Account Management Specialist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Bracknell South East
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Accountancy Administration/Secretarial Business Analytics Marketing

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8.7/10

The Role
9.3
Organisation
8.4

Socialising

8.0

The Role

Role Description

This role sits within the Installed Base department, and I managed the end to end contract process for large corporate accounts within the Technology Services Business Unit. I had responsibility for accounts such as Samsung, AON and Deloitte. These accounts have an annual value of approximately £2million.

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

It has been an excellent experience. I've had a thoroughly enjoyable time, whilst taking on real responsibility, and using every possible opportunity to network.

10/10

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

I feel as though my work is highly appreciated by my colleagues. The job role isn't a 'typical' intern role, it comes with pressure and business impact. Therefore, it's important to work hard and get the work done to a high standard. This is definitely appreciated when done correctly.

10/10

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

I had monthly one-to-one meetings with my manager to discuss any problems or uncertainties that I may have. We'd also use this time to plan my next development steps, and find new opportunities for me within the company.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I always had something to do. Some days were busier than others, but I think that's the same with the majority of jobs. If I was quiet, I could always find something to help a colleague with.

8/10

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

I managed an account set which included Samsung, AON and Deloitte, with an annual value of approximately £2million.

10/10

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

I am very happy with my development whilst on my placement year. I have improved on many key transferrable skills. I feel much more confident with tackling my final year at University, and any future roles I may apply for.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere in the office was good. Some days were quieter than others, because my team have the option to work from home. I liked the freedom we were allowed.

8/10

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

Very well organised. I had a month long handover period with the previous intern, and therefore I felt very prepared for the year ahead. The company were very helpful also.

8/10

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

I was enrolled onto a FastTrack Development program, on which I improved on many key skills.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Sports and Social Club
  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
10/10

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

Very appealing. I have been able to explore many different departments within the company, and I find them all very interesting.

8/10

Social

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

There was a very good social scene amongst the interns. We had regular events, summer and Christmas Balls, and I was involved in the intern football team. There is 80ish interns, so there was always something going on.

10/10

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

Prices in Reading are quite similar to all of the South East. Costs were as I expected.

6/10

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

The nightlife was good. Reading has a good selection of bars/clubs.

8/10

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

Yes. I was involved in the intern football team.

8/10

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