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Rating

4.6/5
  • The Role
    4.8
  • The Company
    4.7
  • The Culture
    4.1

Role Description

Working in small teams we create ingenious simple software, mostly in C# or Java.

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I had a fantastic time, a truly amazing company to be a part of.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • A great atmosphere where even the smallest of achievements get recognised.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Couldn't have been better, as someone who came into the role rather inexperienced it was good to have a manager that could help me develop my skills at a comfortable pace.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • A good work-fun balance, nobody pushing you too hard but there's always something to be getting on with.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Given how inexperienced I was when I started it was refreshing to be given responsibility over a new product, providing input towards its design whilst developing it.

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • The skills I developed on this placement will prove invaluable in my future career.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Nerf gun battles, table football, table tennis. Need I say more?

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • My manager did a fantastic job of introducing me to the company and setting me up for the placement.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • The company invested a great deal of man hours in guiding me and getting my skills up to scratch for the placement.

    5/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Flexi Time

    Subsidised Canteen

    Sports and Social Club

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • The internship was extended by 50% and I was offered a job at the end of it (with a few gifts to boot).

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Everyone got on really well with each other, weekly after-work drinks and cinema trips.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Cambridge is not the cheapest place to live or socialise, but the earning potential of the area reflects this adequately.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • 5/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

15th November 2012


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