2019 Summer spent with Bayer Inc

5.0
Position title
Diveristy & Inclusion Summer Student
Work term type
Internship
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
3,001 to 3,500
How long was your work term?
4 months
Where did the internship/co-op take place?
Mississauga
Work industry
Communications
Faculty
Business

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Fairly Basic
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Very helpful
Was your work challenging and engaging?
Loved coming to work
I was given a vast amount of freedom and had the ability to turn experimentation into innovation
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
Skills for life
I not only put my academics to use but I also gained amazing experience in a corporate environment
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

My new and fresh perspectives were valued in the workplace. I was able to immerse into an inclusive corporate lifestyle where my creativity was often utilized to innovate initiatives. I was working with cross functional departments, executing events, communications and marketing promotions.

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
All the time
Did you receive clear and actionable feedback from your manager(s) during your work term?
All the time
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy

Social experience

To what degree did the team make you feel welcome, included and valued?
Like family
How often were there opportunities to participate in social activities with your colleagues?
All the time
Describe the office environment/culture.

The office culture often included summer students in tasks and initiatives - the employees valued our fresh ideas and allowed us to create opportunities

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Company gym Employee discounts/rewards Free coffee Internal company sports teams-events Office games (foosball, ping pong, etc) Social activities Stocked fridge Volunteering day

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Just as advertised
Besides the job listing's roles & responsibilities I regularly proposed initiaives and ideas - I was always supported by my team
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
100%
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
100%
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Recommendation Cultural fit Location
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Go for it! Great culture, experience and future personal growth.