DB2 Admin Analyst at IBM

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Feltham
Review Date
Roles
Information Technology

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4/5

The Role
4.3
The Company
3.7
The Culture
4.1

The Role

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

My job was very technical - exactly what I was looking for
4 /5

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

I was very valued, my colleagues saw me as an equal and my job role was important to the department
5 /5

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

I was given the opportunity to take DB2 certifications, paid for by IBM
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was able to balance my own workload - my manager trusted me to assign myself enough work so that I would gain the right experience but not overload myself
4 /5

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

I was responsible for the assignment of duties for the entire team
5 /5

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

I learnt new and varied skills
4 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

about average
3 /5

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

The company placement scheme is currently being reviewed to improve the experience for technical interns
4 /5

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

they paid for several certification exams, books, software and each member of the team led 'tech talks' to explain their specialised area of DB2
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
3 /5

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

very appealing
4 /5

The Culture

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

very good - there were a lot of interns (about 50) in my location and many more around the country. One intern arranged a ski trip for all UK interns
5 /5

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

The cost was relatively high, but I was given london allowance in my pay
4 /5

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

There was a lot of nightlife - it's london
4 /5

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

very many, including various activities in work time to benefit the community
4 /5

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