BGC Engineering Inc.

BGC Engineering (Calgary Office): One Team

Position title
Junior Intern
Work term type
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
4,501 to 5,000
How long was your work term?
4 months
Work industry
Oil & Gas

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Very impressed
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
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
Very helpful
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

The best thing about working at BGC was working with friendly, helpful, and extremely well-educated professionals. I was working in geotechnical hazard assessment for oil and gas clients - a challenging and demanding industry - and I felt supported and was able to learn effectively.

What did you like least about your internship/co-op?

There were too many spider encounters while working in the field (Northern Alberta).

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
Did you receive clear and actionable feedback from your manager(s) during your work term?
Did you feel comfortable asking your manager(s) questions, when needed?
Open door policy
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

BGC is a supportive environment. Employees get along and work together well, and the hierarchical structure is relatively flat. Seniors and principals are very willing to share their expertise with juniors for their development and the overall good of the company.

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?
Describe the office environment/culture.

I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with coworkers during my time at BGC. Interactions inside and outside the office were positive and fun.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Free coffee Free prepared meals/snacks Travel — National Social activities

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Just as advertised
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Reputation Recommendation Cultural fit
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Keep an open mind and be willing to learn from the very qualified professionals at all levels. Be flexible with your short and long term schedule so that you can make the most of opportunities for travel & development.