Financial Products Inter at Bloomberg

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£22,000 - £23,999
Roles
Banking/Finance Business Analytics Information Technology Sales

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8.3/10

The Role
8.3
Organisation
8.8

Socialising

7.8

The Role

Role Description

Offered support to the Financial Products team by meeting clients directly and presenting the products to them.

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

The environment was challenging, fast and dynamic. At the same time I felt I could ask any of my colleagues for help at any time.

8/10

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

I was given important responsibilities from the start of the internship and my colleagues would come to me for help in different tasks and including me in conferences and calls.

9/10

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

I underwent training for the first two weeks of my internship to acquire the necessary knowledge on the company and the product. After that for whatever doubt or question I could go back to my colleagues. Also, I received feedback from my colleagues on the work I would submit either to them or directly to clients.

8/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There were days in which I didn't have time to for a break but that was all due to the pressure we were under to deliver to clients. I believe that in such a short period like the internship it is better to do as many things as possible in order to learn the most. Also, the fact that the working hours were always between 8 and 6 with rare exceptions allowed me to leave at a good time to do other activities.

7/10

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

During my internship I was assigned clients to follow along with my "tutor" but, after her departure to visit foreign clients, I was given full responsibility and had 1on1 meetings with them as a full time employee would.

9/10

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

I have a much broader understanding of the financial markets, portfolio management and investment decisions than before I joined the internship. The possibility of being in contact with actual portfolio managers and the seminars offered by the company were key in this.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The environment was extremely friendly with people always available to help me. Apart from that, the fact that there were literally people coming from every corner of the world allowed me to feel a part of a community that was truly multicultural. It was a real pleasure to come to work everyday even in the most hectic of times.

9/10

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

The work placement was very well organized with weekly meetings in which I and my manager would talk about the work load and new projects I would be working on. Also, the fact that in any case I could always find something to do by asking the remaining part of my colleagues if they needed help allowed me to never live a dull moment during my internship.

9/10

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

The company organized seminars and conferences to keep me updated on the most relevant themes of the financial markets. Also, the fact that I was in constant communication with management from New York and Singapore/Hong Kong for my projects made me feel a valued member of the team. Regarding personal development, I was constantly shadowing members of my team and non to understand what a full time employment would really mean while developing the necessary abilities to work full time in the company.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Working from home
9/10

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

I look forward to hearing from the company for future employment and will enjoy working here if I ever get the chance

8/10

Social

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

We were constantly invited to events in which we could meet both our internship colleagues and full time. In particular, the organization of a summer party event was just the perfect trampoline to start the internship from.

9/10

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

London is an extremely expensive city and the area in which the company office is is one of the most expensive. However, the salary given to interns was very competitive and this allowed me to maintain a very good living standard.

3/10

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

London has one of the most extravagant, joyous and ecstatic nightlives I have ever experienced.

9/10

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

Yes, just the sporting activities on their own allowed me to meet a variety of different people from departments I would have otherwise never seen.

10/10

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