This review was submitted over 4 years ago, so some of the information it contains may no longer be relevant.


  • The Role
  • The Company
  • The Culture

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • 4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • 5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The ethos of the company is very much tailored to educating its employees. Every intern is given a mentor who has time specifically allocated to ensuring that he/she is progressing.


  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • 5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was given a project to do, in which I was given complete freedom in deciding how I chose to meet the specification.


  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • This was my third internship at Metaswitch; I've come out with strong programming skills in Python, Java and the ability to design a website


    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The atmosphere was very relaxed, with flexible working hours and a generally friendly atmosphere.


  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Communication was always great and the organisation was flawless.


  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Every intern has a mentor specifically assigned to them. At the beginning of the internship, I was given a set of learning objectives for the duration, which my mentor ensured that I met.


  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Subsidised Canteen

    Subsidised/Company Gym

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • All interns who do well in their internship automatically get through the first stage of the interview process. Many get jobs.


    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • For those living in the company houses, there was a broad social scene. This was much less for those who commuted.


  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • 0/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • 0/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There are many lunchtime activities ranging from sports to board games.


    Report this review


Internship (1-4 Months)

Computer and Systems Engineering, Computer Science

Greater London

12th November 2013

View More Reviews