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Rating

4.8/5
  • The Role
    5.0
  • The Company
    4.9
  • The Culture
    4.4

Role Description

Software developer in system test team.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It was a pleasurable experience. It was challenging, but never too hard and my mentor was always there to help me. The culture of the company is great.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My manager was happy when I finished solving a problem or writing a script and was always encouraging me when I was feeling down and insecure.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Every time I needed help my manager was there and would come and help we within several minutes. We would have a longer discussion if he decide that it is worth the time and also would give me a lot of material to read if the topic is deeper than initially thought.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was busy with my tasks while at work, but I did not have to stay past m working hours. I sometimes did that, but entirely because I wanted to. There is always more work if you are keen and also you could not do as much, but that is of course up to the person.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Given that I was completely new to the coding world before I started I think the level of responsibility was quite good. I was doing some code changes by myself to the main system, but this would be reviewed by my manager before put in use.

    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 am going to have a project in university this year, which is going to be mainly focused on coding, so I hope it would help me a lot.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • It was quite chilled and people are always friendly with one another.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • There were special meetings and sessions for the interns, which I guess is not so common thing overall. Also every intern has a mentor and a manager. Sometimes this might be the same person, but that does not make it any less great.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I believe considering that I was an intern there they invested quite a lot. There were sessions organised for the interns and their development, which were always useful and good fun.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The company is a great place for everybody who wants to do software. My only issue is that it is far away from the centre. Nothing else I could possibly think of.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • We were going on social events together quite often. Also the company is quite good at giving us some money for drinks and events, which was well appreciated.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • There are subsidised company houses, which are around half the price of another possible place to live and are really close to the office. The cost of socialising is normal for London area, but the company often subsidised some drinks and events, which made it very cheap for the interns.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • I did not really go to any clubs. Not my thing.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There are sport clubs for very many different activities and also board games club, computer games club and so on. It was never boring.

    5/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Computer Science

28th September 2017


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