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Top 5 graduate employers for relations with management

Interacting with management is an important part of your professional development in your first job after finishing your degree. Graduate recruits rely on their supervisors for training, support and getting to know the inner workings of the company.

Below are the top five employers for relations with management as ranked by our Inside Buzz surveys in summer 2018.

1. Newton Europe Ltd – 9.5/10

‘We have great development managers who take a genuine interest in your career as well as very visible and approachable founding directors who still run the company. Everyone is present at fun-nights and activities and is genuinely interested in your work, progression and development.’

‘All of my managers have made excellent mentors during my time at Newton, with a dual focus on delivering a successful project and ensuring that their team is happy, healthy and developing well. I've found that, even during extremely busy times, managers at Newton are happy to give me the time I need to ensure that I feel confident in what I need to do and how to do it. This has enabled me to deliver to a significantly higher standard than I would otherwise have been able to.’

‘The structure is really flat from top to bottom. Feedback is utilised excellently to promote development and on-the-job learning.’

2. Baillie Gifford – 9.4/10

‘Management sit with employees in an open plan office, and are easily accessible. Catch-ups are with buddies on a weekly basis and an assistant manager on a monthly basis. They are an opportunity to raise concerns and discuss tasks but provide little performance feedback.’

‘Communication between all employees is very easy. Managers are extremely approachable. Official performance feedback occurs twice per annum. You have regular catch-ups with your team leader who will give you continuous feedback, praise and recognition. They expect communication in these scenarios to be two-way and your feedback is extremely valued.’

‘Managers are very friendly and approachable and always are available to ask questions.’

3. ThoughtWorks – 9.3/10

‘They're very accessible. We also have a mentor programme where another employee will help you out in your personal development journey, no matter what your grade, position or experience level is.’

‘The structure at ThoughtWorks is very flat and everyone in the team works pretty close together. Both communication and feedback is in the culture of working at this company.’

‘I have never worked anywhere where I have felt so much support and encouragement for my general development from all levels of management. It's brilliant.’

4. Johnson & Johnson – 9.2/10

‘You are assigned a manager, line manager, mentor and older graduate buddy. This means there is a large support network if you have any issues that need addressing. Feedback on your performance is also frequent and constructive.’

‘The management team is very accessible. I sat down and had one-to-one meetings with directors to discuss my career path within the first three months of being here, which was fantastic.’

‘They're very accessible and give very constructive criticism with the sole intention of helping you to grow and become better. They are very experienced people and are always there to help if you have questions.’

5. Third Bridge – 9.1/10

‘There is an open-plan office so the CEO works among everyone else, and consistent online 'Ask Management' forums which are monitored and responded to almost instantly. The company genuinely wants to help you advance as a person, even if that means helping you develop beyond Cognolink.’

‘Training is done with the managers, and I have found that they are always accessible.’

‘It is a fairly non-hierarchical organisation, so management easily interacts with employees.’

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