Game Account Manger at Intel Corporation

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Swindon
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Advertising Business Intelligence Business Management Marketing

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3.7/5

The Role
4.1
The Company
3.5
The Culture
3.5

Role Description

Providing support to a team of account managers in the gaming space.

The Role

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

My Placement year at Intel allowed me to carry out work I never could have imagined. I was able to get hands on experience working with game developers, through visiting studios and managing accounts. I worked with a team who was genuinely interested in my professional progression alongside being able to reach out to other teams to expand my role. Working at Intel also allowed me to be part of a very active Intern community allowing fun events outside of work. The only hindrance to my enjoyment was the self-driven nature of the role which at times in the internship left me un-guided without work. This became less of an issue as the internship progressed.
4 /5

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

I felt extremely valued by my team within the UK. The team seemed genuinely interested in what I was learning throughout the role and always encouraged me to pass my knowledge on to the wider team. As the role went on I felt I became good friends with my team and was valued beyond a intern. I felt less valued to my team members who were based in the US, this can be attributed to the physical distance and the somewhat infrequent catch-ups with the US team.
4 /5

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

I could not have asked for better guidance from my placement overseer [This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyPlacement Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions] was able to guide me in where I was going right and wrong in the internship and when a mistake was presented would not only help me fix the issue, but also better myself so the issue would not happen again. He also took the time and effort to help me develop in any area I chose throughout the internship, often providing the tools to help do so. I feel I developed exponentially due to the guidance of [This section of the comment has been removed by a member of the RateMyPlacement Team because it did not meet our site terms and conditions] and he helped make my placement the best it could be.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Workloads heavily varied throughout the internship. I was informed at the start of the internship that it is very self-led and workloads can be dependent on what I took on. This was definitely true. At the start of the role I was occupied learning everything I had to do for my core team. As the placement progressed I had more than grasped this role and found myself with more and more free time. I initially did not know how to fill this time but as the placement progressed I became better acquainted with other teams and was able to branch out to marketing and got deeper into self-driven account management keeping me well occupied.
3 /5

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

Throughout my role I was able to take on responsibilities that I could have never anticipated such as managing my own developers and introducing them to Intel's programmes. I was fully trusted as an Intel employee from the start with no information being held from me. I was also able to shadow large meeting with developers, being given free reign to interact. These responsibilities did not occupy the entirety of the internship and at times I felt I was carrying out more menial tasks. This is however to be expected in an Internship.
4 /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 the skills I have developed through this internship will be extremely useful going forward. After this role I feel more than confident at my future job prospects and more confident in my self. Being in high responsibility and high pressure scenarios such as calls with developers have given me the experience I need to go into any situation with certainty in my self. While I feel the skills I have gained will help me in any situation, the direct skills I can bring over to my university studies in psychology are less evident. I however knew this when choosing the role.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The office design is outdated and dull. Each floor is full of grey repeating office blocks, each floor looking very similar. This is somewhat remedied by the ability for each team to customise their blocks. Our team also had access to a personal games lab that was decorated and contained sofas. This definitely helped reduce the dull office environment. Beyond the office design the environment created by Intel workers was definitely friendly and inviting. Overall Intel is however behind when it comes to creating a modern and inviting office environment.
3 /5

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

For the beginning month of my internship I was trained by the previous intern in my position. The intern had planned out learning plan that worked well in integrating me in the role. This aided in giving an organised feel to the internship. During this integration I was however given a faulty laptop and was not granted all the permissions needed for my role. This was a small hiccup in an otherwise well organised Internship.
4 /5

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

At the beginning of my internship I was taken to a gaming industry event with expenses paid. This allowed me to attend talks and have open conversations with game developers. As the internship continued I was given the opportunity to shadow my team in developer meetings. On multiple occasions I was also given the opportunity to visit development studios and attend face to face meetings. This gave me vital insight into how business was conducted on both sides. As a bonus I also had access to a large selection of Linkdin learning courses.
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
3 /5

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

Overall future employment prospects are good. A large portion of those hired back are Interns who have previously worked within Intel, this is however more likely within certain teams and departments. Getting hired back was not a personal option for my role and this was a similar case for other Interns I talked to. I would however have greater chances of getting hired back to Intel than someone who had not previously worked within the company.
4 /5

The Culture

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

Throughout the Internship there was a massive Intern community. The first month of the Internship consisted of "Handover events" set up by the previous year of Interns. These were social and drinking events, topped off with a large "Handover ball". After the previous interns left, the events continued with weekly intern socials and larger events such as a "weekend away further on into the year. This is however only true for those who have a role in the Swindon site.
5 /5

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

Rent in Swindon is expensive, I was lucky to gain a house share with other Interns keeping the cost low. I however know that for many interns a large portion of pay went to rent. Other than this living costs are normal. Socialising is cheaper with many pubs and bars offering steep discounts at certain days/times. Overall I would research into the cost of accommodation before moving and try your best to find other interns to move in with.
3 /5

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

Nightlife was good with many bars and a couple of clubs around the area. From gaining other Intern opinions the clubs were not great. The bars and pubs were however nice, with a large selection and good prices overall.
3 /5

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

I was able to take part in numerous rewarding volunteering opportunities through Intel involved. Intel presents you with volunteering opportunities to sign up to, giving you time off of work to take part.
4 /5