Rating

4.3/5
  • The Role
    4.8
  • The Company
    3.7
  • The Culture
    4.3

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Throughout my placement I have been supported and nutured by all 3M employees I have come into contact with. 3M takes great pride in its placement students, constantly looking for ways to evolve the scheme.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My team are more like family than colleagues to me.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • From the moment I started I had a clear development plan in place which I constantly reviewed with my manager. I was also given a mentor when I started at the company. This mentor has supported me in any and all aspects of my role.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I am treated like an integral member of the team rather than an industrial placement student. I have had opportunities beyond belief.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I have been given responsibility for key programmes and projects throughout my year.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I now clearly understand the steps I would like to take in my career and also have a potential dissertation topic.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • There is a strong work life balance.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • There was a key plan in place for the whole year.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company do invest in their placement students however this could be better.

    3/5

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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Working from home

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • 3M do not offer a graduate scheme which is a big downside. However, they do look at filling roles with graduates where possible.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • We all socialise on a regular basis

    5/5

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

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • So close to London on the train from Reading

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 3M is great at arranging opportunities to socialise outside of work.

    5/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

South East

June 2018


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