DevOps Engineer at IBM

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Preston North West
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Computer Science

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7.9/10

The Role
8.3
Organisation
7.8

Socialising

7.2

The Role

Role Description

Maintaining DevOps Tools for Application Development Teams, and configuring their workflows. Also, configuring a new help desk system for our account.

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

This job has been enjoyable because I met a good number of new friends. There is plenty of opportunity to socialise outside of work and the work itself is enjoyable if you care about it.

8/10

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

Everyone sees your value when you contribute, so this down to how much you get involved and work hard.

9/10

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

Help is definitely there but you may need to reach out. I reached out to my manager about extra learning/shadowing and he provided/helped me secure this.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

For me, I was not very busy for the first few months, but once I took ownership of my own responsibilities I became much more busy and enjoyed the days more.

6/10

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

I was given a good amount of responsibility to help rethink some of our team's processes, which I also helped to configure and automate in a project management / help desk tool.

8/10

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

The soft skills I have developed this year, alongside the confidence I have gained, and the extra employability from learning some technical skills will aid me in all walks of life.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The general atmosphere in my office was friendly but sometimes quiet. This all depends on your own personality and who you want to talk to!

6/10

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

I did not seem to have much of a plan at the beginning but that was because my role did not exist before I arrived. I grew into this and there was enough support and feedback to structure my year.

8/10

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

I was encouraged all the time to better my own skills through the learning portal, lunch and learns, and was given time for my own development.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
6/10

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

Future employment prospects are very appealing to me with IBM. This is because there is a very flexible and inclusive culture where you can express what part of the business you would like to get into.

9/10

Social

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

My fellow placement students were lovely and we made a great group of friends! Only downside was location of our office for after-work socialising, but this is obviously not a problem if you work in a city.

10/10

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

It was pretty cheap to eat/socialise.

8/10

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

I personally never went out in Preston.

1/10

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

IBM has endless opportunities for extra learning and socialising.

10/10

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