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Relations with Management

7.6 / 10

(based on 42 ratings in 2015)

2015

"There are two levels of management. Graduates have a foundation manager/Early Professional Manager (EPM) who is essentially their careers manager, and this manager helps us through our first couple years as a graduate employee. Then our task manager is our day-to-day port of call, who sets us our role specific work."
Graduate, Winchester
"While from my experience the managers are very dependent on what your role is doing, and in what team, all graduates have a separate manager to support them, as well as a task manager."
Graduate, London
"IBM managers are always approachable and you can reach to them any time, no matter what the hierarchical gap is. I think that hard-working performers are always recognised and praised at IBM."
Entry level, London/Bonn
"There is a lot of communication here: monthly meetings with managers, regular talks with team leaders, team meetings and 'scrums' and lots of informal conversation at all levels. As well as this, graduates have a personal manager for professional development."
Graduate, Winchester
"I have had good managers who are there when I have needed them for support and advice."
Graduate, Winchester
"You are assigned a Career Development Coach who is a few promotional bands higher than you to help guide you through the company."
Graduate, Newcastle
"In my experience, my managers have always gone out of their way to make sure I am happy with the work I am doing and that I have enough work/have too much work. They are always easy to contact if there is anything I need to discuss."
Graduate, London
"As well as my project manager, I also have a graduate manager that is in charge of my career development: mine is a fantastic mentor and often finds me training opportunities. My graduate manager is also in charge of my performance feedback."
Graduate, London
"I can speak to my manager whenever I want; he is very approachable and also good at dealing with issues."
Graduate, London

2014

"My personal manager is very good - he's always at the end of the phone if I need him. I find that some senior managers are not that visible, but you do receive a lot of information cascaded down."
Graduate, London
"Management has been very accessible in my case and there are good mentors. However, they are responsible for a lot of graduates and this can mean that some are given better opportunities than others."
Graduate, London
"I think that mentors are what you make of them - identifying a good one can be difficult. Performance feedback is very good on a project, but not as good in the wider company where performance measures are somewhat opaque. Graduates have dedicated managers, which is helpful. There is some good praise and recognition internally, including a surprisingly good rewards points scheme."
Graduate, London
"Managers can be helpful and supportive, and I think that they will support you as much as you need."
Graduate, Manchester
"As a graduate student we have continuous opportunities to engage with our managers and meet executives at the company."
Graduate, London
"We have a number of managers assigned to us for different aspects of our career, and have regular calls to check progress and discuss our careers in general, focusing on how we can progress and develop."
Graduate, London
"I have personally found communication with management to be a little rarer than I’d hoped, unless they are telling us to do something - such as utilisation targets."
Graduate, London
"We have as personal manager as well as a task manager who provides pastoral/career advice, as well as direct line management. As it is such a large company it is sometimes difficult to get visibility of the really top level management, but I believe that their general messages in terms of strategy are filtered down."
Graduate, London
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