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Rating

4.4/5
  • The Role
    4.6
  • The Company
    4.4
  • The Culture
    4.1

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • 5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Generally assigned to clients where extra help was requested. Working with people who actually needed an extra pair of hands.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Everyone at the office or at the clients was available to answer any questions. As long as you dont ask stupid questions they were very patient.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • Few off days but always had something to do when on client.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Given real work with real clients. Trusted to speak with CFOs and Account Managers directly. Daunting but great experience.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Hoping to continue working in the accounting world so should prove to be very useful.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Very professional atmosphere. But never stuffy or intimidating.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Could see that the placement was meticulously planned out. Only issues I had were beyond the firms control.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Full week of training before the proper work started. Constant support from seniors and online excercises to do in your own time.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • National Travel

    Working from home

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Apparently an ~=85% job offer rate amongst interns.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • PwC didnt offer a great deal in terms of incentive for interns to socialise but do plan work nights out for the different departments every few months. Organised most of the socialising between interns ourselves.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Bristol's quite a reasonable place.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Lots of great pubs for a quiet night out. Few good clubs for the big nights out.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Lots of sports teams within the PwC office to get involved in as long as you take the initiative and find them. Not a great number of social groups.

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

South West

October 2012


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