Rating

4.6/5
  • The Role
    4.8
  • The Company
    4.5
  • The Culture
    4.6

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I truly really enjoyed my experience working for NBCUniversal. The company and the people have been amazing, and I have experienced and learnt so much. I had opportunities that I didn't even expect to have, and felt like much more than 'just an intern', but a real and valued member of a team.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I definitely was not an intern, but a full-time colleagues. They were very helpful as well as patient with me when I first started, and then entrusted me with big projects and crucial work that made me feel like I was really contributing to the company and achieving desired results.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My manager had a style that really worked for me personally. He was very approachable when I needed help and patient when explaining tasks. If I made an error or was confused, he was very kind and understanding. He was quite hands-off otherwise, which made me feel like he trusted me to get the work done without having to keep checking up on me.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • My regular days ticked over, with plenty of regular tasks to complete as well as ad hoc work. Some weeks were definitely busier than others, but were a welcome change of pace from a slightly quieter week, and vice versa. In the downtime I might have had, I was encouraged to read around the industry as well as watch trailers to be aware of new shows and films. It was a pretty great way to spend time.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • A lot. Without the interns working, my department would have definitely struggled with workload. I completed work for both the team, as well as senior management and wider business units.

    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 came in adaptable and eager to learn, and have honed my skills in IT, communication and writing, as well as learnt new skills in analysis, presenting and networking. These are skills I have been able to emphasise in the next stage in my career path, and have proved my ability to learn and develop new skills in a confident manner.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very friendly, relaxed and comfortable. This didn't mean that work wasn't a priority, and we focused when required and had the quiet and the resources needed.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • It seemed to be fine. I would have liked some faster communication between recruitment stages, but otherwise I had no issues.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • 100%. They were open to me working with other departments and pursuing personal interests as well as completing my work for the team.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    Healthcare/Dental

    Travel loan

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • They're great! I wish I could stay but I have secured a role elsewhere. Business restricting this year was a bit of a hindrance to progressing, but I'm sure this would not affect future years.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • The other interns were very easy to talk to and frequently organised drinks and lunches. My team was also very good in this manner. My last week has been a social whirlwind, I've loved it!

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • It's London, so it's not the cheapest but everyone does it. I don't live in the area.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Central London is a real hub, with great bars, restaurants and clubs. It's truly what you make it.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes, lots of events as well as corporate weeks involving masterclasses, food, drinks and parties.

    5/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Central London and City

July 2019


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