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What are the worst things about working at your firm?

2015

"The overtime I have worked at times has been a drawback for me."
Graduate, Dublin
"I feel that there are very high expectations of graduates in terms of workload and working hours."
Graduate, Dublin
"I am working long hours at Accenture at the moment."
Graduate, Dublin
"I found that the sheer scale of the organisation makes it hard to navigate at first."
Graduate, Dublin
"If you don't get a project suited to you I have found that it's difficult to switch as a graduate."
Graduate, Dublin
"The hours can be long and I have found that I have had to be prepared to travel at short notice sometimes."
Graduate, Dublin
"It can be overwhelming at times when workloads build up, so I have had to learn to prioritise as an analyst."
Graduate, Dublin
"I find that maintaining a work/life balance can be difficult at times."
Graduate, Dublin

2014

"Sometimes you can feel like a 'resource' rather than a person as you may be placed on a project to meet demand even if the role is not suitable in terms of your experience and career goals."
Consulting, Graduate, Dublin
"Work hours can be long and unexpected business requirements can impact on your personal plans at times."
Consulting, Graduate, Dublin
"Expectations are very high, which can sometimes mean long hours. Working long hours is also accepted as the norm on some projects."
Midlevel, Dublin
"Not always seeing the difference you are making through your work. And sometimes there is a lot of overtime at short notice."
Graduate, Dublin
"The hours can sometimes be quite long."
Consulting, Entry level, Dublin
"I have to spend lots of time travelling to far away clients."
Graduate, Dublin
"Very hard to say no to extra work. Finding a good work/life balance can be hard."
Graduate, Dublin
"People can be very competitive. Performance laddering against colleagues adds to this."
Graduate, Dublin

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