Rating

3.1/5
  • The Role
    3.3
  • The Company
    3.0
  • The Culture
    2.8

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Learnt a lot about different Finance operations and supporting a fast moving category within the business. Made a lot of new friends and enjoyed my placement.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Yes, I felt that I was part of the team working to the same objectives and goals. I didn't feel like a placement not doing as much work as the others.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My line manager was great and took time to explain the job to me from the start. There were a lot of Danone specific acronyms and others from Finance that I was aware of from my degree but had not put into work.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Super busy, there was always so much to do especially at month end and key budgeting times as well as dealing with questions from the business.

    2/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was the key point of contact on a number of topics by the end of my placement and I had a project that I presented back to my line manager's manager before I went back to Uni. A lot of what I did was to support my line manager and preparing reports and checking accuracy from the business so working as part of a wider team.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • It was good to be able to apply a lot of the things that I had heard about and worked on at uni in the work setting. Somethings were quite different and it was good to go back to uni with some practical examples

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Busy, everyone worked really hard. Some people worked long hours and a lot or people worked from home or away from the office on a Friday.

    3/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • There was a placement and grad hr team who set up training and our contracts when we first started but really we were like the other people in our team.

    3/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • There was quite a lot of excel training from my team and I went on a course with the other placements and grads. My team also helped me with understanding the business and presenting.

    3/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Financial Bonus

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Working from home

    Travel loan

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • There isn't a grad programme for Finance and I would like Finance but you can apply to the team and I have kept in touch with my line manager.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There were a lot of events that we arranged ourselves which were fun and we have kept in touch. A lot of the placements lived together as well near the office.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Fine, it is London which is different from being away at uni but it was ok.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Better towards London. Chiswick is a little bit out of London and a bit quiet.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • In the summer we did a step challenge and we went on walks as a team. We also played football in a 5 aside tournament near the office.

    3/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Greater London

5th November 2019


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