Work Experience Intern at UBS

Top Employer
Duration
Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
Unpaid
Roles
Banking/Finance

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This review was written using a previous version of questions that were updated in 2013

UBS is a Top Employer

3.5/10

The Role
3.0
Organisation
3.4

Socialising

4.5

The Role

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

Found it hard going

3/10

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

First team great, ones after that quite cold and distant

4/10

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

Very little guidance had to force it out of him what he wanted me to do..

2/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Bored most of the time because didn't know really what I was doing

4/10

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

Zero responsibility my job was merely a side job.

1/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Gained a realisation that Finance wasn't for me

4/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Pretty dull apart from at open and close of markets

4/10

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

Well set up, just poorly communicated to managers who saw me as a burden

4/10

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

Very little investment

2/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
5/10

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

Would not want to work for them personally

2/10

Social

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

Didn't really meet any other placement students

5/10

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

London, so very expensive

2/10

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

Good nightlife but once again extremely expensive

5/10

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

None organised by UBS themselves

6/10

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