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"Day-to-day activities in some roles can be mundane at times."
Graduate, Crick
"As it is a very large company, corporate objectives are not always aligned to the specific areas of the business you're in so you can feel detached."
Graduate, Rugby
"Communication can be difficult at times given the size of the company, especially at the start of your career."
Graduate, London
"Some of the facilities are outdated."
Marketing, Graduate, Milton Keynes
"The size of the graduate pool is very large. While this isn't a problem on its own, it means the talent managers need to split their time between us so it can sometimes be difficult to get hold of them."
Graduate, Worcester
"Some of the locations aren't so great; but this comes with working for a trucks and sheds business. They are not always going to be in the most desirable place. My role also requires a high level of travel to cover nationwide projects."
Graduate, Milton Keynes
"Communication is sometimes not as good as it could be."
Graduate, Milton Keynes
"Sometimes things can take a long time to be processed due to it being such a large company."
Graduate, Daventry
"There can sometimes be a lack of support when it comes to the additional learning opportunities (eg professional qualifications)."
Graduate, Stoke-on-Trent
"I was not informed of the 'pay journey' policy before joining the company and bringing change can be really challenging."
Graduate, Staffordshire


"Communication can sometimes be a chore as the organisation is very large."
Graduate, Northampton
"There's not as much interaction between the graduates as there could be."
Supply Chain, Graduate, Stoke on Trent
"The supply chain in DHL is so varied that it can be difficult to decide which part of the business you would like to work in when you only get two placements. You always have to be flexible regarding your location."
Supply Chain, Graduate, Staffordshire
"There's a lot of red tape and bureaucracy, particularly in finance."
Graduate, Derby
"Occasional lack of communication across teams and business units."
Graduate, Daventry
"The company is so large – it can be difficult to understand the structure and get to know others."
Graduate, London
"It can be hard to understand the business structure sometimes. Two sites can be totally different despite being part of the same company."
Graduate, Milton Keynes
"High independence can sometimes feel like a lack of support and direction."
Graduate, Nationwide


"The location I am currently based in is 250 miles from my home town. I class myself as being flexible but did not expect to be placed so far away from home."
Graduate, Glasgow
"My salary has not increased in the last 12 months and has not taken living in London into account."
Graduate, London
"The size of the organisation can generate a lot of bureaucracy which can slow down decision making and taking actions."
Graduate, Rugby
"You have a limited input into the placements that you go on during the graduate scheme."
Graduate, Daventry
"The red tape - lots of things take a long time to get approved/changed/added. Culture of a large organisation that is unlikely to change unfortunately."
Graduate, Birmingham
"Some offices can be a little remote (as expected with the nature of the business)."
Graduate, Birmingham
"Sometimes there is a lack of formal organisation about what my training programme looks like. The structure can be a little ad hoc and I will be told Friday that I am stopping my current role at the end of the day and start my new job Monday."
Graduate, Coventry
"As I am presently living in London, the salary is a little uncompetitive and my standard of living is noticeably lower than it was previously."
Graduate, London
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