Software Engineering Internship at Bloomberg

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Computer Science

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9.2/10

The Role
9.7
Organisation
8.8

Socialising

9.0

The Role

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

I really enjoyed my time here, we had a lot of events dedicated to interns, from Quiz Nights, the annual engineering puzzle challenge to technical talks. Besides that, I could direct my projects towards my interests and that was a really awesome opportunity.

10/10

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

The feedback loop was very short, so I always knew how I was doing and when I felt valued as I was making progress.

9/10

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

My mentor was really helpful, he was always there. As my work was really tight to Bloomberg systems, I needed his directions to understand everything. As for my manager, he made me feel that I could contact him with whatever problem I would have.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was never bored as I was always having a task to work on. I was also not overworked as I could always take breaks to the pantry or participate in the intern events. Overall it was a balanced environment. I could get work done, learn a lot from it, but also have fun while doing it.

10/10

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

My project is highly related and relevant to what my team is doing, but as it was a separate branch the possibility to break things was non-existent.

9/10

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

My internship involved working with UNIX system and as I do not yet have a lot of experience in this field, three months doing that were really helpful for me. So it was a great thing that I didn't just do the regular things that I am good at. Also, it is the first time that I have been integrated into a team and it allowed me to see how life would be after I graduate.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

There was a good combination of fun an working. The pantry was always there and it was a great place to chat with the other interns.

9/10

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

It is the best-organized internship that I have ever been. There were a lot of activities, also everything was set up as soon as I got into the office. (so no waiting for laptop to arrive and all that)

10/10

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

We had a training course in the first week, so that was a great bootstrap. Also, during all the events we had external speakers that helped us in topics like Personal Development :)

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Above 25 days holiday
5/10

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

It will be a great place to work in. I really like their impact with Environment and everything that Bloomberg Philanthropy does and this is one of the most appealing aspects of working here.

10/10

Social

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

Definitely, we had a 'morning club' between interns. We were basically a few people who enjoy coming early and in every morning we would beet to have breakfast.

10/10

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

London is not that cheap, but the wage helped me :).

7/10

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

Pretty good

9/10

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

Yea, London is a very big place, you just need to want to get involved in activities outside work.

10/10