Operations Team at IBM

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Waterloo Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Business Analytics Business Management

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8.7/10

The Role
9.3
Organisation
8.4

Socialising

8.0

The Role

Role Description

My role in the GBS UKI People Operations team sits within the Leadership and Support area of GBS. The role consists of providing support to our senior leadership team across all growth platforms and sectors, helping them with a host of operational tasks and supporting over 5,000 consultants within IBM across the UK and Ireland.

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

Through my twelve months at IBM I met so many fantastic people and thoroughly enjoyed working on this placement.

10/10

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

Extremely valued and satisfied with how my colleagues treated myself and others.

10/10

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

The structure of the early professional scheme meant that you had an early professional manager as well as a task manager, meaning you had a lot of people giving you support, adivice and recognition.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I looked for extra roles to supplement my day to day role. This made my role very busy, but I managed how busy my role was, rather than being overloaded.

9/10

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

During my placement I was given the opportunity to work with the senior leadership team on several occasions, producing work that had a high level of responsibility - helping the organisation to run effectively.

8/10

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

IBM made me incredibly efficient and hard working and I will take this into my degree in order to get the results I desire.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Working with a lot of different people, made a very diverse atmosphere, which contributed to an atmosphere which made you want to come to work in the morning.

9/10

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

Very well organised, they had events set up such as careers fairs to help us decide what we wanted to do post-university.

8/10

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

Lots of training available, I obtained badges in Cloud, statistics and blockchain modules.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Working from home
5/10

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

Very appealing

10/10

Social

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

We organised several socials, including the infamous Boat party along the Thames.

10/10

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

Expensive - (London). Rent was extortionate - If living and working in London on placement do not expect to save any money!

4/10

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

Exceptional - (London). So many different places you can go which appeal to all sorts of markets.

10/10

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

Various opportunities, I joined a football team through work, competing against other companies.

8/10

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