Rating

3.9/5
  • The Role
    4.2
  • The Company
    4.1
  • The Culture
    3.1

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed my time here at Discover. The atmosphere and culture is amazing and the last eight weeks have gone by in a blink, with everyday providing new and interesting opportunities to learn and develop. I would definitely recommend this internship to others as it allowed for interns to contribute and get involved in working projects as well as build connections with others.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt that my colleagues particularly valued my input as an intern throughout the 8 weeks. Intern ideas were listened to and incorporated into the final project, with our contribution being seen in the output created. Working in a team as also very rewarding as it allowed for team collaboration and a community atmosphere.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • From the very first week, the support and guidance given from our supervisors was absolutely excellent. Not only were we able to give feedback about the internship and how we were doing in relation to the work, the guidance gained in the regular meetings with supervisors and program managers allowed us to keep on track to reaching our internship goals, supporting us through the entire process.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • The day to day balance was very good. The internship started off with a lot of allocated hours for training sessions and from there the workload was at a good level. There was enough to get involved with and be challenged but not be overwhelmed by.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • At the beginning of each week, the tasks to be carried were planned, and each intern was assigned to tasks that they had the skill set to complete. This mean that there was ownership over each task, allocating responsibility which was constructive in getting things done.

    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 that the internship helped me to develop a huge range of skills, both technical and non-technical, which I think will be incredibly useful moving forward. The training week was particularly valuable in providing a wealth of information related to decision making, problem solving and communication and the project work itself gave great insights into how teams create software.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere was positive and inclusive, and one that I really enjoyed working in.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Even while considering it was a virtual internship, I think the overall set up was very good. I was able to make connections with others, and the 8 weeks overall was well paced.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I think that the company invested a lot into the personal training and development of their interns. Through access to different online courses, training week and providing opportunities to present, Discover went above and beyond in providing opportunities for interns to grow and I think that this is definitely one of the things that stood out throughout the whole process.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Working from home

    3/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I think the future employment processes are really good. The company values technology and it values people which I think makes it an interesting place to work.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Even in the virtual settings, family meetings allowed for people from all locations to interact with each other, providing this social aspect.

    4/5

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

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • N/A

    3/5

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

    3/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Computer Science

Europe

August 2020


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