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Rating

3.8/5
  • The Role
    4.2
  • The Company
    3.6
  • The Culture
    3.4

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • 3M is a good place to work. The people are very friendly and welcoming. My team in particular was very enjoyable to be a part of. The work itself was varied and my role changed throughout the year, avoiding any monotony.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • As a placement there is a worry the "rough tasks" will be swept over to you, however this wasn't the case at 3M. You are a necessary part of the team and a key element to a lot of projects that take place throughout the year.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Cannot fault the support from managers, from the first day to the last my immediate manager and other more experienced members of the team were happy to answer any questions I had and i was never made to feel foolish for asking. The progression of tasks in difficulty was laid out by my manager and she guided me through it.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • There are always ebbs and flows, with some weeks or months being busier and some being slower, but there is always work to be done and little risk of sitting idly. With the flexitime system in place it is easy to work around your work schedule.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • When hired as a placement for 3M you do really become part of the team you are put in. So responsibility is quick to come with that and you are given key roles in projects as well as opportunities to run your own.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I enjoyed the year and found it challenging, a big learning experience and a real eye-opener in to the world of work, and will be applying 3M in case studies at university and have learned the pros and cons of marketing and the B2B market and will take this forward when thinking of the type of career i want to go in to after university.

    3/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • While it had its moments the office can be quite quiet, but everyone was friendly and amiable.

    2/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • In terms of the group of placements it is very well organised. As there are different sites over the country and we were able to meet with the placements from these sites multiple times and had days/nights out together which was good. As well as the regular check ins and organised training days.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • as previously mentioned there were multiple training days throughout the year on a range of different subjects, i.e. personal brand. Sometimes in different locations which allowed us to travel up together and stay in hotels which was fun.

    5/5

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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Working from home

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • 4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Placements all got along well. Had lunches together and there were occasional night outs, but the location makes it difficult for regular after work socialising as everyone drives in.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • unsure as i lived at home for the year, but don't think it is extortionate.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Poor, as mentioned there was little opportunity for after work drinks as people have to drive in from all over. The closest thing to a night out is in Reading, which is okay, but it certainly isn't a draw.

    2/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Lots of sports clubs and other activities going on, easy to pick things up.

    4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

South West

October 2017


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