Commercial Operations at GE (General Electric)

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Amersham Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial

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7.7/10

The Role
9.3
Organisation
8.4

Socialising

4.2

The Role

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

I really enjoyed my placement, I had a fantastic team which made the placement year for me.

9/10

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

I felt highly valued by my team, we are really close and get together outside of work for different occasions.

10/10

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

My manager has made my year at GE, he was really supportive and had my best interest throughout the year. I was able to get involved in many different things throughout the year.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

During quarter ends I was quite busy, although throughout the year it was a good level.

8/10

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

I was given a lot of responsibility as I showed an interest in taking on more when I first started.

10/10

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

Gained skills I would have never developed at university.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was good, GE have a very relaxed culture.

9/10

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

My team have had previous interns so my placement was structured well. The interns had set tasks which are followed on to the next intern.

10/10

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

I felt my manager invested a large amount of his time training me to a really high standard. I was able to get involved in different things through his interest in making my placement year worthwhile.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
8/10

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

Very Appealing

5/10

Social

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

They're are a lot of Interns in Amersham, although outside of work it is difficult to do things as there isn't much of a nightlife. Although it is easy enough to travel into Central.

5/10

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

I chose to commute.

2/10

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

Not great, best to travel into central or Watford( cheaper option)

2/10

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

There was opportunities to get involved in Volunteering days outside of the office and different projects going on at the different sites.

8/10

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