Buhler Versatile Inc.

A Dirty, Hands on, yet Technical Position

4.0
Position title
Student Testing Engineer
Work term type
Co-op
What was your monthly salary (before taxes)?
2,001 to 2,500
How long was your work term?
4 months
Work industry
Engineering
Internship/co-op type
Engineering

Work review

With reflection, was your first day well-structured and organized? 
Went smoothly
Did the on-the-job training allow you to be successful in your role?
Good/Useful
Was your work challenging and engaging?
Challenging
The projects you worked on, did they give you valuable experience toward your career goals?
Moderate
What did you like best about your internship/co-op? What type of work were you doing?

The best thing about this position was the amount of freedom allowed in the work. You weren't being constantly monitored and controlled, the supervisors trusted you to do the work and respected your opinion. Most of the work involved hands on work on the tractors you were testing, as well as report writing based around those tests.

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

The worst part of the position was the office location, the company was not able to secure an actual desk so a shared desk was required with a laptop instead of an actual computer.

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?
Regularly
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?
Regularly
How often were there opportunities to participate in social activities with your colleagues?
Regularly
Describe the office environment/culture.

The culture was fairly positive, a lot of jokes and fun while work was still being completed.

What are the benefits/perks of working here?
Work from home

Final notes

Did the internship/co-op experience match what was described in the job listing and interview?
Regularly
Would you recommend this internship/co-op to a friend?
Probably
Would you work at this employer full-time if offered a job?
Maybe
Why did you choose this employer for your internship/co-op?
Work types Location