Business Analyst at IBM

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
London Central London and City
Review Date
£18,000 - £19,999
Consumer Products/FMCG

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The Role



The Role

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

Really enjoyed my placement at IBM
Great experience and insight into technology consultancy


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

I have worked with extremely lovely and collaborative people. They have been supportive of me, heard my concerns when I had any and directed me toward the correct people.


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

Lots of support and guidance in terms of my career.

They were extremely understanding that I was a placement student so my options and loyalty toward IBM wasn't a question and wasn't tied down.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It blew hot and cold. I was extremely busy when based on client site and projects however it could be very quiet during Christmas when your manager/colleagues are on holiday.


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

Lots of crucial responsibility depends on your skillset. If you prove yourself, you will get better tasks.


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

Lots of theories in the retrospective are applicable such as international business, strategic management, work psychology.


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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Great atmosphere, everyone is focused and there are good and bad times. You need to read the mood essentially.


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

I rate this is a 6 in a good way. In consultancy, you need to find your opportunities and become part of them.

My task Manager has undoubtedly played a crucial role in giving me client-facing work but other giveback opportunities are up to you to network and be a part of.


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

IBM has an extensive internal learning portal.
My unit was able to fund a leadership course in May for my development.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home

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

Very appealing as they have performance-based promotion and it is shared for everyone to see.



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

Yes, although I wasn't part of it all my peers are extremely good competent individuals.


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

London is expensive - need I say any more? If you share a flat, you can bring down your rent and utilities considerably. I would try and narrow your commute by cycling etc if possible.


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

London is expensive. I do not drink so I managed to save through from my income but a night out in the capital can cost you upwards of 60-70 quid.


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

Yes, learning and development. Involvement in Business Resource Groups
Product / Service line cluster growth days


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