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Rating

4.3/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    4.2
  • The Culture
    4.3

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • The work is very challenging and interesting, so I really enjoyed the experience.

    5/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • People around here are very friendly, and everyone is willing to help whenever I needed it.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • You are never left in the dark, there are always people happy to help you.

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I was responsible for my own project for the whole of two months, so I wasn't depended on anything or anyone else with balancing my workload.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I started a whole new project that hasn't been in Metaswitch so far - so yes, I was running the whole show!

    5/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • Definitely in terms of cooperating with other members of the team. Also, programming skills are never bad to have.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • During work-hours, it was productive. Off-hours (or at lunch breaks), it was fun!

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The HR team put a lot of effort into making this as smooth as possible. Great thing is that they offer company houses - so you don't have to trouble yourself with finding place to stay in London during the summer!

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I got training in everything I needed, and a bit more.

    4/5

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

    Sports and Social Club

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    Above 25 days holiday

    5/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Got a job offer with them, and I'm inclined to take it.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • All the people were really friendly, we threw parties every week for all the interns.

    5/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • It's still London, but much cheaper than the centre.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • I actually don't know - we mostly had parties in our houses.

    3/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • There are lunchtime sports, after-work social events, pubnights, etc.

    5/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Greater London

31st July 2014


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