Rating

6.9/10

109 reviews

  • The Role
    6.5
  • Organisation
    7.6
  • Socialising
    6.5

The Role

Role Description

Produce weekly reports on
Danone performance in
Morrisons and Waitrose

Support the Account
Administration for Morrisons
and Waitrose

Build a clear action plan for
Morrisons Trade Marketing
budget including clear ROI
analysis and
recommendations to improve
value from spend.


  1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  2. Job is quite ad hoc based so there was times when I didn't have much to do.

    7/10

  3. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  4. Didn't feel like I had much impact on the team.

    6/10

  5. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  6. Mt manager was a contracted employee and dealt mainly with top line - this meant I didn't have much guidance but he helped when he could.

    6/10

  7. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  8. Ad hoc based work so varied throughout the month. Much busier in first half of month than second.

    5/10

  9. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  10. I had a few things that I was accountable for but mainly admin-based role. My boss paid little attention to the tasks which I owned.

    6/10

  11. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  12. The whole placement taught me a lot about what I'm capable of and what I need in a future career. My excel skills have developed extensively and I have learnt a lot more about my own strengths and weaknesses.

    9/10

  13. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  14. Sometimes a little too quiet but the whole team are really nice, welcoming and fun.

    8/10

  15. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  16. Because my boss was contracted he didn't know much about the induction process or my job role/responsibilities so I had to organise a lot of stuff myself in the first few weeks. Could have been structured better but I think this is an exception - the other placement students had a structured experience.

    6/10

  17. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  18. I was trained on a basic level in order to do the tasks that were required of me.

    6/10

  19. What were the perks on your work placement?
  20. Flexi Time

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    National Travel

    Company Parties/Events

    Working from home

    Healthcare/Dental

    9/10

  21. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  22. Despite my complaints Danone are a great company to work for and the possible roles on the grad scheme are really interesting and challenging - I was just in a difficult situations.

    9/10

  23. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  24. Often went for Friday drinks or lunches, leaving dos and celebratory nights out if there was an occasion. There are also sports activities including football, netball, yoga, pilates and boot camp all for free.
    Group of 5 placement students in sales department who would always have lunch together/go for drinks with other interns.

    7/10

  25. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  26. Ealing broadway is cheaper than some places but it is still London

    8/10

  27. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  28. A fair number of pubs around, one club that I know of but I never went.

    4/10

  29. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  30. Sports activities offered to everyone including football, netball, yoga, pilates and boot camp all for free. Invites to work drinks/lunches were pretty often too.

    7/10

  31. In addition to these questions, is there any extra information you would like to leave about your experiences on your work placement that other students may be interested in?


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Details

Placement (5-9 Months)

Marketing, Sales

Greater London

11th June 2014

£16,000 - £17,999


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