Salesforce Assistant at Golfbreaks.com

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Windsor South East
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Information Technology

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8.1/10

The Role
9.5
Organisation
7.8

Socialising

6.5

The Role

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

I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Golfbreaks.com, and found my role challenging yet enjoyable.

9/10

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

I was given a large amount of responsibility within my role and was treated like a full time employee. This meant that I felt highly valued by my team but also from other people from all across the business that I worked with during the placement year.

10/10

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

The support I received at Golfbreaks.com was fantastic, I had regular meetings with my manager which were very useful to discuss my role and any issues I may be experiencing.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The workload was a good balance as there were times there was a lot of work coming in however also quieter periods, meaning that I never felt too bored or too busy.

8/10

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

I was given a large amount of responsibility during my placement. My role involved working in first line support meaning I was dealing with a variety of different requests from people all across the business.

10/10

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

The placement year allowed me to develop not only professionally but also as a person, this came naturally from working with a wide range of people. I also completed my certification during the year which will no doubt come in useful when looking for future employment.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The general atmosphere in the office was good as it is a relatively young workforce.

7/10

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

The placement was well organised, for my role the beginning 2 weeks consisted of one to one training sessions and then progressed into more independent training throughout the year.

8/10

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

Frequent one to ones with my manager meant that I could track my progress throughout the year.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
7/10

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

The placement scheme at Golfbreaks.com is well known for taking back placement students, therefore I would say the prospects are very good.

9/10

Social

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

The social scene was very good, with regular company drinks/socials as well as five a side football.

9/10

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

Windsor can be a very expensive place to live especially if you are renting accommodation. Living costs weren't too bad as there are a range of shops/supermarkets in Windsor and in delivery distance.

5/10

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

There are a number of bars, pubs and a nightclub in Windsor so it's not too bad. London is also a short commute away.

7/10

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

There is a gym right next to the office which offers a Golfbreaks.com discount, as well as five a side. If you are a golfer there are many opportunities to play.

5/10