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Relations with Management

8.2 / 10

(based on 57 ratings in 2015)

2015

"Junior managers are hands-on with regular meetings. Senior managers hold regular town hall meetings."
Graduate, London
"Regular updates from management and the graduate scheme has a mentor and buddy scheme. Line managers are friendly and approachable"
Entry level, London
"You are assigned a graduate (entity) manager who oversees the whole two-year programme, and a line (functional) manager who sees you in your day-to-day role and changes with each six-month rotation. This works very well as support is available from both an holistic viewpoint regarding career development, and a performance aspect in your day job."
Graduate, New York
"Every graduate is assigned a mentor who's usually at Director level or above."
Entry level, London
"The company has a very collegiate atmosphere and friendly senior management who engaged with graduates on the first day."
Graduate, London
"I have found that everyone is friendly and willing to interact. Graduates are assigned official mentors."
Graduate, London
"I would say there is a very good support system in place. Mentors are specifically assigned to each individual and will not mentor more than one. There are regular feedback systems in place and a lot of points of contact are available if you have an issue."
Graduate, London
"Managers are very accessible and everyone is willing to give you their time. Mentors are invaluable and can be great sponsors for you with other senior managers. All provide great advice and will happily share the knowledge and experiences."
Graduate, London/Hong Kong
"I have a senior manager as a mentor and we have frequent catch-ups. Most senior management interacts very well with their team on a daily basis."
Graduate, London
"Given the small size of the department, the level of exposure I have to senior management is unparalleled."
Graduate, London
"Managers are extremely accessible with general feedback back given on a daily/weekly basis - project by project."
Graduate, London

2014

"My line manager is exceptional - he's so happy to take time out and really looks out for you. The other managers in my area are all happy to talk to you and give advice, but obviously they're extremely busy."
Graduate, London
"We have an open design office and HSBC values 'connection,' which together means you can talk to everyone and they are willing to spend some time explaining their work and values."
Graduate, London
"My experience of managers so far has been very positive, putting in a lot of time to aid the development of graduates and offering numerous opportunities for us to learn further skills."
Graduate, London
"In my personal experience managers are very available and make great mentors."
Graduate, London
"It depends on the manager, but generally they are very good. I have found that performance feedback can sometimes be ambiguous, e.g. I am left unsure how to improve."
Graduate, London
"So far, my experience with senior managers has been very positive. At organised dinners, they are very willing to discuss their background, their current roles and then chat informally about any topic that arises."
Graduate, London
"We are assigned both a line manager and mentor (senior team member from a different department). My manager produces feedback at regular intervals, whilst my mentor meets periodically to update me on my career development."
Graduate, London
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