Merchandising Co-ops get 3 full days of training in a classroom with a Merchandising Trainer (The guy's job is literally to train people in the merchandising department, and he's been there for 30+ yeras). By the end of the training, you know how Canadian Tire makes money, how they differentiate from competitors, and you get a tour of all 3 buildings.
I got to test our products from different vendors, work on print ads, and take full responsbility for the online product launch.
Culture is great, most people are ages 25-35
They took me on the employee ski trip
I was paid $21/hr as a co-op, but full time rolls don't necessarily pay that much
You can't work from home
I had a manager (CBM) and a supervisor (CBA). CBA gave me coaching every single day, like I would talk to him 2-3 times a day and ask questions. I had a 1:1 with my manager every 2 weeks, and 1 meeting with the AVP.
Great job, keep it up
They form a co-op commitee on the first week. We went to archery tag, and to St. Louis for lunch. You can plan whatever socials you want.
Go to the emerging marketers info session, they give you the whole company pitch there, and you can just say the same thing at your interview