What does your workload look like and or how many projects are you managing at any given time? Just wondering, as I have been interviewing and companies seem alarmed at how much work I am managing

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I've run in to this same situation. At one agency I had a TV shoot, 5 OLVs and 2 print campaigns all going at the same time over 3 creative teams and 1 CD. It was hard, but that's the life of PMs. However, I've also worked at agencies that feel once you've hit 2 projects, no matter how big or small, you've hit your limit. I find places that expect you to have a larger load, the infrastructure is more set and you have greater support so it doesnt seem so bad.

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How do I convey this massive amount onto my resume? Didn't realize I was taking on so much more than others. 😬

Definitely depends on what the projects are and how demanding the client is. I usually run anywhere from 1-20 projects at a time. But for example when I have very complex development projects with many moving parts and remote teams located all over the globe it's not uncommon for me to max out at 1-6. How many do you consider to be a lot, and what are the projects?

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Usually ~5 complex technical projects ranging from 350k to 750k and around 20 projects 250k or less. This is across 4 brands, so 4 separate account teams, but I’ve also run ~38 simultaneously before (and died)

1-5 Omni-channel campaigns and then roughly 100 one-off projects. Does your company scope out projects based on FTE time?

They do! They typically have a PM manage about 2 million in projects a year but last year I managed about 5.5. I also billed so many hours to the client that by the 4th quarter my time became unbillable. Just curious, when you say one off projects, what do the scopes typically look like?

That seems really crazy to me. Perhaps job responsibilities are different? $2M per PM sounds inline with my company which averages about 3 - 6 projects at a time

I’m sill over here managing $12M by myself with an account team of 12-15 people. I need a new job.

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