Channel Business Analyst at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Bracknell South East
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Business Analytics Sales

6.5/10

The Role
6.7
Organisation
5.6

Socialising

7.2

The Role

Role Description

Assisting a sales team.

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

Got to learn a lot about the business, but wish i was able to go out more.

6/10

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

I felt valued by the majority of managers and other staff, however there was a couple of people who didn’t value me much at all.

6/10

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

One manager helped with supporting and guiding me quite a lot and my old main manager was helpful in developing my skills in communication etc .

My main manager was no so helpful, and hasnt done any development with me at all.

5/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I’m probably one of a handful that are the busiest interns, which is good because I like to be busy.

6/10

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

I had a tonne of responsibility

10/10

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

It will make me more business focused, which will help on my final year of my Business and Management degree

7/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

50/50, office is dead most days

5/10

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

First half of year good, second half I basically self-managed myself as my main manager rarely spoke to me even when he was in the office.

6/10

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

My second team was very helpful in training me up, my ad-hoc tasks with others in the company were helpful, my main team didn’t invest their time in me.

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
7/10

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

Unless you like sales, there’s no other grad roles.

5/10

Social

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

Didn’t bond with a selected few but my housemates and a few interns I was friendly with were very social and in a good way.

8/10

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

I had expensive rent for a house that had rats.

Lola Los is good though.

5/10

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

Lola Los in Reading do jaeger bombs on a Friday for £1.50 each. Enough said.

9/10

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

Chillum Shisha is a great activity to socialise and have a cheeky mango lassi

7/10