Data Visualisation Engineer at GE (General Electric)

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Cheltenham Nationwide
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Computer Science

8.3/10

The Role
8.2
Organisation
7.8

Socialising

9.0

The Role

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

Best decision I've made taking a year out and gaining valuable work experience.

9/10

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

The analytics I produced are being used site wide daily. I was still required to meet deadline and expectations just like any other employee.

10/10

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

1 to 1 meetings were there if i wanted them

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The work didn't stop, which is good! Don't expect to leave ontime that often.

4/10

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

I owned the whole process of an analytic during each sprint; this would mean setting up meetings, producing the analytic and presenting it.

10/10

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

Time management skills, not leaving work till the last minute. Spreading workloads out over a period of time to ease work load.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Chill. Aslong as you meet your deadlines and act professionally around the office then everything was okay.

9/10

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

Once i got assignment to my official role, then everything went smoothly

7/10

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

Courses were available online for support. Aswell as team members. If they didn't know, they would find someone who did.

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
10/10

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

Appears to just be graduate programs; there will be a lot of applications, with very few places. Not going to be easy

6/10

Social

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

Yep, drinking most weekends.

10/10

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

Terrible university, but business atmosphere was good on weekends. Living was cheap.

6/10

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

Good bars, terrible clubs.

10/10

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

Only if you make them. Do sports with work colleagues.

10/10