Rating

3.3/5
  • The Role
    3.1
  • The Company
    3.2
  • The Culture
    3.6

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The manager who has hired me left the company after my second week, which resulted in little supervision and partly chaotic workdays. On a practical side it was a challenge to find the suitable person in charge for topics like sick leave, contract extension or staying with Vrbo.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Most people in the PSAM team understand the role of an intern and the responsibilities that come along with it. However, since there was no manager present it was a struggle at times to make clear what tasks are to be taken over by me and which are the personal responsibility of each rep.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • While my internal Buddy has been a great support and "go-to" person, the usual line of reporting has been unclear since both my managers left which makes it challenging to point out a certain person as my "supervisor"

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • While the first 4 month were rather boring, pace has picked up since I could start working with portfolios and now I am expected to manage 2 portfolios which works well but is a lot of work alongside other projects

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • In the beginning very little, since I took over the accounts my responsibilities have broadened very much

    3/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I have gained many transferable and people skills. In the last 4 weeks my knowledge of Salesforce has reasonably increased.

    2/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Generally all staff is very nice and open. All people are approachable and happy to help

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • There is no clear structure in place that coordinates what an interns responsibility will be and when, which resulted in chaotic and party boring phases of the internship

    1/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I have been given a coach for my thesis which is an exceptional grant in my eyes and has helped me a lot for my academic development. Furthermore, I was allowed to attend most training (if held in Victoria)

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Parties/Events

    2/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • If there would be the option to change the department and occasionally work from home, it would be very appealing!

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • I am certain that the interns starting together had a fairly strong bond. The Victoria interns got along well and the atmosphere was nice.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Cost of living and socializing can be consolidated to around 1400 Pounds

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • In Victoria we have a few fine pubs and anything else is close as well.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • We had very many company events and opportunities to socialise.

    5/5

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Details

Placement (5-9 Months)

12th September 2019


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