Commercial Intern at L'Oreal

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Duration
Placement (5-9 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Business Management E-Business Internet/e-Commerce/New Media Marketing Medical/Health

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5.9/10

The Role
6.8
Organisation
5.6

Socialising

4.8

The Role

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

I moderately enjoyed my placement- lots of free products and nice office etc. However my job did not match up to what I was supposed to be doing and there is not loads of support from management as they are very busy.

6/10

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

Felt what I was doing was worthwhile and added value to the company- not an easy job. Felt needed as part of the team but feedback was lacking from my manager

7/10

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

Manager was often too busy for me and poor at giving feedback on how i was doing

5/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Some days more busy than others but on the whole a good balance

7/10

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

Ran my own projects and had my own accounts

8/10

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

Learned a lot of industry specific knowledge and specialist skills that will help me upon graduating

8/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Friendly but very busy- people were always nice but did not have time to make an effort to get to know you.

5/10

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

HR sent wrong contracts several times, job description did not match job I ended up doing. Manager sturggled to find time to do MAP forms with me.

4/10

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

Taught to do several specialist things. Attended a lot of legal training

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
5/10

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

Can go for grad scheme and are encouraged to do so

8/10

Social

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

Lovely community amongst interns- silly to have socials on a thursday though

8/10

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

5/10

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

It's Hammersmith.

3/10

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

Nothing really

3/10