Rating

4.5/5
  • The Role
    4.8
  • The Company
    4.3
  • The Culture
    4.4

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed my work placement at NBCUniversal. Everything down to the company culture, people, work environment, day-to-day tasks, and perks made this year one of the best years of my life.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt very valued amongst my colleagues. I was given a lot of responsibility and treated like a full-time employee. I was also given the freedom to get involved and make a difference within my team and the wider organisation.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I was given a lot of support and guidance by my immediate manager, HR managers, and the Early Careers team. All were extremely helpful in terms of career advice, settling in at the company, and with any queries I had. I’m very grateful for their encouragement and support.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was given a lot of responsibility within my team and treated like a full-time employee. I also took a leadership role in extracurricular areas and so I did juggle a lot of projects throughout my placement year. It is really up to you how busy you want to be but personally I had a nice balance.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a lot of responsibility throughout and was overseeing key accounts for the company as well as getting involved with other areas outside of my immediate team. The amount of responsibility was great as I was able to learn a lot and challenge myself.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I believe the skills and experience I’ve gained from my year at NBCUniversal will assist me for the rest of my career. It was an incredible opportunity to learn about a fascinating industry and how a global company operates.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The NBCUniversal London office is very large with multiple floors and departments and the atmosphere will vary according to where you are but generally it is very positive, friendly, welcoming, sociable, innovative and professional.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Very well organised. We had the opportunity to attend internship workshops and talks and there was always support available. The Early Careers team are very passionate about the program.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • NBCUniversal really value all of their interns. I had various training sessions at the beginning of my placement with my immediate team members and weekly meetings throughout the year to review my progress and check in on how I was doing.

    4/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Company Parties/Events

    Staff Sales/Staff Shop

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Numerous interns progressed into full time positions at the organisation. NBCUniversal also run a graduate scheme. It all depends on availability at the company and how well you performed.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There were over 70 interns altogether and so it was incredibly social. This was a key factor in my enjoyment at the company. There are lots of opportunities for socialising beyond the interns and your team. I’ve formed friendships that I will have for the rest of my life during my time at NBCUniversal.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • London is expensive although it will depend on which area you choose to live in. NBCUniversal’s office is located in the centre of London which is fabulous for socialising. If you are clever with location and going to student bars etc. it is very doable.

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • NBCUniversal’s London office is located in the centre of London, very close to Covent Garden. The area is filled with many bars, restaurants, clubs all close by.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • NBCUniversal have tonnes of opportunities to get involved. They have various employee groups for you to participate in as well as volunteer days.

    5/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

27th September 2019


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