• Skills
  • Responsibilities
  • Support & Guidance
  • Culture
  • Your Impressions


  • 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.
  • The job mostly involved learning new technologies and applying them in practice, we had daily meetings within the team and other UK and US interns.


  • 2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?
  • I have improved both soft (communication, teamwork) and technical skills (JavaScript, React.js, SQL,...)

  • How would you rate the training provided during your experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?
  • 4/5

  • How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development
  • 5/5


  • 3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?
  • We were given full responsibility for delivering results and had people to contact in case we needed help or got stuck. Everyone was helpful when we needed help.

  • Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was
  • 4/5

    Support & Guidance

  • 4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?
  • The guidance was good, we were given a lot of freedom to explore whatever technology we wanted to learn about. In case we had questions, someone could always help/provide further guidance.

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?
  • 5/5


  • 5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?
  • Since the company is US-based, there was quite a big difference between the UK and US culture, however, the atmosphere was very relaxed and the culture seemed to be nice.

  • How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the social opportunities?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the diversity initiatives?
  • 5/5

  • How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?
  • 5/5

    Your Impressions

  • 6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?
  • I enjoyed the internship quite a lot, although there was sometimes chaos, which is inevitable when there were 2 teams full of interns who are supposed to work together.

  • Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship
  • 5/5

  • Please rate how your experience met your expectations
  • 5/5

  • Please rate the future employment prospects at Discover Financial Services
  • 5/5

  • 7. Would you recommend Discover Financial Services to a friend?
  • Yes

  • 8. What advice would you give to others applying to Discover Financial Services
  • The coding challenge was not that bad, I think the company focuses a lot on the behaviour interviews where managers get to know more about you.

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Internship (1-4 Months)

Computer Science

East of England

October 2021

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