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Rating

4.4/5
  • The Role
    4.9
  • The Company
    4.3
  • The Culture
    3.9

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed this internship. I instantly felt accepted into the community and I was assigned to a project that I had a personal interest in. I felt as if the work I was doing was making a long term effect on the company.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I felt like an equal member of the team for the project. I know the work I've done will benefit the project in both the short and long term.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I knew I could ask my line manager about any problems I was having, but, at the same time, I felt trusted to get on with what I said I was doing, without having someone over my shoulder, watching what I did.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was set task, which I worked on, until I finished, when I was set another. Working like this meant I always had something to do, but also meant I didn't have any pressure to do anything

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Initially, I thought I was only going to be writing code. However, I was listening in to calls with customers, directly responding to support requests (without any supervision) and able to make suggestions regarding the long term direction of the project

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • As well as vastly improving my coding and team coding skills (especially with design patterns), I've learnt a lot about how a startup project is run, handling customer relations etc.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • I've found something that made be laugh at least once per day. It might have been an amusing company-wide email, a Nerf gun fight or what was happening in my division.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Red Gate organised pretty much everything for us.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I felt my skills (especially regarding developing software in a team) were vastly improved over the internship.

    5/5

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

    Subsidised Canteen

    Company Parties/Events

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I feel as if I applied for a job today, I would get one.

    4/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • As well as Red Gate organising events after work, there were many social activities during the day (and pub trips!)

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Red Gate offered housing to us, which was quite cheap for Cambridge. In addition, there was a free lunch everyday and various social activities every week.

    5/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The nightlife was ok. Nothing special.

    2/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Red Gate has quite a few "clubs" of people who are interested in various hobbies.

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

East of England

23rd August 2013


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