Employer Hubs / IBM / Inside Buzz Graduates


8.0 / 10

(based on 55 ratings in 2016)


"The employer is flexible about the hours worked (as well as the location, such as working from home) but the the number of hours I work tends to be more than the average."
Graduate, London
"With hard work comes reward. If you're prepared to put the effort in you will get much more out of your projects. If you want a regular 9.00 am – 5.00 pm job, this isn't the company for you."
Graduate, Currently London
"It's very flexible currently. This does depend a lot on what client you're working for and what project. Right now I can manage my own time."
Graduate, London
"It varies from department to department. As an internal employee, I have greater flexibility as my time isn't billed. I stick roughly to 9.00 am – 5.00 pm but make adjustments when they're needed."
Entry level, Amsterdam
"Very flexible working arrangements. You can work from home as we are a mobile workforce."
Marketing, Graduate, London
"The hours are flexible but can also be long. You have the option to work from where you like and the work is task-based instead of hours-based."
Graduate, London
"I can take time away to study and work from home when needed – they are respectful of your time when you're away from the office."
Graduate, London
"It depends on what project you are working on. I know that some people regularly stay late and work on weekends because that is the culture of the project. I also know other people that work 9.00 am – 5.00 pm."
Graduate, London
"Sometimes I work longer hours but, if working from home, it balances out with the time I would commute. Teams are usually very understanding of your work/life balance so I very rarely need to work overtime. However, I sometimes choose to."
Graduate, London
"It's dependant on the project and role but work is often away from home. I've stayed away for three nights in a week before."
Graduate, Bristol


"My hours are constant in my role: extra hours are rarely required and are normally compensated well."
Entry level, Farnborough
"I work a 40 hour week, and my hours can be flexible depending on project commitments."
Graduate, London/Various
"I work from 8:00am to 4:10pm taking regular tea breaks, having casual conversations with my peers and 15 minutes for food. While this suits me, everyone at IBM takes different approaches such as Fridays off or longer breaks, later starts. It's very easy to tune your rota to fit into your life."
Graduate, Winchester
"My working hours depend highly upon the project. I currently work 9:00am-6:00pm, but leave at 4:30pm on a Thursday to allow for travel and I work from home on a Friday. But every project is different, so you can find your ideal one."
Graduate, London
"My base hours are 9:00am-5:00pm, however this can vary depending on how busy my role is. My employer is somewhat flexible with hours, e.g. if I needed to leave early one day I can make up my time later in the week."
Graduate, London
"I work very flexible hours, and I typically don't work outside of 8:30am-6:30pm. I get to work from home when I need to."
Graduate, London
"I am required to work eight hours per day, however IBM is very flexible. Quite often I will work later one day and arrive later the next or leave early and catch up later in the evening. There are also opportunities to work from home when needed."
Graduate, London


"Work hours are long, but flexible - if you do the job then it doesn't matter how long you're here for. There is also the opportunity to work remotely, as you're equipped with a laptop and phone."
Graduate, London
"You are expected to complete your work to a very high standard, and do the hours that that requires. If you need to work into the early hours then you do, but on the other hand if everything is finished you are given the flexibility to call it a day there."
Graduate, Edinburgh/London
"Working hours depend on the project, but this will be flexible within reason. I often have to stay over in hotels when working on sites."
Graduate, London
"I choose to work longer hours, because I know it will benefit my career. The company is very flexible and it is common for employees to opt to work part-time, to work from home for some or all of the week, to stick to contracted hours, etc. without prejudice."
Graduate, London
"I work 40 hours standard, and I volunteer a lot outside of these hours (this work is all related to personal development and progression)."
Graduate, London
"Hours can be flexible if you have to travel far. Sometimes you have to work long hours, but not usually for a long period of time."
Graduate, Manchester
"Hours are fairly flexible as long as the work is done. However, this can vary from project to project."
Graduate, London
"Able to work from home, but be willing to put in the hours when you need to."
Graduate, London
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