Sales Strategy & Planning at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Bracknell South West
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial

4.1/10

The Role
2.8
Organisation
3.0

Socialising

7.2

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

The whole experience from start to finish was misleading, the team offered up the role as a sales based role supporting senior sales managers, when in fact it was complete opposite of what was expected

2/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

A very clear divide between interns and regular staff, This section of the comment has been removed
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2/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Often set tasks that would challenge most senior employees which was rewarding, however complete lack of guidance as management often had little to no experience in the work they were setting. When asking for help it was shrugged off and often when given seemed to be reluctant

1/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Started off moderately light however workload was ramped up after month one bordering to the point of being counter productive. Many interns within my team often worked past 7pm and were expected back at 7am. This section of the comment has been removed
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1/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

Rewarding experience of given lots of responsibility that were of significant to the company such as weekly presentation of KPI's to VP and senior management within HP however I do not believe this was intentional and was the consequence of interns being treated as full time employees

10/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

1/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Generally good atmosphere when interfacing with other teams and other senior members of staff. Very good atmosphere between interns and graduates.

4/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

No real guidance for interns and the whole handover process was informal and handled by previous interns with little to no input from our team or senior management. Often felt deceptive as senior management would not answer direct questions on what we could expect to be doing or how we should go about certain aspects of our work. There were no opportunities to develop skills such as workshops or learning classes, when setting these up on ones own often rejected by management /supervisor. This section of the comment has been removed
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1/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

As above absolutely nothing was invested by my team or the company itself which left me feeling very frustrated and like the placement was a waste of time as it was more what could be given to HP than what they could give us.

1/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
8/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

A;though various other positions within HP seem interesting the overall culture experienced within the SSP team within Bracknell has severely dissuaded my intention of joining the company. The grad scheme seems to ship you out to Erskine and keeps you there until a position becomes available ( tales of grads being stuck there for 2 years!) and often treated as interns still.

1/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

Very well organised intern community often interfacing with graduates

9/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Reading is fairly inexpensive with average rent and cost of living

7/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Lots of bars and clubs and various events throughout the week, Very much a student town

8/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

Not within HP directly however local football clubs Binfield FC play a semi pro standard and also various rugby teams within the local area

5/10