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Satisfaction with Work

8.4 / 10

(based on 20 ratings in 2016)

2016

"I have been given a lot of responsibility and full ownership of entire aspects of projects that directly impact our customers. I am not treated as a graduate but as an integral part of the team."
Graduate, London
"My day-to-day role varies a lot. I am working directly with several senior managers at the bank and every day there are new challenges and tasks that come up. This keeps the role both interesting and engaging."
Graduate, London
"I am a team manager for a number of telephone representatives who work as a second line team supporting our customers and dealing with complex queries."
Graduate, Leeds
"Role to role, I am treated like a full-time employee and allowed to pick any project I want and pushed to perform fully."
Graduate, London
"I'm satisfied as I have tangible outputs."
Graduate, London
"I'm given lots of challenging and meaningful projects and tasks."
Graduate, Various across UK
"Very satisfied as I'm given responsibility and autonomy. The ability to have a voice, challenge ideas and have an opinion in the workplace at such a junior level is important to me."
Graduate, Miami
"At present, my work is somewhat administrative so it is fairly routine. I'm undertaking some process mapping and process re-engineering. However, I hope to move into change management/transformation."
Graduate, London
"It's such a mix. There are so many opportunities for you to learn that you can really take control of where you take your placement."
Graduate, London

2015

"As a junior trader I help cover more senior traders books - having been given specific sectors to look after independently as any other more senior trader would."
Entry level, London
"I do a variety of task such as client planning, spotting opportunities we may be currently missing and ensuring the smooth implementation of mandated deals."
Graduate, London
"My role involves working on pitches and creating financial models."
Entry level, London
"There is a lot of Excel involved in my job, including use of VBA. There are also many meetings and calls (internal and external)."
Graduate, London
"I would say the role is 80% origination plus 20% execution; it requires a lot of interaction with different divisions in the bank which is quite interesting."
Entry level, London
"Managing public sector client's day to day banking needs"
Graduate, London
"I have lots of responsibility but can often find myself held back by having to obtain information from a variety of sources which are sometimes uncooperative or inaccessible."
Graduate, London
"I write code to develop trading applications for traders and Quants."
Graduate, London
"At present my role involves a fair amount of administrative work, trading and trade processing."
Graduate, London
"I am currently on my third of four rotations, so day-to-day responsibilities has depended on the team and area of the business I have been part of. Each has provided different experiences from leading projects in a Business Management role, to leading deals in a Business Development role, to now managing market's queries in a Service Delivery role."
Graduate, London/Hong Kong
"The work is standard in the morning and varies in the afternoon (projects, etc.) so I am able to gain experience and insight into many processes, while being constantly stimulated by the variety of work."
Graduate, London
"The work that I do directly impacts the team. The small size of the team, and my department in general, provides me with an unrivalled level of exposure and responsibility. Much of my day to day work involves building and maintaining models, creating charts, updating presentations and interacting/working with other teams."
Graduate, London
"I have been working on both pitches and projects. I have worked on different sub-sectors of FIG and with several people within the team. I have been happy to have been given responsibilities from day one and involved in the different processes."
Graduate, London
"I have a wide range of daily duties, many of which offer great intellectual stimulus and have a material, tangible impact. Yet, a junior role at any organisation would also involve a fair share of "grunt work". Having said that, I don't feel that there is an overwhelming amount of administrative tasks in my current position. Generally, the better you perform, the more people trust you and the more exciting your assignments can be."
Graduate, London
"I work in Rates Central Banks Sales, which provides interest rates products/solutions, such as bonds and bond futures and IRS to central banks globally."
Entry level, London
"I am in a role that exists outside of a graduate remit. It has duties and responsibilities that translate into real-world experience."
Graduate, London

2014

"My day-to-day role has changed considerably throughout the graduate scheme, having managed the sales floor in a branch, to working as an Analyst within Corporate Real Estate. My role now is in supporting two senior Business Implementation Managers within CMB Europe on a number of projects."
Graduate, London
"My work is variable and challenging. Day-to-day responsibilities are flexible and if I don't feel like doing a particular task that day, I can usually delay it. The work is meaningful and important."
Graduate, London
"HSBC gives analysts a lot of responsibility from day one. As a graduate in Global Research, I was trusted with speaking to clients and the sales force, as well as publish views under my own name, from very early on."
Graduate, London
"I'm currently in a sales role covering UK banks and building societies on rates products."
Graduate, London
"My role involves a significant amount of client marketing materials for our products. These come in the form of daily mail outs, pitch presentations, trade updates, etc. I'm also required to assist in analysing and amending documentation that is required for our products."
Graduate, London
"My work involves supporting senior bankers through production of high quality pitch books and deal execution, as well as working with other teams in the bank to successfully execute transactions."
Graduate, London
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