Software Testing Engineer at Siemens

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Review Date
Engineering Medical/Health Computer Science Computer and Systems Engineering Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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The Role
The Company
The Culture

Role Description

Testing of software throughout development cycle and post release.

The Role

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

Very enjoyable, challenging and educationally rewarding
4 /5

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

Opinions and inputs into projects always respected and considered
4 /5

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

Always available for questions with emphasis on pointing you in the right direction to achieving improvement individually.
5 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

As with any position there are busy times but in general very well balanced with doing time out with your contracted hours generally discouraged.
4 /5

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

Responsibility was an aspect to be earned and once it had been the extent of responsibility went as far as my personal abilities allowed it to go.
4 /5

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

Very good in terms of learning how to work in an office, agile development and team environment. Many technical skills were also improved upon and learnt with resources being made available and guidance provided based upon my personal ambition.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Serious when appropriate but generally friendly, open and approachable.
4 /5

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

Very smooth transition into position with advice whenever requested
4 /5

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

Trainings in different development languages provided, flown to US for patient experience workshop and german language CDs provided for personal study.
5 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
4 /5

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

Excellent, many opportunities presented throughout position giving you the chance to make a decision on one that is suitable for you.
5 /5

The Culture

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

very friendly, football game weekly, went for lunches and many office members would socialize on a Friday after work
4 /5

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

Oxford is not the cheapest place to rent but a very nice place to live and go out.
3 /5

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

Nightlife is fairly average, many lovely pubs. However proximity to London means that everything you could ask for is only an hour away.
3 /5

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

Company social club, many monthly activities such as football, dinners, card games etc.
5 /5