Business Operations Support at IBM

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Central London and City
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Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
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6.9/10

The Role
7.0
Organisation
6.8

Socialising

7.0

The Role

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

I really enjoyed my internship at IBM. Being my first real work experience, I had the chance to take on real responsabilities and bring forward my ideas and initiatives. My role was very varied and provided me with a lot of learning and personal development. I really liked the IBM culture and had the chance to meet amazing people.

8/10

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

I felt very valued by my colleagues who always listened to my ideas and allowed me get involved in projects and initiatives.

7/10

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

Since the beginning of the year, each intern is provided with an Early Professional Manager and a Task Manager, both providing a point of reference for support and guidance throughout the year.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

My tasks differed on a daily basis, meaning that I could be extremely busy one day and much less the next. This helped me keep a good balance.

7/10

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

After gaining the trust of my manager, I was given a lot of responsabilities.

7/10

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

It was great to be able to complete badges/workshops in the area that we like the most. This helped me expand my interests and provided me with new learning that will support my degree.

6/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

There was a good general atmosphere in the office, which also depends on where you work and in which location you are based

7/10

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

Well organised with induction and regular placement reviews

7/10

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

Good training and development provided by the company

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
5/10

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

IBM provides plenty of career opportunities, making it a great place to come back as a grad.

8/10

Social

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

Since the induction, all the interns had the chance to get to know each other, providing the fundamentals for a really good social scene throughout the year.

8/10

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

The activities organised in the area I worked in were all free.

9/10

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

Some social activities were organised in the area I worked in but not often.

4/10

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

Many events you can volunteer to take part in and afternoon's activities

7/10

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