Hardware Pricer at IBM

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Bedfont
Review Date
Roles
Banking/Finance

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3.9/5

The Role
3.9
The Company
4.1
The Culture
3.6

The Role

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

Can get boring at times, but overall ok.
3 /5

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

Never treated as a placement student, felt like a regular employee.
4 /5

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

4 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Stupidly busy at certain times of year, had a lot of deadlines to meet.
4 /5

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

I was Surprised to given a job that affects so many others!
5 /5

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

5 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

A bit quiet, but flexi desks mean I could work in different areas or even locations, and occasionaly work from home.
4 /5

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

5 /5

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

3 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • National Travel
  • Working from home
5 /5

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

4 /5

The Culture

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

300 students employed nationwide, with 60 in my location, social scene was amazing, made a lot of new friends.
5 /5

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

Being London, fairly expensive
2 /5

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

Need to travel 40mins into central for a good night out.
3 /5

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

I have been involved in promoting IBM to University students, working in the community at local schools and childrens christmas parties and I mentored a college student, so there is a lot of out of office activities to be involved with.
5 /5

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