Rating

3.7/5
  • The Role
    4.2
  • The Company
    3.5
  • The Culture
    3.4

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • NBCUniversal is a large and structurally complex workplace. However, it is also one of the most enjoyable work environments. There are many benefits to enjoy as an employee, which interns are entitled to as well. You are treated more like a valued employee than you are as just an 'intern'.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Colleagues are extremely friendly and helpful. They make the experience of joining a large company much less daunting.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I had weekly 1-2-1s with my line manager to align goals and focuses for the week ahead. This was extremely useful for me to track my progress, manage expectations, and understand the requirements of my role. I with there was more of this from the Early Careers team though, as this would help more so with my overall development as part of the intern programme.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The workload can be extensive, at times. But this comes in peaks and troughs.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a lot of responsibility and ownership of my own initiatives, both inside and outside of my role. NBCU is a great place for owning your development and seeking opportunities outside of your usual work in order to progress your development.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • This placement has greatly helped me to better understand myself, my skills and assets and how I can use this for future positions.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very convivial and enjoyable. Rarely hostile.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Overall work was very planned and structured. Less so for the internship programme itself.

    3/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Average. Never attended a proper training session, though these are available to some, but valued the overall workplace experience and saw the value in this as a development opportunity.

    3/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    Travel loan

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Lots of opportunities to be had, however some recruiters within the business can appear apprehensive to hiring interns due to 'lack of experience'

    4/5

    The Culture

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

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • On average, £550 a month for travel from the Essex area and £100 a month on socialising, though internal events take this price down considerably

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Plenty of nightlife in London but rarely got to experience this due to long work hours and commuting from outside the City.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • I actively set up a new Employee Resource Group whilst at NBCU called the Young Professionals Network. The company encourages getting involved in activities outside of your work, especially volunteering opportunities.

    5/5

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Details

Placement Year (10 Months+)

30th July 2019


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