Market Associate Intern at Expedia Group

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Duration
Placement (5-9 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Business Management E-Business Market Research Sales

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Expedia Group is a Top Employer

8.7/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
8.8

Socialising

8.2

The Role

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

I loved the placement and the training Expedia Group provides the people starting at the company. What I slightly missed, due to change of managers, was a clear goal setting, mid placement conversation and end conversation with regards to my own goals, the company its goals and the goals provided by university.

8/10

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

The colleagues at Expedia Group are all extremely warm, open and always willing to help. Every time I had a question - which was a lot- the team is open for it and they really take the time to support and help you improve or listen in to help you afterwards.

10/10

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

I loved the placement and the training Expedia Group provides the people starting at the company. What I slightly missed, due to change of managers, was a clear goal setting, mid placement conversation and end conversation with regards to my own goals, the company its goals and the goals provided by university.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Next to the day to day job, I was given several projects to work on and events to organise. I got the support when I needed it, but could work independently as well. The projects kept me busy and I was also able to fill in my own time where needed or wanted.

9/10

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

I had my own portfolio of hotels that I was looking after and during the projects I was completely organising it myself from A to Z. I got support when asked for and had regular catch-ups with team members when needed or wanted. However, responsibility was all with me. :)

8/10

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

I have done my final research for the company - which is something I would not have been able to do without the knowledge gained during my internship. Moreover, the skillset I have learned in terms of general training, but also communication skills and the way we have been trained, will help me forever in any type of job

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The general atmosphere in the office is very inclusive, diverse, lively and casual. There is a lot of laughter and joking around, whilst on moments needed there is a serious work atmosphere as well. There are competitions against each other or other teams, which enhances the work environment in general.

10/10

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

I believe that the biggest improvements lay here - interns I have followed after my own internship had a completely different way of filling in their internships. I believe a clearer structure and alignment is needed on what interns do and what they are trained on - and not just "cheap labour" doing the job of an MA.

6/10

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

Great investment - I had regular catch-ups and one on one's with my managers or people that I asked for support. There is a general training of 4 days that I followed, where you get all the knowledge you need to be set-up for the job and working for Expedia Group.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
8/10

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

It is very appealing - hence the reason why I decided to stay within the company when the opportunity was there. You get a lot more benefits and you will be guided in a different way, but I strongly believe in the culture where you can stay within the company if time is right.

10/10

Social

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

I did not meet many other placement students, however the social scene amongst colleagues is amazing - there are many drinks and events and parties and ways of socializing and getting to meet colleagues. I would highly recommend this part of the company - it is great and easy to meet new people.

10/10

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

London is expensive - that is a fact. Even though getting a financial benefit whilst doing the internship, London remains expensive and it is highly recommended to have a bit of money on the side to be able to do groceries and go out and join certain events - with the company or outside.

3/10

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

It is London - many pubs, clubs, restaurants, markets etcetera are near the office or in the city. It is amazing to live in and a very vibrant and dynamic city - there is always something to do for any type of person - no matter if you like books or nights out.

10/10

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

It is London - many pubs, clubs, restaurants, markets etcetera are near the office or in the city. It is amazing to live in and a very vibrant and dynamic city - there is always something to do for any type of person - no matter if you like books or nights out. Giving back to the community is also highly valued in the company.

10/10