The role at Sony is super varied and can be changed to fit what you want to get out of it. You have set weekly and monthly tasks, which is great for keeping you occupied during less busy periods. The majority of work is ad-hawk and discussed between you and your managers. You get treated as one of the team and are given the opportunity to work independently and have your own projects.
As the Risk Management Intern you get involved in a number of aspects of financial risk, looking at due diligence reviews, auditing of controls and in my case due to COVID crisis response. No two days are the same, as this role allows for a large variety of work. Some weeks your focus may be on due diligence reviews, whilst others are more audit related. The role also allows you to work across the business with key stakeholders from both Sony Europe and it's entities.
I thoroughly enjoyed my year-long placement at Sony. I learnt so much on placement and because I was there for 12-13 months, I was treated like a full-time member of staff and felt very valued. I was very fortunate to have received training paid for by Sony and attended external webinars/talks hosted by external companies. I was also lucky enough to be part of a really sociable team, but generally, all the people in the office are friendly. I was based in Weybridge, which has about 500 employees on site, so I loved being in the busy office.
Working for Sony was an incredible experience although a very demanding role. I was looking for an organization that would allow me to grow professionally in any area and Sony gave me that. They allowed me to branch out and follow training that wasn't solely specific to my role. I would recommend working for Sony Professional Solutions to anyone!
I have absolutely loved my placement here at Sony in Basingstoke. I have learnt a tremendous amount and thoroughly enjoyed my role, and working within my team. I would definitely recommend my role to anyone interested in Marketing / Communications as you have contact with many groups across the marketing platform and a wholesome view of strategies and sales.
My placement overall was great and it offered me many opportunities to take up responsibilities. I also had the opportunity to meet and collaborate with senior management all across the different businesses of Sony. The work life balance was excellent. I would definitely recommend my placement role.
I very much enjoyed my time at Sony, the team I was based in and worked with was very friendly, and there were many other interns in different roles that added a good social side to the year, both at lunch and outside of work. Work wise I enjoyed the work I was given but at times felt like I could be doing more, or have learnt more, but overall it was a good role and fit well with my degree. The SPY program for interns that is run throughout the year is also very good, and a lot of fun, getting to see different parts/subsidiaries of Sony, however I feel like it's not very suited to software/hardware engineers.
Overall, I enjoyed my placement at Sony. I got a lot of quality experience and the opportunity to work across teams on a pan-European, country and agency level. I also had the opportunity to travel abroad once or twice. There is also a strong intern community with numerous training days for the interns across both the Weybridge and Basingstoke offices.
I thoroughly enjoyed my placement year. The work I was doing suited my work style and personality, and I was able to fit in with the team. As I was not the first placement student in this role, my responsibilities and tasks were well established, and after learning the basics I was able to do lots of independent work.
I really enjoyed my placement within the Media & Consumer insights team at Sony Europe. I was involved in multiple tasks and projects, and saw such a wide range of Sony as a company, working with multiple departments and products. I had a great year during my placement and would recommend it to anyone interested in marketing.
Overall, I have really enjoyed my placement as a RPA (Robotic Process Automation) Financial Analyst within the Financial Systems Team at Sony Europe. My team are great, the work I do is throughly interesting and has a real impact on the Finance function and I have enjoyed the working environment, making new friends and gaining the new skills that the placement has brought me.
I thoroughly enjoyed my thoroughly, even during the occasional long week, or month, I felt motivated and found myself enjoying the role. The main drivers of this were my manager, the people around me and my role and its ever-evolving nature. I knew going in it would be challenging, especially as I came in as a placement student taking over for a full-time role but I was able to develop technical financial skills and my use of various tools and software.
I enjoyed my placement very much as it gave me exporsure to the research side of the technical world. It gave me the opportunity to develop both my technical as well as my soft skills. It felt like I was learning something new everyday. I was also able to meet people from various other backgrounds through SPY days which is not very easy to do at university.
During my placement I had a chance to learn a new programming language and practise it by working on an exciting project, which is definitely a plus. I also had a chance to become familiar with various programming libraries and useful tools, which I'm sure will come in handy when I go back to uni. I have to admit that at the very beginning I struggled with working on the same thing all day every day (it was difficult to focus and remain motivated) but I feel like I adapted after 2-3 months and started loving my job. This is probably the first time when I've been doing something for so long and still haven't got bored with it so I guess that means I could actually work in this field/do similar work in the future (which is a rather positive discovery).
I thoroughly enjoyed my placement year at Sony, it has given me an insight into the business environment. The company culture and community of interns at Sony definitely contributed positively to my experience. Everyone is very friendly and happy to help, this helped me settle into my new role fairly quickly.
Enjoyed some aspects, going to events, planning them etc and there was some good projects to work on. i'm not sure I am suited to the corporate environment and i found the company had quite a strict hierarchy which meant all decision making was made by someone else. I felt like we as a team didn't have much freedom and the marketing roles in Sony aren't as creative and hands on as you would think.