UK&I Commercial Print Marketing at HP Inc

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Bracknell South East
Review Date
Salary
£18,000 - £19,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial Advertising Marketing

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7.3/10

The Role
7.3
Organisation
5.8

Socialising

9.0

The Role

Role Description

Supporting the commercial print marketing team across ABM Work, Social Media, Events and Budgets.

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

I enjoyed it somewhat overall. I had an extensive amount of opportunities and networking events, I had a good team that supported my career and personal development, whilst being assigned a personal mentor.

6/10

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

My job I felt carried a lot of responsibility, there was definitely no shadowing like I have heard in other placements.

5/10

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

I had 1 to 1 meetings regularly, I have reviews where I can discuss my progression and next steps and I felt I could always ask from someone with a great amount of experience.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

My work came in peaks and troughs. Some days I would find that I had far too much to do and others I lacked some work. However, that could fall down to my time management skills.

7/10

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

A lot of responsibility for sure, I definitely wasn't shadowing. There were times during events where they gave me the job to run it, that was an interesting and challenging experience.

9/10

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

We have brain candy as personal tool to help with personal and professional growth. I will most certainly use these for university to finish my work earlier, receive feedback and act on that to ensure that I get higher grades.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere was like a typical american corporation, quite relaxed and reasonably chatty. However, I did feel as due to it being so results driven, there were some times where it felt a bit toxic and people lacked empathy.

5/10

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

It was well organised, however there is a lack of communication in regards to its graduation scheme as nothing seems to be set in stone.

7/10

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

I believe this should come down to your own proactive approach. If you are willing to go above and beyond and seek external courses to benefit you professionally, I know they would.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
5/10

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

There is no clear communication in regards to its grad scheme so I would say it isn't too appealing. Also, with it being a large corporation, it is very difficult for progression.

4/10

Social

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

We had 2 social secretary's so there was definitely a good social scene and opportunities to bond outside of work.

9/10

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

Still more expensive than i am used to further up north, however because of its proximity to London, I think it is very fair.

8/10

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

Not much else to say, it's great and especially with work colleagues.

9/10

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

Yes of course, that is up to the individual to make the most of it.

10/10

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