Sales Assistant for Financial Markets at IBM

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London
Review Date
Roles
Sales

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3.1/5

The Role
2.3
The Company
3.2
The Culture
4.1

The Role

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

Enjoyment varied weekly. Some weeks I'd be really busy and others I'd be bored. Very cyclical but you get used to it.
3 /5

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

Occasionally I would recieve appreciation and when this happened it was really great and motivating but it did not happen very often.
2 /5

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

Both my managers are really busy. One tries his hardest to get in touch when he can tho can often go for over a month without a conversation. The other one never speaks to me at all.
1 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I often go from bored to very busy but there are weeks that I can do my work at a good pace and not feel stressed.
0 /5

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

I started as someones assistant and then took over their role. I have sole responsibilty for my tasks.
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 will use this knowledge of the business world and life as an adult for the rest of my life. It has really opened my eyes.
4 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

There was always a relaxed atmosphere and I enjoyed chatting and networking.
4 /5

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

Placement scheme overall was OK but varied drastically from one student to another.
3 /5

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

I did some online training myself and some presentation workshops with HR but that was it.
1 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
5 /5

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

Really like the company but would like a different role.
4 /5

The Culture

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

The social side of this year was amazing. So many of us I made loads of great friends.
5 /5

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

London is expensive but totally worth it and affordable with the salary.
2 /5

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

London nightlife is the best ever, a really good range of things and places to go.
5 /5

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

Always something going on.
5 /5

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