Got extremely good reviews for this past LEAD cycle but question if I’m going to hit utilization goals for this fiscal year. Is this a problem or an issue that will affect me?
Hi Bain 🐠, how does utilization look like for AAG guys? Any distinction in terms of Marketing Science and Data Science? Which one will give you more mileage, exposure, in your opinion?
How hard should you actually work in consulting? Obviously we have utilization requirements so we work long hours but I’m tired of giving 100% of my brain power. Is there any benefit of working harder? IMO there’s an incentive to work slower
Is taking the sabbatical offered by pwc, career suicide... in a time when utilization matters so much?
How do I say to my counselor, "be prepared to see a big fall of my utilization because of things out of my control" without sounding like complaining or having a lot of negativity?
How do you teach yourself to care less? I am always stressed and over worked while other seniors on my team are 50% utilized don't care and still get promoted. I also want to have the idc attitude..
Is utilization low in most firms right now? Is it efficiency that is causing this or a slow downturn in the economy causing businesses to close?
How lenient are you with billing? Just saw a presentation showing the average utilization was over 95% at my mid sized consultancy and I swear I know so many people that barely have work. Like literally during the staffing calls everyone says they’re only 50% billable and are looking to take on more work.
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
Stupid question, want to get into political risk consultant, is that a thing outside of PwC in the big 4? If so what qualifications do you need and what's more utilized, risk analysis or poli sci?
Lots of lay-off convos going on... anyone ever heard of (and utilized) the “engineer your lay-off” approach authored by Fianancial Samurai? Curious on thoughts / results.
Why is it that anytime I’ve gotten on a proposal, those asking for help have given me a non-billable code? Is that time counting towards my utilization or am I missing something?
Hey managers and above, does anyone evaluate/look at utilization at the beginning of the fiscal year for staff and seniors? Or does it get evaluated only near end of year? Curious to know...
My utilization is 90% but all of my clients are small jobs. Does that look worse than someone who works on the larger, higher revenue generating jobs with all else equal (utilization/performance)?
Over a month on the bench and all of my leads have fell through. I'm a campus hire (started last fall) but still worried about my utilization. Any tips on how to expand my internal network even more?
What do you think it takes for a PPD to get a utilization bearing WBS for proposal work? I know it is rare...
Had an interview last week that went well. The next day, HR sent an additional application to fill out (basically same info as the online app). Is that a good sign or usual process for 2 apps? Still waiting to hear back.
Hello all Looking forward to have meaningful discussions w.r.t ACCA exams and course and job opportunities for ACCA qualified / part qualified :)
2 years into this job and already flagged as "pre-hypertensive" in annual health screening (all other metrics the same as 2 years ago). Guys don't forget to breathe!
When it’s your second week on the project and the client is already asking if you’d accept a job offer from them 💁🏻♀️🙌
To all the post-9/11 veterans, it’s a somber day that unites us all in the reason we fought. It’s easy to forget - especially with the younger generation having 9/11 be a history lesson rather than something they lived through. The waters became muddy with two wars and politicians, but you all stepped up and did your duty. Thank you all for your service, it’s an honor whether we crossed paths or not.
Feeling stuck in my role, but unsure of my next move. Move agencies? Stick to social/PR? Acct mgmt? Get an MBA to become an eventual brand mgr? I’m so overwhelmed and feel like I have to specialize.
Going hourly rate for UX/Experience Director? Please add years of experience, city, and awards. Used to charge $145/hr but that was a while ago (then, 12 yrs, NYC and Boston, top agencies and financial institutions exp, top notch portfolio with deep strategic, UX, IA, interaction and usability work, some awards).
Headed back to a client site for the first time since February 2020. What do people even wear anymore?! I feel like a kid playing dress up. Help.
Would the next couple years be a bad time to get an MBA since we’re about to hit one of the worst recessions the US has ever seen?
Just got my annual bonus.. looking to splurge on an espresso machine. Does anyone have any recommendations on specific models, auto vs semi auto? And my budget is $500-$1500
Which tech firms apart from Amazon are open to take people without prior product background as product managers? I’ve seen Amazon is pretty open via the Product manager non tech route. Anyone know of other firms that give new PMs a chance? (I’m asking for post MBA 2 year MBB consulting experience) McKinsey & Company Boston Consulting Group Bain & Company
Feeling frustrated with my career progression after being a senior planner for +2.5 years. Trying to change careers but that's not going well and I can't seem to land a manager position in media. :/
Feeling sick from anxiety this morning. Knowing I have to leave today and tough week ahead looming
Hello fishes, How is the yearly hike, WLB, promotions in NTT data. HR mentioned there is no variable bonus in the company. How is the growth for SAP? Deloitte 9.5 + 10 % bonus. NTT data 11.2 fixed no bonus. YEO- 4+
Federal court question: if Party X was an intervenor in District Court, and the judgment is appealed (not by Party X), then is Party X a respondent/appellee rather than an intervenor in the Court of Appeals?
Anyone interview with via? How is it
Best North Indian / Delhi style street food (e.g., Cholle bhature, chaat) and general Indian sweets (e.g., jalebi) place in NYC? any suggestions. Missing home due to this travel ban.
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