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Rating

3.8/5
  • The Role
    3.8
  • The Company
    4.1
  • The Culture
    3.5

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • Overall, it is a very good learning experience. Flexible working environment and supportive team.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • It was a bit daunting in the beginning but as I started to develop my skills and ideas, they did value your contributions.

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • The managers and mentors were generally very kind and happy to answer your questions. But you are as well expected to learn a lot of stuff by yourself.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • It varied from day to day. I was kept pretty busy most of times.

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was assigned two projects over the summer, roughly the right amount for me to finish.

    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 my programming skills which will be useful in many aspects. A job in this industry or stay in my engineering field.

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Sometimes can be very quiet but in general interesting colleagues. Casual (no particular dress code).

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • Metaswitch has developed its internship system for many years and it does a good job.

    5/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I was given a significant amount of time to learn rather than just do the actual work.

    4/5

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

    Sports and Social Club

    National Travel

    4/5

  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • Appealing, good staff retention rate.

    5/5

    The Culture

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

    4/5

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

    3/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Not much apart from weekends.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Sports or some after-work drinks are organised regularly.

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

East of England

22nd August 2014


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