Metaswitch has a good atmosphere and they go out of the way to give the interns interesting work to do. I had a less coding oriented role than I would have expected at the start of the internship but the work that I did do, in testing, was hugely informative as I hadn't known about it before I came. The Company Houses are really good. They are nice but relatively cheap and mean that finding accommodation during the internship is a doddle.
I really enjoyed my internship. The work was interesting, and I got on well with my team and with the other interns. There were lots of great events outside of work, including free pub drinks every week or so, a 3-day Hackathon and the "Enger Games": a competition between the departments in a variety of sports and games. I'm definitely coming back next year
Very much so. The work was interesting and challenging and as such solving the problems set was quite enjoyable. There was a great atmosphere amongst the interns, including a weekly pub lunch and picnics in the park on sunny days. The company has sports clubs most lunchtimes. Being close to London, there is a lot to do nearby.
I really enjoyed the work I did here. I learnt a lot from it. There were lots of fun activities during lunchtimes and after work too. And there was also the trip to the London office for the Vacathon - got to work in a team on a group project. In all it was a very useful experience that I take a lot away from.
The work was engaging and interesting; every day I wanted to go into work to tackle the challenges of the day. I worked with a range of technologies, many of which I'd never used before, and was given the necessary training to use them effectively. My time at Metaswitch also involved plenty of morale activities and internal competitions, giving a unique twist to a standard software engineering internship.
I have enjoyed my internship to a great extent. The working environment was friendly and the working hours are flexible. The projects designed for interns to complete are meaningful and the interns’ activity week was filled with interesting events such as hackathon, career fair and presentation feedback session. Almost every week there was a technical talk which the interns can attend and learn more about other areas in the company. It was a positive experience overall.
I think I enjoyed the internship a lot, there were many enjoyable activities and I also found my project very enjoyable. The activities which I consider to be the most enjoyable and in which I took part in include especially football, ultimate frisbee, intern hackathon, starting and leaving drinks. The variety of activities to make the internship and work at Metaswitch enjoyable is really wide, and this makes it easy for everybody to find what they like. As for the project, I really enjoyed working on it most of the time.
The company has a great internship scheme, in the Enfield office there are around 30 interns over the summer, with lots of free drinks laid on by the company when new interns start so everyone gets to know each other well, and intern-specific events and morales (hackathon, escape room trip) organised. This socialisation with other interns makes the internship a lot of fun. The work itself could be a little dull at times.
I really enjoy working at Metaswitch. There is a really good work-life balance. Everyone at Metaswitch is very friendly and there is always someone there to help. My team has been very inclusive and I feel a valued part of their team. There are quite a few other interns which means there is a good social side to work as well, there have been a few events organised for us and we have also organised a few events between ourselves.
I enjoyed most aspects of my internship: I learnt a lot of things about both computer networks and programming in C and Python during my internship, which is knowledge which I value highly. I also felt that the work I was doing was largely enjoyable and of worth – this gave me a sense of satisfaction in my work.
The internship was involved working on some really interesting challenges and I learned a lot of new skills. Work load was manageable and atmosphere at work was also very good. The biggest criticism I have is that I feel like the output of my internship will most likely be never or almost never used, which is somewhat demotivating.
The job was challenging but I learnt a lot of new skills and that was valuable to me. The project I was working was good for me as it took my entire intership to finish it and was very enjoyable to complete. I'd be more than happy to work for Metaswitch again doing another project.