Intern at NBCUniversal

Duration
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Region
London
Review Date
Roles
Media

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4/5

The Role
4.3
The Company
4.5
The Culture
3.1

The Role

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

Overall, my internship was an invaluable experience which enabled me to learn a lot and has set me up for a future career with the skills I need to take on a role in my department and a much wider understanding of the industry as a whole. The company itself seems to value its interns and regularly set up events to ensure we were all enjoying our time there and getting the most possible out of it.
5 /5

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

My colleagues were one of the best aspects of the job and a very passionate team to be a part of. They made me feel welcome from the beginning and were highly supportive in making sure I learnt about the areas I was interested in and was able to use my placement to gain the knowledge I wanted.
4 /5

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

My manager was great at encouraging me to get the most out of the placement and tailor what I was doing to the aspects I enjoyed and wanted to learn more about. We had regular 1:1 meetings and she made sure I learnt about each part of the role while also setting up meetings across the company to allow me to gain a better understanding of how the business worked.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

The nature of the role varied a lot in terms of workload but a large part of the placement was adjusting to this and learning to prepare in advance for busier times and best utilise quieter parts of the month to further my knowledge on the business and other departments.
4 /5

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

I was given increasing responsibility throughout my placement and encouraged to feel like I could ask for more if that was what I wanted. The role enabled me to take responsibility in a variety of different tasks throughout the department to a similar degree as the permanent members of team.
5 /5

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

I had already completed my studies. However, the skills I developed set me up for a future career as I learnt practical elements of working in broadcasting that had never been touched on in my studies and would have been difficult to get experience in otherwise. It also allowed me to learn about a large range of roles and careers options I wouldn't have otherwise known existed.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The general atmosphere in the office is normally very friendly and open, as everyone enjoys Film and TV there's a lot of common interests and things to talk about which makes it a nice environment to work in. It's quite large and there's normally a lot going on and to get involved with once you find your feet.
5 /5

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

Despite starting late and missing the initial events for the incoming year of interns, I found the internship really well organised. There's always someone available to talk to and the team in charge of the intern programme are great and go out their way to ensure everyone gets the most possible from it.
5 /5

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

The company offers a really wide range of training and development opportunities, and you seem to get out of it what you put it. There's a number of Talent Labs that interns can be a part of, as well as talks and events organised across the different areas of the business.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Working from home
5 /5

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

5 /5

The Culture

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

The social side of the internship was very strong with events inside the office that ensure people get to talk to each other outside the different areas of the business. The networks like YPN and Women's Network also provide a great chance to meet new people in different departments and there are many ways to meet likeminded colleagues to socialize with.
5 /5

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

Unfortunately it's Central London so there's a high lost of living and going out in the evening or for lunch is always more expensive than elsewhere. However, the company does put on a large number of events with food and drinks, or screenings, that make it easier to socialise for free.
3 /5

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

The nightlife in London was expensive but very good and there's always a large range of bars or pubs to go to near the office. However, half way through my internship my office moved to the outskirts of London, which makes going out after work more difficult as there isn't as much around.
3 /5

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

There are a range of activities to take part in outside of work, with a large number of cinemas, gyms and bars close to the office. The company also offered a good range of activities that extended beyond work, such as yoga, screenings or events for the interns at local venues.
3 /5