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8.3 / 10

(based on 18 ratings in 2016)

2016

"It varies by team but I am quite happy with my hours and I have a brilliant work/life balance."
Graduate, London
"Working hours are quite flexible but your total hours will depend on your team. You can find anything from a 9.00 am – 5.00 pm job to an 8.00 am – 7.00 pm in a bank. However, these hours are flexible and you can tailor them to your needs (ie working from home or taking time off to develop yourself)."
Graduate, London
"Monday to Friday is 9.00 am – 5.00 pm with flexi homeworking available at a manager's discretion. Some managers are more accommodating than others."
Graduate, St Helier
"My employer is very flexible. So long as I get the work done, I can work the hours that fit in with my life."
Graduate, London
"The current role I am doing has a shift pattern. However, there is flexibility and options to work from home etc if you are not customer-facing."
Graduate, Leeds
"You're able to work from home at times. Working hours are in line with many in the City."
Graduate, Various across UK
"Very flexible. On average I work from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm. This can be longer, depending on the demands of the day, but it is very flexible."
Graduate, Miami
"It depends on the role, the team, the nature of the current workload and the initiatives that are being undertaken. In my current role, I typically work 8.30 am – 5.00 pm but I have worked 8.00 am – 6.00 pm in previous roles and have sometimes worked past 9.00 pm on some occasions."
Graduate, London
"Very flexible. The specifics of the hours don't matter so long as you get your work done."
Graduate, London

2015

"I work 9-10 hour days. I can work from home per my schedule and convenience. My employer/manager is willing to work around my scheduled as required."
Graduate, London
"Typical day is about 7am - 6pm which is fairly standard and at the nicer end for Trading hours. However HSBC is flexible and if you need to take time off/pop out for various appointments, etc."
Entry level, London
"My role is very flexible, so long as I get the job done I can, within reason, choose the hours I do. Some people come in at 7am and go early whilst others come at 9am and stay later."
Graduate, London
"Your hours depend on which team you are in; M&A work longer hours compared to other capital financing teams. Hours are not very flexible in my team."
Entry level, London
"How long you have to work varies depending on the team you work in, generally though, I think we work much better hours than other financial institutions."
Graduate, London
"In my experience, hours are not flexible and are quite long; I work from 9:30am until 11:00pm on most days."
Graduate, London
"I have long working hours but I think they are still relatively less that others doing the same role in the industry with a different employer."
Graduate, London
"Work hours depend on the level of work you have. The more you are involved in and the greater the responsibilities you have, the more you will work and the more you will learn. The department also offers very flexible working hours, so if you need to leave as a one-off this is always accommodated."
Graduate, London/Hong Kong
"Typically I work form 9am to 6pm, occasionally an extra hour or two. As a graduate I prefer to come to the office, but some other graduates have the option to work from home if need be. As I have deadlines every morning, my team is normally more willing to be flexible during afternoons."
Graduate, London
"How long you work depends on the team you are in. Overall though, this is a demanding job so one needs to be prepared to put in the hours."
Graduate, London
"Work hours can vary widely depending on how busy the week is. You are expected to work until the work is done and not expected to hang around when there isn't much work. There is good flexibility with working hours."
Graduate, London

2014

"My team doesn't do 'face-time', which is great. I have a lot of graduate style work at the start and end of the day so I tend to be in before my desk at 6:45am, but I also leave before the other sales guys (inc my boss) at 7:30pm. This will probably get later as I can be of more help with the overall workload."
Graduate, London
"Hours are flexible as long as you have a good reason for it. For example, you can work from home if there are no specific client meetings and your manager agrees. The company respect that factor that sometimes we need to resolve some personal matters during working hours, as long as you make the time afterwards."
Graduate, London
"Life as a graduate will often involve long hours in the office, but this varies a lot with the area you're working in, seasonality, deal flow, etc. HSBC has no culture for 'face-time' in my experience."
Graduate, London
"Depending on the placement, the company is extremely flexible on working hours and we have the ability to work from home when appropriate."
Graduate,
"My hours are typically 8:00am to 8:00pm on a normal working day. This can be significantly less during festive and 'off' seasons, or extend towards 11:00pm during a really busy period. I rarely will ever have to come in at a weekend and even if I did, it would be for a handful of hours."
Graduate, London
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