Business and H.R. Administrator at IBM

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Waterloo, London
Review Date
Roles
Human Resources

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3.9/5

The Role
4.2
The Company
3.8
The Culture
3.6

The Role

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

Although some tasks I had to complete were repetitive, the majority of them were quite good- knowing your doing real work and not pointless tasks is a real bonus!
4 /5

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

I am always being provided with feedback which helps me feel valued and appreciated.
4 /5

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

I have a task manager and a career manager, therefore I was given lots of support. They are always willing to help me and this has helped me to develop as I have never been held back.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Every day is different as I do a lot of adhoc tasks. But generally my workload spread quite evenly and there was never nothing for me to do! Of course there are quiet days in which I look for other work or work on my Uni assignment.
4 /5

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

I feel like I have been given a huge amount of responsibility. The work I do has to be done therefore I do get chased up and asked about it. I do a lot of presentations to new hires and I am their first point of contact when starting in the company, therefore I must always be very friendly and willing to help!
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 feel I have learnt so much this year, of course I have mastered my job role but general skills to. My new organisation skills will hopefully last me a life time! My people skills have also developed immensly and these can be used in any job area or role!
5 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

It is generally a quiet office but with new faces everyday. With so many interns lunch and coffee breaks liven up the day and are a nice break!
4 /5

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

Everything seemed to go smoothly and I have never felt like 'just a student'. From the beginning everything was well organised and there was an induction to help us meet new people.
4 /5

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

I am given a lot of my manager's time which I really appreciate. I am also allowed to access development tools which permanent members of staff use to help identify strenghts/weaknesses. I am also allowed to attend training courses if my manager see's it as appropriate.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Working from home
4 /5

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

Very appealing! I am looking to apply to the graduate scheme which would be a fantastic opportunity!
5 /5

The Culture

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

This is what helped me through my placement! I met so many new people from all different uni's and walks of life! There is always something going on and there is a real sense of a student community in the workplace which is great!
5 /5

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

Living in London is very expensive! But it was a one-off chance for me to live in the capital for a year and work for a great company, and I don't regret it at all, even if I didn't manage to save any money!
1 /5

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

There's lots of bars, restaurants, cinemas etc around, as well as big and small nightclubs. You can pretty much do whatever you want to do! In London your not restricted!
5 /5

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

This was very much an opportunity but only if you made the effort. IBM give you your job but then it's upto you to go and see what else you can gain from your placment!
4 /5

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