Business Operations Specialist at IBM

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London
Review Date
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3.2/5

The Role
3.7
The Company
2.1
The Culture
4

Role Description

Management of database, weekly financial reports, administrator for Work at Risk process

The Role

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

The work was not the most exciting things I've ever done but having other students on a placement scheme start with me made it manageable! However it was great expereince to put on CV
3 /5

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

I generally worked apart from my team as you are given a laptop and then you hotdesk. So although they valued and appreciated my work I rarely saw any of them.
3 /5

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

Always available when needed.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Kept me busy and also given filler tasks - still got to stick to contracted hours.
4 /5

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

Best part of the expereince was how much responsibility i WAS GIVEN
5 /5

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

helped me get current job but it's not relevant to what I do now or my final yr of study. Time management and organisational skills imporved for final year.
3 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

worked with mainly middle aged men
0 /5

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

all organised well for me
4 /5

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

Nothing outside of the job but gave opportunities as they arose
3 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Working from home
3 /5

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

Not really my kind of organisation as it's very corporate
2 /5

The Culture

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

personally orgainsed xmas party and ski trip - still friends with people I met there
5 /5

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

London is expensive!
3 /5

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

but london is expensive
5 /5

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

If you created them yourself
4 /5

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