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Rating

3.9/5
  • The Role
    4.3
  • The Company
    3.9
  • The Culture
    3.5

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • I enjoyed this placement very much - the company is very friendly and good at keeping the work interesting. There was an excellent intern event also.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • The company is very friendly, and those I work closely with made me feel valued. I didn't have much interaction with the employees outside of my team.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • Metaswitch provides a mentor who sits next to you and is willing to take any of your questions whenever they arise. They told me that if anything, I didn't ask enough questions!

    5/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I always had work to do and rarely got bored. The tasks were interesting and engaging.

    5/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was encouraged to take ownership of the project I was working on. It will also be incorporated into the real product and possibly even sold to our customers!

    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 learned a lot throughout this internship and I think they will serve me well in a job in this field.

    5/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • The office is quiet and very hardworking. Everyone does their work and talks mainly about work.

    3/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • The whole internship was very well organised and the organisers were always available to answer questions.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I received good feedback on my strengths and weaknesses and was encouraged to develop throughout the summer.

    4/5

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

    Financial Bonus

    Company Parties/Events

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I was offered a full-time job at the end of my internship.

    5/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • It was down to the interns to organised their own social activities, so this will depend on the individuals. The group I were with were reasonably sociable.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • I live in the area already, so I'm perfectly used to it. It's not the cheapest place on the planet.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • The nightlife is good, I think. It's not something I'm interested in, though!

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • It was mainly down to me to organise my time outside of work. There were a couple of organised work social events.

    3/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Scotland

22nd August 2014


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