Digital Imaging Product Marketing Specialist at Sony Europe

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Weybridge Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Advertising Business Management Languages Market Research Marketing Purchasing and Supply

5.7/10

The Role
6.8
Organisation
5.4

Socialising

4.2

The Role

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

I got exposure to a lot of projects, different departments & marketing activities. It was a good experience.

7/10

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

I worked in a close knit team and felt valued for projects I carried out.

8/10

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

Communication was good in my team so I felt supported.
However, on some occasions I felt supervisors were too busy too help me.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There was always work to be done but it was fine to manage.
Working with team mates helped to manage this.
However, sometimes I had to work late to meet fixed deadlines.

7/10

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

After a few months in the role, I felt I had settled into knowing my key tasks & responsibilities.
During the year my responsibilities grew and felt valued for managing various projects on my own.

7/10

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

I have picked up some experience & knowledge from my placement which I will be able to assist my degree.
However, the majority of workplace skills I have learnt will only benefit me in a graduate job.

5/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

It was pleasant, but the atmosphere could be a bit louder and exciting.
Sometimes it was a dull.

5/10

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

Had no problems with Sony HR - Recruitment / induction was fine.
However, HAYS managed our pay / holidays and were terrible.

3/10

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

I attended several product training days which helped & got to travel to to various events which was good experience.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • International Travel
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
5/10

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

I enjoy my job but Sony is Located in Surrey which isn't where I want to live after University.

5/10

Social

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

Yes there a quite a few interns to socialize with, but there isn't that much to do in Surrey...

4/10

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

Quite expensive for what it is. Would rather live closer to London.

3/10

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

Not much in Surrey. Have to travel closer to London to come across Nightlife.

4/10

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

The gym in the office is good and also fitness classes.
However, I would have liked a 5-a-side league.

6/10