Integration Analyst at IBM

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Portsmouth
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4.2/5

The Role
4.8
The Company
3.8
The Culture
3.8

Role Description

In short, when IBM acquires a company, my role was to assist in merging the acquired company accounts into IBM.

The Role

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

I really got to do a lot of what I learnt in school and was given the opportunity to add value to the company. This was definetly not a fetch coffee and filing job.
5 /5

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

My colleagues trusted me to take ownership of many areas within different projects they were working on, sometimes giving me full ownership as well.
5 /5

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

My manager was always there to support me and gave me career guidance and advice which has helped me structure my future plans.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was given more than enough work with a time limit and left to work on my own. Whenever I got stuck, my team was there to assist me but they gave me enough space as well to work and figure things out. As I got more proficient, my work level increased so that I never had any dry days.
5 /5

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

While my role was not absolutely critical, the work I did made a difference quite often and resulted in the smoother running in many areas of the team.
5 /5

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

I have learnt and developed skills that I can take anywhere I go with me and will be a great asset when I return to university.
5 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Was busy and quite at times, but there was always a few jokes that would flow across the floor.
4 /5

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

The Foundation team who looked after placements and graduates did a superb job. There are hardly any areas I can comment on that did not run smoothly.
5 /5

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

There were a lot of educational sessions and courses that we could attend as long as there was a business need.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • International Travel
  • Above 25 days holiday
4 /5

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

I have gotten through an advanced process and completed my interview already. I am now waiting on word on whether I have passed or failed.
4 /5

The Culture

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

The placement students worked really well together this year and quite often we took up an entire area for ourselves in the canteen as we sat together for lunch.
5 /5

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

The cost of living was cheap. Rent was around £250 - £300 and the utility bills were not much. The clubs were not bad either.
4 /5

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

It was not too bad, but most of the clubs were more into techno and cheese, whereas I was more into R&B.
3 /5

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

There were different sport activities but I did not get involved in any.
4 /5

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