Summer Analyst at Citi

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Banking - Investment

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5.8/10

The Role
7.0
Organisation
5.0

Socialising

5.0

The Role

Role Description

Global Markets

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

I enjoyed the technical nature of my work (rotations), as I learned new things in finance, math and programming. For the most part, I enjoyed my colleagues and the work environment, but the culture between teams can vary a LOT. Some teams were more elitist while others were more friendly and humble.

6/10

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

I felt valued by most of my colleagues, especially during my second rotation. For instance, I got positive feedback directly from my teams for my technical and programming skills and ability to work independently. However, I never got any concrete feedback on the work I did in one team, and at this point I felt or was not sure if they did appreciate my work or me.

6/10

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

It varied. In my first team I did get very little support, maybe because this team was generally more busy. I found it more difficult to reach out to people here and ask for support. In another team that I was in, I got more support, sometimes without even asking for it. One reason may be that the work itself was more technical and difficult. I was also more comfortable to ask them for support as I liked this team a lot more.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Usually I was very busy, my schedule included everything from project deadlines and weekly team meetings with colleagues in other countries to networking events/Speaker series for interns. As an intern at this company, you are here to work hard and get to know as many people and businesses as possible.

8/10

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

I was given a lot of responsibility from day one and my teams put a lot of trust and confidence into me by giving me important and meaningful work. Most of the work and analysis that I contributed with was going to be used later by the business in some way. This gave me a sense of purpose and meaning.

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 formal/introductory training was very basic and unfortunately I don’t think I will have much use of this later. But the skills that I developed during my internship (for instance excel, programming) will be very useful for my future career, even if I would consider a career outside banking&financial services.

5/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

5/10

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

5/10

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

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • There were no perks with this Internship
5/10

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

5/10

Social

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

5/10

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

5/10

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

5/10

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

5/10