Software Engineer at J.P. Morgan

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Glasgow Scotland
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Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Computer Science

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8.5/10

The Role
9.0
Organisation
8.0

Socialising

8.5

The Role

Role Description

2019 Summer Analyst Programme

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

I really enjoyed the 2019 Summer Analyst Programme Internship because I had the chance to work on a very cool project with a real impact alongside many smart people.

9/10

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

The other full-time employees in my team were very attentive, always answering my questions, helping me learn and thrive. Also, the other intern in the team was very friendly, supportive and fun to work with.

9/10

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

I got plenty of support and always had who to ask! though my manager went on a holiday for few weeks, I was assigned a supervisor who was always next to me. He gave us an overview of the financial operations, organized our weekly tasks, helped us testing the code and much more.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The days were busy, because our project was quite an extensive one, and also because we had plenty of intern events to attend during the days. However, it didn't feel too demanding or crazy busy, but more like a flow. We always had proper lunch breaks and did not have to stay overtime. Days were passing by quickly which is a sign for a good balance!

10/10

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

Me and the other intern in my team were tasked with creating an extra feature for an existing application, which though not too essential, would be really nice to have. In this sense, our responsibility was to understand the existing platforms and deliver a service which is properly incorporated in them. Thus, enjoyable amount of responsibility without the fear of breaking something.

7/10

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

I think I learnt a lot and grew up significantly as a person during those 10 weeks!
Coming from a non Computing background, this internship has helped me to develop better coding practices, which will definitely helped me in my next academic year. Moreover, the softskills such as working as part of a big team, networking, reaching out for help, and providing advice to whoever needs it, are essential attributes in almost any type of job.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

It was the perfect combination between hard work and casual conversations! My colleagues were all around the world, so we often discussed national cuisines, politics, cultural difference, travels, books. Moreover, almost everyday somebody would bring some snack or treats for the team, which was very lovely. However, nobody was slacking, but seemed motivated to do as much as they could without the pressure.

9/10

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

The set-up was pretty good overall: I was assigned a mentor from the full-time graduates, which met me a couple of times over a coffee to check how I feel, if I need anything, or want to provide some feedback on the program. My manager was on a holiday for a couple of weeks, but he had made sure to assign me a supervisor, who sat beside me, always ready to help. The only thing I found a bit annoying was the many missing permissions at the first couple of weeks.

8/10

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

I feel like I have benefitted tremendously from the internship!
From expanding my technology proficiency by working with cutting-edge technologies, learning more about the firm and the industry by attending conferences, to becoming a better teamplayer by participating in daily stand-ups, for those 10 weeks I have received much more training that I could imagine.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Working from home
5/10

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

I would be happy to come back as a graduate, however I would like to explore my options directly related to my degree first.

8/10

Social

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

Yes! We had a very big intern population, and all the networking sessions and social events organized for us, helped us get to know each other and become friends. Most of the days we would meet for lunch in the kitchen area, go for drinks or travel somewhere over the weekend or help each other at work. It was a pleasure being part of such a diverse, multicultural intern team!

9/10

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

Glasgow is not the cheapest city to live in, but it was survivable. There are a lot of hidden gems which are totally worth it!

6/10

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

It was great! Plenty of pubs, bars, concert halls and students accommodations to throw all the parties at!

10/10

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

Many! We had 3 social events nights organized in various locations, we had a day outside the office, and were encouraged to participate in some of the firm's resource groups, which were always organizing outside work activities.

9/10

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