Marketing Assistant at 3M

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Reading South East
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Marketing Sales

8.6/10

The Role
9.7
Organisation
7.4

Socialising

8.5

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.

10/10

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

My team are more like family than colleagues to me.

10/10

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.

9/10

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.

10/10

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

I have been given responsibility for key programmes and projects throughout my year.

10/10

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.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

There is a strong work life balance.

9/10

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

There was a key plan in place for the whole year.

10/10

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.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Working from home
5/10

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.

7/10

Social

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

We all socialise on a regular basis

10/10

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

Pretty high

8/10

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

So close to London on the train from Reading

7/10

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

3M is great at arranging opportunities to socialise outside of work.

9/10