Aaah, thats an easy as well as a Trick Question :)
Usually the company defined hours are 9 Hrs (Including Breaks, 30 Minute + 15 + 15).This composition may vary company to Company.
But, if you want to excel and differentiate yourself from your co-workers, you might have to take on some Stretch on Assignements, usually a few extra hours outside your daily work
Also, if you want to add any extra skills, you need to spend extra time
Depending on Job profile, one can be pulled in outside the Office hours as well for any critical Escalations.
But all of it should be seen as opportunities to learn and gain experience. Come out of that Comfort Zone and Don't sail in Calm Waters :)
There are many variables that come into play but as others have stated, you generally work the hours needed to complete that day's work. In my 25 years with my current employer, I have worked as much as 65-70 hours on certain weeks but that is far from the norm. Typically, it is anywhere between 45-50 for me and that is because I choose to start work earlier than most of my counterparts. This time gives me the opportunity to prepare for my day (check my calendar and email, update any reports) and catch up on anything that might have come in overnight.
The funny thing is I have worked 40 hours weeks that seemed to go on forever and 60 hour weeks that flew by and were super productive. Especially if in those extra hours you are doing truly beneficial work and increasing your skill set -that time to me is well spent. You have to pay attention to what you are doing in those hours > a "normal workday" and make sure they are of value and not something that could be handled the next morning. Work-life balance is key to preventing work burnout.
I work for an multi-national company and there I have to work 40 hours a week according to the company policies.
Sometimes work will more and you will have to spend more than 40 hours in a week. Sometimes it will be less also if not much of work.
It completely depends on your job profile and type of work.
It depends on the profile you are in.
A typical week would comprise of 40 - 50 Hours.
Basically, you need to work until the work is done. There will be plenty of times in your career when you are stuck a few hours late or would find it beneficial to start a few hours early to get ahead of the the rush but those times should be an equal balance of the days that you get to leave right on time or even a little bit early. No matter what the industry, there will be important deadlines that need to be met. Situations like those will require extra time from you - it is what it is. Just make sure not be bury yourself in work and remember that there is going to be a light at the tunnel when you will be able to slow down and enjoy the shorter days.
Usually you should have a 40 hours week schedule. Considering experience level, company goals and current trends it would not be unusual for you to work 50 hours a week. From my experience at least in the first months you'll probably want to reserve 10 hours a week from your personal time just to make sure you have everything sorted and understand your company and integrate well or to handle unexpected issues. With time things will fall to the right places and you should reach a balance life style.
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