Cloud Software 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 Information Technology

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6.5/10

The Role
7.5
Organisation
5.0

Socialising

7.0

The Role

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

I enjoyed working within a brilliant team, who were always more than willing to get me involved with opportunities. I would have liked to be challenged slightly more...

7/10

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

My team often expressed their appreciation for my work and the standard to which I delivered it.

9/10

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

My manager was always more than happy to answer any questions that I had and provide context around the work I was carrying out.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I think this varies from week to week. I have rarely been stuck without something to do, but I think that there have been a few days that I have had extra capacity.

8/10

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

My manager entrusted me to track the progression of our deals etc and even to write business cases. In some cases I would have enjoyed a little bit more of a challenge.

7/10

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

My degree is Natural Sciences, so not at all related to the work I have been doing at IBM. However, I have developed many skills here on my placement year that are 100% transferrable.

5/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The start of the year was particularly quiet, as our team were located in the basement where there wasn't much buzz about. However, in the new year we got moved up to the second floor which has made a huge positive impact on the atmosphere.

6/10

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

My job description was very poor. It was merely a few sentences which didn't accurately depict what I would be doing. I didn't know who my task manager was for the first week or so.

4/10

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

I enjoyed using the online learning and badge system at our disposal to further my knowledge of IBM and the industry. However, I think more could be done to encourage personal development - eg allowing a budget to purchase educational books / training courses.

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
5/10

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

They are quite appealing, as they are very well promoted in the company. However, the actual application process was confusing and unclear. When I asked for help I was ignored.

5/10

Social

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

Yes, excellent! I have made many friends throughout my placement year who I will aim to keep in touch with.

8/10

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

London is very expensive, but it didn't come as a suprise.

5/10

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

Amazing. So many things right at our doorstop. Southbank is an excellent location.

10/10

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

A few... for example I joined a netball team with a few collegues.

5/10

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