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2016

"Communication can sometimes be a chore as the organisation is very large."
Graduate, Northampton
"There's not as much interaction between the graduates as there could be."
Graduate, Stoke on Trent
"The supply chain in DHL is so varied that it can be difficult to decide which part of the business you would like to work in when you only get two placements. You always have to be flexible regarding your location."
Graduate, Staffordshire
"There's a lot of red tape and bureaucracy, particularly in finance."
Graduate, Derby
"Occasional lack of communication across teams and business units."
Graduate, Daventry
"The company is so large – it can be difficult to understand the structure and get to know others."
Graduate, London
"It can be hard to understand the business structure sometimes. Two sites can be totally different despite being part of the same company."
Graduate, Milton Keynes
"High independence can sometimes feel like a lack of support and direction."
Graduate, Nationwide

2015

"The location I am currently based in is 250 miles from my home town. I class myself as being flexible but did not expect to be placed so far away from home."
Graduate, Glasgow
"My salary has not increased in the last 12 months and has not taken living in London into account."
Graduate, London
"The size of the organisation can generate a lot of bureaucracy which can slow down decision making and taking actions."
Graduate, Rugby
"You have a limited input into the placements that you go on during the graduate scheme."
Graduate, Daventry
"The red tape - lots of things take a long time to get approved/changed/added. Culture of a large organisation that is unlikely to change unfortunately."
Graduate, Birmingham
"Some offices can be a little remote (as expected with the nature of the business)."
Graduate, Birmingham
"Sometimes there is a lack of formal organisation about what my training programme looks like. The structure can be a little ad hoc and I will be told Friday that I am stopping my current role at the end of the day and start my new job Monday."
Graduate, Coventry
"As I am presently living in London, the salary is a little uncompetitive and my standard of living is noticeably lower than it was previously."
Graduate, London
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