Commercial Marketplace Analyst at IBM

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Administration/Secretarial Business Analytics Business Management Management Consultancy

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7.8/10

The Role
8.2
Organisation
7.8

Socialising

7.2

The Role

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

My placement involved external activities outside my role where I was able to explore other opportunities that was supported by the company and the team. I have enjoyed my day to day role, being involved in all activities, but also enjoyed the fact I was able to be flexible and pushed to develop my skill set and knowledge.

8/10

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2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

My team and I have developed a close relationship where I feel comfortable talking about difficulties at work for example. They have been welcoming, friendly and inclusive.

9/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

The support and guidance I have been given has been fantastic. All my questions were answered and my concerns were listened to. They have given me space to develop and choose my own direction with their guidance.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

This role definitely challenged my organisation skills. There were times I have been very busy, although my team has been kind and helpful enough to balance the workload. Also, my manager always help me prioritise work and is always there when I need it.

6/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I feel grateful that my team have put trust in me to give me responsibilities. As an intern, I was given a lot of responsibility and was left to use my initiative to complete tasks and projects.

8/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

The skills I gained from the IBM placement will definitely assist with degree studies and beyond. My placement happened during the Covid-19 pandemic and this has aided my flexibility and adaptability. I have learnt from IBMers in all industries (e.g. financial, retail) and this knowledge will aid me understand the wider world in the future. My training included a lot of transferrable skills, not just internal to IBM. For example, Excel, NPS, Agile and Design Thinking.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

I was located in Southbank and the atmosphere was definitely not what I was expected! It was very relaxed, welcoming and never dull. Every employee welcomes you with a smile and you will be surrounded with a lot of interns that you'll be able to build relationships with

8/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

The internship was very well organised. There were 2 managers for each intern, the induction went smoothly, there were constant communication and updates.

8/10

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

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Working from home
7/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

8/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

8/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

5/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

8/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

8/10

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