Hours

9.0 / 10

(based on 43 ratings in 2017)

2017

"If I need to change hours, start or finish late then this is acceptable, assuming that it does not impact on my project work."
Graduate, Leeds
"Hours can be very flexible but this is dependent on your manager. Most are flexible when it comes to your location and working hours so long as you keep them informed and get the work done."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"The company is very flexible and my manager allows me to choose when to start and finish provided I complete my mandatory office hours."
Graduate, Southampton
"There's lots of flexibility. Depending on your team, so long as you work the correct number of hours, you may adjust your work hours within reason."
Graduate, Cardiff
"I work 37.5 hours a week excluding lunch. The company is flexible on hours worked and lots of people in my office (men and women) work reduced hours to fit around childcare commitments. Not many people stay working late."
Graduate, Cambridge
"I don't personally get flexible hours and have to work a pretty set 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. I wish that I could accumulate hours during the week to take the occasional short day."
Graduate, Southampton
"My manager is very flexible with working hours but this isn't a company-wide policy."
Graduate, Cardiff
"Most teams allow staff to start between 7.00 am and 10.00 am and finish between 4.00 pm and 6.00 pm. It's generally up to you but your start and end times may vary according to your project and manager."
Graduate, Croydon

2014

"I work 9:00am-5:30pm in the Croydon office. In my role there is not much travelling around and the office are very flexible with working hours, (if you arrive early you can leave early)."
Graduate, Croydon
"My hours are relatively flexible; I can leave early on a day and make it up the next day."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"The core hours are from 9:00am until 4:00pm, with flexibility around for 7.5 hour day. Flexibility depends on the project and the timescales you are working to."
Graduate, Reading
"They are very flexible with working hours as long as you don't play the system. Expect to work a minimum of 37.5 hours a week however this will change depending on the project and deadline that need to be hit."
Entry level, London
"As long as 37.5 hours are worked, within reason, you can leave the office early on a certain day to pursue leisure activities, as long as the time is caught up on other days. Often the company will encourage you to have a good work/life balance, because it is likely to improve productivity when you're in the office."
Graduate, Glasgow
"There is good flexibility once you have proved you are capable of delivering, as one would expect. I do spend a lot of time commuting (four hours plus a day), mainly due to the client. I do accept that this won't be forever though, and the company is supportive in giving me scope to work from an office closer to home."
Midlevel, Reading
"The company doesn't have a flexi-time arrangement, but most managers are happy for you to come in at 7:00am and leave early. I have rarely worked overtime on project work. However, graduates have to work towards their chartership in their own time."
Graduate, Altrincham
"Our working hours are relatively flexible. As long as you work your specified hours, you can decide how you want to spread them across the week. You may choose to start at 8:00am if you want to finish early. Or you may work longer hours one day in order to leave early on another."
Graduate, Birmingham
"I typically don't do any overtime unless it's absolutely necessary. Which is fantastic as nobody wants to regularly stay in the office for an extra half an hour every night for something that could be left until the next day! My boss is extremely flexible when it comes to working hours, allowing us to work late in the evening and then leave early/come in late the next day if it suits our schedule better!"
Graduate, Glasgow
"I have often been told not to stay in the office past six unless I absolutely have to."
Graduate, Sheffield
"Standard work hours are 37.5 hours a week. As a base line it is not flexible, with 8:30am to 5:30pm hours, however, in my experience, given a good reason managers are willing to allow moderate flexibility on occasional circumstances where necessary and where time can be made up."
Graduate, Shifnal
"The company is flexible within reason. There is an expectation that you will work more than your contracted hours during busy times."
Midlevel, Norwich
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