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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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Knowing 2080 hours in a year is the benchmark for utilization, how many are approaching 3000 (including chargeable and authorized projects) and how do you manage?

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When scatterplots and utilization metrics have u down, then you talk to your fav PPD and she's like girl I got u 🎉🎁🎂

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Being asked to come onto a "Deloitte Insights" internal project that isn't billable, but counts for utilization. Building demo analytical solutions we can pitch to customers. Is there a catch?

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I think I'm getting let go tomorrow. Saw a meeting with PEP and an HR Person I never met before. Doesn't make sense, I've been 100% utilized since January and the client loves me and wants me until end of the year and beyond. Partner has never said a bad word about my performance. Doesn't make sense. I did submit snapshots for last year and he delayed and said well include them in next year. I hope he didn't fuck me. What are my options? Can I join the client?

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I have 44% utilization. Am I getting fired?

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