Marketing Assistant at IBM

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Birmingham
Review Date
Roles
Marketing

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4.3/5

The Role
4.5
The Company
4.6
The Culture
3.6

The Role

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

The job was challenging at times but a lot of support was provided to me from management and other colleagues. I really enjoyed it.
5 /5

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

Being part of the team, and not just a student, I was immediately welcomed.
5 /5

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

Management guided and supported me all the time, when required.
4 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

With conferences and regular laugh campaigns, I was extremely busy but usually a steady rate outside of these periods.
5 /5

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

Being part of the team, I was given interesting and exiting projects to work on and manage.
4 /5

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

I've learnt real skills. They're help me tremendously throughout my final year and in the future.
5 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Work hard, play hard. It was all so good fun.
5 /5

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

Very well, they greeted me and made me one of the team.
5 /5

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

Lots of training was available as well as from other colleagues, such as sales representatives. I also developed my presentation skills.
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
4 /5

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

Students are extremely valued and I'm hoping to go back into a marketing position.
5 /5

The Culture

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

Very good socially. Many of the students lived in the area, which meant good nights out. many of my friends at Uni now are people that I met on placement.
4 /5

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

Quite an expensive place to live, I wasnt able to save very much.
2 /5

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

Only good because of the other students!
5 /5

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

Sports and Social club organised lots of events to get involved with, and i was able to join a football Club also.
4 /5

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