Security Sales Analyst at IBM

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

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6.3/10

The Role
6.5
Organisation
5.8

Socialising

6.8

The Role

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

My placement has been fairly enjoyable, I have worked with a great team and had the chance to meet some great people in an interesting role, however my task manager was rude and unapproachable which influenced team morale throughout the year.

6/10

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

Whenever I completed work for colleagues across the business they always made me feel valuable, they were extremely welcoming at the start and continued to give positive feedback through out the year. My task manager, someone I did most of my work for, never once said thank you, or complimented my work, whilst this can make you feel undervalued, everyone got used to this very quickly and didn't expect anything different once understanding this was just his personality.

7/10

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

My Early Professional Manager was always available to be contacted for advice and support, however I only had 2 scheduled meetings with her in 6 months, she then retired and was replaced, this meant a whole new relationship had to be formed, I have only met with her replacement once since she became my EPM. Support and guidance from my task manager was very limited despite him sitting opposite me every day in the office.

4/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I had a very demanding role which kept me busy with both weekly tasks, and ADHOC tasks.

7/10

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

I felt like I was given a lot of responsibility in my role and was provided value to the actual business.

8/10

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

My Excel skills, organisation, time management skills will all be useful for my degree and beyond

7/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Office atmosphere was pleasant, although almost empty on Mondays and Fridays,

6/10

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

very well organised

8/10

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

we were expected to educate ourselves to the required level of Excel skills, were given personal training for certain IBM applications throughout the year via email,

7/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Placement Year
2/10

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

The graduate program looks really good, and I have built a decent relationship with many managers in my business unit.

6/10

Social

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

There were lots of interns in the office and therefore I strong social scene.

8/10

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

London prices are expensive as expected.

5/10

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

Decent nightlife, with a main local bar right next to the office, as well as plenty of bars and clubs around the area (central London).

8/10

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

A few, but it was difficult to find these opportunities, there was the chance to go on a ski trip that was heavily advertised.

6/10

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