Hours (graduates)

6.0 / 10

(based on 26 ratings in 2016)

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


"The standard working week is 37.5 hours but you can expect to typically work more than this. There doesn't seem to be much standardisation across projects – the hours you work are totally project- and client-dependent."
Graduate, Dublin
"I'm working 9.00 am – 5.45 pm on my current project, which is fantastic. However, on my last project I was working out of town and the deadlines were aggressive so we didn't finish until around 7.00 pm most evenings. I've also worked many weekends. It can be lucky or unlucky."
Consulting, Graduate, Dublin
"My employer is very flexible with my hours. I suffer from an ongoing illness and am allowed to work from home on some days to facilitate that."
Graduate, Dublin
"It really depends on the project. My first project involved a lot of overtime due to the team structure. However, I also had a lot of autonomy to work to my own schedule or work from home. My current project is more structured with less overtime but more rigid working hours."
Consulting, Graduate, Dublin
"I mostly work my set hours (37.5 hours a week) unless there is a reason to work overtime. The overtime is paid so I can't complain."
Graduate, Dublin
"It's very flexible. A lot of overtime is rare but, when you do have to do some, the time can be taken off on another day. Leaving early or using flexible hours has never been an issue."
Graduate, Dublin
"The hours of work vary, some projects may require you to work longer than standard contracted hours and some will be more standard."
Graduate, Dublin

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