Intern at Bloomberg

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£20,000 - £21,999
Roles
Banking - Commercial Economics

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6.8/10

The Role
8.0
Organisation
6.6

Socialising

5.2

The Role

Role Description

Assisted in Fixed Income trading whereby I helped out creating numerous reports using excel as well as presentable graphs. Also did the odd research project vital to the departments decisions.

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

Really enjoyed. Learned invaluable material that will help me both at University and for the future. Met some great people and feel like I've used my summer wisely. May have struggled slightly to keep myself occupied very occasionally.

6/10

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

No complaints. Colleagues very friendly and were always happy to give guidance. Spent time shadowing people in different departments and didn't come across a single person were I was treated badly or not given a sufficient explanation on something.

8/10

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

Again, given great support. My managers were very helpful in making sure I had work to do, and especially helping make sure I spent the first couple of weeks getting to grip with the company and what they do rather than being thrown straight into it all.

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Was busy the majority of the time. I may have been given jobs that were expected to take me a good couple of days when they only took a few hours and found that there may not have been work planned for that.

7/10

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

Was given responsibility in creating lots of reports and spreadsheets, whereby I felt my contribution was absolutely necessary and helped the team a great deal. Even did a vital job which was used at a New York summit.

7/10

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

Learnt a great amount of material on the subject of finance and economics which my university course revolves around greatly. Also feel that my excel skills have been improved from essentially nothing to rather skilled, and found myself actually helping out experienced members of my team with Excel.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Lots of people, everyone happy to have a chat or help out anyone when needed. Preferred not being in an office and being among many people which is one of the best parts of Bloomberg. Even the CEO popped along from NYC and had the same sort of desk as myself which I liked.

6/10

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

Organized extremely well. Always an activity on for interns or a day or night out, and clearly a lot of effort is put into organizing this internship. Can't really fault it.

8/10

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

Seemed like they invested a lot of time. I spent a lot of time especially during the first 2 weeks shadowing other people which was very helpful, and I was suprised at just how much time everyone was willing to give up in order to help me out in any way possible.

8/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Parties/Events
7/10

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

Have greatly enjoyed the internship and it has been a great experience, but not sure finance is something I would like to do in the future. Perhaps there is something in journalism however that may appeal to me.

4/10

Social

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

A very good social scene was organised by both the company and the interns themselves. There were lots of days out and seminars/presentations organised exclusively for the interns which was greatly appreciated. One area that could have been improved on was having interns in a department without other interns could have been somewhat limiting from a social perspective.

6/10

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

I was living at home with family, so that wasn't an issue. Socialising in London was always going to be expensive so not much to do there. But getting lunch about in London near the Bloomberg building was easy enough.

5/10

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

Didn't tend to go out much especially mid week, but the company is situated in central London not too far from Leicester Square so there is plenty to do around in terms of clubs, not to mention numerous bars situated in walking distance form the company building.

5/10

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

There we a few days out including the Museum of London as well as a day out volunteering at a school. Maybe more could have been included to make it more of an introduction into the company than a full time job.

5/10

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