R&D intern at Bloomberg

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
City of London Central London and City
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Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Computer and Systems Engineering Computer Science Information Technology

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8.3/10

The Role
8.7
Organisation
8.8

Socialising

7.0

The Role

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

Really enjoyed it, very nice people & interesting project

9/10

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

My project was discussed by others, and seemed like something they were grateful for me doing

9/10

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

Mentor was great, really knowledgable and nice, very helpful! The week-long training and the start was well done too.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I had a reasonable amount of stuff to do, sometimes I'd have to wait for people abroad to get into work until I could do something, but there's not really anything that can be done about that. Some of the processes to get approval for things took pretty long, but no major gripes.

8/10

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

I had good control over my own project, and was encouraged to do what I wanted with it, which was cool. My project wasn't really something that would have had a large impact if it failed though!

8/10

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

It was my first time working in a corporate environment so that was educational. Some of the technologies used were proprietary but I think that my coding was improved by looking at how 'real' software developers approach tasks.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

I found it pretty light-hearted, breaks in the pantry were fun and everyone I came into contact with was kind!

8/10

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

Training was well organised, as were the various sessions and trips we got to do. The project idea was well planned, with suitable extensions etc.

9/10

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

Training was good, we saw the entire pipeline involved in making a function. My mentor and people in the team were really helpful, any time I had a problem I got helped.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Company Parties/Events
9/10

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

Look forward to going back

10/10

Social

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

In R&D we had regular breaks and went to lunch together, outside of that there were various parties etc to go to

9/10

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

Not that cheap as it's central London, but you get paid accordingly...

6/10

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

Didn't really go out but plenty of bars and clubs etc

7/10

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

We got to do volunteering, had extra sessions on finance and could attend talks, all of which were good.

6/10

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