Rating

4.8/5
  • Skills
    5.0
  • Responsibilities
    5.0
  • Support & Guidance
    5.0
  • Culture
    4.5
  • Your Impressions
    4.7

    Overview

  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • My team supports the management system of technical sales across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Jobs vary quite a lot depending on the time of year etc., but overall I assist with multiple technical programmes, and support the management of executives and the overall team.


    Skills

  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • There is so much to learn at IBM, that I think even after being in the company for multiple years there will always be something new to learn. I have developed skills in Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, improved programming skills, and these weren't actually a part of my day to day job. I have also developed skills in event management, improved my excel/data skills and overall grown in confidence.


  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5

    Responsibilities

  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • Yes, I was a valued member of the team from the start.


  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 5/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • Having an early professional manager in place to help with any support and guidance needed was great, as there is always somebody who is able to help. My day to day manager is always happy to provide support/answer questions, as is everybody in the company. Every person I've reached out to for support has always been happy to help.


  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5

    Culture

  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Lots of events on all year round, which provides opportunities to grow your network as well as continue to learn about other ares of the business. There are a lot of different social groups to get involved with, despite everything having to be virtual there have been quite a lot of fun activities over the year. Lots of diversity initiatives, such as LGBTQ+, BAME, Women, People with Diverse Abilities and Neurodiversity groups.


  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 4/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I had an incredible time on placement, I learnt and developed so much over the course of a year, and it has helped me to realise what direction I want my career to go in. Every single person I worked with has been incredibly friendly, providing a great company culture. I would definitely love to return as a graduate after completing my degree.


  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 4/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at IBM
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend IBM to a friend?
  • Yes


  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to IBM
  • Be passionate about technology, and very eager to learn. Having a passion for the job definitely makes it much more enjoyable, and the learning opportunities are endless.


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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

Logistics and Operations, Information Technology

North West

17th August 2021


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