Project Manager at GE (General Electric)

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Amersham Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Business Analytics Business Management Financial Management Telecommunications

6.9/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
7.8

Socialising

4.0

The Role

Role Description

Data-center consolidation project management

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

Great industry relevant experience

8/10

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

Became an integral part of the team!

9/10

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

Fantastic personal development meetings with both my manager and senior staff

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

We had a very busy schedule meaning I was always busy and sometimes couldn't take the time to participant in additional roles

3/10

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

I was the project manager for two projects with projected cost saving of half a million pounds, so I'd say they treat you like anyone else!

10/10

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

The skills I learned a GE directly contributed to getting a graduate placement with another company. It really jump started my career

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office is pretty quite as many people work from home

5/10

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

We had intern representatives who handled most of the setup and we could use them for any advise/support

9/10

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

I went on my first business trip which was to audit a data center & I was offered over $3000 of internal training

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
10/10

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

Sometimes seems easier to move out then back in to progress rather than following development reviews etc, but that's true with many companies

5/10

Social

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

We did some things but infrequently

4/10

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

London is very, very expensive! You get this with any job here though, so to be expected!

1/10

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

The site we work at is in the middle of nowhere, so pretty non-existent

1/10

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

We get volunteering days and a committee for volunteering where we went to do many things, laying a wood-chip path to walking dogs.

10/10