Rating

3.2/5
  • The Role
    3.5
  • The Company
    3.5
  • The Culture
    2.5

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I loved working at Pernod Ricard during my placement year. It was such a social and welcoming environment and a lovely place to work. My team were outgoing and inclusive, and the wider business encourages you to be yourself and interact with others.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Everyone was very kind and welcoming throughout my whole placement and they treated me as if I was any other colleague rather than just an intern. I felt that the work I did was appreciated and contributed to the business, and I also felt that my team trusted me.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Throughout the year, I had different line managers due to circumstances such as maternity leave and leaving the business for another job. Although it was unfortunate timing for me to join the business, I felt the line managers which looked after me were supportive and helpful throughout.

    3/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • In marketing, how busy you are tends to vary normally. When we are working on campaigns, we are often much busier compared to when we have just finished a campaign. In saying that, I always had roles/activities to do on a regular basis to keep me busy.

    3/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • The extent of the responsibility I was given varied depending on the task. Larger campaigns were looked after by the more senior members of the team, however, I did still play a role in supporting them and providing feedback. Smaller tasks such as working with influencers or social media channels provided me with more responsibility.

    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 feel that I have definitely developed my people skills, presentation skills and knowledge in the industry. Being able to work on campaigns and projects in real life has provided me with knowledge and understanding that I hope to bring to my university assignments.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Everyone is always very friendly and willing to help. My team and the wider marketing team are outgoing people and up for a laugh. The company regularly organises social events for the employees to enjoy and also gives employees the opportunity to get to know their colleagues better.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • We were given a 2 week handover with the previous intern, which was a great way to start as you were shown how to do things and we weren't thrown into the deep end on our own. They also organised inductions for us and social events.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I feel that we are given the general personal training and development courses, which are useful to gain a basic understanding. However, the wider marketing team do courses which were not open to interns and I felt could have been useful to learn from.

    3/5

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

    Sports and Social Club

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Working from home

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • They currently do not offer Grad Schemes so if I wanted to work in the company in the future, I would have to apply for a role that is not a Grad Scheme. However, based on my year with the company, I would be delighted to have the chance to go back and work for them!

    3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • They had 13 placement students in total which was really nice to have as you do not feel like the only one! We had lunch together every day and also went out together in London as a group every now and then.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The business park is fairly expensive to eat in which is expected. London is expensive as a city, however, I do think working in Chiswick meant we probably spent less money compared to people who work in central London.

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • In Chiswick itself there is not much nightlife, however, it is very easy to get into London from Chiswick. There are pubs/beer gardens near the office so there are places to go after work for drinks!

    2/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • They had classes/sports you could join which took place after work such as Football, Tennis, Running etc. There are also 2 gyms in close proximity to the office.

    3/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Marketing

Greater London

1st May 2020


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