Rating

3.7/5
  • The Role
    3.8
  • The Company
    3.7
  • The Culture
    3.6

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • My year at Groupe SEB was very enjoyable, I was able to get involved with lots of different parts of the business from finance to retail to marketing. This made for a great year and meant I was able to meet lots of different people.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • At Groupe SEB I felt like I was working with my colleagues rather than for them. I felt like I held an important role in the organisation and provided colleagues with important information. I also enjoyed spending time with my colleagues on a personal level and found it great getting to know them.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My manager held an open door policy so it was easy for me to ask any questions if I was unsure about something. This greatly helped when I was settling into the role.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The workload varied depending on the period. Generally I had plenty of work to be getting on with but sometimes it would be a bit quiet and other times very busy.

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I felt like I had a lot of responsibility in the organisation, there were a lot of monthly reports that I would produce and send to various management. It was also good to feel like my colleagues trusted me if they had any questions, rather than asking my manager.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I have greatly developed my skills over the past year after gaining experience with various financial and reporting software as well as developing Microsoft Excel skills. I have also gained a well rounded knowledge of the finance function that will help me in my final year of University.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere is very relaxed in the office which suited my work style. I feel like everybody in the office gets on really well and does the work they need to do at the same time. I feel like this is a very enjoyable work environment and you are able to work in whatever manner that suits you.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • I feel like there was a clear plan when I first started the placement with various steps to my induction. This is then followed up with a review after a few months and a final year review. I think it would have been good to set some goals with my manager and regularly review them.

    3/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • In this sense the company were great, they sent me on a Microsoft Excel training course and paid for me to get lots of out of office experience by doing some auditing. I feel like the company always pushed me to try my best and I have seen myself develop through this.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Groupe SEB is a global company with many future prospects, such as graduate schemes in the head office in France. I feel like this is a great company to work for and is one that will invest in you to further your career. The company offers great benefits and the experience I have had so far has been enjoyable.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There are only a handful of interns within the office but they are all very friendly and I have made great friends with them. We regularly spent time together outside of work, playing football, going to the gym or going for drinks. I am sure I will stay in contact with them.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The cost of living was not too different to what I am used to. The biggest expense I incurred was the rent of getting a place near to the office. Aside from this I felt comfortable money-wise.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The office is based in Windsor so there are quite a few bars in the area. Also, London is only a train away so it is easy to spend a night there.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • I would regularly play football with my work colleagues which was fun. In the area there are lots of sports clubs to join also. I spent a lot of my time outside of work at the gym or visiting friends and family across the country.

    3/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

South East

24th July 2019


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