Financial Software Developer at Bloomberg

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

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7.7/10

The Role
7.5
Organisation
8.2

Socialising

7.5

The Role

Role Description

This is a software engineer position coding for the core Bloomberg product, the Terminal.

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

I had a lot of fun at this internship. The office is great, the program was well organised, the people were friendly. Great experience!

9/10

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

You're given real projects to work on from the very start, so what you do matters more than at other places.

8/10

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

The open nature of Bloomberg means you can go and ask a manager for assistance at any time. Everyone is assigned a mentor who'll review your progress and look after you, and there's always support available if needed.

7/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

There's always a lot to do, so you have to be prepared for it to be pretty frantic.

5/10

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

I was allows to mostly manage my own project: I chose the order to complete tasks, and the best method of doing so, and could even make up some of my own stuff to work on.

8/10

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

My degree is quite vocational around my internship, so the skills I learn were useful both for a future career and the rest of my degree.

8/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Bloomberg has a professional environment, so don't expect madness, but it's bright, colourful and open and people are usually happy to spend a moment chatting or joking, so long as they can get back to work right away!

6/10

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

It really shows that Bloomberg has run internships before - they set up events, ran socials and intern competitions, and generally put everything together like a well-oiled machine.

10/10

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

The company provided training at the beginning of the internship, and further informational and training sessions throughout the entire program.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
7/10

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

I received and accepted a job offer!

10/10

Social

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

The other interns on the program were great people, and there were enough of them that it was easy to get along. There were social events set up by the company, and by the interns themselves.

9/10

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

Central London is unfortunately an expensive place to live, work and socialise.

3/10

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

It's Central London - there's not much more to say.

10/10

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

Bloomberg offers a huge number of opportunities for events, including volunteering and the company summer party to which interns were invited.

8/10

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