Rating

4/5
  • The Role
    4.4
  • The Company
    3.8
  • The Culture
    3.5

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • My time at Intel was extremely valuable experience. I met a lot of wonderful people who are very knowledgeable on the field of FPGAs and embedded systems. They always offered me a lot of support throughout my internship. Besides that I really liked the work environment and that It is very easy to interact with other teams.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I was working on projects and tasks that involved working with deliverables for our customers so I felt that I was doing something useful and valuable for my team and for the company itself. Additionally, I felt that my opinion was relevant and that I was an important part of the team.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My manager assigned a full time employee to be my mentor. My mentor guided me for the full year and this 1:1 support gave me the opportunity to learn from an expert on the field. Besides the help from my mentor I regularly had 1:1 meetings with my manager with a lot of extra guidance.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Even though there were a few times when I was really busy with some deliverables, the work environment is quite relaxed and I felt that I had enough time to complete all my tasks.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I worked on some important projects which directly involved me in the development cycle of various deliverables for Intel customers. I really liked this as I felt that my work was really appreciated and important for the team.

    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 acquired soft and hard skills during my internship at Intel. Regarding hard skills I learned how to use some of the cutting edge technologies used in FPGA development. I also had the chance to learn new programming languages and I could as well improve my RTL skills. Regarding soft skills I improved my communication, time-management and team-working skills.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • People in the office were very kind and friendly. They were always happy to help. Additionally, the atmosphere was very relaxed with a lot of people doing sports during lunch breaks and it was also really nice that I was not really restricted to wear a formal clothes.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Even though it was the first time that my office was having interns, I think they organised it really well and I felt supported the whole time.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company looked after its employees really well. There was a recognition system in which Intel encouraged employees to prize colleagues who show the company's core values.

    4/5

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

    Sports and Social Club

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Company Parties/Events

    Healthcare/Dental

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • 3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • There was a good number of interns at the office so it felt nice that I was not the only one, It was also good that we became close and we met up outside the office.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • 3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 2/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 5/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

Computer and Systems Engineering

21st July 2020


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