Financial Software Developer at Bloomberg

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Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Greater London
Review Date
Salary
£30,000+
Roles
Banking/Finance Computer Science

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9.7/10

The Role
9.5
Organisation
9.8

Socialising

9.8

The Role

Role Description

R&D intern in fixed income electronic trading team

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

Awesome environment and atmosphere.

10/10

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

Everyone I worked with was helpful and friendly.

9/10

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

As an intern, my guidance was coming mostly from my mentor and he was always there to help me. I also learnt a lot from him on the company's culture

10/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

You work around 10 hours a day and stay after working hours as well, but nobody is pushing you to do it, you just feel that way. So it was busy, but was worth it.

9/10

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

I started my project from scratch basically and it was a large and essential project, so I feel I was given a lot of responsibility, which actually improved my experience in the company even more.

9/10

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

I am a C++ person and since the main language they work on is that, I can say it was a great training for me. Also I learnt a lot about front end/UI, as I haven't done that much before, and also understood more about general software architecture organisation.

10/10

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The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

There was something new and exciting every day and you could see that people there have fun time, and also participate in many society-oriented charities and events.

10/10

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

We had events every week, both within R&D - to learn more about what different departments do - and among all interns - to create network of friends among future colleagues.

9/10

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

We had a week and half of full-time training, which was really intensive and studied technologies that both applied in company only or everywhere. Most internships don't have training programs, so I could say that the company has invested in me a lot.

10/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • Company Parties/Events
10/10

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

Talking to people in the company and learning about how others have developed there, as long as you work hard, the firm provides great and fast career development.

10/10

Social

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

Social gathering in week days and weekends were constant, had a great with my colleagues

10/10

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

Well it's London - so cost of living is very high, but the salary is more than average so it is enough. As for socialising - I don't think there is a thing you can't do in London

9/10

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

The company is positioned in the business area of the city, but just around it is full of people during the night

10/10

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

Yes - charities and sport clubs

10/10

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