Junior Associate at AlphaSights

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
Bank Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Business Intelligence Business Management Market Research

8.7/10

The Role
10.0
Organisation
8.8

Socialising

6.8

The Role

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

I greatly enjoyed my placement.

10/10

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

I felt very valued by my colleagues and senior management.

10/10

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

I was given plenty of pastoral support through catch-ups twice a week.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I never had a boring day! I was extremely busy but it was very manageable - the perfect balance.

10/10

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

I was given incredible autonomy and responsibility over my work.

10/10

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

I would say I developed a number of transferable soft skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creative problems solving teamwork, time management) which I can directly apply to both my degree and future jobs.

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Very busy, high-energy, fun, young, dynamic.

9/10

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

It was very well organised, enabling more and responsibility throughout my tenure.

10/10

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

I believe the firm invested in me the same way they would invest in a Graduate Associate.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
5/10

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

Very appealing, I would be keen to return as I like the development path.

10/10

Social

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

Yes, everyone is very friendly and keen to go for lunches!

8/10

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

London is very expensive.

4/10

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

So much to do!

7/10

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

Yes, there are plenty of sporting events, as well as company-wide and team events occurring at least monthly.

8/10