Communications lead | Junior Business Analyst at IBM

Top Employer
Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Public Sector/Governmental

Connect with this company

IBM is a Top Employer

8.1/10

The Role
8.5
Organisation
8.2

Socialising

7.5

The Role

Role Description

Developed and implemented communications strategy in key IBM account. Then worked on technical delivery as a business analyst.

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

Throughout my placement I was given really great opportunities to develop myself and network across the business. In addition, at all levels of the business, the people I met were extremely welcoming, friendly and enthusiastic which helped me to settle into the world of work.

9/10

Imagine yourself working at IBM

RateMyPlacement is currently advertising 7 roles at IBM

View jobs now →

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

IBM had a really great community feel, particularly with my immediate team. It also had a large number of interns which made the social side of working really fun.

10/10

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

I was assigned a career coach who made herself really available so that I had somewhere to go if I had any problems. I also had a few mentors who helped to guide me throughout the year which massively helped.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I spent a lot of the year really busy. Whilst this helped me to stretch myself and develop quickly, it also meant I was overly busy at times. That being said, I had a good support network who were responsive any time I raised concerns about workload.

5/10

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

During my placement I was given a lot of responsibility which massively helped me to develop my skills. Before I started, I was concerned I could be given dull tasks before I joined, however my team put a lot of trust in me which really made the year a fulfilling experience.

10/10

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

There's a lot of opportunity for formal training that placement students have access to. However, I think I gained the most skills development from my surrounding team and on the job experience.

9/10

Imagine yourself working at IBM

RateMyPlacement is currently advertising 7 roles at IBM

View jobs now →

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

There was a really good group of interns which made the atmosphere and social life in the office great. In addition, the team I worked with were really friendly which made for a great atmosphere. The atmosphere could also be focused and serious, but that comes with any big company.

9/10

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

The placement year was well structured with a formal support network and regular checkpoints to track progress. There were also a lot of channels for interns to talk amongst themselves and ask questions on any placement targets/tasks.

8/10

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

While we weren't necessarily given much mandatory training, there were lots of opportunities to attend events and take courses if we wanted to.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
7/10

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

There are a lot of opportunities to progress your career and a lot of pathways to get towards senior positions. The company is also frequently expanding into new markets which make for good new opportunities.

9/10

Social

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

Brilliant social scene, a lot of interns who wanted to socialise inside and outside of work. Better than a lot of other companies from what I've heard.

10/10

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

I was fortunate enough to live at home but the price of living/socialising for colleagues who lived in London was expensive.

5/10

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

The office was in central London with tonnes of places to go out all around.

10/10

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

I was slightly disappointed by the lack of sports teams/formal social activities, however interns/grads had set up their own football team.

5/10

Imagine yourself working at IBM

RateMyPlacement is currently advertising 7 roles at IBM

View jobs now →