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Mountbatten Program Reviews

Updated 14 Dec 2018

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Mountbatten Program CEO Paul Beresford-Hill CBE
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mountbatten Program full-time

    Pros

    Amazing opportunity to experience what it's like to be a New Yorker - both in terms of professional experience and the chance to take continue your hobbies, interests and activities in the city. Great chance to test your skills in a new environment and to gain experience in a large multinational organisation. Meet like minded people, make friends for life and have stories to tell for years to come.

    Cons

    Have to travel to London for the interview. Internship only lasts 12 months.

    Mountbatten Program2018-10-30
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Don’t do it! Think and consider other options first"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mountbatten Program full-time

    Pros

    Great idea of a program in terms of offering culture and work experience

    Cons

    Absolutely the worst experience. The London staff are extremely incompetent and need training. If you turn down an offer they will make a big deal and guilt trip you when it’s your right to choose. Do not fall for it or lower your expectations. The pay is a joke and can be considered as modern day slavery. Working over hours and just as hard as employees in NY but getting paid minimal is shocking. I have realised there...

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    Advice to Management

    Do you not upsell yourselves Train your London staff to be competent for the job especially if they have a senior role Be understanding

    Mountbatten Program2018-12-14
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Just do it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mountbatten Program full-time

    Pros

    Amazing year in New York City! Mountbattens create a great community with like minded outgoing people. The work is great experience but the lifestyle is something else. You will have the year of your life!

    Cons

    Mountbatten staff need to sort out organisation skills, however new management and staffing being out in place to hopefully turn this around.

    Mountbatten Program2018-10-26
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    "THINK BEFORE YOU APPLY HERE!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mountbatten Program full-time

    Pros

    Great concept if you’re lucky to get one of the few good placements.

    Cons

    Awfully excuted. It is ran by a collective of unprofessionals who do no know how to treat adults. The programme have their ‘favourite’ trainees which usually goes against ethnics. If you have a placement or housing issue forget about getting any help from the programme. They will waste your time and give you false hope. The academic side is also poorly ran, lecturers are not good and most will not invest their time in...

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    Advice to Management

    Restructure the whole programme. Bring new professional employees in who actually understand people and want them to achieve the best out of the programme.

    Mountbatten Program2018-10-10

    Mountbatten Program Response

    October 12, 2018Administrator

    If you are reading this review I would encourage you to dig just a little bit deeper to find the truth about the Program and myself. We have a fabulous track record and passionate alumni who will speak to the transformative nature of the Program. We do get a very small number of people ...

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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mountbatten Program for less than a year

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work in London in the financial industry Well structured classes (I completed the MA programme)

    Cons

    Need to have a little bit saved to enjoy the year (traveling, activities in London, etc.) Lots of work to balance full time job with the MA, but worth it

    Mountbatten Program2018-06-13

    Mountbatten Program Response

    July 24, 2018Administrator

    We are so glad that you have enjoyed your Mountbatten experience and that both your academic program and work placement was valuable. We really enjoy staying connected with our alumni, so please do keep in touch. Best wishes Gary Ball Deputy Director General

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mountbatten Program full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working for a great company and learning a great deal.

    Cons

    No support after your one year internship.

    Advice to Management

    Great overall, enjoyed my year!

    Mountbatten Program2018-04-03

    Mountbatten Program Response

    May 1, 2018Administrator

    We are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your year on the Mountbatten Program and found the experience beneficial for your professional development. If you haven't already, we recommend that you sign up to Mountbatten Connect https://mountbattenconnect.com/. The platform is ...

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    "Positive Transformation of Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mountbatten Program

    Pros

    You will have the incredible experience of living in NYC. Mountbatten push you to study and learn, ensuring you take something from the internship. You will become a more well rounded professional and experience things you would never have if you were working in the UK.

    Cons

    The pay is understandably minimal so you will either have to have some financial support or keep to a budget.

    Mountbatten Program2018-03-23

    Mountbatten Program Response

    March 27, 2018Administrator

    Thank you for your review, I’m delighted that you enjoyed your time in NYC and that your experience was a valuable element of your professional development. Unlike other internship programs, we do offer a monthly living allowance of $1275 and as you mention we also encourage, ...

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "An unforgettable experience!"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mountbatten Program for less than a year

    Pros

    -Working in NYC -Access to a huge pool of alumni -Excellent management under Richard Sexton -Access to a wide range of extra curricular activities such as sports games, theatre trips and industry events -You meet like-minded people

    Cons

    -Some of the admin issues could be ironed out as this would make things run a bit smoother - i.e. getting results back from academic assessments

    Mountbatten Program2017-09-21

    Mountbatten Program Response

    January 3, 2018Administrator

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review - we appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed your time in NYC and took advantage of all the activities and networking. The staff here at Mountbatten care deeply about giving our interns the experience of a lifetime. We are always ...

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Worth it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Mountbatten Program full-time

    Pros

    It opens doors to opportunities in another country (London or New York depending), that you otherwise would not have. It provides a good springboard to launch your career.

    Cons

    As others have mentioned, low salary. You likely will not get a job at the company you are placed in (though there have been exceptions). Sometimes the Mountbatten staff can be incompetent, but are generally friendly.

    Mountbatten Program2017-06-05

    Mountbatten Program Response

    January 3, 2018Administrator

    Thanks for leaving this review, we appreciate you taking the time to help us improve. We are glad to hear that the program opened doors for you and kick-started your career. That's why we come to work every day! Unlike other internship programs, we do provide a living allowance ...

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Reward Specialist in Investment Bank"

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    Former Employee - International Projects Director in Blackpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mountbatten Program full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a very good opportunity for me to change my career from Social Science background to business background. The one year internship experience gave me a brand-new insight of what i want to achieve in my life. Staff from Mountbatten are very helpful and try to take the best care of us in regarding to study and leisure life.

    Cons

    A higher level working experience will be preferred wanted. The internship position is more suitable for fresh graduates. People who have already had some experience in their earlier career would feel a bit undervalued in working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Develop different levels of positions for career changing candidates.

    Mountbatten Program2017-02-27
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