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8.7 / 10

(based on 27 ratings in 2015)

How would you describe your work hours? In a typical week, how many hours do you spend in the office?

2015

"Working hours at the Bank of Ireland are flexible within reason, and I work 9:00am-5:00pm, and there may be some overtime depending on how busy we are."
Graduate, Dublin
"While my standard working hours have been 9:00am-5:00pm; I found that some managers will allow you to work from 8:00am-4:00pm on occasion."
Graduate, Dublin
"In my experience, my manager has been very flexible and it has been no problem if I need to leave early or pop out for an appointment, as long as my work is done."
Graduate, Dublin
"I find that generally my working hours are okay. Although some departments are strict in not allowing you to leave before 5:00pm, I have found some flexibility in my working hours, and some line managers allow you to work different hours, such as working late Monday-Thursday and leaving at 4:00pm on Friday."
Graduate, Dublin
"I work the usual 9:00am-5:00pm hours, and I am mostly leaving on time, which is great. So far I haven't had any problems if I need to get something done during work hours."
Graduate, Dublin
"The hours are as long as you want them to be. If you want to really stand out there will usually be a trade off with free time in the evenings."
Graduate, London
"It is a 35 hour working week, although you may be expected to stay late or come in early, depending on workload. My employer is extremely flexible when it comes to working hours. 99% of the time if you need to come in earlier or later then that is not a problem."
Graduate, Dublin

2014

"Depending on the division, work hours can vary. In Global Markets, hours are generally longer due to earlier starts, so a typical day might be from 7:45am to 5:00pm."
Global Markets, Graduate, Dublin
"I work 9:00am to 5:00pm every day, and I always get the full hour for my lunch. Any overtime is very rare."
Graduate, Dublin
"My hours are roughly 9:00am to 5:30pm. 9:00am is always the starting time but if I needed to come late for a specific reason than I know the company would be very supportive and they are generally very reasonable."
Graduate, Dublin
"My hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday. However, if I have ever had the dentist/doctor my managers have always been very flexible and let me leave early or come in a little late to facilitate my appointment."
Graduate, Dublin
"Working from 9:00am to 5:00pm is standard in the bank, with some teams leaving at 5:00pm on the dot, whilst others work up to 6:00pm. Graduates are always gone by 5:30pm, unless there is a rare case of being swamped with a particular task."
Graduate, Dublin
"My working hours vary, but are usually from 8:30am to 5:30/6:00pm. This provides the opportunity to strike a good work/life balance. In terms of flexibility there is little in my experience, the working hours seem only able to be stretched if they require you to work late."
Graduate, London
"My standard hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm, but I can be required to stay late depending on the workload."
Graduate, Dublin
"Flexibility of working hours really depends on the sections that you work in. In my recent role, the hours were quite hectic for three weeks each month due to team workload and circumstances. In my current role, my hours are typically 9:00am to 5:00pm."
Graduate, Dublin
"I work 8:45am to 5:00pm every day. On Fridays a lot of the office works from home and the ones that are in, start to head home from 4:00pm onwards. In the past when I've needed to catch an early train on a Friday and as long as I've got all of my work done it's fine."
Graduate, London

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