I'm happy to answer any questions to the best of my ability. I have an undergraduate degree in computer science and also attended a bootcamp. I also taught at a bootcamp for a couple of years.
It's worth it if you find a good one. There are a lot out there with varying degrees of quality and success, so I'd suggest doing a fair bit of research if you can, maybe reach out to recent alum. Some good resources are (you need an account to see links)
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. That said, it definitely can be worth it!
For me personally I learned exactly what I needed to. My undergrad was a very theory-heavy program, and I didn't actually spend that much time writing code. The bootcamp filled in the gaps, and this is something I've seen a good number of other people do. In watching my students and just through general networking, people with all sorts of different backgrounds learn and be successful. Some had to put in more work and independent study than others, and some people just don't learn well in that sort of environment at all.
It definitely helps you get a job, but you're likely going to need more just the bootcamp to find one. This will also vary depending on where you attend due to a combination of the program's interview prep, job search assistance, networking opportunities, probably some degree of "brand recognition". If you're talking just in terms of skills needed for a job, definitely helped, but it didn't start or end there. Also, some large companies have programs specifically for bootcamp gads, but they get competitive.
It's hard to say if it looks good on an application because it depends the person reading it and everything else on there.
In my opinion a bootcamp is probably all you need if the primary goal is of the Get Any Coding Job variety.
Let me know if I can help more!