Utilization rates seem so unreasonable. If the firm wants to keep knowledge in house they should put people on the beach to make internal documents

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We require them to do this while they are on a project. Must be nice to only have to do internal work while on the bench. 🙄

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You are smoking crack if you think McK doesn't track billability. You may not have explicit targets against it, and there may be a lot more leeway given at junior levels than at a big 4, but trust someone is measuring it and at some point if it dips too low a conversation will be had.

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But they'd have to replace all their laptops from the sand!

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OP I've been on the beach doing internal work for almost three months. Help.

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Been on the beach for 45 days in all this year. Things were slow in January. Not the worst thing if you can recoup. I'm at 73% YTD. Just need to make sure you are helping with training, recruitment and knowledge/LOPs.

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Wait! How did you guys know your utilization? You track it yourself????😦😦😦

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Yeah they are tracking it but no one is actively using it on me to dictate my decisions yet. Idk I give a lot to this job and I'm glad they'll let me beach it once in a while to bounce back!

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Manila PD support sends out an email every month. Just check abs make sure everything is OK there. But, I am practice dedicated and it may be different for others.

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So I've been told McK doesn't have util rates as much

My billability for my first year was.... 8%? :O

My utilization was 12% at a B4. There are always exceptions.

My first year I was on the beach for < 15 days. Just stay engaged and network with the right people.

LOPs?

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How much are nurses making as utilization managers?

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This group is for providing a unique platform for utilization of opportunities and delivering quality results in political consulting. It will also act as a go-to go network for all types of Political Campaigning & allied activities.
Plz, invite your connections...

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Have any respiratory therapists found jobs OTHER than being a clinical RT? I want to possibly change careers, but I am finding that a lot of jobs (clinical liason, utilization review, etc) want you to have a nursing degree, not a respiratory degree. I feel like as an RT we are limited to jobs.

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In light of all discussions on FB, it seems to me that individuals at our firm have been removed out of EY beyond PIP related issues.
To help the community brace itself, please provide facts on your Utilization, level, leads, YoE at EY, and network.
My experience seems that the ones let go, had weak network.

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What were some challenges y’all faced this week?

I’ll start. Trying to get non local resources utilized. National Leadership thinks this is the answer to our problems but local leadership is hesitant.

Hi! I’m doing some research on employee benefits (medical insurance, 401k, HSA/FSA, commuter benefits) and was hoping to connect with People specialists or HR professionals in the comp & benefits space. I’m trying to better understand any pain points or challenges you might face with utilization/enrollment. Anyone interested in connecting? Thank you!

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Got offer from BCG for ECT. Read numerous comments about ECT being not attractive compared to Generalist track. Also heard challenges about billability/utilization. Any views/ guidance appreciated!
I am not super keen to become a partner (selling) and main reason to join will be working with different clients, smart talented people and a good brand. End goal (at the moment atleast) is to stay for few years and return to the industry. 15 YOE

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Made M1 this year.Advisory practice. Secret to fast track SM? Utilization vs Selling work what should be the focus? Any tips who made M1 to SM within 3 years?

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How does it feel to earn less than US Consultants while also struggling for utilization

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PwC people. Got an email for minimum utilization required for tier 1 or 2 bonus. What is this?!

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I wish admin utilized Tier 1 supports with teachers. Smiles, appreciations and acknowledging ones efforts would do a great deal to boost morale and climate. I just don’t understand what that is so hard to do.

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Feel like I’ve come to dread the monthly check-ins with my counselor. Even though I’ve got good feedback, healthy utilization, etc., it seems like it’s not enough in these conversations. Advice?

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Just had a SM call and ask to move over 2 weeks of billable work to a PRD code because the project is over budget. Just checked and this will put me just at 89% utilization for year end (cont.)

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KPMG folks, if you log 8 hours as PTO on a given day and then also log billable hours on the same day, will that inflate your adjusted utilization %?

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I am at a Pharmaceutical Tech startup and we are hiring!

We are looking for Product Mgrs who have 4+ years of exp in client facing roles where you gather requirements, design solutions, work with developers to build the solution, test the solution end-to-end, and deliver to the client. The work itself is very similar to what we do in consulting but you don't have to worry about firm activities, utilization, etc.

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DM a link to your resume if you are interested

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What's this b.s. about 50hr utilization target in advisory? Is the business doing bad and they expect us to make up for it?

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