Digital Imaging Product Marketing Specialist at Sony Europe

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

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The Role



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

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

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.



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...


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.


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.


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.