Wholesale Commercial Intern - L'Oreal Professionnel at L'Oreal

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Duration
Placement (5-9 Months)
Region
London (Hammersmith) Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Internet/e-Commerce/New Media Market Research Marketing Sales

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9.0/10

The Role
9.3
Organisation
9.8

Socialising

7.5

The Role

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

I thoroughly enjoyed my placement. The level of responsibility I was given exceeded my expectations. The team was great. Time has flown by.

9/10

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

I was greatly valued from my colleagues. They sought my input which was good to know. You are not treated differently just because you are an intern, which feels great.

10/10

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

My manager was field based, as opposed to many other who have their managers sitting next to them in the office. However he was very communicative, we spoke a lot over the phone, and he was in the office at least once a week. Guidance was great, and I have learned a lot from his teaching and coaching.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I had work to do 9-5 minimum every day. Obviously the amount of work increased as the internship proceeded, however the work was done more quickly, hence I was able to complete all my tasks inside working hour.

9/10

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

The responsibility also increased as the placement proceeded. I was happy that my abilities were trusted

9/10

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

This went both ways. I was able to leverage the skills learned at university in my daily tasks. I also learned a lot of new things which I will apply in my degree.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Great atmosphere. People are nice which always makes things better.

10/10

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

I sat down with my manager on my first day to set my KPIs. This was great as from then I knew exactly me responsibilities, deadlines, ect.

9/10

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

There is a lot of training in the first month, which is great as it enables you to understand the business. There are also a number of available training courses which you can sign up to which are really useful. I myself learned a lot about e-commerce which was great.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Working from home
10/10

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

Really good. The HR team is fantastic, and they offer numerous graduate opportunities to which one can apply to.

10/10

Social

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

There was a good social scene within our brand's team, as well as between us interns. There is an intern committee which organises sports, socials, etc. which is great.

9/10

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

I lived 5 minutes walk away from the office in Hammersmith. The cost of living is high, however I did not need to purchase a season ticket for the public transport which saved me some money. Hammersmith is connected greatly, which 4 tube lines passing trough it. Tonnes of bars, pubs, stores, grocery, etc.

5/10

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

Not much nightlife in Hammersmith in terms of proper clubs. Most of our socials were held in Shore ditch.

8/10

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

Many opportunities. Especially given the intern committee, which organised events outside working hours.

8/10