Global Data Summer Analyst at Bloomberg

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
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Salary
£24,000 - £25,999
Roles
Banking/Finance

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7.7/10

The Role
8.3
Organisation
7.2

Socialising

7.5

The Role

Role Description

- Procuring and updating data information in the Bloomberg Terminal
- Maintaining and enhancing the existing database
- Responding to client queries regarding data related issues.

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

The summer internship has been an extremely enriching experience. I have been exposed to interesting projects that allow me to understand the dynamics of working in groups in an ever-changing and fast paced environment like the one in Bloomberg.

8/10

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

My collegues trusted me in the work I was doing, allocating me a good number of responsabilities. Leveraging on the team was a mean to show how valuable team members were considered. The flat structure in Bloomberg allows strong interaction since day 1 and built the foundation for respect and friendliness.

10/10

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

Scheduled weekly catch-ups with my mentor allowed me to have a comprehensive vision on how I was proceeding towards the goals pre-set in the internship and on the projects. A number of reference contacts are given to you at the beginning of the internship, but it is important that you show independence whenever a difficult problem is posed in front of you.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Working hours were honest. I was working from 8 am until 6/7pm. Sometimes because of overlapping things, I stayed until slightly later than 7. but this has been rare. Bloomberg offers a perfect work-life balance.

10/10

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

A lot of responsabilities were allocated to me. I had a number of clients to follow and make sure that every request from them was handled in the shortest time and of the highest quality.

9/10

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

What I learnt on finance in Bloomberg goes far beyond my course content. Extensive training in provided for you during the internship both on financial notions and on how to use the Bloomberg Terminal. The work I was doing was specific to a given asset class, but I definitely became an expert of it during my time at Bloomberg. Team specific materials helped a lot in the understanding of the financial product and how to approach clients with an "industry insider" language.

6/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

The atmosphere is really friendly. Because of the flat structure, everyone is easily approachable (even senior people) and everyone is willing to help you in any circumstance. I would say it was the right balance between a serious and enjoyable working environement.

8/10

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

The internship program has been well organised. Lunch and Learn series were talks from senior employee ( the CEO came from NY to speak to interns), organized visits to the Bank of England, and the London Metal Stock Exchange were organised, together with volunteering sessions.

7/10

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

A Bloomberg training is provided on how to use the Terminal, "Bloomberg University" is a platform accessible to interns with modules spacing from specific asset classes to how to use LinkedIn or Twitter for professional purposes. A finance training was provided to interns throughout all the internship first eight weeks.

5/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Company Parties/Events
7/10

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

Bloomberg offers a really wide range of professional growth, combining your specific interest. From Global Data it is possible to switch to Sales eventually, to cover an ever changing numbers of countries, clients etc.

9/10

Social

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

Friendly environment, a lot of work among fellow interns for a company presentation.

10/10

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

The City of London is an expensive to live and enjoy.

9/10

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

The City of London is quite dead after 10pm. For the Nightlife, it doesn't offer really nighlife places.

3/10

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

As mentioned before, opportunities to do volunteering, visit the Bank of England, London Metal Stock Exchange. Hot tickets are offered if willing to see musicals etc.

8/10

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