Software Engineering Intern at J.P. Morgan

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
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Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Computer Science

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7.6/10

The Role
8.7
Organisation
6.0

Socialising

8.0

The Role

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

The internship is very well organised. Everyone is given an important project to work on. Definitely did not expect to have such a great experience. Spending time with other interns as well as networking with senior engineers make the experience better. Most of the managers are very helpful and answer any questions you might have.

8/10

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

I was given important tasks to complete. Even VP engineers trusted me when solving issues we had. The only colleague who wasn't very respectful of my work, was another intern working in my team. He would take credit for the work I've done. Therefore, you have to make sure to speak up and not let that happen.

8/10

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

Any questions I had were always answered. Even very senior people would always find time to help the interns. The managers are very supportive and it is okay not to know how to complete the task. The learning material will always be given to you as well as meetings to explain the tasks better.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The work is definitely not too intense. Other interns and I would have time to play table tennis after lunch as well as leave work at 5-6pm. Work hours vary a lot depending on the name of the internship program. Technology interns definitely have a great work life balance. Other programs usually have to stay till late.

7/10

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

I was lucky to be given an important project to work on during my internship. The project was a small case of a bigger project very important for the company. I had to demonstrate the project outcomes to a few senior employees who were very happy to see the great results we managed to get. They allowed me to make important decisions on my own when completing the project as long as I can prove that this is the right way to do it.

10/10

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

The internship helped to realise that the topic I was working on is really interesting for me. The end to end project development experience will be useful when completing my university courses. However, if you are interested in receiving an offer for the Software Engineering Graduate Scheme, you should be happy with any role that is given to you.

9/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone is very friendly. J. P. Morgan has multiple offices in London. Some of them are a bit more formal. Overall, the atmosphere is very nice, people seem to enjoy the work they do. Interns are free to shadow or meet other engineers for a chat during the program. If you face any issues, HR is there to help.

9/10

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

The onboarding process was smooth. The project was given to me straight away. The only drawback of the internship is that the honest feedback is not given to you. Even if no negative feedback was received during the internship, that might not guarantee the offer to come back. You might simply not be suitable for a Software Engineering Graduate Program even if your technical and team working skills are great.

5/10

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

The company wants you to be happy in the role you are put in. As an intern, you are not supposed to ask for a competitive role in the future. Therefore, I believe that the company values people that are willing to do their job even if they are unhappy with it and don't develop as much as they would want to.

3/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
9/10

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

J. P. Morgan does have some great programs. However, if you are an inexperienced graduate, you do not have many chances to get into a role you are interested in. You have to do some great networking in order to work on something you are interested in otherwise it might get quiet boring.

4/10

Social

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

Yes, the other Technology interns were very friendly. Some of us became actual friends and would hang out outside work. Interns from the other programs were nice too. However, sometimes the joined socials with them felt more like networking events. Almost everyone would ask for a LinkedIn connection which rarely happens among the technology people.

9/10

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

London is quiet an expensive city. However, living costs when working in any other company in London would be the same. The canteen inside the office was not too expensive. The cost of the commute might be slightly different when working in different offices too. The Bank Street area has less shops around and might be slightly more expensive.

5/10

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

The offices in central London are great for going out. There are multiple bars around as well as restaurants and food markets. It is quiet a safe area as well. The commute is great to most parts of London. The office in Bank Street have a park nearby which has a few great bars and restaurants too.

10/10

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

There was a big marathon organised by J. P. Morgan which anyone can get involved in. There are also multiple talks and events happening during work hours. There are also societies such as Women in Technology and Diversity groups. As far as I am aware they are quiet active with their events.

8/10

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