BlackBerry

BlackBerry - Coop Review

5.0
Position title
Software Developer
Work term type
Co-op
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
4,501 to 5,000
How long was your work term?
8 months
Work industry
Telecommunication
Faculty
Computer Science

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Very impressed
Half day with company orientation town hall and has all necessary information and it's well structured
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Very helpful
Was your work challenging and engaging?
Moderate
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?

It's under the big industry environment and gave me a lot to intake as the co-op term. Everyone is helpful and you can always find what you need and do your work right. Like the way people collaborate and exchange knowledge.

I was doing software developing and application support.

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

Nothing particular

Manager experience

Did your manager(s) provide you with support and coaching to be effective in your role?
Regularly
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
Feedback to management about the internship/co-op program: 

It's under the regular management and it's very helpful to see how things work. It's been great and very useful to apply the same experience in the future careers.

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.

It's very easy going and relaxing.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Employee discounts/rewards Flex time Free coffee Free products and electronics Health/dental benefits coverage Office games (foosball, ping pong, etc) Subsided gym membership Tickets to entertainment events Work from home

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?
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 Work types Cultural fit Location Benefits Obligation
Advice to future interns applying to this company? 

Be yourself and focus your tasks. Try to be open and absorb as much as you can. It's very valuable experience and I am sure it's worth.