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Rating

3.5/5
  • The Role
    3.3
  • The Company
    3.8
  • The Culture
    3.6

Role Description

PMO tasks Assisted in creating templates and documents in Excel Created presentations for clients and internally in Powerpoint

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Not the ideal project for me but as I got further into the project I enjoyed working with the team.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Was given a lot of PMO type roles and at times felt a bit like I was a spare part - this is completely dependent on manager though and varies across projects

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Manager was always approachable and offered support

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • It came and went, but there were days when I would sit doing very little even when I had sent emails to team saying I was free and could help with work

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Not too much responsibility given. Other analysts were given exposure to top members of the Client team but I wasn't even introduced to them and only worked with one due to me being pro-active

    3/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Very technical project involving IT testing and outsourcing. My degree is in Economics and I don't want to get into a very "tecchy" job so this won't be too much use in the future

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very friendly team and without them I would have found it a real struggle. Having said that, they were particularly poor at introducing me to rest of team in first week. Again, this varies across projects though

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Accenture are a big company and so there will always be glitches. Overall, once the programmes got going, they were very well organised, with social events and frequent networking opportunities. My only problem with the system is that they seemed to ignore candidates initial skill sets when allocating projects to them, which meant that many people, including myself, ended up on projects that they didn't want to be on

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Good first week of training and web-based trainings always available. Heard throughout the programme from existing employees that training is difficult to get on when working full-time with the company though

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • National Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Although this particular project wasn't for me but the company as a whole is good, with friendly people throughout. I would not want to be placed in a very technical role, and this is a big risk with Accenture

    3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Very good social scene with HR organising drinks events every other Friday back in London. Also went to a couple of project events, which were all expenses paid and good networking opportunities. Dependent on project, I can imagine being in a big city with all the team staying there too, would be great fun

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Worked on client site in Hampshire. Put up in hotel 2 nights a week and drove to work for other two. Worked from home on Fridays

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Very small village - depends on project. Somewhere like Newcastle or Edinburgh would be completely different...

    1/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • In a company the size of Accenture, there will always be numerous opportunities to get involved

    5/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Administration/Secretarial, Auditing/Tax, Computer Science, Economics, Information Technology, Internet/e-Commerce/New Media, Management Consultancy, Telecommunications

15th November 2011


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