1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
I have learned a lot during my placement, especially due to the fact the pricing department was quite new and there was a lot to create and develop!
I also was given some autonomy in my job, a thing that I really enjoyed. Apart from that, the tasks given were really interesting, and the management was good.
2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
The tasks I had to do from reporting to analysis were used by the management, which made me feel valued. I had a lot of relations with the product managers to help them define their pricing and benchmarks which were really interesting.
I also was in relation with France for the pricing analysis which was monitored by the corporate making my job important.
3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
I had weekly meetings with my managers which were really useful so that they could give me guidance and support if needed.
Working in an open space was also a good point to communicate more easily with my supervisors if I needed some help.
Skype for business was also really good to communicate with them if could not see them.
4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
It depended on which period of the month it was. I could be more chilled at some point, and really busy all of sudden or at the end and beginning of the month.
But overall I can say I was quite busy during my placement year, and new ideas were always welcomed so I could make myself busy if a day was more relaxed.
5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
I was responsible for all the pricing management process, and especially for the pricing analysis I had to give to France which then was given to the corporate. Therefore, it made me feel the tasks I was given were really important which was really motivating as it was monitored by the top direction.
6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
The training and skills I developed during my placement were very beneficial for me as it made be able to get some pricing experience useful for my career in pricing.
The proof is I have just been offered a job offer in pricing in a huge group in France thanks to the skills I have been able to develop during my placement in Pricing at Renault.
7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
There was a good atmosphere in the office. I really enjoyed the fact that people were positive, enthusiastic and smiling.
There were also good relations between people.
It made the context of working for Renault enjoyable.
8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
The beginning was a bit messy to be honest, surely because the pricing team was new so no problem with that! Also because the pricing team in France I communicated with was new as well so it had to take some time to make all the pricing process organized between them and us.
Then, it was much better with time and it was well organised.
9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
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I also had some Excel training at the beginning of the placement which was a way to get a few first skills in Excel.
I have been able to develop my experience and knowledge in pricing thanks to the development of the pricing process.
10. What were the perks on your work placement?
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
I think it is a good company to work for. Almost all the answers I am giving to this questionnaire are explaining why.
12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
Yes, all the interns were friendly and open to foreigners which was good. They created some events and some night out all together.
13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
It was quite expensive as London is expensive anyway... Even the suburb was expensive for what it was.
14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
I lived in Watford and I think it is not the best place to live in. There are a few nightclubs and pubs but living in Central London definitely make all the difference!
Living in the suburb is the only thing I would regret from my time at Renault.
15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
I think so, I have subscribed to the gym in Watford but I was a foreigner so I finally preferred spending some time visiting London during my spare time...
And there is a lot to do in London. Such a great city with many events, pubs and restaurants!