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Rating

4.5/5
  • The Role
    4.8
  • The Company
    4.7
  • The Culture
    4.0

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I really enjoyed my placement at Goldman Sachs - felt as though I learned a lot over the year, on both the hard and soft skills side and felt as though I was contributing to the team with the work I was doing.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • I had a great team and was given a number of opportunities to work and interact with the larger team.

    5/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • I received a lot of support from my manager, with bi-weekly catch-ups and frequent interaction with them.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • This varied depending on the day, but generally speaking there was always something to do or look at.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I received more responsibility as the year progressed, with a lot of responsibility around the projects which I worked on.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • I developed a lot of skills over the year, both hard (e.g. coding) and soft (e.g. confidence) which can be applied to both my degree and later in my career.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The office was fairly relaxed, not as 'corporate' as expected, with the right level of social and work during the day.

    5/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The placement was very well organised, with a number of different socials, activities, training and projects to work on with other placement students as well as the work taking place in the individual teams.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • Goldman Sachs invested a lot of time in personal development and training over the course of the year, with training sessions at the start of the year and then further training as the year progressed. Always encouraged to attend training if you wanted to attend a session.

    5/5

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

    Working from home

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I really enjoyed my year and could potentially go back to the company if they extend an offer.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • The level of socialising outside of work depended heavily on the team, but there was a lot of interactions with other work placements and the right level of social interactions outside of work for my team.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • London is fairly expensive compared to other parts of England, however socialising wasn't as expensive as I thought it would be.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • There are a number of different opportunities in London (e.g. clubs, pubs, restaurants) so there is always something to do.

    5/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There were opportunities, especially on weekends as it was emphasised that a good work-life balance should be maintained.

    4/5

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Placement Year (10 Months+)

11th June 2014


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