Spring Intern at Bank of America

Top Employer
Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
Exeter South West
Review Date
Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Banking - Commercial Banking - Investment Banking/Finance Telecommunications
Bank of America is a Top Employer

7.3/10

About You
8.2
The Organisation
7.0
Everything Else

6.8

About You

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

The insight was a 2-day online webinar with a variety of talks about each line of business. Everyone was very inspirational and happy to answer any questions. Unfortunately, due to the time restraints, you couldn't attend every session as they overlapped, and not all the questions were answered. Hopefully the in-person continuation of the insight in September will answer some more questions about what it's like to work for the company.

8/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

I felt quite valued as there were so many employees, many who are managing directors, who took time out of their working-from-home day to explain what they do at Bank of America, how they find the culture and anything else we might have asked. They were very grateful that we attended the online insight too.

9/10

3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

The Junior Talent email was open during working hours for any technical issues we may come across, and to send questions in for panelists. The talent team were very keen for us to let them know how they could improve the insight and made sure that timings and links were clear and reminded on the day.

8/10

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

The information I received made me rethink which line of business I would like to pursue, but also allowed me to accept a place at their assessment centre in September for the Summer Insight in 2021. Their advice for applications in general was very helpful, and many of the newer employees shared how they find the culture of the company.

8/10

The Organisation

5. How well structured was the insight?

The timetable was sent out to the attendees as far in advance as possible, and was reminded throughout the insight. The timetable also included links to the Webex channels, and reiterated the email to send any queries too. Apart from the unavoidable overlap of sessions, the insight was very well structured.

8/10

6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Although the bank is very prestigious, all of the staff were laid back, cheerful and happy to explain complex ideas to us in a simple way. Although there were a few technological issues, these were swiftly overcome and the insight continued. The attendees were very grateful that the insight was still held, even though a 5 day placement in London had become a 2 day online webinar.

8/10

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

They gave great advice and offered us a fast-track to their assessment centre for the Summer Internship in 2021.

6/10

8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

The staff explained their own experiences within the company from moving countries to moving lines of business. They also talked about the culture at the Bank of America, and all the extra curricular activities they get up too. Of course, Coronavirus and its impact came up in many questions, and the staff all said that they felt supported and secure.

8/10

9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

They also talked about the culture at the Bank of America, and all the extra curricular activities they get up too. Of course, Coronavirus and its impact came up in many questions, and the staff all said that they felt supported and secure. I feel that the assessment centre in September will aid my understanding of their culture more as its an in-person event.

7/10

10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

I already have a plan of what I want to do in the future, and this insight didn't change my main goal but has definitely given me more options to consider.

5/10

Other Information

11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

All bookings made for the original insight in London were cancelled and reimbursed by Bank of America, and the online webinars had no cost.

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

Other attendees were added on Linkedin, and I believe you can email the Junior Talent team to get in contact with specific people who spoke at the webinar, or add them on Linkedin as their full names were shared.

6/10

13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

There were no networking events during the online insight, although there were supposed to be a few during the course of the original insight week.

5/10

14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

They also talked about the culture at the Bank of America, and all the extra curricular activities they get up too. I feel that the assessment centre in September will aid my understanding of their culture more as its an in-person event.

6/10

15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

I would definitely recommend this insight to a friend although it is very competitive to get onto, with only 1 in 300 applications being accepted.

10/10