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Rating

3.6/5
  • The Role
    3.3
  • The Company
    4.0
  • The Culture
    3.8

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • As a 19 year old undergraduate, this placement has gone above and beyond my expectations and it’s fair to say, I didn’t want it to end. I was given some fantastic opportunities, and ones I could not have expected given at my age and level of experience.

    3/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Danone is a brilliant company to work for and one that really values you as an employee. Whether it’s weekly massages, 5-a-side football or cocktail making classes with your team, you really feel your hard work is appreciated here at Danone. Everyone and anyone can label a company as a great place to work, but Danone really is just that; A very open, flexible and welcoming environment to work in.

    3/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My line manager is really supportive and ensures I get the most out of my time at Danone. I was given some fantastic opportunities during my placement and it would not have been possible without the fantastic support of my Line Manager. We had a weekly 1-2-1 meeting which was great to catch-up.

    3/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • There is a very good balance at Danone - I very rarely left after 6.15pm. On occasions I had to work long hours but I was more than happy to do this given the opportunities my Line Manager and Danone had given me. My Line manager was always keen to know how busy I was and was happy to help where appropriate.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • In terms of my role, I have gained great exposure, presenting in front of two Managing Directors, whilst having close contact with my external contacts - there was a lot of responsibility given my age and level of experience.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Very useful life experience more than anything. However, I have gained valuable excel and presenting skills which I will take back to University.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere around the Danone office is fantastic - it's as if Danone only employ friendly people. I always enjoyed going in to work!

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • My placement was very well organised - my Line Manager was very keen for me to get a variety of experiences. However, more impressivly, the HR team were brilliant. During the first few weeks of my placement, I had a number of meetings with HR to discuss how I was settling in and they were happy to help with any issues I had.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Danone is a truly fantastic place to develop on both a professionally and personally. As a Danoner, you have a personal development plan where you can enjoy an array of valuable training courses. This included on the job training, external training on job specifics, life skills sessions and a personal highlight, personality profilling.

    3/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Sports and Social Club

    National Travel

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home

    Healthcare from home

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Very Appealing - Danone is a great place to devlop.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There is a fantastic socail scene at Danone. I regularly went on team lunches and drinks - to the extent where I almost went to one once a week, if not atleast every two weeks. These were really good.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • It is very expensive to live anywhere in London, but perhaps Ealing is slightly cheaper than more central areas of London. You are looking at £4.40 for a pint which is pretty average.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Admitidly, Ealing's nightlife is not amazing. There are plenty of good pubs but if you want a big night out, you are much better going in to the centre. Luckily, Ealing Broadway is on the central line so it doesn't take long!

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes, I regularly travelled to Leeds to take part in meetings at my account's head office.

    5/5

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Placement (5-9 Months)

16th November 2013


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