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Rating

4.5/5
  • The Role
    4.8
  • The Company
    4.4
  • The Culture
    4.3

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I fully enjoyed my internship, both my work and my team.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt very valued by my colleagues from the beginning - they made an effort to give me tasks as interesting as possible, they were always letting me know that they appreciate what I was doing, engaging me in their conversations activity and being very welcoming in general.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My manager was great: he gave me a a lot of guidance and help, being extremely patient to answer all of my (many) questions thoroughly. I also got lots of support from the other people in my team or other teams.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was very busy, as I had always been working on at least 3-4 projects in the same time. However, it was not as stressful as it sounds because I rarely had urgent deadlines, so I found my days busy but very enjoyable.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I made a contribution to their activity while I was there, and many of the tools I developed will be useful for the team after I am gone too.

    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 don't think they will assist me so much in my degree, but I learnt a lot from my very diverse work, and it will deffinitely be useful going forward.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • People were very friendly, welcoming and willing to always offer help or to talk to me about anything I wanted.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The overall internship was very organised: we had a whole week training in the begining and quite a few learning/social events throughout. We were announced about each of these in time and we knew exactly what was expected of us.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The firm invested a lot in us, organizing a one week financial training, brunch and learn session and presentation which we had to do in collaboration with people from other locations. There were also other social events, all very useful for meeting people across the firm and learning from them too.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Company Parties/Events

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I definitely see myself working here.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • It wasn't easy to always go out with all the interns because everyone was finishing, but we did go out a few times. We also socialized with other analysts (old and new). In general I am very happy with the friends I made across the firm.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • London is of course expensive, but it was manageble after all - you learn how to save from little things and spend the money when it's worth it.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Of course there are lots of great places to go to in central London.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There are a few social / sports events organized, a pub quiz, a charity event...and nights out with various people from other teams.

    4/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Central London and City

August 2016


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