Global Asset Management Intern at UBS

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London
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2.2/5

The Role
2.2
The Company
2.5
The Culture
2

Role Description

Produce a spreadsheet using VBA code and SQL which determines sector, rating and currency distribution of a fund and its benchmark produce statistical models which follow currency movements

The Role

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

I do not find writing programs that interesting
2 /5

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

Not much interaction between colleagues in general
2 /5

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

Given when asked for
3 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

At times i had work to do but couldn't continue because I needed to ask my line manager a question, but he was occupied
2 /5

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

Not surprising, as my competence levels in the programs i needed to use were not very high when i joined, and i needed a while to learn enough to work independently
2 /5

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

I will need to write many programs next year for my course
4 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Not a lot of interaction, people eat lunch at their desks and continue working, not many socials at all
2 /5

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

Not very structured, but ok because my line manager gave me work to do
3 /5

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

they helped me more than i was able to help them, but there was not much training etc provided
3 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
  • Healthcare from home
3 /5

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

I don't think the industry is right for me
2 /5

The Culture

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

hardly any social events
1 /5

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

city of london...
2 /5

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

city of london...
4 /5

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

nothing organised/provided by company, but plenty of opportunities in the city
2 /5