GBS UKI F&P Spend Analyst at IBM

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Portsmouth South West
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial Banking/Finance Business Analytics

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7.1/10

The Role
7.8
Organisation
6.6

Socialising

6.5

The Role

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

I enjoyed my placement year, it has given me a vast insight into how large companies work and has allowed me to extend my finance knowledge

7/10

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

The Team I was in were very welcoming, we all speak about personal topics as well as work which makes the work environment a lot better. Colleagues are made me feel very valued and supported.

9/10

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

Managers were very good at providing constructive criticism, along with assisting in setting up opportunities for me to challenge myself.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Through out a month I would probably only have 3-4 days where I didn't have much to do. Other than this, the rest of the time I always had things to do, but the workload was not too much.

7/10

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

I was surprised at how much responsibility IBM gave me from the start of my placement, I was treated as any other member of the team would've been. Definitely no making teas!

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 experience has given me vital skills in presenting, which will assist me in my final year and in future jobs.
I also have a much better understanding of the office / corporate environment, and working having the opportunity to work with CFO's will assist me in future job roles.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone in the office was very friendly, my office contained 5 different finance teams who do not regularly work together, however everyone always smiled and said good morning, which started days off well.

8/10

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

The IBM placement was very well organized, with multiple reviews with Early Professional Managers who were there every step if you needed any help.
The managers were all used to working with Interns, which made it easier to fit into the teams.

8/10

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

IBM provided lots of training opportunities, with a vast range of online courses being available.
"Lunch and Learns" are also held to help enhance skills

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Working from home
5/10

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

IBM have a graduate scheme which is available, however for me it isn't exactly what I personally want as my Grad job, as majority of roles are consultancy based.

5/10

Social

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

All the IBM Interns at my location are very close, we all sit together at lunch and also go on social events outside of work

10/10

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

I was based in Portsmouth, so cost of socializing wasn't too expensive as there is a vast range of Pubs and restaurants through out the city.

Cost of living also was not too bad.

5/10

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

As Portsmouth University is a city Campus, there are lots of bars and clubs to choose from.

6/10

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

IBM offer giveback opportunities, which allows you to get involved in volunteering, mentoring ect within the local community

5/10

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