The FTO request form requires you to produce a plan for how you will make up the time you have taken. This is not time off, this is time deferred. I preferred having the control of my life, with the FTO policy I am unable to ensure I will ever take a vacation again. Poorly thought out policy, not an incentive to working at this company.
The "flexible time off" policy is a scam. GT advertises that they offer "unlimited time off," but don't be fooled. You need partner approval to take more than 5 days, and the utilization targets are so high that you can't really take any time off. Firm holidays count against your utilization, so even if you take NO time off, you are still starting from behind.
Don't be fooled. Senior leaders are still tracking time off and if you have taken more than "normal" you will be talked to.
Flexibility and offered within the first year, rather than after first year.
Sick time comes out of your PTO. You can basically only take time off during the summer.
Unlimited flexible time off. However if you have work you must finish your your. Hence flexible time off. Working from home is often expected.
FTO means that as long as you are not engaged with a client, you stand to take some time off.
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The firm previously had 15-22 PTO days but they recently started an unlimited time off policy.
Flexible Time Off (FTO). We are now able to take as much time as we need off, if we ensure we hit our utilization goals.