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Rating

3.4/5
  • The Role
    4.1
  • The Company
    3.0
  • The Culture
    2.9

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I loved my job during placement, it gave me a great insight into a Comp and Ben department and I ensured I would also work with other teams to gain general HR experience

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt I had been there forever and the team really welcomed me and included me on everything

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My Development Manager was like a best friend and helped me in every area of my professional and personal life; my personal development was a real focus throughout the year

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • At first I was very bored, then I took on other roles and projects and became very busy, however I felt happier at times like this

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given lots of responsibility safely secure with the knowledge that I had full support from the team if necessary

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • This was an amazing introduction in the world of HR and I now feel fully prepared for another HR role

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Nice atmosphere although could sometimes be bitchy and 'clicky'

    3/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • In HR it was perfectly organised, in areas outside of HR it was not very good with no focus on personal development

    3/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I went on at least 5 training courses during my year and had monthly team and individual meetings to focus on development

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    National Travel

    Working from home

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • IBM is a good company to work for and I really enjoyed it; however you do have to work hard and put effort in to make the most of your year there

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • At least 100 IBM placement students were living in Portsmouth, wicked nightlife!

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • 3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Nightlife in Portsmouth is really good with a good choice of bars pubs and clubs to choose from

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes, trips were organised

    3/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Human Resources

28th March 2008


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