Security Operations Anaylst 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
Logistics and Operations Sales

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8.9/10

The Role
9.3
Organisation
8.4

Socialising

8.8

The Role

Role Description

Whilst at IBM, I worked as an Operations Analyst within the Security Business Unit (SBU). I was required to provide day-to-day operations support for members of the senior leadership and sales teams, including support for the wider SBU as well.

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

I had a very good year at IBM. I was on a team of 4 other placement students who I would work closely with everyday. I was always learning on the job which meant my role was always interesting.

9/10

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

I was required to provide day to day operational support to members of the sales team and senior leadership team - This meant I was essential for the business operating smoothly and i was a regular point of call for people who needed help. Good team collaboration

10/10

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

IBM has a very effective support system. My manager would help me set goals and answer questions I has regarding the role. I also had a Early Professional Manager that would help me support me on a more pastoral level, and conduct 3,6,9 and 12 month reviews with me.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

At the start of the year when my role wasn't very busy there was always loads of education to do. And through giveback and projects there is always extra stuff to get involved with. Some times I had loads of work to do, but I was a great opportunity to practice my organisational skills.

9/10

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

I was required to host calls with senior clients, preparing the content for these calls, but with any job its about building the trust first. Once I had done that I was able to send content to clients without review.

10/10

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

My organisation and communication skills have been developed greatly during my year, and I will be able to use these skills next year during my studies

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

My office had about 130 placement students so the social was really good. The area of the business which I worked in also had lots of graduates which helped the office dynamic.

8/10

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

We were given a 2 day induction prior to the start so we could get all set up so we could hit the ground running when we arrived. There is loads of support and 'how-to's' to help with any questions you have

9/10

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

There is lots of personal development that you can do with lots of opportunity to learn about subjects that interest you. IBM has badges that are recognised by lots of big companies.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
8/10

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

Very appealing - The graduate program offers a very competitive salary and award winning training. Would be very happy to get a job back there

9/10

Social

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

Yes - Was one of the the highlights of the year. With regular social events for over 100 placement students over a variety of offices

10/10

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

London is very expensive but if you go to the student bars you can get cheaper drinks. Lots of the bars around work offered 10% discount for IBM employees.

6/10

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

Very good - Lots of graduates made the atmosphere feel much younger.

9/10

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

The giveback opportunities are endless. I was also on the IBM football team

10/10

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