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Relations with Management

6.9 / 10

(based on 7 ratings in 2015)

2015

"Everyone is assigned a mentor who is at a relatively high level but not in your department."
Graduate, Stevenage
"Mentors are extremely useful and very knowledgeable of most areas of the organisation. They can offer a wealth of support and guidance on all things related to your career. Line managers are generally very supportive and approachable. Internal communication can vary between teams. Some teams host weekly team meetings which are useful to stay updated on team activities, while others rarely host catch up meetings. Performance feedback in the graduate scheme is done at the end of each placement. This comprises a one-to-one with your line manager and a further discussion to provide an overall assessment of your performance with the Function Head."
Graduate, Bristol
"You are allocated a buddy from day one to assist with the day-to-day tasks. A mentor is allocated to help progression through chartership. Middle management interact well with employees in the organisation. Higher up management interact fairly well but it could be better."
Graduate, Stevenage
"They are very accessible due to the open office floor plans and community feel of the company. The regular one-to-one sessions with managers for development actions and objective setting ensures the progression of the individual and the relationship."
Graduate, Stevenage
"I have worked in places where there is better interaction. But there is a yearly forum with the top tier which does allow for questions and discussion. Depending on the tier of management, some are easy to get hold of and discuss things with."
Graduate, Bristol

2014

"As a summer intern I did not have much contact with the managers, however my supervisor was brilliant, and the managers were often available if needed."
Intern, Bristol
"Middle-management has a lot of involvement with employees but there is less of that the further up the tree you go unless there is a business need for it."
Graduate, Stevenage
"I do not feel any difference when communicating with colleagues or managers - the managers are very friendly. You are assigned a mentor to guide you, and my mentor was extremely friendly and helpful. There is a system specifically for receiving feedback on work and it operates well."
Graduate, Stevenage
"Personally, I have good relationship with managers. However, that relationship is normally your own responsibility to create and maintain. I have a very good mentor, but yet again that is a relationship which I think you have to manage yourself."
Graduate, Stevenage
"So far, I have had very good managers. They have all been extremely approachable and really helped me with things such as career progression. The feedback system has been very good at highlighting my strong areas, but also where I can improve."
Graduate, Bristol
"As all working places some managers are better than others, but I feel the most are very good managers and you receive good feedback and are very approachable. New graduates are given a mentor, who will be someone fairly senior in your department and which can be as formal or informal as you want it to be."
Graduate, Stevenage
"We have a mentor for the full graduate FDP as well as a line manager during every placement. Directors meet all employees on a two-yearly basis and the company has a CEO and UK Managing Director conference annually. Some company messages take time to trickle down the chain of command however due to the size of the company."
Graduate, Stevenage
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