Channel Marketing Specialist at IBM

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Bedfont, Middlesex
Review Date
Roles
Marketing

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2.4/5

The Role
1.7
The Company
2.5
The Culture
3.5

The Role

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

It had nothing to do with anything I had learnt at university.
2 /5

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

I was in a small team who worked from home. Some I only met a handful of times throughout the year.
2 /5

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

Little communication between myself and my personal manager, mostly through instant messaging.
2 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Some days I would be really busy, some days I would just have a few bits here and there to do.
1 /5

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

I had weekly tasks which I had to get done, but had also been given a project to manage, however felt really quite unsupported and alone and unmotivated for a number of reasons.
2 /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 learnt more things about myself than about marketing.
2 /5

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The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The department I sat in was very quiet and lonely. However there are a lot of other students in the building so it was nice to meet at lunch and talk online. Without them, the experience would have been very unhappy.
1 /5

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

Generally very organised by higher management.
4 /5

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

I went on two personal development courses that a lot of other students didn't get the opportunity to go on, so I feel lucky in that respect.
3 /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?

I would work for them again if I was given an amazing job with a team that I really felt were there for me. However, their marketing and advertising isn't they type I want to go into- I have my heart set on b2c.
2 /5

The Culture

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

I lived with 3 other girls working there and we have had an amazing time- friends for life. We get on with a lot of the other London IBM students and go out regularly at weekends together.
4 /5

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

I had about £300 a month to live on after rent, bills and travel. I tried to save too, but couldn't save as much as I wanted to.
2 /5

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

The area where I work is dull, but I am living half anhour from central london, so there is always something to do.
5 /5

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

I did a few days of volunteering with local schools, doing fun activities. I am going to organise a volunteer day myself before I leave. I also shadowed a lady from a different department for a day and am shadowing a girl from a marketing company next week to learn about what she does.
4 /5

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