Tools and Workload Manager at IBM

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Waterloo
Review Date
Roles
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3.5/5

The Role
3.9
The Company
3
The Culture
3.5

The Role

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

I enjoyed my work placement as I was always kept busy and had things to do that challenged me!
4 /5

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

My team were excellent. Completely welcoming and always made me feel comfortable and valued
5 /5

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

I had quarterly meetings with my Early Professional Manager who helped me with progress in my job role, and constant guidance and support from my task manager.
4 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I always found new projects to work on while I was at IBM. Frequently busy, however if I had not sought out the projects, I may have been less so.
3 /5

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

In my daily role I didnt have a large amount of responsibility, however in the extra projects I got involved in I was given a large amount of responsibility for multiple clients
4 /5

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

The skills I gained are definitely skills for life. Communication with clients and colleagues is a skill I will always take with me, as well as being able to work effectively in a team.
5 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office I worked in was fairly quiet
3 /5

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

It was generally very well organized. However, I think more meetings with the other interns would have been great, to develop our relationships further
4 /5

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

I was able to visit several events and had many chances to learn new skills and go on new courses
3 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
3 /5

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

4 /5

The Culture

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

3 /5

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

2 /5

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

5 /5

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

5 /5

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