Software Developer at UBS

Top Employer
Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London
Review Date
Roles
Information Technology

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4/5

The Role
4
The Company
4.2
The Culture
3.9

The Role

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

An amazing experience, really liked the people and the atmosphere.
5 /5

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

My colleagues made me feel like I was part of the team from day one. I was always included and my ideas heard.
5 /5

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

I got some support and guidance but I think you need a pro-active approach to succeed and enjoy the role.
3 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I had daily and weekly targets that pushed me every day, I feel this is a good thing. If I fell behind schedule my manager was understanding and we would re-assess the situation.
5 /5

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

I think given my role as an intern the amount of responsibility was good. Not running the show but certainly enough to the point where I wasn't overwhelmed.
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 developed many skills including; industry specific technical skills as well as more general soft skills like working in a team and leadership.
4 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

A vibrant and lively atmosphere considering it was a serious work environment
5 /5

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

Very well organised, everything happened as planned.
5 /5

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

We had one week out of a 10 week internship dedicated to training. This was very much banking related.
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Healthcare from home
4 /5

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

Given the climate in the financial services sector at the moment I think UBS is in a very good position to be a dominated player in the market.
4 /5

The Culture

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

Events were organised weekly normally on a thursday or friday evening.
4 /5

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

London is a great place to work but it can be very expensive.
3 /5

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

London is always buzzing, you will never be bored in the evening!
5 /5

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

London has all sort of activites you can get involved in. eg. sports, bars, cinema etc
5 /5