What graduates say
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- Inside buzz reviews from graduates (19)
6.5 / 10
(based on 70 ratings in 2015)
How would you describe your work hours? In a typical week, how many hours do you spend in the office?
"Although there are weeks with long hours when big projects are coming, I find that I have good flexibility at work."Graduate, Naas
"My working hours are usually 9:00am to 5:30pm, but on occasion to meet deadlines, it can be necessary to work a few extra hours."Graduate, Naas
"Working hours can be quite flexible. If you need to leave a little early or come in a bit later, you can, so long as you let your manager know and they are okay with it."Graduate, Naas
"Mostly I work 9:00am-5:30pm. If you are busy, then you may work a couple of hours extra at times. The company is flexible and will work with you if you need time off."Entry level, Cork
"I normally work 9:00am-5:30pm, but can often come in early or stay late to get a job done. We currently don't have flexi-time, but are looking to bring in variable working hours, giving you the option of starting early and finishing early, or starting late and finishing later."Graduate, Dublin
"I generally work about 8:30am-6:00pm. I regularly fly home at the weekend, so my employer lets me leave at 4:30pm as long as I make up the work."Graduate, Listowel
"You are expected to work the hours you're paid for, but normally you have to work a lot of overtime (depending on position). However, you are given freedom and flexibility on how and when you work those hours. As long as the work gets done and you can defend all the hours you're paid for, then you have a good degree of freedom."Graduate, Naas
"My normal working hours are 9:00am-5:30pm. I have spent numerous evenings in until 7/7:30pm, but that is my own choice. There is no pressure to stay beyond your normal working hours. It's more important that you finish the work you need to in the time given."Graduate,
"I am expected to put in a minimum of 40 hours, with reasonable overtime. My manager expects me to work diligently for those hours, but that tomorrow is always another day to continue with the work if I don't get it all done. A 60-70 hour week is not expected of me unless in extreme situations."Graduate, Zwijndrecht
"My standard working day is from 9:00am-5:30pm, and my manager absolutely doesn't want me working past 5:30pm. The hours aren't all that flexible in my experience."Graduate, Naas
"I work from 8:30am-6:30pm, on average. Kerry is very flexible with regard to hours and work location."Graduate, London
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