Software Developer at Schlumberger

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Abingdon - Oxfordshire Europe
Review Date
Salary
£14,000 - £15,999
Roles
Computer Science

8.5/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
9.4

Socialising

8.2

The Role

Role Description

I worked on an algrithm used to update and optimize parameters of an oil reservoir. I Improved its usability, robustness, extensibility and documentation.

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

Amazing experience on every point of view : interesting and challenging work, good work atmosphere, nice manager, good canteen, possibility to do sports every lunch time, etc.

9/10

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

They showed me that my project was important and that they expected result about that.

8/10

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

My manager did not really help and guide me if I did not ask, but he was always available when I asked him, albeit very busy.

5/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

It was up to me. I could have been really busy or really bored "if I wanted to". I was given a task to complete in 4 months, and I was free to organize my work as I wanted to.

9/10

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

In my opinion it was quite a big responsability, because I worked alone on my project and my managers expected results about it, even though they didn't remind me everyday!

8/10

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

I developed skills that are essential for my future jobs.

9/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Really good atmosphere, people were always smiling and ready to help.

9/10

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

This was amazing, everything was planned for the interns.

10/10

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

Schlumberger really cares about its interns.

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
10/10

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

They seem to value the fact that we have been intern for them and it is more likely that we can get a job later.

9/10

Social

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

9/10

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

I lived in Oxford so that was okay!

8/10

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

I lived in Oxford so that was okay!

8/10

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

I lived in Oxford so that was okay!

8/10