Data scientist Intern at Schlumberger

Duration
Placement (5-9 Months)
Region
Cambridge
Review Date
Roles
Computer and Systems Engineering Computer Science

3.2/5

The Role
3.7
The Company
2.6
The Culture
3.3

The Role

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

Very interesting topic (PHM on electronic boards) but the team was not very well organized. If you don't like to work in autonomy, it is not made for you.
4 /5

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

a lot of responsibilities and trust
5 /5

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

when I asked, I obtained some support otherwise I had to find the solution by myself what did not bother me as I like working autonomously. It is sometimes complicated but very challenging.
3 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Actually, as I was very autonomous, I decided how busy I wanted to be. I was working from 9 to 5:30 with a break of one hour at noon. So, it was not so long but during the day I was working hard.
4 /5

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

A lot because I accepted it.
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 think a lot because I learned some technical stuff and I discovered new algorithms; I learned a lot about drilling and mostly I learned how to interact with colleagues in a multicultural context.
4 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Some colleagues were very welcoming and friendly while some others were not.
3 /5

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

As I said previously, not so well organized but it was because the manager of the team changed not a long time ago.
3 /5

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

I had a lot of trainings but all linked to security and not really linked to the skills I wanted to developed
2 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • International Travel
4 /5

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

not really appealing. Because of the covid-19 crisis, they are drastically reducing the number of employees so it will be complicated to be hired... how ever I got a proposition for next year
2 /5

The Culture

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

Yes, I made friend with 2 colleagues.
4 /5

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

Fun but very expensive (Cambridge is known to be very expensive)
2 /5

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

Cambridge is a young but small city. So, it was ok.
3 /5

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

with the university and meetup, a lot !
5 /5