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8.3 / 10

(based on 23 ratings in 2018)


"As we complete time cards there is a level of flexibility so long as you are working the contracted hours across the week."
Graduate, Reading
"9.00 am to 5.30 pm is common with the occasional late night in the lead up to external deadlines. There is no face-time culture so, if you're on top of your work and want to leave early one day, then that would be fine."
Graduate, Leeds
"I have rarely worked beyond my contracted hours. I can come in an hour earlier and leave an hour earlier. I have had no issues with flexible working and RSM is very supportive."
Graduate, Gatwick
"RSM does not operate flexi-time and you're sometimes expected to work overtime. I think the company is too strict as it expects overtime but doesn't always let you claim it back. When we are quiet I work from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, however, when we are busy this increases a lot and some managers are fine with you taking back the time but others aren't."
Graduate, Newcastle upon Tyne
"There will be times when you have to work outside of your standard hours and you will also need to put in extra hours in the evenings and at weekends while studying for your exams. However, the rewards at the end of a successful training contract are worth it."
Graduate, Stoke-on-Trent
"Hours are not very flexible in general and not all overtime can be claimed back. It's generally still quite good though."
Graduate, Stoke on Trent
"RSM is flexible in terms of occasional requests such as doctors' appointments but holiday has to be booked well in advance due to the nature of the role. There is a culture within audit that results in most employees working beyond the hours required when at a client to ensure that the work is done. I find my hours satisfactory overall."
Graduate, Southampton and surrounding areas.
"We generally work from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm. As the job involves a lot of travelling to client offices we often have to meet earlier and get back to the office later in order to achieve this. There are also times when the client has different hours so we need to adapt our working hours to fit with them. We sometimes have to work overtime when it's busy but, as students, we get to claim this back as time off in lieu so we can use it for studying."
Graduate, Aberdeen


"You can have some very busy weeks and also have weeks that are much quieter. However, it is never boring and the variety in audit makes things a lot more interesting. You normally end up working more than the hours you are contracted to do."
Graduate, Leeds
"My contractual hours are 9.00 am to 5.00 pm but graduates in the team often work a bit later than this. However, the hours are very good on balance for the professional services sector and there is a certain degree of flexibility when it comes to working from home."
Consulting, Graduate, London
"My work hours are 9.00 am to 5.30 pm. This isn't really flexible on a daily basis but, if I need to leave early every once in a while for a personal appointment, there are no problems."
Graduate, Leeds
"Working hours are normally 9.00 am to 5.00 pm in London, although it can vary depending on the client. You can get time off in lieu for overtime that is worked during training."
Graduate, London
"I work 37.5 hours a week. We are given a target of working 103% of our contracted hours, which I think is ridiculous. Managers are flexible with working hours, they understand personal/family needs and are happy to accommodate these."
Graduate, Liverpool / Chester
"Hours are long on certain jobs but they give you plenty of time for revision and the hours are relaxed when you have exams."
Graduate, London
"Our contracted hours are 9.00 am to 5.30 pm and the office is busiest during these times. We have the flexibility to take an extended lunch or leave a bit earlier on an infrequent basis should we have an appointment we have to make. We always have to check with management that this is ok for planning and workload purposes and we make up our time throughout the remainder of the week."
Graduate, Reading
"Hours are very fair when it comes to holidays, but there is a culture of working overtime and it is somewhat expected of everyone. You may also be expected to work on sick days occasionally."
Graduate, Manchester


"My employer is flexible. We are able to make up hours if needed or to leave early. Holiday is very flexible."
Graduate, Newcastle
"As far as I'm aware, there is not much flexibility. This can pose a problem as the work is not constant."
Graduate, Bury St. Edmunds
"Hours per week vary. Mostly you work around 40 hours but this can increase to 50+ during busy periods. These are not very often however."
Graduate, London
"There is flexibility, although the work will always need to be done so it may require additional hours to be worked when required."
Graduate, Guildford
"My role is not very flexible as I'm working on client sites. I'm not able to leave before them (within reason)."
Graduate, London
"9.00 am – 5.00 pm for London is fantastic. Zero complaints."
Graduate, london
"RSM takes a common sense approach where you stay as long as you are needed to get the work done. You are not expected to be chained to your desk after 5.00 pm if you have little to be getting on with."
Graduate, London


"I work 7.5 hours a day so 35 hours a week. Normal time is 9:00am till 5:30pm but as long as you work the 7.5 hours you can do what time suits you really. Personally, I do 8:30am till 5:00pm because I find it better to be home early."
Entry level, Manchester
"I usually work the normal 9:00am to 5:30pm. I tend to spend a bit longer on certain days to get other work-related things sorted, but that's just personal preference not liking to have things unfinished. The work hours are not really flexible, but you really shouldn't expect anything else at graduate level, in my opinion."
Graduate, Edinburgh
"Standard Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:30pm. The company will pay time off in lieu for any travel time to and from clients over and above standard working hours."
Graduate, Glasgow
"The office is quite flexible in general with regard to where I can work from and leaving early in circumstances which require it. For example, when you have a doctor's appointment."
Graduate, Manchester
"I think there is a good split between hours in the office and hours out at client. I work from 9:00am to 5:30pm. We also get good holiday hours and the ability to claim back any overtime you accrue."
Graduate, Stoke
"The company will always try to accommodate with regards to flexible working hours. For example, if you need to leave early they are happy for you to do this provided you work back the time at some point during the rest of the week."
Graduate, Birmingham
"We have set hours we must be in the office but there is a degree of flexibility to the job. For instance, I take only half an hour for lunch so I can leave half an hour earlier. The degree of flexibility depends office to office though."
Graduate, Reading
"Managers are flexible in my team about where you work if needed. You do have to work long hours occasionally however that comes with the nature of my job."
Graduate, Gatwick/Crawley
"There are core hours that you need to work each week, but there is a certain amount of flexibility with regards to when you turn up and leave the office. However, at the beginning of your graduate scheme you will be largely out at clients, and therefore your hours are largely determined by the times that the client wants you!"
Graduate, Southampton
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