Not complaining, just making observations.
16 weeks and so worried all of the stress I’m under is going to hurt the baby. Between work, my own scary (non-pregnancy) health stuff, the pandemic, my mom (who is a widow and lives alone, basically isolated by choice due to covid) is having health issues, and pressures to keep billable hours up, I’ve been having complete breakdowns. Today I spent almost the entire day crying and now have to make up the billable time this weekend. I really worry abt what effect this will have on the babe.
My HR rep told me that to apply for your CPA license in MA you only need 1 year of work experience, not 2009 billable hours. Didn't sound right- can anyone confirm/deny?
Any reviews of working at DLA Piper? Looking for London specifically but also interested to know of any other experiences/reviews. Salaries, billable targets et al
In the event you don’t have enough billable hours/low on projects to fill your timesheet, you ________________
If you keep track of your non-billable time, how much detail do you put in your time entries?
Are MBB/consulting experience + technical masters (e.g., data science, CS) ever complementary when looking at exit opps, or are they too different to overlap (or, in other words, will the former have been a waste of time if pursuing the latter)?
I see some of my peers leaving tech consulting in PwC to accept a position as a product manager in tech companies like amazon, google, Salesforce, qualtrics, doordash, etc? How is the transition like? Or how TC in a B4 compares to PM in a big tech company?
European citizen looking to come back and work in advertising ind. I already have all the requirements for the O1 visa. Someone out there that wants to give me the chance that I’m waiting for? DM me!
What is an appropriate time to stop taking work calls? I try to stop at 6pm unless we have a filing same week. Is that acceptable?
Do you think about climate change on a Daily/Weekly/Monthly basis? Curious what big 4 accountants feel as I await the next round of California fires.
Interviewing for a Partner Engineering role in GCP. I have completed the technical assessment. Any advice on how to best prep for the next set of interviews?
How much is a senior con 6.5 year work ex (2 pre mba, 4.5 post mba) tier 1 mba expected to earn at Deloitte india strategy consulting?
Is there an edge with applying to M7 from a non-target UG background where you excelled/stood out greatly? Or are target schools still a culture within admissions?
First day back on the job after paternity leave. Never had a harder time leaving the house than this morning...
Does anyone have insight about the culture of the higher ed practice at Accenture? Is it a good place to work? How is the team? What is the workload like?
Taking out a female friend and her one year old baby for brunch. Maybe this is a silly question, but do I ask the restaurant for a high chair for the kid? Or does the kid stay in the stroller while we eat? Clearly I’m a clueless friend here!
Lockdown epiphany- 33F Has anyone realized they have been single and lived alone for so long, that u could probably never live with another person now? Hopes of finding love had already been crushed real good well before covid. Now this..
ACN- Has anybody charged in the Chase Sapphire Reserve Annual Fee instead of upgrading to the Amex platinum or getting the yearly lounge access as a Manager Perk? Run into issues?
Desi fam, did any of you take 24 karat gold coins to India from US? Like 1/2 oz or 1/4 oz. Did you have to pay taxes at immigration in India ? How much if yes ?
Hello Fishes, Can you please share your best salary negotiation tips? In India, it’s such a common norm to pay on current even if you are grossly underpaid. Thanks.
What should you do if a recruiter won’t respond after an in person interview? It’s been weeks and no followup. My recruiter switched after my phone screen- & I haven’t had any contact with this person
Is there any consulting companies in the US that sponsor new hires (for example data science consultants) for a H1 visa or GC?
Negotiating an offer for senior consultant EY cyber practice. Any insights on salary and sign-on bonus?
Do any of the top consulting firms have analytics roles (preferably not super technical) that don’t require weekly travel?
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