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Having too many non-billable delivery managers.

Couple of years ago, in our company we had several big budget projects going on and recruitment was at peak. At that time our company hired too many delivery managers (Many of them were non IT!) and very few coders/testers. Manager to Programmer ratio was literally 1:2. Later, after completion of those projects, we had a situation where we had many of these managers (some of them were real slackers) sitting on bench doing nothing. We had one appraisal cycle where everyone got little/no raise (Even us hardworking programmers, sigh) so that company don't have to lay anyone off! Fortunately, company realized this situation and did the RIGHTSIZING in the first quarter this year!

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