UK&I Distribution at HP Inc

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Reading South West
Review Date
Salary
£16,000 - £17,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial Financial Management Human Resources Market Research Marketing

Connect with this company

6.1/10

The Role
5.3
Organisation
5.8

Socialising

7.8

The Role

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

I enjoyed my work placement internship as I learnt a lot of valuable life lessons. I learnt about the world of work and the running's of a large corporate business.

5/10

Imagine yourself working at HP Inc

RateMyPlacement is currently advertising 4 roles at HP Inc

View jobs now →

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

I felt valued by my intern colleagues - we worked together at work but also formed friendships outside the work place.

5/10

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

I was given good support, advise and guidance by my manager and team. If I had a problem there was always someone at HP I could talk too.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

My timetable varied - some days I would have a lot of work to do and other times not as much. However in this time I completed my university work.

3/10

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

I was given some responsibility whilst on my placement year but this varied between each intern and the role they had.

4/10

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

I developed personal skills and life skills whilst being on my placement year. These skills will help me throughout life and beyond my studies.

5/10

Imagine yourself working at HP Inc

RateMyPlacement is currently advertising 4 roles at HP Inc

View jobs now →

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office atmosphere was quiet relaxed day to day however when there was an event on there was a real buzz in the office.

5/10

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

The HP internship was well organised and HP and the old interns made you feel very welcome. Everything was covered in the first month to set you up for the next 12 months.

8/10

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

HP value the interns that join year on year and recruit a lot of them as graduates.

6/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Financial Bonus
5/10

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

HP is a great company and have very attractive future employment opportunities however it is very competitive.

5/10

Social

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

The social aspect of m placement year has been the most attractive. The first month is crucial for finding your feet and friends.

8/10

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

The area of Bracknell and Reading as well as working in London is very expensive.

10/10

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

The nighlife in Reading is the same as any other small student town. There are lots of resturants, bars and pubs but only 3 clubs.

6/10

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

There are opportunities to get involved with outside of work however you have to find and seek these out for yourself.

7/10

Imagine yourself working at HP Inc

RateMyPlacement is currently advertising 4 roles at HP Inc

View jobs now →