Rating

4/5
  • The Role
    4.6
  • The Company
    4.0
  • The Culture
    3.3

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • My placement working at Box was a fantastic experience. Despite being this role virtually I felt so immersed in the company culture through virtual happy hours, skills workshops, coffee meet ups and events. Box has also allowed me to develop professionally. In this role I was given the responsibility to lead initiatives and projects, with guidance and mentoring on the way.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Box very much has a flat structure there is no sense of hierarchy. I felt like my ideas and thoughts were valid and considered. The company was very true to its value- 'be an owner.' I also loved working with my team they always made me feel welcome, valued and were open to any question!

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given a very structured and clear onboarding plan for my first month. This was really useful in knowing what my daily and weekly objectives were and also, as I was beginning my placement virtually, it meant from day one my days were structured and had a purpose. After being onboarded I had regular meetings with my manager throughout the week to go through my tasks and projects.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • This was a busy role but I loved it being being that way- especially as I was working virtually. I felt very energised by the tasks I had to complete on a daily basis.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Due to being part of a small cohort of placement students, and the only one in recruitment, I was given a lot of responsibility. This was a fantastic learning experience and made me feel like I was personally helping and making an impact in the organisation. However, I did not feel overwhelmed or scared by the responsibility I was given as my manager was there to guide and mentor me.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • In my placement at Box I have learnt lots of valuable skills that will help me in my future career. For example I have learnt how best to communicate and deliver presentation, prioritise and organise and communicate with different functions within a business. I have also learnt a lot of skills for working virtually such as organising virtual interview processes and events.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • My placement was virtual but they still made a fun environment (despite everything being online). However the office, from my assessment day, had lots of facilities and social spaces. Also I know when they were in the office that a lot of events were run.

    4/5

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

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Box was fantastic in developing my personal development. I was allowed to lead initiatives and projects and, as well as my day to day job, work on wider areas of HR that interested me.

    5/5

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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would love to come back and work at Box after I graduate! The organisation is constantly developing and there is never a dull moment! Also the culture is fun, inclusive and has amazing employee benefits.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Despite being virtual I formed a close friendship group with my fellow placement students. I also had lots of virtual social interaction with my team. We had regular zoom social meetings and outside of work met up in London.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • The office is in central London so an expensive area. However, as I was working virtually from home my costs were very low!

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Ordinarily London has fantastic and varied night life but as I began this placement during Covid-19 nothing was open!

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Again, as I began this placement during Covid-19 no activities were open. However, there was time to do my own personal hobbies and meet ups outside of work hours at home.

    3/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Human Resources, Recruitment

1st October 2020


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