Summer Associate at AlphaSights

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
London Central London and City
Review Date
Salary
£22,000 - £23,999
Roles
Banking/Finance Business Intelligence Management Consultancy

9.1/10

The Role
9.5
Organisation
8.8

Socialising

8.8

The Role

Role Description

Researching different industries, engaging with expert advisors and connecting them to clients to help improve clients knowledge of certain markets, areas, products etc.

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

Very enjoyable good mixture of challenging work and fun office atmosphere

10/10

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

Was valued both socially and professionally, regularly saw colleagues in social settings and was expected to perform almost as a full time Associate.

10/10

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

Always given good support but also given enough space to learn and develop myself.

9/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Could fluctuate depending on clients and projects. Summer is generally a quieter time however I felt very busy most days and an Intern Side Project ensured there was always work to be done.

8/10

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

As much as possible. This was probably the stand out feature of my internship I was given a great deal of responsibility and encouraged to perform as a full time associate.

10/10

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

Better appreciation of the mechanisms of the business world and made me realise work can be fun!

10/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Excellent. Another major strength due to very friendly and interesting people who are encouraged to socialise with free beers, regular social events and guest speakers.

10/10

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

Very well, it was the first structured summer associate programme so there were minor issues but these all appear to have been addressed for this year's intake.

7/10

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

Given the same level of structured training as a full time associate and a great deal of on the desk learning

9/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club
  • Company Car
  • Subsidised/Company Gym
  • National Travel
  • International Travel
  • Financial Bonus
  • Company Parties/Events
  • Staff Sales/Staff Shop
  • Above 25 days holiday
  • Working from home
  • Healthcare from home
  • Healthcare/Dental
  • Travel loan
8/10

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

Converted summer internship into full time offer following a final round interview.

10/10

Social

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

Very good 8 interns developed strong bond largely because of side project.

10/10

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

It's Mayfair it's going to be expensive but colleagues helped you make more affordable.

7/10

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

Central london obviously very good but kinda pricey!

8/10

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

Yes always invited to social activities: drinks, dinners, sports, guest speakers to name a few.

10/10