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Rating

3/5
  • The Role
    3.3
  • The Company
    2.9
  • The Culture
    2.9

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Project given was reasonably interesting, and the general atmosphere was relaxed. Initial steep learning curve which was a bit grim but that didn't last long at all.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • Colleagues were welcoming and open and the atmosphere was very chilled.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • As much support/guidance is there as you need

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • It's what you make of it. As an intern you can get away with taking your foot off the pedal a bit, but you can also step it up if you want to.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • Not much responsibility at all

    1/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Gave a good insight into professional software development and useful skills in terms of using things that come part and parcel with professional software development, eg testing, SVN, maintainability

    3/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Fairly chilled. We didn't have USB-operated nerf guns like the other offices did though.

    3/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • They've got the operation down to a tee for interns at Metaswitch. The organisation is pretty seamless.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Personally not much, but if you had to learn to program (eg in a new language) then you would learn the language on the job.

    2/5

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

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Financial Bonus

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I'd rather get a varied internship career but if I would want to continue in software developments I wouldn't see any downsides to working at Metaswitch.

    2/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Reasonably good. Strengthened well by regular pub visits payed for by Metaswitch.

    3/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • Company subsidised house at £9 a day in London is rather nice. Our accomodation wasn't great but all other accomodation seemed pretty nice.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Rate My Placement Summer Intern Party!!!1

    1/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were, but not particularly well advertised.

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Central London and City

25th September 2013


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