Energy & Distributions Industries Planning and Operations manager Review

by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed my job! I felt part of the team as soon as I joined! I was also presented with many oppertunities to expand my knowledge and experience whilst on placement. Overall, i couldn't have asked for a better job.


  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I was welcomed and valued by my team as soon as I started. I played a key and vital role in the team and was given and trusted with a lot of responsibility,


  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I had weekly meetings with my manager so I was able to see my progress and raise any issues with him.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I had a varied job and my work load changed on a daily basis. I had different tasks and challenges everyday.


  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I had a lot of responsibility and was trusted with numerous tasks and process. I had an important role to play in the running of my team.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I have become alot more confident whilst on placement, i have had to give numerous presentations to senior management and external customers, this will help me with my final years as a lot of my work is presentation based. I have also become more proefficient on Microsoft Office as well as various other software such as Seibel and Mind Manager.


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The office I worked in was open plan and everyone was friendly and approacable. There were no seperate offices for senior management, everyone was treated as equal.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The interns set up their own committee to arrange social and chairty events. My team had an excellemt programme in place for me.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I had loads of extensive training on a range of different software and equipment. I was also paid to go abroad to meet my peers and fellow team members


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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    International Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    Working from home

    Healthcare from home


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I would love to go back and work for HP


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes, there were over 60students also on placement. The social commitee organised many events where we could all get involved.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Alot more expensive than up north


  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Reading was rather quiet but close to London and other cities with universities


  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Plenty to do such as cinema, skiing, drinking and eating. Trips to London.


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February 2008

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