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8.6 / 10

(based on 111 ratings in 2015)

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

2015

"The Civil Service uses a flexi-time system which helps with work/life balance. For example, extra time worked can be used at a later date to take a day off."
Civil Service Graduate Development Programme,
"I am on flexi-time, which I find very convenient. My manager is very helpful and flexible when it comes to time off. I invariably end up working more hours than I should, but if I need to get away early or take time off, I'm allowed, so I don't mind. It's a fair trade-off, to my mind."
Local Government Graduate Development Programme,
"There isn't any overtime payment but the flexi-time system is brilliant. It's family friendly and this is a real highlight of working with the council."
Local Government Graduate Development Programme,
"I mainly work 9:00am-5:30pm, or else 9:00am-5:00pm when I take a half hour lunch break. The flexi-time is extremely useful, as it allows you a great deal of freedom to structure your working week in a way that suits you, while at the same time it allows you to get all of your work done and meet the needs of your employer."
Local Government Graduate Development Programme,
"My work hours are very flexible. I have core hours that I have to be in each day between 10:00am and 4:00pm, and outside this I have a lot of flexibility. Obviously at times this depends on business needs and ensuring that the office is covered, but it is largely flexible."
Civil Service Graduate Development Programme,
"The hours are fine, but I would have preference for shorter number of hours, particularly in IGEES, where the work is closely related to research, therefore, I think that it should provide the flexibility of a research environment with collaboration with external expertise and flexibility of working times too."
IGEES, Graduate Economist Development Programme,
"My employer is quite flexible when it comes to hours, the council operates a flexi-leave system which allows employees to work up an extra hour per day. This time can be taken off at a date of your choosing as a half or full day flexi-leave or as a late morning, lunch or early evening."
Local Government Graduate Development Programme,
"While I usually end up working more hours than I am supposed to, the flexi-time system is a good way of keeping track of these and being able to work up additional time off is an excellent incentive."
Civil Service Graduate Development Programme,
"I operate on a flexi-time system at work, which is great for working an appropriate number of hours but also for leaving time to pursue my own interests outside of work."
IGEES, Graduate Economist Development Programme,
"I work approximately 40 hours a week. The hours are very reasonable and we have a flexi-system that allows for flexible hours when you need it."
Civil Service Graduate Development Programme,
"I work flexible hours and I am finding it a really good way to have a work/life balance."
Local Government Graduate Development Programme,
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