Rating

2.8/5
  • The Role
    3.1
  • The Company
    2.8
  • The Culture
    2.5

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I found the environment and people I was working with enjoyable and when I was given project work that too was enjoyable. Unfortunately there were periods in which I had little to do.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt that some colleagues utilised my skills better than others. When I was given project work I felt that it was valuable to the company.

    3/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given lots of guidance on the projects that I was given. Although at times I had to wait to be given guidance when colleagues were out of office.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • When I had a project I was busy however there were many days during which I had to find productive work for myself. I used this time to improve my maths and programming skills.

    2/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • For the project I was given I had responsibility for managing my own time and learning how to efficiently use the software I was given. I was also asked to look after a work experience student for a few days, during which time I taught him how to use the software I was using.

    3/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I feel that I have learnt many valuable skills during my placement like managing my own time and productivity. I also feel that the experience of working in an office will be very valuable after my degree. Overall I feel that this was a valuable experience.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • It was good humored, hard working and friendly.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • There were no projects organised for me prior to my placement which caused me to have many days with no work to do. When I arrived space had been allocated for me in the office and I had good IT support. I also knew who and where to report to and was able to speak to my manager before starting my placement. The paperwork I received before starting my placement seemed to be designed for full time employees and so was it was difficult to determine how to answer some of the questions.

    2/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • There were few opportunities for this in my time in the company. However I was invited to meeting that included health and safety briefings. I was also given access to the Siemens new employee resources which were very useful in gaining knowledge about the company and their values.

    3/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Above 25 days holiday

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Whilst this particular unit of Siemens is not where I would ultimately see myself working Siemens is a very large organisation and I would like to experience a different facet of the organisation.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There were no other placement students in the office while I was there and there were no social events that I was aware of while I was there.

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I lived with my parents throughout my placement as so this is not applicable.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • I worked in my home town so I knew what the nightlife was like prior to my placement and it is not something that interests me.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • It's difficult to know since I was living at home so I picked up my pre-university social life

    3/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

28th August 2017


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