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What’s everyone’s utilization? Mine was over 100% the last few months, curious to see how others are doing.

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When I quit, fiscal YTD was 125 and rolling 12 was 115

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Yeah I’ve seen this a couple of times. Ultimately this translates to lower bonus which in a market where jumping around get you much higher comp really doesn’t help with retention

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65%

Part timer. Jk

Firms measure utilization differently, a better first question is how does your firm measure utilization?

Billable hours over standard hours. I haven’t taken any days off either.

Utilization doesn't generally effect performance rating in my experience but its common rn to be overutilized n all service lines in big 4 rn due to the bullish nature of the economy.

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All of the suggestions on how to maintain WLB fall to individuals - but ultimately if the firm keeps selling as much work as we’re selling, we can’t deliver if lots of folks reduce hours. Seems like a supply/demand mismatch. How can we empower our teams to prioritize WLB and also get all the work done, when utilization is still so high?

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How were bonuses determined this year? Was there a utilization cutoff?

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Ive heard in advisory, utilization is the single most important factor in reviews, even though it’s usually out of your control (as it is for most staff/seniors). Curious if that’s true elsewhere?

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McK folks - how is your performance evaluated ? I've heard McK does not use utilization as a metric. True?

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How does your firm calculate utilization? My firm’s billable requirement is 1850, but our utilization percentage is calculated based on 40 hours billed per week (2080/year). Pro bono work counts towards billable requirement , but isn’t included in our utilization numbers. This seems out of sorts… Yearly requirement is fine, but it just feels like the numbers don’t match up. I don’t feel like my utilization expectations/work are being accurately accounted for.

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People complaining about salaries, bonuses, and lack of promotions are exactly why I don't bother killing myself for work, i.e. Excessive travel, 700% utilization, extra BD work, etc. Not worth it.

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