• The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I enjoyed my co workers and I enjoyed most aspects of the job. The hours were long and you had to put up with a lot.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Definitely had a good relationship with my co-workers and we had some fun.


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Management was very aloof and removed. Not very approachable and di not seem to care about development.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • It really depends on the day but I always felt busy which I actually like. Could get stressful at times for sure.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I think it was about the perfect amount.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I definitely have a better idea of how a business runs from this internship.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • It was pretty tense most of the time because we were always trying to do something, we had a small amount of people trying to do a lot, and sometimes my management was absent for hours at a time. We didn't really have time for fun, we wanted to do like a group lunch or something but it just never worked out.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Not great.. I was more or less thrown to the wolves aside from the two days of orientation they had me do at corporate. On my very first day I was writing tickets solo but had very little idea what I was doing. My manager didn't really put too much effort into training me but helped me when I struggled, my co-workers trained me in some respect, as they gave me tips and tricks a long the way and taught me how to do a lot of things through eCars.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • We did have a sales training every month with the area manager which helped me. I wish my office was more focused on development because that would have made a difference.


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

    Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • They offer the possibility of working part-time during your semester and advertise pretty widely the prospect of being hired after graduation. I have not completed the internship just yet so I am unsure if these offers will stand true for me, but what I do know if they do try to keep you on board with them.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • We all got a long pretty well, since its mostly people in college or fresh out of college in the offices, it's often a good fit for young people because we all can relate.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The area is pretty pricey as it is nice, suburban, and a huge college town. My rent was close to 2 grand a month plus other "life" expenses. I tried to minimize going out.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The nightlife is average. Small bars, bigger bars if you travel 30 minutes.


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Among the interns we definitely talk about it but we worked so much most of us were way too tired.


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Internship (1-4 Months)

Administration/Secretarial, Automotive, Customer Service, Insurance, Marketing


August 2019

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