Rating

3.4/5
  • The Role
    3.7
  • The Company
    3.4
  • The Culture
    3.1

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • It exceeded my expectations in terms of how much I would enjoy both the technical and the teamwork sides of the role. I applied to internship to learn and I feel that I have learnt so much both in terms of my coding but also collaborative work and communication skills

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My manager gave me weekly feedback in our 1 to 1 meetings and some members in my team occasionally complimented my work which was nice. It gave me confidence that I was working in the right direction and was doing well and ultimately motivated me to work harder.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Very similar to the above. My manager gave me 1 to 1 sessions every week for an hour to revue what I had done in the week and what I should tackle in the up coming week. I also had a meeting at the end of the internship with my director who gave positive feedback which made me feel like I was valued.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was kept busy everyday but not too busy. I would be given tasks for the week that guided my overall project but this mean that I could time manage my day to how I wanted it to be. There were very few times where I was too bored and virtually zero times when I was too busy.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a good amount of responsibility. I was immediately put on a project that was ongoing and for a while I was leading the way as the only person working on it full time. My suggestions and research are now being productionised and will be rolled out soon and I played a key part in this process.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • It is hard to say now because I have not returned to university yet. I think the hard skills I learnt like coding may not be that useful for my course. However, I am doing a dissertation that may be helped by this. Also my summer project was partly a research problem so may help in that sense too.

    2/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • It was so friendly and welcoming. I immediately felt at home in the team. There were some people who did not introduce themselves to me and as an intern I felt awkward going over to say hello, but I understand that they were not in my team so we had no interaction other than sitting near each-other. As a whole it was so nice though!

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • My project that my manager set up was very well organised and the structured support I was given along the way was very impressive. The intern training events were well organised but on some of them they could have been scheduled a bit better. For example the SQL training was one session a week for 5/6 weeks. But I needed this training in the first week to do my role and so the session was somewhat redundant when I went along 5 weeks later having had to learn it myself.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • My manager gave me good feedback and explained to me how company's of this scale operate. In this sense I felt I developed my understanding. Similarly with all the intern training events. I feel like I have improved my skills across the board and put me in a confident position career-wise.

    3/5

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

    Above 25 days holiday

    Working from home

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I think they are good. I believe there is a graduate scheme being established and it is very appealing and something I would love to do. However, what the next steps were after the internship were kept very vague. I still do not really understand the process of returning and when this will be confirmed or not. Despite this the actual roles on offer and future employment prospects are very appealing!

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Definitely. There were regular events for interns to socialise and I think for interns moving froma different city they instantly felt like they had a community of people they knew. Everyday we would have lunch which was a nice way to meet and talk about what we had been up to.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • It was in Angel - London and so was quite expensive. The average pint easily exceeded £5 and if you saw one below it was a miracle and so you must buy 5! Food was ok with nice markets nearby doing food for regualr prices and the usual tescos and sainsburys around too.

    2/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • London nightlife is very good but very expensive too. Entry to clubs easily exceed £10 but the quality was high!

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • we had an intern group chat so met up a few times during the weekends etc..

    4/5

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Business Analytics

29th August 2019


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