I work in an excellent team, very social and although there is a hierarchy they are all very approachable and helpful.
There are a lot of good people to work with in my immediate team. Socialising is a must as we all live in a rural location away from our places of berth. The hierarchy of the company is going through a lot of changes at the moment which is something that will sort its self out in time
Open, friendly, nickname-basis for most employees, good graduate culture
I feel a part of the team here, and the graduate community is especially social after work hours.
Depending on your role you are expected to work long days/weeks with little extra given in return.
Everyone is very friendly and willing to help within the office. However, there are certain divides between the two teams at the office and there could be more coordination at times. All of the managers seem reasonable e.g. if someone is forced to work long hours one day they can generally take some hours in lieu on the following day if desired. There are regular graduate catch ups after work. This brings together all the graduates from different sites around the city.
Generally it depends on your personality. Just because there is some tension between other people does not mean it has to impact your relationship with them directly. Work culture varies significantly between sites but always has a strong undertone of safety above all else.
Used to be good, lately bad since redundancies and cost cutting. Swings and roundabouts tho, it will come back