Sales Operations Analyst - Banking and Financial Markets 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
Logistics and Operations Sales Accountancy Administration/Secretarial Information Technology

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9.5/10

The Role
9.8
Organisation
8.8

Socialising

10.0

The Role

Role Description

Responsible for operational support in team of Client Reps (sellers) which leads onto client-facing opportunities and events.

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

Working in a team of helpful and experienced sellers provided me with an enriching experience with multiple opportunities to learn and take on client-facing roles.

IBM's structure of having 100+ interns working in collaboration with each other made the placement enjoyable from a social aspect also.

10/10

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

My team have left me several pieces of amazing feedback and constantly ensured I felt valued in my role.

10/10

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

Having several levels of management in my team has helped me develop in my role and I've never felt too overwhelmed by the workload.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Although my role had peaks and troughs of business, I was eased into my responsibilities and as I became more comfortable the workload was progressively increased as I joined more projects.

9/10

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

I was given several core responsibilities that required daily access to confidential information.

10/10

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

I feel as though the ability to undertake multiple projects at once and cope with the workload will be helpful as well as the technical skills such as SPSS, Java etc.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The Foundation team at IBM has been fantastic in providing regular "checkpoint" reviews with a manager specifically focused on your development. This has held me accountable to my own goals and progressions.

10/10

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

Working constantly with full-time employees and graduates gave me an insight into IBM's long-term employee progression program.

10/10

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

IBM's culture has been consistently highlighted by the management team including inclusiveness, mental health support and the encouragement to "restlessly reinvent" your role.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
10/10

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

Paid approx £21,000 and reimbursed for any long trips for client meetings.

4/10

Social

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

There has been a constant flow of networking events, including monthly drinks with members of your department to grow your network in a relaxed environment.

10/10

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

All expenses paid as well as a high uptake in whichever department was holding them. They were often organized well by the interns involved including location and time etc.

10/10

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

Due to the huge network of interns, there were constant invites to social events as well as "extra-curricular" events shared by slack channels - close bonds were therefore formed between the interns

10/10

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

100% - it has been an incredibly enjoyable experience which I hope to continue into a graduate role at IBM, but if not then it has helped me develop skills that would be desirable at multiple companies.

10/10

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