Engineering Intern - R&D at Siemens

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Oxford
Review Date

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4.1/5

The Role
4.6
The Company
3.9
The Culture
3.6

The Role

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

Very enjoyable - I learnt so much, and there was not even a single minute in which I have been bored. There were so many opportunities to build my skills and extend my knowledge.
5 /5

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

Looking at the level of responsibility of the tasks I got given after some time, I felt like I am actually a permanent employee, being equally well integrated. And the atmosphere at work has been very friendly and supportive - my colleagues always helped me whenever I did require assistance or explanations.
5 /5

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

Very good support - I never felt lost in a task, as I could always ask someone. Hints and tips from supervisor helped me to plan my tasks and adapt my work approach.
4 /5

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

I was very busy, but that was my own choice - I was given a lot of freedom with regard to at what rate I finish my tasks. And whenever some colleague did have a task in mind for me, they did ask me about how busy I am before giving it to me. Because I could schedule the daily tasks myself, I never even got bored for one minute.
5 /5

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

I have been given much responsibility such that I felt I am actually nearly a permanent member of staff - e.g. I was allowed to supervise my colleague's experiment while he was on holiday.
4 /5

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

Got much knowledge about LabVIEW, which helps me in the future - it is widely used in industry. The internship also helped me in my career orientation.
5 /5

The Company

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Busy, hard working, nevertheless people did take breaks, had a catch up, and were very warm and friendly.
4 /5

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

Own workspace and IT account nearly from beginning.
4 /5

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

My supervisor set much time aside to explain different subjects to me.
4 /5

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
4 /5

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

I will do my best to apply if there are any future job openings within the company, as it is the ideal workplace for someone who values the opportunity to learn and is not afraid of challenges.
4 /5

The Culture

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

Dinners, theme park trips, sports, nights out
5 /5

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

Oxford is not cheap...
3 /5

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

I cannot judge.
3 /5

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

Science days on the weekend, social activities like dinner etc
4 /5