IT Project Manager at Bank of America

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Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£24,000 - £25,999
Roles
Information Technology

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8.8/10

The Role
8.8
Organisation
9.2

Socialising

8.2

The Role

Role Description

Project manage the migration of applications from an old to new data centre.

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

It was really good as there were more than 10 other placement students within London, and this meant that you weren't on your own. We all helped each other inside work as well as outside.

9/10

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

I was given a role/task that was vital to the overall project. It was critical to have my assigned applications migrated by the deadlines set at the time.

9/10

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

My managers were awesome - they provided me with so much advice and guidance that I was able to manage the projects assigned to me to meet deadlines and deliver.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

With deadlines to meet, my day was probably about 80% busy... the other time was spent networking with people at the bank or work shadowing.

8/10

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

It was a 12 month placement, the first 6 months was spent understanding the organisation and meeting team members. In the last 6 months, I was given much more responsibility as the team trusted my abilities, skills, and knowledge.

7/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I picked up a lot of project management skills during my placement year in 2007. 3 years later, I've taken a full-time role as an IT project manager.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

It's a large company, loads of people around. With so many people in the office, it's never dull.

9/10

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

In 2007, the placement year was pretty badly organised to be honest. HOWEVER, today in 2011, I still work for the same bank and I can tell you from listening to my friends at other banks, we probably now have one of the best placement/internship/graduate schemes in the industry. This has been down to a new team of people who have put a structure around these schemes over the past couple of years.

For the above reason, I've rated this at full rating.

10/10

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

Managers encourage you to take web based training as well as there are opportunities to take additional training if you need it. There is a team that focuses on making sure employees are developing their careers and skills.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
9/10

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

I got a job with them, that says it all.

10/10

Social

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

Definitely. We would regularly arrange social drinks after work between other placement students.

10/10

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

Expensive as it's London, but this is expected.

5/10

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

Awesome! It's London.

10/10

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

Loads of voluteering opportunities that the bank gets involved in. Outings that the placement students will setup.

8/10

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