Rating

3.7/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    3.6
  • The Culture
    2.9

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I loved my marketing placement with Danone. I found out so much about the company, about brands and about consumers. It was really good to put into practice a lot of what I had been exposed to through my business degree.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I enjoyed the work and the team. I felt like I was part of a strong team and all of our contributions were important and valued.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My supervising line manager left after a couple of months and I had a new one who had just rolled off the graduate scheme. It felt like there wasn’t much difference between us in a lot of ways but it was good to benefit from his experience and learn from him. He was very supportive and we found out a lot of how to do things by working together.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I always had things to do and also could help out the team. Some placements said that they didn’t have enough work but I always had projects or operational monthly review tasks to get done.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • As my line manager and I were a similar level often responsibility went to him and I helped. I would have liked more responsibility but I understand that he was there for longer.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Super helpful. I have found that a lot of the theories and case studies have made so much more sense after having been at work. I can see how to grow a brand and work with sales and customers.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • A lot of fun, Danone is a young office with a lot of young staff which meant that there was a lot of energy. Some long hours but everyone is keen to make a difference.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • 4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 4/5

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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I’d love to be at Danone. They don’t take many of the placements into grad roles and there are not too many grad roles any way. I think that a year with Danone will have helped my application.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • We all went out a lot as a group of placements and along with the grads from our year.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Expensive being London.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • There wasn’t much nightlife but we were v close to London.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Danone Football Cup, volunteering through network, football in Chiswick Park.

    3/5

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Details

Placement (5-9 Months)

8th November 2019


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