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Very inspiring at times, but there were moments when I wasn't too keen on it.
The team is not close, because it is based around the world, ie you get to see some of your colleagues only couple of times a year. The ones based in the UK prefer to work from home and only come in for meetings or calls.
My first manager was extremely supportive. The next one was mostly too busy to guide me.
Mostly due to working in a global team - US doesn't start till 2pm our time.
Although, at times I was given some pretty important jobs, in most cases I could not be given the big jobs due to lack of experience and specific knowledge.
Relatively, I imagine them being applicable in a graduate job.
As a lot of people work from home, my only companion on daily basis was my manager's PA. Not fun. Ended up working from home most of the time myself.
Pretty well-structured, but as the team members rotate, each new one had to be reminded of my existance and scope.
Tbh, I expected more.
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Working from home
Doubt it. I realised my personality is quite a way away from being a corporate slave.
There were some.
Costs a bit to go to Central London. Nothing at all in the area I lived.
Yep, lots of volunteering. However, the widely-promoted IBM Club was not up to my expectations.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
28th March 2008