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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

Role Description

Researching companies, setting up spreadsheets on excel and adapting powerpoint presentations

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I found some of the people I worked with rather unpleasant, the hours very long (@ 8am - 1am daily, and weekends) and most of the work boring


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Some people were warm and welcoming, but many were quite obvious in their attitude that they didn't care (especially my buddy who is meant to be someone to turn to)


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Management really helped me with my concerns about the placement


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • would have little or nothing to do until the evening when you would suddenly be overloaded


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I very rarely felt like my work was valued or used


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Gives me a benchmark to compare other jobs to - my previous placements have been MUCH more pleasant, more responsibility and people much better to work for/with


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Always quite intense, a lot of swearing all the time from people of all levels


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • HR did a great job. Organisation was very good.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Loads of varied training programs and case studies


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Financial Bonus


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I pulled out of the assessment process halfway through the internship as I was positive there was no way I wanted a job here


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • It was difficult as people were working such long hours, but when we did meet up it was good fun


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Central London is inevitably very expensive, but we are paid more than enough to make up for that, and the social scheme (if you ever get to leave the office) is great.


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Something for everyone in central London, just pretty pricy!


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Working hours are too long and unpredictable to be able to commit to any activities outside of work


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Internship (1-4 Months)

13th August 2009

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